Serbian Cardionephrology Association

2021 Award-winning publications

Respected Colleagues,

Following a public invitation, the Association for Cardionephrology of Serbia awarded prizes for the three best published publications in the field of cardionephrology for 2021.


First prize

Sanjin Kovacevic, Milan Ivanov, Maja Zivotic, Predrag Brkic, Zoran Miloradovic, Rada Jeremic, Nevena Mihailovic-Stanojevic, Una Jovana Vajic, Danijela Karanovic, Djurdjica Jovovic, Jelena Nesovic Ostojic:

Immunohistochemical Analysis of 4-HNE, NGAL, and HO-1 Tissue Expression after Apocynin Treatment and HBO Preconditioning in Postischemic Acute Kidney Injury Induced in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats. Antioxidans. 2021;10(8): 1163. doi: 10.3390/antiox10081163 (IF 6.313)


Second prize

Jelena Nesovic Ostojic, Milan Ivanov, Nevena Mihailovic-Stanojevic, Danijela Karanovic, Sanjin Kovacevic, Predrag Brkic, Maja Zivotic, Una Jovana Vajic, Djurdjica Jovovic, Rada Jeremic, Senka Ljubojevic-Holzer, Zoran Miloradovic

Hyperbaric Oxygen Preconditioning Upregulates Heme OxyGenase-1 and Anti-Apoptotic Bcl-2 Protein Expression in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats with Induced Postischemic Acute Kidney Injury International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2021;22(3):1382 doi: 10.3390/ijms22031382 (IF 5,542)


Third prize

Luca Di Lullo, Carlo Lavalle, Michele Magnocavallo, Marco Valerio Mariani, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Paolo Severino, Biagio Raffaele Di Iorio, Domenico Russo, Francesco Summaria, Giovanni Battista Forleo, Claudio Ronco, Massimo Mancone, Cristina Chimenti, Fabio Miraldi, Andrea Natale, Antonio Bellasi

New evidence of direct oral anticoagulation therapy on cardiac valve calcifications, renal preservation and inflammatory modulation International Journal of Cardiology 2021;345:90-97 doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2021.10.025 (IF 4,164)


President of Serbian Cardionephrology Association,

Prof. dr Sonja Radenković


Gallery 2021


Programme 2021

The Fifth International Congress of Cardionephrology and Hypertension - Carnef 2021 ended in Pirot

The congress gathered over two hundred participants, doctors, biochemists and pharmacists. After nine successfully organized international meetings of the Association for Cardionephrology of Serbia, this tenth was a special and most difficult challenge, considering that it was organized in the conditions of a world pandemic and worsening of the epidemiological situation in the country.

Thanks to the great effort and enthusiasm of the organizers, the good response of lecturers, support of the city of Pirot, SLD Pirot branch and regional medical chamber for southeastern Serbia, it can be said that the Fifth Congress of Cardionephrology and Hypertension is one of the best gatherings of Serbian cardionephrology and fully lived up to expectations. The topic, content and quality of the lectures were the main elements of the joint assessment of the lecturers and listeners, that the Congress deserves an excellent grade.

A multidisciplinary team of lecturers - eminent experts from the country and abroad - announced their works. The main topic of the Congress was Cardionephrology in the light of the pandemic with Covid-19. The latest findings on the mechanisms of multiorgan damage in this disease, its clinical manifestations, diagnostic and therapeutic protocols, with special emphasis on acute and chronic complications of the heart, lungs and kidneys are presented. The issue of the impact of Covid-19 on specific populations, such as patients with diabetes and those on dialysis, as well as those with a kidney transplant, was also addressed.

Within the three days of the Congress, nine sessions, three plenary lectures, one educational seminar, a poster presentation and a forum for young doctors were held. The congress was closed with a round table on the topic: Pulmo-cardio-renal damage today - how far are we from realistic solutions to this problem? The special feature of this round table was the immediate opportunity to include, in addition to the team of lecturers, the participants of the congress with their comments, questions and suggestions. The necessity of better cooperation between cardiologists, pulmonologists and nephrologists in everyday clinical practice was emphasized once again, and not only at academic meetings. This cooperation would contribute not only to a better knowledge of the interaction of organs and organ systems, treatment and diagnosis of diseases but also to their prevention, which is an imperative of modern medicine.

Let this message be your main motive in working with a sick person, and let such meetings help achieve that goal




Accommodation 2021

The Organizing Committee provided two hotel units for the accommodation of the congress participants:


1. Hotel "Alma" has made its facilities available at special prices for participants "Carnef".

It is located in the center of Pirot, a 15-minute walk from the “Ana Lux Spa”, where the Congress is held.

The hotel has 23 rooms, the price of accommodation is 1750 RSD per person regardless of the choice of room.

The price includes VAT, sojourn tax, insurance and breakfast. Booking accommodation no later than September 1 by phone or through the official website. When booking, refer to "Karnef".

Phone: 010/319-313

Page link (reservation and image gallery): http://hotelalma.rs/ 

Address: Nikole Pašića 201, 18300, Pirot, Serbia


2. Hotel "Sin kom"

The hotel is located in the center of Pirot, 5-10 minutes easy walk from the hotel "Ana Lux Spa" where the Congress is held.

Prices of bed and breakfast accommodation (buffet). 


Room type N/D


Single room- comfort


Single room- double bed


Double room- comfort


Double room - double bed



The price includes VAT, sojourn tax and insurance. Accommodation reservation should be made as soon as possible due to the possibility of filling the capacity.

Make a reservation electronically at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or by phone: 010/322-505

Address: Nikole Pašića bb, 18300, Pirot, Srbija

When booking, refer to „Carnef“
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