assist.prof. Vladimir Mozetič, MD, PHD, MHA

President, Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster

Assist. Prof. Vladimir Mozetič, MD, PhD, MHA was born in 1967 in Rijeka, Croatia. He graduated from the Medical Faculty in 1991. He worked at the Department of Urology, University Hospital Center Rijeka. Since 2006 he has been employed in private Special Hospital Medico in Rijeka, where he was a director from 2008 until 2016. From 2017-2022 he was director and urologist at the Community Health Center of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. He works as a consultant urologist, with main interest in andrology and urologic oncology.

Dr. Mozetič is the President of the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster since 2014. He is a member of the European Urological Association as well as the Governing Board of the Croatian Society of Urology. Dr. Mozetič is a member of working groups in both Ministries of Health and Tourism and Sports in the fields of healthcare, health industry, and health tourism. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the ACAP Medical Tourism Task Forces. He received the annual award from the City of Rijeka for the promotion of health care as an important commercial branch in the region.

Presentation title: From clustering to the region of health and wellbeing

The Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster brings together 37 members with more than 9500 employees. For the last eight years, has had a mission to unite and prepare competitive products that will follow global trends, but still rely mainly on regional tradition, natural resources, and characteristics of the local destination. We have jointly accepted the health industry as an important regional developing branch, defining our region through strategic documents as a destination of health and wellbeing. Additional activities on human resources, destination management, certification of destinations, the use of public-private partnerships, and joint application for EU projects, will certainly bring us closer to the desired goal, which we want to expand at the national level, as well. Together, we are stronger, more recognizable, more competitive, and more credible both among ourselves and towards our customers.