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Alzheimer Slovenia President becomes congress ambassador and earns 2019 award for accomplishments in social care

Friday 06 December 2019

The Association of Slovenian congress ambassadors was established in 2019 as a department of the Tourist Association of Slovenia, which belongs to the International Tourist Association. Its broader goal is to better promote Slovenia as an international congress/conferene host. Moreover, the association seeks opportunities for social-networking with foreign partners, to exchange experiences, as well as ideas and innovations. It also endeavours to maintain long-lasting partnerships.

In 2019, 26 people in Slovenia were named honourary congress ambassadors. One of them was Štefanija L. Zlobec, President of Spominčica (Alzheimer Slovenia), on the basis that she has organised a number of international conferences, including the 25th Alzheimer Europe Conference (#25AEC) in Ljubljana in 2015. She is a highly active advocate in the dementia field, being involved in many roundtables and public debates about dementia; and authoring many reference texts and materials about dementia in Slovenia and worldwide. Her special interest is collaborating with various organisations in social care and is very enthusiastic about creating dementia-friendly communities and improving post-diagnostic support for caregivers of people with dementia in Slovenia. Her boundless energy is constantly focused on developing numerous social services to make life with dementia easier.

The Ministry for Social Affairs recognised Štefanija L. Zlobec for her special achievements during 2019, in the social care field. On 6 December 2019, she received her award at the Congress Centre Brdo pri Kranju, presented by Ksenija Klampfer, Minister for Social Affairs.