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Please join the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences for its 12th annual Days of BHAAAS in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This conference will bring together established and emerging scholars from around the world in an effort to exchange ideas and create new initiatives.

The program will consist of presentations by prominent experts in a variety of special sessions. The format of the meeting will encourage interactions between participants and promote networking opportunities.

Message from the BHAAAS President

Dear members, colleagues and friends,

I am very grateful, humbled and honored to preside over this great and prestigious organization.

I would like to use this opportunity to thank last year’s President, Dr. Emir Festic, for a wonderful year and for his excellent guidance and leadership. In addition, it is my honor to introduce Prof. Dr. Ismar Volic as the new president elect.

Next year is going to be both challenging and rewarding and it will be an opportunity to take on new tasks, explore new avenues, and further advance the reach and the effects of this remarkable and unique organization.

At the same time, I am asking for all members’ assistance, suggestions, and ideas to make the next year even better and more fruitful for all of us.

I am pledging to keep our Academy multicultural, multidisciplinary, and non-political, and keep all avenues of communication open.

I will be fully committed to every component of the Academy. I encourage you to come forward with your ideas and concerns, as they will help us move forward.

Finally, I would like to invite every one of you to participate in the BHAAAS Days, which will take place in Mostar from June 24th – 27th, 2021.


Mahira Tanovic, MD, FACS

President, BHAAAS

Symposia list - Abstracts Submission

The procedure for submission of abstracts/papers is different for medical versus technical symposia. All abstracts (Medical symposia, Social sciences and humanities symposium and Multidisciplinary science symposia) and papers must be written in English.

Abstracts submission is closed!

If you have not submitted your abstract/paper/work but still wish to present at the conference, please contact the symposium chair directly.
Simposium chairs mail address.

Student symposia (click to read)

Student symposia

We organizing the following symposia during the 12th Days of BHAAAS in B&H:

  1. Postgraduate Research in Biology and Chemistry Symposium

Note that the abstract submission for the Student symposia is closed on May 1st, 2021.

Medical and Health symposia (click to read)

Medical and Health Section symposia

The Medical Section is organizing the following Medical and Health symposia during the 12th Days of BHAAAS in B&H:

  1. International symposium in Primary Health Care
  2. International symposium in Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery
  3. International symposium in General, Cardio-Vascular and Plastic Surgery
  4. International symposium in Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  5. International Symposium in Intensive Care : Management of severe covid pneumonia: experiences and directions?
  6. Webinar: Pandemic, conspiracy theories, and social networks effects on the mental health
  7. International symposium in Oncology and Pathology
  8. International symposium in Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  9. Breast Disease / Workshop
  10. International symposium in Ophthalmology and Visual Science symposium
  11. International symposium on Obstetric and Gynecology
  12. International symposium in veterinary medicine
  13. 1st Symposium of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Nursing

Note that the abstract submission for the Medical symposia is closed on April 1st, 2021.

Technical symposia (click to read)

Technical Section symposia

The Technical Section is organizing the following Technical symposia during the 12th Days of BHAAAS in B&H:

  1. Computer Science,
  2. Mechanical Engineering,
  3. Mechatronics, Robotics and Embedded Systems,
  4. Advanced Electrical Power Systems,
  5. Civil Engineering,
  6. Geodesy and Geoinformatics,
  7. Computer Modelling and Simulations for Engineering Applications,
  8. Information and communication technologies,
  9. Trends and Innovation in Geographic Information Systems.

Note that the submission of papers for the Technical symposia is closed on March 15th, 2021.

Multidisciplinary symposia (click to read)

Multidisciplinary Section symposia

The Multidisciplinary science Section is organizing the following symposia during the 12th Days of BHAAAS in B&H:

  1. Robotics in medicine – Advantages and limitations (Closed)
  2. Sustainable Urban Development: Designing Smart, Inclusive and Resilient Cities (Closed)
  3. COVID-19 Research Across Disciplines

Instructions for Multidisciplinary science symposia abstract submission

Note that the abstract submission for the Multidisciplinary Section symposia is closed on April 15th, 2021.

Social Sciences and Humanities symposia (click to read)

Social Sciences and Humanities Section symposia

The Social Sciences and Humanities Section is organizing the following symposia during the 12th Days of BHAAAS in B&H:

  1. International symposium in Social Sciences and Humanities

Instructions for Social Sciences and Humanities symposia abstract submission

Note that the abstract submission for the Social Sciences and Humanities Section symposia is closed on April 15th, 2021.

Arts symposia (click to read)

Arts Section symposia

The Arts Section is organizing the following symposia during the 12th Days of BHAAAS in B&H:

  1. Equality, Human Rights, and Migration Through the Arts

Note that the work submission for the Arts section symposia is closed on April 1st, 2021.

General Information

This page contains calls for abstracts and papers as well as submission instructions. Call for abstacts and papers submission are closed.
This page contains a preliminary program of the conference. Registration and payment of the conference fee are required for attend a conference.
This page contains instructions and the registration link. All participants, including presenters, must register for the conference.

Organizing Committee Members

Mahira Tanovic
Mahira Tanović


Ismar Volic
Ismar Volić

Vice President

Ibrahim Omerhodžić

BH Member

Samir Avdakovic BHAAAS-
Samir Avdaković

BH Member

Amila Husic
Amila Husić

BH Member

Eddie Custovic
Eddie Čustović

BH Member

Amir Milic
Amir Milić

BH Member

Slavica Hrnkas
Slavica Hrnkaš

BH Member

Mirza Saric
Mirza Šarić

BH Member

Selma Raljevic
Selma Raljević

BH Member

Melida Hasanagic
Melida Hasanagić

BH Member

Svjetlana Bukvich Nichols
Svjetlana Bukvich

USA member

Majda Turkic
Majda Turkić

BH Member

Adis Fejzic Skulptor Sarajevo
Adis Fejzić

BH Member

History of BHAAAS and its Days in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS), founded in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2007, is a voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental, non-partisan, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural organization whose purposes are educational, scientific, and charitable. Its members are gathered under the mission of advancement and development of arts and sciences among the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Diaspora in the United States and Canada. BHAAAS also aims to provide connections between Bosnian-Herzegovinian scientists, artists, and professionals in North America and build bridges of cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina in the spirit of intellectual diversity, free exchange of ideas, and the belief that knowledge is shareable wealth. Within this framework, BHAAAS has for the past decade organized a conference titled Days of BHAAAS, held in a different location in Bosnia and Herzegovina each year, with the goal of connecting experts and professionals of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Diaspora with their counterparts from Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries. BHAAAS has been dedicated to bringing top experts of Bosnian-Herzegovinian origin who work at prestigious institutions in the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere, and providing them with the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with colleagues and students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Days of BHAAAS has over the years grown into one of the largest scientific conferences in the Balkans, with hundreds of participants attending lectures in dozens of parallel sessions. We hope to set a new record this year, both in the number of presenters and participants, and hope that you will be able to join us in either capacity. For information on prior Days of BHAAAS conferences, please follow this link.