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Davorina Petek

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Academic Background
PhD or equivalent, MD or equivalent
General Practitioner/Family Doctor
Short Bio
I finished Medical Faculty and training program of family medicine in Ljubljana, my masters study in Obstacles to treatment diabetes 2004 and PhD study in 2010 with the research in prevention of cardiovascular disease. My current habilitation position at University of Ljubljana is associate professor of Family medicine. I work partly as a specialist of family medicine in Medical Center Ljubljana where I am head of Family medicine and partly as an associate professor of family medicine in the Department of Family medicine in Ljubljana, Faculty of medicine. There I am involved in teaching of students, specialist trainees and in continuous medical education of family doctors. I am is also a mentor to several PhD students and one trainee of family medicine. I am a member of faculty senate. My bibliography contains 65 original research articles in Cobiss base and 49 in Pubmed. I am currently a chair of European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN), before that I was a member of Executive Board of EGPRN for several years, first as a chair of RSC and then as Honorary secretary. My research fields are chronic diseases, communication, professionalism, doctor patient relationship, and early detection of cancer. I am registered researcher and expert in qualitative research methods. I am regularly giving lectures to the students of some other medical faculties and I am a member of specialist exam committees in Slovenia, Macedonia and Monte Negro. I am also a member of the Main board of Slovenian Medical Society, vice president of the Slovenian Society for Family medicine, National supervisor for the quality of specialist training in family medicine and a chair of the Expert council for Family medicine at the Slovenian Medical Society. Publications available at

Published Abstracts 7

Factors associated with attitudes towards professionalism in medical students at Faculty of Medicine Ljubljana, Slovenia

Anja Cerne, Davorina Petek, Polona Selic

Presented on 21/10/2017 at the 85th EGPRN Meeting.

Factors that Empower GPs for Early Cancer Diagnosis. A Delphi Study Protocol

Robert Hoffman, Mette Brekke, George Tzanis, Davorina Petek, Michael Harris, Emmanouil Smyrnakis

Presented on 16/10/2020 at the 90th EGPRN Meeting.

Why do European Primary Care Physicians sometimes not think of, or act on, a possible cancer diagnosis?

Tuomas Koskela, Marija Petek Ster, Magdalena Esteva, Merce Marzo, Davorina Petek, Senada Hajdarevic, Vija Silina, Sara Contreras, Cecilia Högberg, Liina Pilv, Jolanta Sawicka-Powierza, Marcello Mangione, Michael Harris

Presented on 17/10/2020 at the 90th EGPRN Meeting.

The TATA survey: The translations of the WAI SR are homogeneous between Spain, Poland, Slovenia, France and Italy.

Fabienne Morvan, Nicolas Toupin, Krzysztof Buczkowski, Ana Claveria, Nicola Buono, Davorina Petek, Jeanlin Viala, Jerome Fonseca, Jean Yves Le Reste

Presented on 11/05/2019 at the 88th EGPRN Meeting.

Correlation between patients and therapists according to Working Alliance Inventory-Short Revised Scale (WAIsr)

Rosa Belen Perez Ramos, Maria Jose Varela Estevez, Maria Jose Fernandez Dominguez, Silvia Garcia Saiz, Laura Alvarez Santos, Teresa Pedrido Fernández, Davorina Petek, Robert Hoffman, Durdica Lazic, Lingner Heidrun, Hans Thulesius, Krzysztof Buczkowski, Radost Assenova, Nicola Buono, Vanja Lazic, Patrice Nabbe, Bernard Le Floch, Jean Yves Le Reste, Ana Clavería

Presented on 19/10/2019 at the 89th EGPRN Meeting.

Googling in the Waiting Room

Robert Hoffman, Inam Najmi, Iris Reychav, Liliana Laranjo, Hans Thulius, Ana Luisa Neves, Heidrun Lingner, Claire Collins, Davorina Petek, Bernardino Olivio-Fanlo, Juliette Chambe, Caroline Huas, Joseph Azuri

Presented on 12/05/2018 at the 86th EGPRN Meeting.

Translation of a therapeutic alliance scale (The WAI SR) into Polish, TATA EGPRN collaborative study

Jean Yves Le Reste, Krzysztof Buczkowski, Fabienne Morvan, Vanja Lazic, Heidrun Lingner, Ana Clavería, Radost Assenova, Robert Hoffman, Nicola Buono, Davorina Petek, Hans Thulesius, Michele Odorico, Delphine Le Goff, Sophie Lalande, Jeremy Derriennic, Patrice Nabbe, Bernard Le Floch

Presented on 21/10/2017 at the 85th EGPRN Meeting.


Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research