Professor of TNMU Represented the University at the Conference “Epidemiological threats and public health – yesterday, today, tomorrow”

The Conference “Epidemiological threats and public health – yesterday, today, tomorrow” was initiated by the Department of Social Medicine and Health of the Warsaw Medical University and the Polish Society of Social Medicine and Public Health, held 22-25 September 2021 under the patronage of the Rector of Warsaw Medical University, Chief Republican Sanitary Doctor, Polish Society of Social Medicine and Public Health. At the invitation of the organizing committee of the conference Professor O.Ye. Fedortsiv represented Ternopil National Medical University at this event.

The forum was opened by Professor Zbigniew Gatsiong, the Rector of the University, with a welcoming speech; Professor wished everyone fruitful work and pleasant communication.

Professor Alfred Ovoc is a Chairman of the Polish Society of Social Medicine and Public Health; he briefly expanded on the history of the origin and operation of the society. It was established in 1905, although its active work began in 1916 as the Polish Society of Social Medicine. The Professor focused on the activities of the society, the development of cooperation with other European countries, in particular with Ukrainian doctors.

The speech of Professor Lidia B. Brydak (Influenza Research Department, National Influenza Centre) covered influenza pandemics and their consequences for humanity: 1918 – Spanish flu – A / H1N1 / (50-100 million deaths), 1957- Asian flu – A / H2N2 / (1-4 million deaths), 1968 – Hong Kong flu A / H3N2 / (1-4 million deaths).

Professor Jaroslav Pinkas from the Centre for Postgraduate Medical Education (School of Public Health) made a report on “COVID on the time axis in the context of public health”.

Isabela Kuharska, the Chief Sanitary Doctor of Poland, presented the legal state of affairs in Poland for epidemiological surveillance of nosocomial infections and dangerous microorganisms.

Isabela Kuharska, the Chief Sanitary Doctor of Poland

The report by Anna Jagielska (Department of Social Medicine and Public Health) on the problems of antibiotic resistance in Poland and in the world in the past and today was really interesting.

Alicia Vercinska-Drapalo from the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases and Hepatology of Warsaw Medical University expanded on the problems of HIV and AIDS in Poland during the pandemic.

Professor Andrzej Sliwczynski (Lodz) made a report on “Provisions of a large clinical hospital with the equipment necessary for the treatment of patients suffering from Covid-19. Our experience”.

Joanna Peradzynska (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Warsaw Medical University) presented a report on “Vaccination of children and adults – the future of the vaccination program in Poland”.

In addition to interesting, useful and necessary information received at the conference, there was an opportunity to communicate and discuss common issues of diagnosis, treatment, vaccine prophylaxis with scientists from Warsaw Medical University, chief physicians of major clinics in Poland and guests from other countries.

Discussion of the speech by Professor Oryna Zenonivna Decyk, the Head of the Department of Social Medicine and Public Health

From left to right: Oksana Bazylevych, Associate Professor of Danylo Halytskyi Lviv National Medical University, Olha Fedortsiv, Professor of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, Ternopil National Medical University, Andriy Shpakov, Professor of Yanka Kupala University of Grodno, Professor Aneta Nitshna-Osukh, pediatrician, epidemiologist, public health specialist

In particular, the possibility of cooperation with the Warsaw Medical University on the problems of vaccination of the population against COVID-19 was discussed. In a conversation with Mariusz Gujski, the Dean of Warsaw University, the main directions of joint research and the possibilities of their implementation were discussed.