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  • The meeting will be held from 29th to 30th of June 2018 at Atheneum Gedanense Novum at Medical University of Gdańsk (MUG).
  • During two days there will be six sessions with lectures and oral presentations, poster sessions and visit to the Museum of Medical University of Gdańsk.
  • The official language of the 5th Meeting on History of Pathology is English.
  • The oral and poster sessions will concern wide aspects of history of pathology, neuropathology, veterinary pathology and medicine, as well as Polish input into development of medical sciences.
  • Everyone interested in history of medicine and pathology is warmly welcome.
  • All abstracts and awarded presentations will be published.
  • Best posters presented will be awarded by the WGHP ESP.


Gdańsk, with its  thousand-year history is located by the Baltic Sea.  In the past it was at  the crossroads of important commercial and communication routes, an extensive port with  mercantile traditions. All this had made Gdańsk a meeting place of many cultures and nationalities.

Today  it is a living and colourful city, one of the most attractive places to visit in Europe, with many interesting places and venues about art, history, science  and much more.

In June the usual temperature varies from 15 to 25 degrees  C.


Attending the Meeting will give You the opportunity to learn more about Gdańsk, Pomerania region and Poland. 


  • Gdańsk
  • Sopot
  • Gdynia
  • Malbork
  • Pelplin
  • Sobieszewo





Friday 29th June 2018


8.30-9.00  - Registration

9.00 - The official opening and welcome

            Recital of Krystyna Durys

9.30-11.15 - „GDAŃSK Session”. Chairpersons:  Gabriella Nesi, Jacek Gulczyński  

            1. Science and Scholars in Golden Age of Gdansk (16th-18th centuries).  Sławomir  Kościelak (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

2. Medicine in Gdańsk – Historical overview made by a writer. Paweł Huelle (Gdańsk, Poland)

3. The Museum of Medical University of Gdansk. Marek Bukowski (Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)

4. Christoph Gottwald (1636-1700), physician from Gdansk as an anatomist. Katarzyna Pękacka-Falkowska (Medical University of Poznań, Poland)

5. Case study: 19th century injuries and medical treatment at Wisloujscie Fortress. Archaeological and historical perspectives. Joanna Dąbal, Radosław Kubus, Karolina Szczepanowska (University of Gdańsk, Poland)


11.15-11.45 - COFFEE BREAK

11.45 - 12.15 -  Lecture for 100th Anniversary of the Independence of Poland -
                           Poland in 1918: Restoration or Metamorphosis?

                           Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski  (College of Europe, Warsaw, Poland)


12.15-13.15 - Open Session I. Chairpersons:  Ewa Iżycka-Świeszewska, Marek Bukowski

1. Famous manuscripts that shaped pathology. Jan van den Tweel (University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands)

2. Autopsy in history of art.  Roman Nieczyporowski  (Academy of Fine Art, Gdańsk, Poland)

3. Egaz Moniz - Genius or a mistake of Nobel Prize Committee? Piotr Lass  (Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)


13.15-14.30 - LUNCH.  Poster Session. Chairpersons: Jacek Gulczyński, Bartłomiej Siek


14.30-16.30 - Open Session II. Chairpersons:  Rosa H. Gouveia, Vsevolod Zinserling

1. Bladder Cancer from Occupational and Environmental Risk Factors: a Historical Perspective. Gabriella Nesi (University of Florence, Italy)

2. The Incredible Story of GIST: How an obscure tumor turned out to be the “poster boy” for targeted therapy. Jerzy Lasota (NCI Bethesda, USA)

      3. Electron microscopy in Poland. Andrzej Marszałek  (Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland)

4. A fascinating page of the history of Medicine: the discovery of the cardiac conduction system. Gaetano Thiene (University of Padova, Italy)

5. Founders of the Warsaw School of Pathological Anatomy. Ewa Skrzypek, Daisy Miriam Skrzypek (Medical University of Warsaw, Poland)

6. The brain of Marshal J. Pilsudski - part 1. Sławomir Wójcik (Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)

      7. The brain of Marshal J. Pilsudski - part 2. Bartłomiej Siek  (Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)