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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





Saturday 30th June 2018


8.30-9.00 - Registration

9.00-10.15 - Session  I.  Chairpersons:   Rosa H. Gouveia, Andrzej Marszałek

1. Limb Body Wall Complex - in the past and now - comparison of descriptions. Jacek Gulczyński, Piotr Paluchowski, Katarzyna Czarnota (Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)

2. Medical Museums Extravagance or Necessity. William Edwards (Gordon Museum, King's College London, UK)

3. Pathology during the blockade of Leningrad (1941-1944). Vsevolod Zinserling (University of St Petersburg, Russia)

4. Pompa funebris. Bringing the remains of famous Poles to Poland between two World Wars. Agnieszka Pawłowska-Kubik (Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)

5. The pathological changes of the skeletal material at the example of ossuaries research. Aleksandra Pudło (University of Gdańsk, Poland)


10.15-10.30 – SHORT COFFEE BREAK


10.30-12.00 - Neuropathological session. Chairpersons:  Teresa Wierzba-Bobrowicz,  Jan van den Tweel

          1. The history of prion diseases. Ewa Iżycka-Świeszewska (Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)

          2. Univited guests of the brain in 19th century. Rosa H. Gouveia (Coimbra University, Portugal)

          3.  Polish Association of Neuropathologists. (1963-2018). Teresa Wierzba- Bobrowicz, Ewa Iżycka-Świeszewska  (Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)

          4. Evolution of brain tumour classifications. Aleksandra Sejda, Wiesława Grajkowska (University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn;  ICPZD Warsaw, Poland)

          5. The history of the operative microscope. Oskar Liczbik, Jakub Wiśniewski, Wojciech Kloc  (Copernicus Hospital Gdańsk; University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland)


12.00- 12.30 - COFFEE BREAK


12.30- 14.00 - Open Session II. Chairpersons:  Gabriella Nesi, Dariusz Adamek

      1.  History of Polish Pathology. Dariusz Adamek (Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)

2.  Paleopathology of soft tissues: what mummies can reveal. Pedro L. Fernandez (Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Spain)

3.  Life of neoplasms stopped in time- professor Groniowski’s collection of pictures from the end of the 19th century.  Ewa Chmielik, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer (Insitute of Oncology, Gliwice; JKU School of Medicine, Kielce, Poland)

4. E.S. London (1868-1939) - Coryphaeus of Immunology and Pathology, Alumnus of Warsaw University. Leonid Churilov (University of St Petersburg, Russia)

5.   A historical approach to atypical melanocytic lesions. Vincenzo Canzonieri, Melissa Manchi (National Cancer Institute,Aviano, Italy)

6. Prof. Andrew Obrzut – The Organizer and The First Head of The Pathological Anatomy Department  (1896 - 1910) of The Medical Faculty of The Lviv University of Yan Kazimizh. Dymitro Zerbino, Lilya Volos, Ivashchenko Vitalii (Lvov National Medical University, Ukraine)


14.00-14.45 - LUNCH


14.45-16.15 - Open Session III. Chairpersons: Anita Magowska, Gaetano Thiene   

1. Impact of Johann Adam Kulmus on Japanese medicine. Sebastian Goertz, Jacek Gulczyński, Adam Szarszewski (Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)

2. The Expertise of Katyn Crime as a Turning Point of the History of Poland. Anita Magowska (Medical University of Poznań, Poland)

3. Molecular ABC - the first step in genetic researches. Ewa Janiszewska, Dominika Pluta (Medical University of Wrocław, Poland)

4. Theatrum Anatomicum - Museum of Anathomy Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University in Kraków - Wiesław Szlufik (Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)

5. From autopsy to virtopsy. Aleksandra Konarzewska, Edyta Szurowska  (Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)

6. Medical Museums on the Example of the Museum of Forensic Medicine Department in Wroclaw Medical University. Dominika Pluta, Ewa Janiszewska  (Medical University of Wrocław, Poland)


 16.15  -  CLOSING / SUMMARY



For those who wish to stay until Sunday or later we can help in finding trips or activities in Gdańsk (or Tricity, or somewhere further)