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Poland Section Meeting In Poznan
Posted September 30, 2017 Dr. Zbigniew Klimek
Report from Dr Martyna Osiak regarding her work in Africa. Martyna Osiak is a person close to our Section, her work and ideals are the ones so crucial to the philosophy of PFA.
Dentist in Africa
Central African Republic is the poorest country in the world (Global Finance Magazine, 2017). Despite the richness of natural resources, climate conducive to cultivation, poverty can be observed there, as well as no access to clean water, to basic medical care, the unstable political situation and the ongoing struggles and fights between rebels which make worse, already dramatic situation of the local population. That's why I have decided to go on a medical mission to this country to help the most needy people. Three times I worked as a volunteer in Africa, the first time I went to Cameroon, and then to the Central African Republic, where after a few months I went for the second time seeing the huge needs of its inhabitants.
Section Meeting Highlights
Chair: Elżbieta Mierzwińska-Nastalska
Secretary: Zbigniew Klimek
Fellows' numer: 99 fellows, including 36 pensioners not paying the dues.
Unfortunately, 5 fellows died in 2017/2018:
- Professor Leszek Ilewicz
- Professor Maria Kobylańska
- Professor Zdzisław Krysiński
- Dr Małgorzata Kaczmarska-Banasiak
- Dr Henryk Paja
Two new fellows were recommended and accepted to Poland Section:
- Professor Marzena Dominiak from Wrocław
- Prefoessor Tomasz Gedrange from Wrocław
Scholarships and awards:
In 2017 Professor Stanisław Majewski was presented Professor Zbigniew Jańczuk PFA Poland Section Award.
Pierre Fauchard Academy Student Certificate of Merit award was presented to Marek Nahajowski, student of Wrocław Medical University.
Venues: the annual meeting of PFA Poland Section took place on September 13th, 2017 in Mercure Hotel in Poznań.
Professor Elżbieta Mierzwińska-Nastalska, the Chair of our Section, presented the Poland Section Award - Professor Zbigniew Jańczuk PFA Poland Section Award - to Professor Stanisław Majewski, in recognition of his achievements in the field of Polish dentistry.
Also, Professor Elżbieta Mierzwińska-Nastalska together with the dean of the Medicine and Dentistry Faculty of Wrocław Medical University, presented the Pierre Fauchard Academy Student Certificate of Merit award to Marek Nahajowski, a distinguished student of Wrocław Medical University.
With best regards,
Prof. Dr hab. Elżbieta Mierzwińska-Nastalska
Chair of PFA Poland Section
Dr Zbigniew Klimek
Secretary of PFA Poland Section
Pierre Fauchard Academy Student Certificate of Merit award was presented to Marek Nahajowski, student of Wrocław Medical University by Professor Elżbieta Mierzwińska -Nastalska and Profesor Marek Ziętek.
Professor Stanisław Majewski in his speech about the late Professor Zofia Knychalska-Karwan.
(from the left) Dr Zbigniew Klimek, Dr Wojciech Kolanko, Professor Marek Ziętek, Professor Elżbieta Mierzwińska-Nastalska, Dr hab. Agata Czajka-Jakubowska, Professor Stanisław Majewski, Dr Romuald Knaś.
Professor Bogumiła Frączak, remembering Professor Zbigniew Jańczuk (Professor Włodzimierz Więckiewicz in the background).
Professor Stanisław Majewski is presented with Professor Zbigniew Jańczuk PFA Poland Section Award.
New fellows accepted to PFA Poland Section: (from the left) Dr Wojciech Kolanko, Dr Romuald Knaś, Dr hab. Agata Czajka Jakubowska, Chair of the Section – Professor Elżbieta Mierzwińska-Nastalska and Vice-Chair – Professor Marek Ziętek.