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The first edition of TEDxWUM - aspire to inspire! at our University

The first edition of TEDx conference organised at Medical University of Warsaw took place on 17th of November. It was the first TEDx conference placed at Polish medical university. 9 unique speakers representing the areas of medicine, technology, science and sport gave their inspirational speeches and shared their experience and knowledge. The event, held under the auspices of the MUW’s Rector – prof. Mirosław Wielgoś, gathered 200 participants. Sharing gripping ideas and creating a friendly space for discovering creative thoughts was possible thanks to the commitment of 50 volunteers – students of the Medical University of Warsaw.

Autotransplantation of a transplanted kidney with an extracorporeal vascular reconstruction

On November 6th, at the Department of General, Vascular and Transplant Surgery, chaired by prof. Sławomir Nazarewski, an autotransplantation of a transplanted kidney with an extracorporeal vascular reconstruction was perfromed. The procedure was unique on a global scale, and possible due to unusual combination of mastery both in transplant and vascular surgery techniques.

Professor Marek Krawczyk received the American College of Surgeons Honorary Fellowship

On October 28th, 2019, Professor Marek Krawczyk – former Rector of our University and a professor at the Department of General, Transplant and Liver Surgery, as well as, former President of the Polish Transplant Society and President of the Polish Surgeons Society, received the American College of Surgeons Honorary Fellowship during the Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, California. Professor Krawczyk is the fourth Polish who has received this title since 1913, when the American College of Surgeons was founded.

MUW’s specialist in the World Health Organization Roster of Experts on Digital Health

Piotr H. Skarżyński, PhD hab., from the Department of Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation at Medical University of Warsaw was elected to the prestigious WHO Roster of Experts for Digital Health. The advisory group will provide high-level global strategic advice and support to the WHO Secretariat in developing its digital health vision and strategy.