Travel Medicine Conference – Warsaw 2023

March 23th, 2023, Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow

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About the event

The prevention and management of travellers’ health problems will be the subject of the first conference on travel medicine organised by the V4+ Airports Association in cooperation with the Regional Medical Chamber in Warsaw. The strategic partner of the event is ‘Polish Airports’ State Enterprise the operator of Warsaw Chopin Airport and other airports.

The knowledge of the experts from the Medical Chamber, together with the experience of practitioners of airport emergency services, will serve as the basis for presenting the participants with a substantive and, at the same time, very interesting programme of the event dedicated to medical professionals, airport managers and representatives of the tourism industry who have direct contact with thousands of people travelling abroad.

The programme of the one-day conference will address the health problems of people using air transport from the planning stage – preparation for travel – to the journey that begins once they enter the airport terminal.

The programme will consist of both lectures and panel discussions. The international character of the event will allow us to look at a given problem from a broader perspective. 

The event will take place in Warsaw, at the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow. It will be attended by approximately 150 participants, including doctors, paramedics, airport managers and representatives of the tourism industry.

The conference will be held in two languages. Polish and English (simultaneous translation).

Preliminary agenda

09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00–10:30 a.m.

A welcome address and inauguration of the conference

Stanislaw Wojtera, President, V4+ Airports Association

dr Piotr Pawliszak, President of the Regional Medical Council in Warsaw

dr Artur Zaczyński, Deputy Medical Director, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in Warsaw

10:30–11:15 a.m.

Travel Medicine – Opening lecture

Prof. Krzysztof Korzeniewski, Department of Tropical Medicine and
Parasitology – National Centre for Tropical Medicine

11:15–11:30 a.m.

Antithrombotic prophylaxis before traveling – Presentation

dr Oleg Nowak, The Supreme Medical Council’s representative for doctors with disabilities

11:30–11:45 a.m.

Preflight Prevention and the Consequences of Its Absence.

A Case Study (Warsaw Chopin Airport).
Bartosz Ruszkowski, Head of Airport Emergency Medical Services, Warsaw Chopin Airport.

11:45 –12:00 a.m. Coffee break
12:00–12:15 p.m.

Medical Care at Polish Airports – presentation.

Maciej Kłosiński, Head of Port Medical Security, John Paul II Krakow-Balice International Airport Ltd.

12:15–1:15 p.m.

Debate – Medical Care on the Plane and at the Airport.

Differences in Medical Care at Airports.
Aircraft Emergencies and Cooperation with Airports.
Solutions in Poland and Worldwide.
The Specifics of Rescue Operations on Board an Aircraft.

Moderator: Representative of the Regional Medical Council

  • dr Wiesław Marszał, Mazovia Province Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  •  dr Adam Burakowski, Deputy Director of Medical Affairs for Polish Medical Air Rescue (LPR)
  • Maciej Kłosiński, Head of Port Medical Security, John Paul II Krakow-Balice International Airport Ltd.
  • Bartłomiej Ruszkowski, Head of Airport Emergency Medical Services, Warsaw Chopin Airport.
  • Representative of the Regional Medical Council in Warsaw

 

1:15–2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00–2:30 p.m.

Mental Health Issues and Air Travel.

Dr Michał Skalski

2:30–3:00 p.m.

Travelling with medication – what is and what is not allowed

dr Agnieszka Szarowska, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in Warsaw

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Tourists with Disabilities – Making the Airport and Plane Barrier-Free.

Tourism and disability – Promoting accessible tourism for all!
Preparing for Journey.
Passenger Experience at the Airport
Is Plane a Welcoming Place for the Disabled?

  • Marcin Staszewski, Representative of V4+ airports, Deputy Director of the Legal and Owner Supervision Bureau of PPL
  • Dr Oleg Nowak, The Supreme Medical Council’s representative for doctors with disabilities
  • Iwona Cichosz, Miss World of the Deaf, translator of Polish sign language
  • Jakub Kluziński, CEO, Welcome Airport Services

 

4:00–4:30 p.m. Global Epidemiological Situation in Terms of International Passenger Traffic. Opportunities, Threats and Prospects – Summary lecture

 

We recommend the 4-star, modern Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow hotel, located in the heart of the Mokotow business district, in close proximity to the Chopin International Airport, with convenient connections to the city center and all major tourist attractions of the capital. The hotel has 190 comfortable and stylish
rooms, as well as an excellent restaurant, Suwak7, where you can enjoy seasonal delicacies.

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Questions and Answers

What is the purpose of this event?

Our idea is to use the knowledge of experts from the Chamber of Medicine, the experience of airport emergency physicians and paramedics, in order to present participants with a substantive and at the same time very interesting program of the event dedicated to medical professionals, airport managers and representatives of the tourism industry, who have direct contact with thousands of people traveling abroad.

The theme of the first Travel Medicine Conference organized by the V4+ Association and the Chamber of Medicine will be prevention and management of travelers’ health problems.

The strategic partner of the event is the ’Polish Airports’ State Enterprise the operator of the largest airport in Poland, Warsaw Chopin Airport and other regional airports.

The program will consist of both lectures and panel discussions. The international nature of the event will allow us to look at the problem from a broader perspective.

We cordially invite you to participate in this important event.

When will the event take place?

March 23th, 2022.

09:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome guests and opening of the conference

10:30 – 11:15 Opening speech – Travel medicine

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break

12:00 – 16:30 Discussion panels, lectures

At approximately 13:00 you will be invited to lunch.

Where will the event be held?

Travel Meidicine Conference – will be held in Warsa at the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow, Suwak Street 7b, 02-676 Warsaw

How to register to participate in the event?

All you need to do is confirm your presence by going to the link (registration will begin on January 31)

Conference fee: 380 PLN

After registration, we will send you an invoice with our bank account details.

What attractions have we prepared for you?

Optional study tour of Chopin Airport – limited number of places (to participate, fill in the questionnaire or write to the following address: air@v4plus.org)
Participants will be offered a rare chance to see the working of the airport from behind the scenes.

How can I book accommodation?

We recommend the 4-star, modern Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow hotel, located in the heart of the Mokotow business district, in close proximity to the Chopin International Airport, with convenient connections to the city center and all major tourist attractions of the capital. The hotel has 190 comfortable and stylish rooms, as well as an excellent restaurant, Suwak7, where you can enjoy seasonal delicacies.

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