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.
|09:00 – 09:30||Registration|
|09:30 – 10:00||
A welcome address and inauguration of the conference
Paweł Kranc, COO, V4+ Airports Association;
Dr. Piotr Pawliszak, President of the Regional Medical Council in Warsaw
Dr. Artur Zaczyński, Deputy Medical Director, The National Institute of Medicine of the Ministry of Interior and Administration
|10:00 – 10:45||
Travel Medicine – Opening lecture
Prof. Krzysztof Korzeniewski, Polish Society of Maritime, Tropical and Travel Medicine (Chair); Department of Epidemiology and Tropical Medicine, Military Institute of Medicine – National Research Institute; Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk
|10:45 – 11:05||
Antithrombotic prevention before traveling – Presentation
Dr. Oleg Nowak, MD, The Supreme Medical Council’s representative for doctors with disabilities
|11:05 – 11:25||
Preflight Prevention and the Consequences of Its Absence.
A Case Study (Warsaw Chopin Airport).
Moderator: Bartłomiej Ruszkowski, MD, Head of Airport Emergency Medical Services, Warsaw Chopin Airport.
Michał Florczak, MD, Airport Emergency Medical Services, Warsaw Chopin Airport.
|11:25 – 11:45||Coffee break|
|11:45 – 12:05||
Medical Care at Polish Airports – presentation.
Maciej Kłosiński, MD, Chief of Airport Medical Support Section, John Paul II Krakow-Balice International Airport Ltd.
|12:05 – 12:25||
Health Services Provided to Passengers at İstanbul Airport
Emergency Service Buggies
Perihan Aydın, Occupational Health and Safety Director of IGA Airport.
|12:25 – 12:45||Coffee break|
|12:45 – 13:30||
Debate – Medical Care on the Plane and at the Airport.
Differences in Medical Care at Airports.Aircraft Emergencies and Cooperation with Airports.
Moderator: Dr. Dariusz Sołdacki, PhD, Scientific Director of the Longevity Centre, Member of the Polish Society of Clinical and Experimental Immunology, the European Society of Immunodeficiency (ESID) and the Polish Society of Allergy and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EEACI).
|13:45 – 14:15||
Mental Health Issues and Air Travel.
Disorders of the circadian rhythm resulting from travelling, the impact of travel on the human biological clock.
Dr. Michał Skalski, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Clinic, Medical University of Warsaw, Sleep Disorders Treatment Clinic
|14:15 – 14:45||
Travelling with medication – what is and what is not allowed
Conditions for the transport of medicines. International bans on the transport of medicines. Certifications necessary to travel with medications.
Dr. Agnieszka Szarowska, MD, The National Institute of Medicine of the Ministry of Interior and Administration
|14:45 – 15:30||
Tourists with Disabilities – Making the Airport and Plane Barrier-Free.
Tourism and disability – Promoting accessible tourism for all!
Moderator: Katarzyna Rzehak, INTEGRACJA Foundation, Integracja LAB department, art and design historian, lecturer, curator of exhibitions and industrial design competitions with a special focus on design for all.
|15:30 – 15:40||
„European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) – our travel health passport”
What exactly is an EHIC.
Mrs. Kinga Beda – Deputy Director / Director of the International Affairs Department in the Central Office of NFZ, Member of various working groups at the Administrative Commission for Social Security Coordination in Brussels
Global Epidemiological Situation in Terms of International Passenger Traffic. Risks, Threats and Prospects – Summary lecture
prof. Alicja Wiercińska – Drapało, Head of Department of the Infectious Diseases, Tropical Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Warsaw, Head of the Department, Provincial Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Warsaw
|16:25 – 17:25||Lunch|
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.
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: 390 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.