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5th Erasmus Run +

 "We're breaking the Polish record!" is the slogan of the next edition of the run, which has become a permanent fixture in the calendar of events organized by the National Agency of the Erasmus + Program and the European Solidarity Corps. The event, organized for the fifth time, will again be held in a remote mode. On September 24, 2021, 4-person teams across Poland will compete, whose goal will be one: run in 60 minutes, anywhere, in total, the longest distance. This year, the National Agency is expanding the formula to include the possibility of starting individual people who will be randomly combined into relay races with other individual runners.

In this year's edition, together, we will break the Polish record in the category of "the most people who took part in the virtual race in 24 hours". Join our run and help us set a new record!

Running packages containing sportswear and medals will be sent to the first 200 registered teams!

Last year, the fourth Erasmus e-Run attracted almost 1,400 participants!

 All persons interested in participating, please get in touch with the International Relations Office, email: braducha@ump.edu.pl

More info is available here

 
 
 

 

THE EIGHTEENTH EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN HEALTH PROMOTION

After a one-year break caused by the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, the eighteenth edition of the International Summer School in Health Promotion, co-organized by the Faculty of Health Sciences of our University, took place on June 1-3. This time our main partner was the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, which undertook the organization of the summer course for the first time. In addition, the project also involved the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain), Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Tilburg (Netherlands), HoWest, Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen, University of Applied Sciences (Belgium) The meeting was a  continuation of previous editions of the Summer School, which took place in Poznań, Jyväskylä, Brasov, Esslingen, Bruges, Tilburg and Palma.

More info is available: here


 
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EUROPEAN YOUTH WEEK 2021! DURING THE WEEK OF 24 TO 30 MAY 2021

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A warm welcome to everyone! Are you on board? We are delighted to announce the European Youth Week 2021! During the week of 24 to 30 May, various exciting events and inspiring sessions will be held across Europe focusing on the theme “Our future in our hands”. Future is created now and you have the power to set up goals and contribute to initiatives on how to make things better. Moreover, this year we are launching the new EU Youth programmes 2021-2027! The new Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps can provide an opportunity for you to become more engaged in society, contribute to green causes, face future challenges with increased digital skills and be more inclusive and open towards diversity.

Want to learn more about new EU funding opportunities or raise your opinion about the processes that matter to you? Take part in various events and discussions and raise your voice for a noteworthy cause!

Why “Our future in our hands”?

Do you think more youngsters need to be active and make a pitch for better tomorrow? Would you like us to live in a more inclusive society? Is environment a vital topic for you? It is important to create a space where you can share your opinions and learn about new ways and opportunities to make meaningful contributions because your future is in your hands.

 What is the European Youth Week?

The European Youth Weeks allow to discuss relevant topics for young people, showcase EU opportunities in the field of youth and celebrate success stories. It’s a pinnacle of European gatherings for young people and the youth sector in Europe.

Who organises the European Youth Week?

The main organisers of the European Youth Week are the National Agencies for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps and the Eurodesk network. In 2021 the European Youth Week will predominantly take place at national level and online.

How to take part in events near you?

Check out the events near you on this page https://europa.eu/youth/week.

 The events are being added gradually. If you don't see any event near you yet, come back later! Stay tuned!

 

 

The multiplatform medical-themed talk show will feature Family Medicine Physician Jennifer Baker-Porazinski, MD  - alumni of Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Looking forward to the interview with Dr. Jennifer Baker-Porazinski in SVMC Medical Matters talk show. She will talk about her personal experience with COVID-19 and her interest in integrative medicine. The show will run live on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/events/123848506345842/

on March 17th at 2.00 p.m. EST (that's 7.00 p.m. Polish time).

After the program, the video will be available on area public access television stations. On CAT-TV, viewers will find the show on channel 1075 at 7.30 p.m. EST Sunday, 1.30 p.m. Monday, 8.30 a.m. Tuesday, 7.30 a.m. Wednesday, 7.30 p.m. Thursday, 7.30 a.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Videos and podcasts are on:  svhealthcare.org/MedicalMatters, Youtube and on many podcast-hosting platforms, respectively.

We invite you to listen to this talk show.

 

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ECHE Charter - Positive assessment of the European Commission

We are happy to inform that the submitted application for the ECHE Charter (ERASMUS CHARTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION) for 2021-2027 has been positively assessed by the European Commission.

This means that in the coming years, our university will be able to apply for financing the mobility of students and employees as well as other educational projects under the ERASMUS+ Program.

 Certificate Award Letter

ERASMUS CHARTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (ECHE)

 


 
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14th International meeting of the Society for the Research on Spinal Deformities

The 14th International meeting of the Society for the Research on Spinal Deformities will be held between the 22nd - 23rd January in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. IRSSD was founded in 1994 as a continuation of the Study Group for Moire Topography, Surface Topography, and 3D Spinal Deformity formed in 1980. The Society's mission is to "Strive for excellence in spinal research". The members of the Society are clinicians dealing with the treatment of spinal deformities, engineers, specialists in spine biomechanics, biologists and geneticists, searching for the aetiology of developmental deformities of the spine, and other specialists in this area.

During the Society's meetings, which are held every two years, the following scientific sessions are organized:

  • Genetics & Etiology   
  • Biomechanics, Movement, Posture   
  • 3D Imaging   
  • Non-surgical Management   
  • Surgical Treatment   
  • Quality of Life

The Society publishes regular congress materials in PubMed as successive volumes of the Research into Spinal Deformities (ISBN) series published in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (ISSN).  

We invite you to follow the congress at www.irssd2021.com

Prof. Tomasz Kotwicki
2018-2021 IRSSD President

 

New Doctoral School Project "Towards unmet clinical and educational needs at PUMS"

PUMS Doctoral School has received funding for the project "Towards unmet clinical and educational needs at PUMS" submitted within the STER Program - Internationalization of doctoral schools of the National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA.

The project, referred to as PUMSTER, was implemented on the 4th of January this year by our Doctoral School team. The funds granted to PUMS amount to 1,996,290 PLN, which, when combined with the University's funding, gives 2,218,000 PLN. Obtaining financing is a great success for our University. The awarded project was among 12 selected from 34 submitted by Polish universities and institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences. We emphasize with great satisfaction that we are the only medical university awarded funding among the awarded institutions.

A full letter from Director of Doctoral School

 

PUMS Job Announcement

Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Chair of Medical Biotechnology offers Post-doc researcher position within program NCN: OPUS – NZ
The aim of the project is to modify the immune cells within tumors by applying the oligonucleotide therapeutics delivered by silk nanocarriers. Oligonucleotide-based drugs are expected to restore the immune anti-tumor response. The spheres made of bioengineered spider silk will be used as a carrier for nucleic acid-based therapeutics.
We will develop and characterize the silk spheres that carry the oligotherapeutics, and the therapeutic potential of these molecules will be examined in vitro and in vivo. We will examine whether the resulting spheres will provide oligotherapeutics to TME immune cells in mouse models of breast cancer and whether it will be beneficial in terms of tumor destruction.
The project is interdisciplinary and includes biotechnology, molecular biology, materials science, oncology and immunology. The implementation of the project will also include such tasks as data analysis and preparation of publications, presentation of results at laboratory meetings and international conferences, and technical supervision over other team members working in the project.
Detailed information


Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery on WebSurg On-Line University of IRCAD

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The minimally invasive gynaecological lateral uteropexy surgery in the treatment of genital prolapse, carried out at the Center for Minimally Invasive Minor Pelvic Surgery in Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinical Hospital of Poznan University of Medical Sciences, has been published in the world's largest Virtual University base in Strasbourg.

 

WebSurg On-Line University of IRCAD is one of the most prestigious On-Line Universities founded on IRCAD, one of the world leaders in education in the field of the most modern and minimally invasive surgical methods. Since 1994, IRCAD has gained worldwide recognition by being a certified and a leading research and education institute, fully dedicated to research and teaching of the most innovative and minimally invasive surgical techniques. The WeBSurg University of IRCAD is available in 7 languages ​​and has approximately 380,000 active members.

 

WebSurg On-Line University publishes multimedia content with the use of the latest technologies of minimally invasive surgery (including general and gastroenterological surgery, gynaecological surgery, paediatric surgery, thoracic surgery, among many others) aimed at doctors of 12 surgical specialties. This modern education centre provides annual training for over 6,000 surgeons from all around the world in 12 medical specialities. 

 

As emphasized by Prof. Maciej Wilczak - Head of the Department of  Mother and Child Health and Coordinator of the Center:

Having the first Polish gynaecological surgery (performed at the Center for Minimally Invasive Minor Pelvic Surgery at Poznan University of Medical Sciences) published by WebSurg University of IRCAD,  is a great honour and an additional incentive for myself and my colleague, to ensure our intensive work benefits all the patients.

 

The success of the 2nd Transatlantic Orthopaedic Live Surgery Broadcast 2020

The 2nd Transatlantic Orthopaedic Live Surgery Broadcast 2020, was held on-line on Monday, 16th of November 2020. The Webinar‘s main theme was Pro- And Reactive Surgeries For Spastic Hip Disease In Cerebral Palsy Children, directed by Prof. Marek Jóźwiak.

During this webinar multiple surgeries were broadcasted simultaneously from six operating theatres in München, Germany; Poznan, Poland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Toronto, Canada; Willmington, DE, USA; Zakopane, Poland. Surgeries covered the wide spectrum of surgical technics addressed for the correction of lower limb deformities due to cerebral palsy with special attention to the proactive and reactive treatment of spastic hip dislocation. During Webinar, 7000 participants from 28 countries had a unique chance to learn the basic surgical techniques used in the management of the orthopaedic problems of the patients with Cerebral Palsy, with the special emphasis on the open and minimally invasive techniques used in neuroorthopaedics.

More information about the Webinar

 

PUMS at ICPPS 2020, Tokyo, Japan

Agnieszka Skotnicka Marcin Skotnicki from PUMS (Chair and Department of Pharmaceutical Technology) have taken part in the 2020 5th International Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan (ICPPS 2020; 15-18 September 2020; www.icpps.org). Marcin has served as a Technical Committee Member. Due to ongoing pandemic situation, this conference has been held virtually. ICPPS 2020 is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science to a common forum. Marcin and Agnieszka have delivered following oral presentations on the research conducted as part of the ORBIS project (European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 778051):

  • Preformulation Studies of Carvedilol-Rosuvastatin System Intended for Fixed-Dose Combination by Skotnicka, M. Skotnicki, A. Umerska (TCD), L. Tajber (TCD), M. Pyda (PUMS);
  • Physicochemical Characterization of Crystalline and Amorphous Carvedilol Produced by Different Methods by Skotnicki, A. Umerska (TCD), A. Skotnicka, J. Zeglinski (APC), L. Tajber (TCD).

The conference has provided a timely arena where the experts and scholars from all over the world have presented and discussed their recent and development results in all aspects of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

 

 Erasmus in 2020/2021

The Rector of Poznan University of Medical Sciences has confirmed that all lectures and seminars throughout the first semester (winter term) will be carried out via e-learning (Microsoft Teams and Zoom) for your convenience and safety. The courses involving clinical training will be carried out partially in person (face-to-face) at hospitals for the opportunity to give you practical skills and via e-learning (review of clinical cases).

This, however, will be revised and subject to change, should the pandemic situation suddenly worsen, in order to ensure no students are put at risk. 

 

ERASMUS+

We are pleased to announce that our University has entered the application process for the Erasmus Card for Higher Education for years 2021-2027, to be reviewed by the European Commission.

Being awarded the Erasmus Card would enable PUMS to participate in future Erasmus projects, as well as continue the mobility of students and staff, cooperate with partnering institutions, and help further reform educational policies.

Since 2000, we have signed 55 bilateral agreements with universities in Europe, the USA, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Actions carried out within the scope of the programme:

1125 students took part in studies and internships abroad,     
691 students hosted from partnering universities,     
94 employees underwent training and conducted classes with students at our partnering institutions,    
47 foreign teachers and employees hosted by PUMS who carried out lectures and training.

Our future plans and expected impact when potentially awarded with the Erasmus Card are included in the Erasmus Policy Statement 2021-2027

We, therefore, encourage all to read this document. We are hoping for a positive response to our application, fingers crossed!

 

Internet-Telephone Consultation Point (itPK)

 

Students of Poznan University of Medical Sciences under the supervision of academic teachers from the Geriatrics  Department of Palliative Medicine (Prof. K. Wieczorowska-Tobis and Dr A. Neumann-Duringka) have started an Internet-Telephone Consultation Point (itPK) run by Medical and Pharmacy Students aimed at Seniors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These activities are dedicated to people over 60 years of age.

 In the times of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is the seniors, who are particularly vulnerable to the severe course of the disease. Therefore, measures must be taken to help our senior citizens stay home.

With this in mind, we are offering citizens the opportunity to ask questions about their medical treatment, including the safety of adding over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements to their treatment regimen. Answers will be given jointly by medical and pharmacy students via instant messengers or a telephone.

Registration is carried out every day between 9:00 - 12:00, via telephone number: 618 738 303 (Secretary’s Office of the Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine at PUMS).

Please share this post so that it reaches as many people as possible who may have questions about their medication and / or treatment.

 

  

It is with great pleasure that we announce having filed all necessary documents to the European Commission in order to gain ‘HR Excellence in Research’ status. This also involves the implementation of recommendations stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The European Commission’s decision on whether to award PUMS with ‘HR in Excellence in Research’ status will be based upon documentation of the implementation of rules and regulations used for employment and career development, transparency and accessibility of the entire recruitment process.

In order to achieve that, PUMS completed an internal analysis based on an online survey taken by employees. Should the European Commission award us with the status, would position PUMS among the 87 Polish higher education institutes, which successfully implement the principles of the Charter and the Code.


Dear Students,

In those difficult Times, and thanks to #Poznan@HomeCampaign, we would like to share a few ideas with you, that may help you with a feeling of loneliness during this lockdown. You can access different events, games, concerts, do online training, etc using our University’s promotional hashtag: #keepyourPULSalive, for international students, helping you connect with other international students in Poland. Below you can find different propositions to make this time more enjoyable,  please look at here

 

COVID-19 important information:

About COVID-19 stay at home

Anti-crisis shield- what is it?

Where to look for help?

Current rules and restrictions

Dear Erasmus Students,
In this tough situation caused by Covid-19 virus epidemy, University had to break regular work, that also means that we can't take regular classes and lectures with You.
The Polish Government extends this emergency state until the Eastern, and therefore PUMS authorities have decided to start e-learning teaching for you.
We have asked the whole teaching staff to put all lectures and seminars into AKSON, wherefrom you can take them.
Also, our University can arrange through the TEAMS Microsoft platform practical teaching.
About all activities, you will be informed through AKSON platform and also by your most fabulous University friend -  Mrs Matylda Kaczmarczyk. Please be assured that you are safe at the accommodation and PUMS will do its best to support you.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate and contact us.

Take care about yourself, follow all rules recommended in that epidemy.


PUMS helps in fight against COVID-19

‘Poznan University of Medical Sciences has opened a diagnostic laboratory in order to help the sanitary-epidemiological station test SARS-CoV-2. Moreover, within the past 3 days we have organised a medical laboratory with equipment of BSL-2 standards. Thanks to these actions we will be able to help Hospitals across Poznan in their fight against COVID-19. We are hoping to be able to carry out around 4 000 tests monthly.

One of the initiators of the laboratory is professor Małgorzata Kotwicka, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. We managed to gather over 30 laboratory diagnosticians, medical analysts, biotechnologists, geneticists and pharmacists.

We have also managed to re-organise work. Most employees work on acquiring protective clothes, masks, gloves and tests. We received help from the Greater Poland Voivode, the Head of the Greater Poland sanitary-epidemiological station, the Mayor of Poznan as well as Amica company (which offered freezers for samples).

Over 200 volunteers work at the Hospitals across Poznan helping medical professionals. This is our duty. I am therefore more than grateful for their help and engagement. Our teachers have also started e-learning for the students and teleconferences to enable them to continue their studies in these difficult times’. – said the Rector: Professor Andrzej Tykarski.

 

COVID-19 Prevention Notice Regarding Italy

In relation to the epidemiological situation in Italy, the University has been in regular contact with the State District Sanitary Inspectorate in Poznan. Until up-to-date recommendation is received, we follow the instructions from the attached release by the Chief Sanitary Inspector (as of February 24, 2020).

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Persons who have recently returned from Italy, especially from Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio regions (even if they did not have contact with the sick, they feel well and healthy) are strongly recommended to avoid social activity for 14 days (stay at home), monitor their medical condition and remain in contact with the Sanitary Inspectorate. If you notice any respiratory disorder, you should report to J. Struś Hospital, Infectious Disease Ward 2 Żelazna Street, tel. +48 61 873 92 95.

Students of PUMS whom the above information concerns, are asked to contact International Relations Office by e-mail, and the coordinators are requested to be flexible and understanding while awarding credits from the courses to the students from the risk group.

The matter should be treated as urgent and important.

Rector prof. Andrzej Tykarski, MD, PhD

 

 

 

 

‘Reference Site’ within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

 

It gives us a great pleasure to announce that Poznan University of Medical Sciences has been certified by the EU Commission and thenceforward will act as a ‘Reference Site’ within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

 

This one-star distinction qualifies us to join the best institutes of different regions, e.g. Marshall’s Office, Clinical Hospitals and business agencies which, using and implementing innovative technologies, work together for the better future for the elderly in Europe.

 

Our ‘Reference Site’ activities within medical innovation contribute to development, exchange of experience and cooperation with other institutes. Furthermore, cooperation with other European partners enables us to apply for joint European grants (within the H2020 framework) strengthening our position internationally.

 

For more information on the ‘Extended Third Call for Reference sites of the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)’ please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/reference-sites_en

 

International development opportunities for Higher Education Institutes from the region of Greater Poland and Lubuskie - meetings of Vice-Rectors in Brussels 

 

Initiated by the Regional Office of the Province of Lublin in Brussels, the Regional Office of the Province of Greater Poland in Brussels, as well as the Regional Contact Point in Greater Poland for Research Programmes of the EU, a number of meetings were held between the 28th – 29th of January 2020 in Brussels for Vice-Rectors of the following institutions: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan University of Economics, the School of Physical Education in Poznan and the University of Zielona Gora. The meeting was an opportunity to enhance the participation of the above institutions and their scientists in Horizon Europe 2021-2027 research and innovation framework programme.

 

Throughout the 2 day-long visits, Vice-Rectors met with Maryia Gabriel, the EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth to discuss the priorities for the European Commission within research and development of the Horizon Europe framework. The Commissioner presented her work plan for the next few years and her support for research institutes in Poland. The trip was also an opportunity to discuss other hot topics with the Vice-President of the EU Parliament – Ewa Kopacz, as well as the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy – Zdziwsław Krasnodębski, professor Jerzy Buzek, professor Bogusław Liberadzki and Christian Busoi.

 

 

 

 

 

It is with an immense pleasure we announce that the Associate Professor Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis, the Head of the Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine of Poznan University of Medical Sciences, has been selected (as the only Polish representative among the 17 international specialists) for the ‘Expert panel on effective ways of investigating in health’, one of the European Commission’s Advisory Boards.

She will act as an advisory expert on effective measures in healthcare throughout the panel’s tenure of 3 years.

 

Congratulations!

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

FACEBOOK - PUMS  international relations

 We are pleased to announce that the  International Relations Office has launched a Facebook account.

We invite you to visit our account: PUMS international cooperation

 

 

 

 

ERASMUS+ for employees

We are pleased to announce that  10 employees of all our faculties received ERASMUS+ scholarship within contract KA-103-2019.

In 2019/20 academic year, 4 academic teachers will conduct classes with students in partner universities in Belgium, Italy and Germany, and 6 will partake training at scientific and academic centres in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, France, Croatia and Turkey.
Our Erasmus family is systematically growing up, what more we want to emphasize that in the current academic year the largest group of employees will take apart in Erasmus from the beginning of our participation in the Erasmus Program.

Congratulations to all scholars!

 

 

 

The success of our scientist Prof. Rodryg Ramlau in Brussels!

Professor Rodryg Ramlau - head of the Chair and Department of Oncology of our university, became a member of the extremely prestigious Expert Advisory Body at one of the five Mission Councils for the new European Union program for research and innovation "Horizon Europe".These all five Missions will be a key element of the 2021-2027 program. Prof. Ramlau will be an expert within the Cancer Mission.

Congratulations!