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15-17 October 2020
due to the great interest in the International Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery, organized for the first time in 2018 in Lublin, the Main Board of the Association of Polish Surgeons decided to continue this initiative. On behalf of the Organizational and Scientific Committee, we invite you to participate in the second edition of the congress, which will be held on October 15-17, 2020 in Lublin.
2020 marks a particularly important date for Polish surgeons. It is the 170th anniversary of the birth and the 100th anniversary of the death of Professor Ludwik Rydygier - our compatriot, a great patriot, and also one of the most prominent Polish surgeons, co-creator of modern surgery in the country and worldwide. 140 years ago Professor Ludwik Rydygier was the first in Poland to perform a pyloric exclusion due to gastric cancer. As an excellent operator he introduced new methods of treatment of peptic ulcer disease, he was also the creator of the original method of prostatectomy. Some of the surgical techniques introduced by him (in the field of, inter alia, cardiac surgery, plastic surgery, orthopedics, urology, treatment of stomach and rectal tumors) are still used today. In 1889 Professor Ludwik Rydygier organized the first congress of Polish surgeons from three Partitions, and above all he was the initiator and co-founder of the Association of Polish Surgeons.
Paying homage to Professor Ludwik Rydygier and taking into account the fact that minimally invasive techniques apply not only to general surgery, but also to all surgical disciplines, we have decided to encourage doctors of other specialties to participate in the subsequent edition of Congresses of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Hence the idea to invite also the scientific societies representing specialists in thoracic surgery, urology, gynecology, pediatric surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, as well as Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Section, Endoscopic Surgery Section and the Section of Videosurgery of the Association of Polish Surgeons to participate in the second edition.
The congress agenda includes interdisciplinary scientific sessions with the participation of eminent experts from around the world, representing all of the above surgical specializations. Several world-known pioneers in the field of minimally invasive techniques have already confirmed their participation in the second edition.
The stage for the Second International Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery will be the modern facilities of the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin, providing participants with comfortable conditions for discussions, including participation in video sessions and meetings with experts, as well as appropriate exhibition space for medical companies supporting the organization of the congress.
As the Organizers, we make every effort to ensure that the II International Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2020 meets your substantive expectations with the possibility of establishing professional international cooperation. Traditionally, the program also includes accompanying events (both in the hospitable city of Lublin and in the Lublin region), which will be an opportunity to meet in a friendly atmosphere and establish lasting friendships.
Chairman of the Scientific and Organizational Committees
for the 2020 II International Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Lublin
Professor Grzegorz Wallner
National Consultant in the field of General Surgery
Professor Marek Jackowski
President of the Association of Polish Surgeons
Congress under the patronage of the Polish Association of Surgeons
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