27th ISSC behind us

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27th ISSC behind us


Nearly 150 registered participants, over 70 papers and 15 scientific sessions – this is the summary of the 27th International Student Scientific Conference (ISSC), which took place on May 27-29 2022 in Gdansk. The event organized by the MUG Student Scientific Society returned to the university campus after a two-year break caused by the pandemic, when the deliberations were organized only online.


Vice-Rector for Student Affairs Dr. Habil. Tomasz Smiatacz during conference opening

On behalf of the authorities of the Medical University of Gdańsk, the participants were greeted by Dr. Habil. Tomasz Smiatacz, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs. Prof. Miłosz Jaguszewski from the 1st Department of Cardiology thanked the organizers for the initiative to develop the scientific community, reminding him that during his studies he was himself involved in the organization of this event. At the invitation of students, the inaugural lecture entitled What should you know about personalized medicine in oncology? Was given by Prof. Rafał Dziadziuszko from the Department of Oncology & Radiotherapy.

During the next two days, young researchers from 17 universities in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and the Czech Republic presented original papers and case studies in several thematic sessions in the fields of: surgery, paediatrics, oncology, orthopedics, general medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, psychology and psychiatry, public health and epidemiology, as well as basic science.

It was the first edition of the Conference organized in a hybrid form since the beginning of the pandemic and we can proudly admit that it was a success. We are very grateful to the University authorities, researchers and all those who contributed to the organization of this event. We hope that in the coming years, the ISSC in fully “live” form will attract many young scientists to Gdańsk – summarized Mikołaj Młyński, Chair of the Board of SSS MUG, and Head of the Conference’s Organizational Committee.

Servier Polska
Servier Polska

For the first time in the history of the Conference, seven authors of the best scientific presentations were awarded special prizes of 1000 €. It is a form of a scholarship that can be used to pay the costs related to participation in a scientific conference of their choice. The sponsor of the special awards was the Servier Polska company.

I am very happy that we were able to offer participants a prize that would motivate them to further scientific development – said Prof. Tomasz Bączek, Rector’s Plenipotentiary for the Program “Excellence Initiative – Research University” – As a research university, we are even committed to creating an environment that is most favorable to young scientists and I believe that our initiatives can also be successfully implemented by other academic centres.


MUG student Klaudia Krzyżaniak, laureate of the scientific award during the closing ceremony of the ISSC

Special scientific awards funded by Servier Polska were presented to:

  • Maciej Zając (Medical College of the Jagiellonian Inversity) for report Implant vs. autologous tissue-based breast reconstruction: a systematic review and metaanalysis of studies comparing surgical approaches in 55455 patients
  • Kaja Karakuła (Medical University of Lublin) for report Does religiosity protect us from emotional crisis during COVID-19 pandemic? – a crosssectional study among students
  • Katarzyna Kwas (Medical University of Lodz) for report Is elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) that effective?
  • Weronika Lusa (Medical University of Lodz) for report A retrospective analysis of clinical characteristics and surgical management of peripheral nerve sheath tumors
  • Wojciech Szlasa (Wroclaw Medical University) for report Effects of low-voltage nanosecond electroporation on pancreatic cells
  • Klaudia Krzyżaniak (Medical University of Gdańsk) for report Higher frequency of new chest tumor diagnoses in emergency department due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Natalia Sauer (Wroclaw Medical University) for report Cytotoxic effect of acetylsalicylic acid in melanoma.

The organization of the conference was supported by the Office for the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” Program.

photo by Agnieszka Anielska and Jerome Shibu/MUG