23-25 April 2015 | Gdańsk POLAND
International Student
Scientific Conference
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ISSC International Student Scientific Conference

An annual conference organised at the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland, giving young scientists an opportunity to present their achievements and findings in front of multicultural audience including both students and well-known academics. The event welcomes students of medical and related fields as well as young doctors. It is always honoured with a guest lecture delivered by our magnificent guests.
The main idea behind the conference is that it is organised by students for their peers. Therefore we give our best to meet highest standards and make ISSC an event we would love to attend, ensuring an excellent level of organisation and attractive classes.
Our main goal is to promote INNOVATION in medicine.

ORGANISATION
The conference consists of several panels covering fields such as internal medicine, pharmacology, modern medical techniques, sports medicine – when it comes to organisers’ ideas on this – sky is the limit so everyone will certainly find something to meet their expectations. During the event you may participate in a competition, take part in workshops, listen to lectures, present your findings at the poster competition.
Every year the quality of the meeting is guaranteed by our patrons, among them the President of Gdansk , Gdynia and Sopot patronage of the Pomorskie Marshal.

GUESTS
So far we were honoured by the presence of (among others):
• Prof. Walter Sigenthaler (Switzerland)
• Prof. Vladimir Petrovich Skulachev (Russia)
• Prof. Ewa Bobber (Germany)
• Prof. Lucedio Greci (Italy)
• Prof. Martin A. Acquardo (USA) 

PLACE
The conference takes place in one of the most beautiful cities in Poland – a seaside port Gdansk with rich history and plenty to offer for modern-life lovers ☺ Events happening as part of this year’s ISSC will be carried at the Invasive Medicine Centre – one of the most modern hospitals in Europe (completed in 2012).
Amanda Sobolewska
President of 23rd ISSC
Medical University of Gdańsk
Radosław Trzciński
Chairman of Organizing Committee
Medical University of Gdańsk
Ola Świtek
Coordinator of Scientific Cooperation
Medical University of Gdańsk
Sylwia Joniak
Coordinator of Partnership
Medical University of Gdańsk
Maja Fac
PR and Marketing Coordinator
Medical University of Gdańsk
Amanda Sobolewska
President of 23rd ISSC Medical University of Gdańsk

Amanda Sobolewska is a leader of ISSC Team. Multiskilled and ambitious doctor-to-be who strongly believes in the new dimension of medicine. She is the most gratified with energizing people and making the impossible possible.
Her interests are quality in healthcare sector and ageing. President of the board of Students' Scientific Society and Year Representative in Medical University of Gdańsk.
Radosław Trzciński
Chairman of Organizing Committee Medical University of Gdańsk

Radosław Trzciński - highly-motivated, trustworthy and fully-committed to duties individual, actively participating in social and scientific life, dreamer. Head of Neurosurgery Student Research Group, President of the Board of Academic Society of Oncology. Knows how to strengthen his team motivation and how to keep them seeking more exciting challenges. Active participant in a load of debates concerning youths.
Ola Świtek
Coordinator of Scientific Cooperation Medical University of Gdańsk

Ola Świtek is an important and very ambicious member of the Team, endowed with great interpersonal skills, orderly and efficient, shows entire involvement in fulfilling intended goals. Currently also organizing other events taking place on MUG and working on scientific projects due to membership in Student Research Groups. Except for studies she is a great enthusiast of travelling, music and fashion.
Sylwia Joniak
Coordinator of Partnership Medical University of Gdańsk

Sylwia Joniak Concentration, Composure, Courage - those are her 3xC magic words to achieve success. She believes that constructive dialogue is the only way of solving every issue in a mature and responsible manner. As a medical student, she continues to be a strong believer in the life-saving importance. There’s much more to this than becoming a good doctor - being proactive, more ambitious and working pro bono is also essential in her field of interest.
Maja Fac
PR and Marketing Coordinator Medical University of Gdańsk

Maja Fac is a member of Students' Scientific Society of Medical University of Gdańsk and Chairman of Otolaryngologic Students’ Scientific Association. Involved in social projects such as Scholarship Comission at MUG. Maja has been related to ISSC since 21st edition. She is a big fan of sport, loves dancing and reading criminal books.
Paweł Solarz
Partnership Coordination Team

Paweł Solarz is actively pursuing new, better chances for young scientists from MUG to develop their abilities. Organizer of university workshops but also a participant (eg. Biotechnology Workshops in Uppsala, Sweden). Member of Otolaryngologic Student Research Group. Focusing on his hobbies such as history, travelling and swimming while having free time.
Kamila Bemben
Partnership Coordination Team

Kamila Bemben is a member of plenty Non Governmental Organizations connected with science and health care. Participant of European Youth Exchanges and follower of volunteering. Interested in medicine and travelling, she tries to connect them with her professional life in the future. Her motto is: don’t press yourself too hard but when you do something, try your best.
Małgorzata Stęszewska
PR and Marketing

Małgorzata Stęszewska since 2013 has been involved in initiatives supporting the Standing Committee on Public Health in IFMSA. She has managed fundraising for marrow and stem cell donors registration initiatives in cooperation with the Marrow Donor Centre at the University Clinical Centre in Gdańsk. Her favourite movie is Alejandro Jodorowsky's 'El Topo'. Starting next week, she wants to take up skateboarding.
Aleksandra Wierzba
Scientific Cooperation Team

Aleksandra Wierzba is hungry for knowledge, willingly undertaking challenges, full of dreams and plans doctor-to-be. In the past involved in organization of such projects as Washington Business Week programs in Poland. Apart from medical world she enjoys doing sports, writing and gaining new skills. Gladly takes part in local and global events and conferences such as TEDx. Fullfils herself as one of the editors in RemediuM Magazine and member of Student Research Groups.
Iga Kościńska
Editorial Staff

Iga Kościńska since 2013 holds the post of Local Officer for Eating Disorders Awareness Project in IFMSA Gdansk, based on the Peer Education method. In the future she would like to combine clinical and scientific work that are the reason for her membership in Student Research Groups (Neurology, Children Diabetics and Endocrinology). Her goal is to constantly develop in the country and abroad as well as to be always up to date with the news from the medical world.
Alicja Karaś
PR and Marketing

Alicja Karaś is a member of IFMSA. Her newest aim is to explain and bring society’s attention to chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Since this year connected with Cardiology Student Research Group. In free time willingly spending time with children in hospices.
Krzysztof Broniarek
PR and Marketing

Krzysztof Broniarek is a rational, perceptive and inquisitive student. Those three features determine his life. Interested in an innovative medicine and finding alternative sources of energy. Took part in international exchange program Comenius-Keeping the light on. Graduate of the 1st State School of Music in classical guitar class. In free time, windsurfer, IKO approved kiteboarder, yachtsman.
Anna Nowacka
Scientific Cooperation Team

Anna Nowacka is willingly undertaking challenges, never giving up plans and dreaming about being a doctor. As a member of Cardiology Student Research Group she is taking part in organizing Student’s National Cardiological Conference in Gdańsk. Involved in a lot of scientific projects, she’s doing her best all the time. Since this year, as a big enthusiast of jazz music, she has taken up violin lessons. At her leisure, she travels, does water sports and learns foreign languages.
Maja Fac
PR and Marketing Coordinator
Medical University of Gdańsk
Maja Fac
PR and Marketing Coordinator
Medical University of Gdańsk
Maja Fac
PR and Marketing Coordinator
Medical University of Gdańsk
Maja Fac
PR and Marketing Coordinator
Medical University of Gdańsk
Robert Basiewicz
Photo & Video Staff

Robert Basiewicz is a spontaneous but reliable person. Interested in electronics and photography for years. This made him a person suitable for helping to create an artistic image of 23rd ISSC. Previously participated in organizing the Euroson School CEUS as well as Polish Children’s Academy. He hopes that experience gained during those events will help making the 23rd edition of ISSC the best one so far.
Patrycja Rogowska
PR and Marketing

Patrycja Rogowska is a dedicated fan of dermatology and dermatosurgery. Developing her passion by attending surgeries and researching in field of skin diseases of elderly population. Patrycja likes facing new challenges, that’s why she decided to become a member of an ISSC Team this year.
Michalina Ciosek
PR and Marketing

Michalina Ciosek is fascinated with healthy lifestyle and dietetics. She would like to broaden her knowlege, conduct researches and attain qualifications in order to become a world-class medical doctor. That’s why she is a member of two Student Research Groups: Plastic Surgery and Gastroenterology. Obsessed with travelling and meeting new people. Hungry for new adventures, she is a tutor of ERASMUS students in Poland and plans to take part in ERASMUS programme herself in the future.
Michał Czechowski
Partnership Coordination Team

Michał Czechowski is a long-standing member of Leo Club and the vicepresident of ESMUG. As a member of Academic Society of Oncology, he aims organising annual student conference called ASO Summer School of Oncology. Michał participates in numerous scientific events as well as health-promoting programmes (eg. 'Dotknij Piersi'). At his leisure, he engages in water sports and traveling.
Natalia Cwalina
Scientific Cooperation Team

Natalia Cwalina believes that doctors should not only be exceptional diagnosticians, but also caring physicians. Whether it's being an active Chairman in Phi Delta Epsilon, Leader of the ED Pediatric Oncology Scientific Circle, or member of the Anesthesiology & Intensive Therapy Circle, Natalia is extremely passionate about sharing her medical knowledge with others. She believes that hands-on experience is the best way to learn, and can often be found working in the hospital after hours. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking up new recipes, running on the beach, and making people laugh.
Małgorzta Ryk
Partnership Coordination Team

Małgorzta Ryk is a vice-chairman of Plastic Surgery Student Research Group, a member of the IFMSA and a tutor of Erasmus Student in ESMUG. Author of review article " The role of ultrasonography in the family doctor's office - a review of the literature." Active participant in university events such as charities and health promotion programmes.
Natalia Drobińska
Coordinator of Scientific Cooperation Medical University of Gdańsk

Natalia Drobińska is an associate at Erasmus Student MUG and active member of IFMSA, strongly involved in Peer Support, Public Health and International Student Exchange departments. As a consequence of broad scientific interests she is a member of neurology, pathomorphology and oncologic surgery student research groups. Her vision of a perfect doctor is one that is not only knowledgeable and caring but bearing a holistic perception of a patient.
Natalia Drobińska
Partnership Coordination Team

Natalia Drobińska is an associate at Erasmus Student MUG and active member of IFMSA, strongly involved in Peer Support, Public Health and International Student Exchange departments. As a consequence of broad scientific interests she is a member of neurology, pathomorphology and oncologic surgery student research groups. Her vision of a perfect doctor is one that is not only knowledgeable and caring but bearing a holistic perception of a patient.
Mateusz Otreba
PR and Marketing

Mateusz Otreba is an ambitious, creative and open-minded member of our team. He is also a person who can appreciate every little thing in life and step up to the plate for others. For him every defeat is an impulse to improve the problem solving method. Active member of a few Student Research Groups. Easily adaptable under changing conditions.
Important before

Alright – so you have devoted plenty of time to your research and data preparation. But equally important is a successful presentation. Here are some tips that will guarantee a smooth and spectacular performance:
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First and foremost – let us know you are here! Check in and collect your conference materials.
The guests range from students, through young doctors to respected professors so we would appreciate if you wore smart clothes on the day of the participation and certainly if you are about to perform in front of the audience.
Make sure you get to the venue well before time – it takes about half an hour to travel from the Gdansk Glowny station to the Invasive Medicine Centre so take that into account! Get a tram number – 2, 3, 6, 9, 11 or 12.
Your presentation should be done in PowerPoint or Prezi programme and brought to the coordinator not later than 60 minutes before the beginning of the session. You can use a CD, DVD or pendrive for that purpose.
We do realise that there are sometimes technical problems with starting the presentation so you will be given a chance to check if everything works fine either if the room is not occupied by any event or 30 minutes before the session.
If you miss the coffee break – do not worry. There are plenty of bistros around where you can have lunch.
FAQ

1 Can my poster take part in competition on its own, without me presenting the work?
2 Can I present the work that previously has been presented on other conference?
3 Can I change presenting person after abstract submission?
4 Can we present our work as a team?
5 Do co-authors receive any kind of certificate?
6 Are spaces included in 3000 characters limit?
7 Should case report abstract also consist of background, aim of the study, methods, results and conclusions?
8 Can a passive participant receive a certificate of attendance?
You did it!
You’re finally here, safe and
sound in your hotel room. And what now? Well, the city (or I should rather say Tricity) offers you a number of opportunities. Whether you are the sightseeing kind of person, science freak or party lover - you will certainly find something just to meet your expectations.

And so if you are a history lover
the best place for you to visit would be the
Old Town. It is just 20 minutes walk from the
University or 5 minutes tram drive. The largest gothic church in Europe known as the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or St.Mary’s Church, rectangular (unlike in other cities in Poland) central place (called Długi Targ and Długa Street), a number of beautiful gates, innumerable churches, museums located in the most magnificent buildings in Gdansk such as the Arthur’s Court or the Crane – that is just to begin with ;) A place certainly worth visiting is the newly opened European Solidarity Centre by the shipyard. Provocative as it is from the outside (compared with the historic surrounding) it is incredibly well designed inside, being an example of the most creative modern architecture.

Another thing you mustn’t forget
is the fact that Gdansk is a seaside city!
Well, let’s face it – it is very unlikely that in April you will get temperatures high enough to sunbath between the lectures and workshops but a refreshing walk on the beach with a soft breeze on your cheeks is an experience to tick on your list, no doubt. If you have about an hour to spare you can take your walk to Sopot where you will find the longest pier in Europe. And if it’s already evening – stay in Sopot as it is said to be the best spot to party in the Tricity.

Gdynia – the youngest of the Tricity
metropolis and a must-see for any sea
lover. Built in the times of the Free City of Gdansk, when Poland was deprived of any functioning port it still focuses on this aspect. However, Gdynia successfully turns its industrial image into touristic attractions and is certainly one of the most rapidly developing cities in Poland, winning a number of competitions (both national and international) for the most appreciated places to live in, invest or study. Its inhabitants are local patriots and if you ask them – there’s
no place they’d rather be in ;)

We guarantee – once you
visit the Tricity you will certainly fall in love with it! What’s the secret behind that? Its diversity, open-mindedness, energy and the omnipresent idea of solidarity! That’s just a brief description – to find out more choose one of the topics.
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