7-8 November 2024
BALTIC HERNIA DAYS
It is with great anticipation that we extend an invitation to you to join us in the historical city of Gdansk, long hailed as the ‘Polish gate to the world’. We are excited to host the inaugural "Baltic Hernia Days" in the European Solidarity Center, set to take place on the 7-8 November 2024.

Gdansk, with its rich tapestry of history and culture, provides not just a backdrop but a context to our gathering. This time, our focus will be broader, extending our reach to our fellow surgeons from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Norway. This regional collaboration emphasizes our collective vision for shared knowledge, medical advancements, and camaraderie in the field of herniology.
In light of recent events and the challenging circumstances our colleagues in Ukraine are facing, we are especially keen to extend our invitation to them. Their resilience, expertise, and contributions are invaluable, and their presence will surely enrich our congress.

The "Baltic Hernia Days" aims to foster both scientific and social exchange. We'll have dedicated sessions to the latest research in herniology, share advancements in surgical techniques, and discuss collaborative projects for the benefit of our patients and our professional community. Furthermore, we intend to forge stronger ties, not only among surgeons but with companies working in the herniology field. This collaboration offers an avenue for knowledge sharing, highlighting innovations in implants and surgical techniques that can enhance our daily practice.

But a congress is not just about presentations and discussions. We believe in the power of personal connections. Gdansk, with its storied past and vibrant present, offers an exceptional venue for such interactions.

The European Solidarity Center is strategically located in the heart of the city. Our chosen hotels and the transportation facilities ensure convenience for our attendees. We also extend an invitation for evening events at the city's historical landmarks.

In these collaborative efforts, we hope to build bridges and nurture relationships that stand the test of time. The "Baltic Hernia Days" promises to be a milestone event, and your participation will surely make it even more memorable.
We eagerly await your presence in Gdansk in November 2024!

Warm regards,

Maciej Smietanski
Mateusz Zamkowski

"Baltic Hernia Days" 2024 Congress Presidents

Address
European Solidarity Center
pI. Solidarności 1, 80-863 Gdańsk

Price
200 EURO (Regular Price)
ORGANIZERS
ORGANIZING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
  • PROF. MACIEJ ŚMIETAŃSKI
    HEAD OF SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
  • DR MATEUSZ ZAMKOWSKI
    HEAD OF ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
CONGRESS SCIENTIFIC PLAN
Thursday, 7th November 2024
14:00 - 20:00 Conference Registration
15:00 - 15:15 Official Welcome
15:15 - 16:45 State of the Art Session
16:45 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:30 Opening Session
18:30 - 20:00 Welcome meeting
Friday, 8th November 2024
8:00 - 10:00 Conference Registration
9:15 - 9:45 Satellite Sessions
9:45 - 10:00 Coffee break
10:00 - 11:30 Session 1
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:15 Session 2
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Sessions
14:45 - 16:15 Session 3
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:15 Session 4
18:15 - 18:30 End of the Congress
Detailed Scientific Programme
Click here for detailed scientific programme (work still in progress)
Scientific and Organising Committee
  • Frederik Berrevoet, Belgium
  • Hakan Gok, Turkey
  • Kryspin Mitura, Poland
  • Maciej Pawlak, Poland
  • Sonia Ribas, Portugal
  • Przemysław Rymkiewicz, Poland
  • Jacek Szopiński, Poland
  • Maciej Śmietański, Poland
  • Linas Venclauskas, Lithuania
  • Mette Willaume, Denmark
  • Marcin Włodarczyk, Poland
  • Marta Wójcik, Poland
  • Mateusz Zamkowski, Poland
Faculty
List of lecturers will be updated step by step. Stay tuned!
  • Andrew de Beaux
    Scotland
  • Frederik Berrevoet
    Belgium
  • Jackie Bullock
    UK
  • David Chen
    USA
  • Barbora East
    Czech Republic
  • Hakan Gok
    Turkey
  • Todd Heniford
    USA
  • Jan Kukleta
    Switzerland
  • Marc Miserez
    Belgium
  • Kryspin Mitura
    Poland
  • Salvador Morales-Conde
    Spain
  • Filip Muysoms
    Belgium
  • Yuri Novitsky
    USA
  • Hannu Paajanen
    Finland
  • Maciej Pawlak
    Poland
  • Victor Radu
    Romania
  • Yohann Renard
    France
  • Sonia Ribas
    Portugal
  • Przemysław Rymkiewicz
    Poland
  • Maarten Simons
    Netherlands
  • Maciej Śmietański
    Poland
  • Jacek Szopiński
    Poland
  • Linas Venclauskas
    Lithuania
  • Mette Willaume
    Denmark
  • Marcin Włodarczyk
    Poland
  • Marta Wójcik
    Poland
  • Mateusz Zamkowski
    Poland
200 EURO
Early-bird ticket. Limited to the first 100 tickets. Next 100 participants - 200 EURO. The rest: 250 EURO. Number of participants is limited!
Full price: 200 EURO
HONORARY PATRONAGE
HONORARY PATRONAGE OF THE CONGRESS
  • European Hernia Society
  • Association of Polish Surgeons
  • Hernia Chapter of Association of Polish Surgeons
  • President of Association of Polish Surgeons
    prof. Krzysztof Zieniewicz
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
If you are interested in becoming a partner or a sponsor, please feel free to write to us
Certificates
THE VENUE
We're really excited about our hosts and are looking forward to seeing presentations about code the way they're truly meant to be experienced. Besides, what conference experience would be complete without the sea?
STAY INFORMED
Don't miss the event!
7-8th November 2024 Baltic Hernia Days
Contact Us!
Contact for organizational matters:
Katarzyna Kania
mail: katarzyna.kania@asteriamed.com.pl
phone: +48 668 009 955
DETAILS AND CONTACT OF COMPANY ACCEPTING PAYMENTS

Contact for substantive matters:
Maciej Śmietański (smietana@gumed.edu.pl)
Mateusz Zamkowski (zamek@gumed.edu.pl)
The organizer declares and informs in publicly available materials concerning the event that the non-merit (entertainment) program will not be financed with funds from member companies of the POLMED Chamber or MedTech Poland, as well as from the funds of innovative companies associated with INFARM.
The organizer declares that the participation of accompanying persons will not be financed with funds originating from member companies of the POLMED Chamber or MedTech Poland, as well as from the funds of innovative companies associated with INFARM.