“Spotkanie Opłatkowe” Christmas Meeting


11 stycznia 2015 o godz. 14:30 w Jezuickim Ośrodku Milenijnym przy 5835 W. Irving Park Rd. w Chicago odbędzie się doroczne spotkanie opłatkowe członków Związku Lekarzy Polskich w Chicago.

Come and join us on January 11th, 2015 at 2:30 PM in the Jesuit Millennium Center at 5835 W. Irving Park rd. Chicago to celebrate Christmas with the Polish American Medical Society of Chicago.

Rozpoczniemy tradycyjnie mszą świętą. W programie również skromny poczęstunek, upominki dla dzieci oraz wspólne śpiewanie kolęd.

We will start with a traditional holy mass. The program also includes a small meal, gifts for children, as well as group christmas carol singing. 

Nasze spotkanie w tym roku uświetni wspaniały wokalista jazzowy Marek Bałata.

Our meeting this year will feature the great polish jazz vocalist Marek Bałata.

Marek Balata

Będzie możliwość nabycia płyt CD z dedykacją artysty.

You will be able to purchase a CD and have it dedicated by the artist himself.

Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich lekarzy wraz z rodzinami.

We would like to cordially invite all physicians and their families. 

Aby pokryć koszty występu artysty, prosimy składać dobrowolne donacje na ręce organizatorów.

To cover the cost of the artist’s performance, please submit a voluntary donation to the organizers.

Komitet Organizacyjny.

The Organizing Committee.


25th Anniversary of the Polish Medical Self-Government in Warsaw

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On December 5-7, 2014 the Regional Medical Center of Warsaw celebrated the 25th anniversary of the polish medical self-government. The celebration was organized by the Naczelna Izba Lekarska (NIL), also known as the Polish Chamber of Physicians.

Present amongst the delegation representing the global and national medical and dental associations, were the president of PAMS Dr. Kornelia Król, the president of the Federation of Polish-American Medical Organizations Dr. Marek Rudnicki, the vice president of the federation, Dr. Janusz Kasina from Sweden, and honorary president Dr. Bronisaw Orawiec.

The series of meetings began on Friday in the Polish Parliament. Foreign guests, members of the Polish Chamber of Physicians and nine past health ministers from 1989 to the present were in attendance. The health ministers shared their thoughts on health care and how much it has changed since they were in office.

Later in the afternoon, the deputy speaker of the Senate of Poland, surgeon Stanisław Karczewski held a meeting. Foreign guests, representing 30 different medical organizations worldwide attended. Dr. Karczewski underlined that the Chamber of Physicians would also be celebrating 25 years of practicing in a free Poland, just as the senate. Amongst the 100 senators in Poland, eight of them are physicians who are actively engaged in running the self-government. During the meeting, foreign physicians had the opportunity to present their organizations, as well as familiarize themselves with the legislative processes of Poland.

On Saturday, December 6, at the Sofitel Victoria hotel, the Polish Chamber of Physicians held a meeting and historical session. Later that afternoon, Cardinal Nycz dedicated a mass to the physicians at Holy Cross Church (Kościół Św. Krzyża).

The main event was the anniversary gala at the Grand Theater (Teatr Wielki). Actors Piotr Fronczewski and Ewa Wiśniewska beautifully prepared it. There were performances by the Płock Symphonic Orchestra as well as by the actor/singer Janusz Radek. This interesting concept of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the polish self-government was eloquently covered by the polish physician’s newspaper “Gazeta Lekarska”.

We, as the delegation, stressed our desire to maintain contact and to continue to actively cooperate with the Polish Chamber of Physicians.

For more details see www.gazetalekarska.pl

Kornelia Król, M.D. President of PAMS in Chicago


“Fifty Shades of Fashion” Fundraising Dinner 11/9/2014


Our First Annual Benefit Fashion Show “Fifty Shades of Fashion” took place on Sunday November 9th, 2014 at Stereo Club in Chicago. 205 people attended the fashion show, many of which were physicians as well as their friends and family. Thanks to all those who helped out, the event was huge success. Stereo Club provided the great music and beautiful venue. The Polish physicians who became runway models for the night created a breathtaking spectacle. Malgorzata Wajs, former model, directed the event. Our wonderful sponsors provided an unbelievable variety of clothes. Tasty food was served by Grota Banquets and appreciated by all those attending.

By spending some time outside of our busy professional lives making new friends, meeting colleagues, and cheering for one another, those who participated strengthened their professional relationships. It is much easier to refer a patient to someone when you know their face, not just their name.

“Fifty Shades of Fashion” helped us raise money for a scholarship fund to benefit medical, dental, and veterinary students of Polish heritage. Part of the profits will also be used to help organize a Christmas Party and gifts for a Chicago shelter for Polish single moms and their children.

We look forward to organizing more entertaining and relationship building fund raising events in the future!

Beata Danek MD, Main Organizer and Board Member

Clothes provided by:

Mira Couture, Dom itp, Laurel Bridal, Rich casual, Renata Mingelgrin, Stokrotka, Yolanda’s Lorente Boutique, Elan Furs, Henryk Pasko

Hair by:
Zig-zag and Inga Hair Studio

Make-up by:
Zig-zag and Bogusia Szwab

Jewelery by:
Park Lane Jewelry


PAMS Quarterly Meeting 11/16/2014 at Shaw’s Crab House

On November 16th, PAMS met at Shaw’s Crab House for a general meeting. The meeting was sponsored by Medtronic Neuromodulation with representative Mr. Steve Willuweit in attendance. The meeting began with Dr. Lukas Chebes giving an informative presentation titled “Spinal cord stimulation: Percutaneous trial to permanent implantation”.

Dr. Kornelia Król summarized the activities organized by members of the board over the past year-and-a-half. She also reiterated our constant concern over the future of American students choosing to study medicine in Poland. As usual, this topic initiated an active exchange of opinions between the members. We are determined to gather accurate and sound information for students planning to study in Poland and later return to the US for postgraduate education.

Next, Dr. Adam Cios (Treasurer) presented the status of our back accounts. Out of 800 physicians on our mailing list, only 80 pay yearly dues. This is not enough to sustain our organization. We hope that more Polish American physicians will join us so we can further pursue our mission of educating young physicians and supporting multiple charitable events. Our next event is the 65th Polish Physicians Bal, which will take place on January 31st, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton in Chicago. You can purchase a ticket on our website.

After a delicious dinner, Dr. Orawiec invited all of our members to a skiing competition in Wilmot Mountain Wisconsin, as well as a trip to the Swiss Alps. Dr. Rudnicki also proposed we consider participating in the Kongres Polonii Medycznej Świata, which will take place in Wilno, Poland in September, 2015.

The time was spent productively and in good company. We gratefully and sincerely thank Dr. Chebes for organizing this meeting. We are proud of the youngest member of our board.

Written by Evelina Worwag, M.D.