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The largest business meeting in Central Europe was held in Krynica–Zdroj, Poland from September 8-10, 2015. Participants included more them 3,000 guests, who represented over 60 countries from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Among them, the forum welcomed presidents from several EU countries, commissioners, CEO’s of large international corporations, as well as leaders from different social, cultural and professional organizations.
President of PAMS, Dr. Kornelia Krol, was invited to attend the forum by “Stowarzyszenie Wspolnota Polska.” She was honored to participate in the discussion forum “How to achieve success abroad and to inspire others in Poland.” Fellow participants in this panel included: Halina Csucs, member of the Hungarian Parliament, Marek Patecki, owner of KIA Motors in Poland, Janusz Mroczka, Stowarzyszenie Wspolnota Polska, and representatives from Polbusiness in Ireland.
Dr. Krol discussed the many differences between graduate and postgraduate medical training in Poland in comparison to the United States. Additionally, she was asked about recent healthcare industry changes in America. Dr. Krol also described recent projects started by PAMS this year, including successfully establishing a medical subspecialty fellowship training program at The University of Chicago for a urologist from Poland. This project is sponsored by PAMS, Kosciuszko Foundation, and Stowarzyszenie Wspolnota Polska.
Finally, Dr. Krol discussed PAMS’ role and involvement with other areas of cooperation between Medical Institutions in Poland and the United States. Most recently, PAMS facilitated cooperation between Medicover Hospital in Warsaw and The University of Chicago Medicine. As a result, the Medicover American Clinic opened last month in Warsaw.
PAMS was invited to Krynica next year to participate in forum discussions pertaining to Health Care industry issues in Poland.
On Sunday, August 16th, 2015, PAMS members and their families gathered together for our annual Family Picnic, organized by doctors Beata Danek and Katarzyna Kusz. Festivities took place at the Jack & Lydia Resort, in Lake Villa, Illinois. There was a record attendance of over 100 people hanging around until dark, enjoying beautiful weather in beautiful surroundings, and taking so much needed time off from our busy professional lives.
Music was courtesy of the band, Second Opinion, staffed by our PAMS doctors, Dr Tucci and Dr Niekrasz, and it made our time even more special. There was dancing, there was wine, and there was yummy polish food, made by our hosts – Jack & Lydia. Their welcoming, warm attitude made this event very laid back and relaxing.
Some of us played beach volleyball, while others enjoyed pedal boats on Deep Lake, which is attached to the resort. Others were having fun mingling and goofing around with old and new friends.
We also had a moment of silence in memory of our beloved friend, Ewa Buch, who suddenly passed away recently. We all gathered together to take a group photo with smiling faces in honor of Ewa’s everlasting smile, positive attitude, and tremendous contribution to our society.
Later, there was a bonfire and singing along with guitar and accordion tunes. There was dancing, even on the table, by some of our brave members, including our president, Dr. Kornelia Krol.
Overall, it was another very successful gathering. We had several new members join us for the picnic, helping us to continue to grow stronger to make a difference and support each other.
Uprzejmie informuję i zapraszam na XXIV Polonijne Mistrzostwa Lekarzy w Tenisie Ziemnym, które odbędą się w dniach 23, 26, 29, 30 sierpnia oraz 2, 5 i 6 września 2015 r. na kortach tenisowych przy Wheeling High School (podobnie jak w latach ubiegłych).
I would like to inform you as well as invite you to the XXIV PAMS Tennis Tournament that will take place on the 23, 26, 29, and 30 of August and the 2, 5, and 6 of September, 2015 at the Wheeling High School Tennis Courts (in the same location as last year).
Registration and start: Aug. 23, 2015 (Sunday), 1:00 PM
Match days: 23, 26, 29, 30 of Aug. and 2, 5, 6 Sept.
Patronage: The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago
Entry Fee: 45$
Bronisław Orawiec, MD