Acta Haematologica Polonica 2022

Number 4, Volume 53, pages 225–226

DOI: 10.5603/AHP.2022.0030

ISSN 0001–5814

e-ISSN 2300–7117

30th Congress of the Polish Society of Hematologists and Transfusiologists: in the shadow of international conflicts

Jan Styczyński●iD*Agata Marjańska●iD
Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Jurasz University Hospital 1, Bydgoszcz, Poland

*Address for correspondence: Jan Styczyński, Department of Pediatric
Hematology and Oncology,
Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University
in Toruń, Skłodowskiej-Curie 9, 85–09
4 Bydgoszcz, Poland,
phone +4
8 52 58 548 60, fax +48 52 58 540 87, e-mail: jstyczynski@cm.umk.pl

Received: 26.06.2022 Accepted: 26.06.2022

On 8, 9 and 10 September, members of the Polish Society of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (PTHiT, Polskie Towarzystwo Hematologii i Transfuzjologii) will have the opportunity to meet together at the 30th Congress of the Society, which will be held for the first time in Bydgoszcz, and organized for the first time by a pediatric center. This meeting was initially planned for September 2021, but due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we organized only ‘Highlights 2021’, and published an issue of ‘Acta Haematologica Polonica’ featuring educational papers prepared for the Congress [1].

The past two years have demonstrated the deep interconnectedness of everything we do. Not only the pandemic, but also the war in Ukraine, have reminded us that we live in a global environment, and we have to cope with its consequences every day, including in hematology wards. Refugees from Ukraine have been given the chance to start new lives in Poland in 2022. We have faced also the continuing challenge of refugees from Syria.

This issue of ‘Acta Haematologica Polonica’ shows not only progress in the work within the Society [2], but also achievements in other countries which are exposed to much more severe problems than we face in Poland. Papers by Troyanovska et al. from Ukraine [3], by Hamdan et al. from Syria [4], and by Sharma from India [5], are published in this issue. We have also a paper from Portugal [6].

The increasing internationalization of the activity of our Society, of our Congress, and of ‘Acta Haematologica Polonica’ are natural processes arising out of our everyday work, international cooperation, and international expectations [7–11].

Authors’ contributions

Both authors contributed equally to the concept and content of the paper.

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The work described in this article has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans; EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments; uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals.


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  2. Stelmach P, Nowak W, Robak M, et al. In the search of an appropriate diagnostic tool for laboratory monitoring of FXII-targeting agents, could the assessment of rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in patients with factor XII deficiency be useful? Acta Haematol Pol. 2023; 53(4): 267–272, doi: 10.5603/AHP.a2022.0035.
  3. Troyanovska O, Dorosh O, Lytvyn H, et al. Characteristics of COVID-19 in paediatric patients with haematological malignancies, treated in the Western-Ukrainian Specialized Paediatric Medical Centre. Acta Haematol Pol. 2022; 53(4): 273–276, doi: 10.5603/AHP.a2022.2036.
  4. Hamdan L, Hussein F, Akel S, et al. Assessment of two main therapeutic regimens of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a major referral center in Syria. Acta Haematol Pol. 2023; 53(4): 277–284, doi: 10.5603/AHP.a2022.0037.
  5. Sharma S, Jondhale S, Patel M, et al. Standardizing blood dose using body surface area and analyze the effect of blood storage on hemoglobin increment within pediatric patients. Acta Haematol Pol. 2022; 53(4): 285–292, doi: 10.5603/AHP.a2022.0029.
  6. Alpalhão A, Soares-Almeida L, Filipe P, et al. Ruxolitinib-associated squamous cell carcinoma. Acta Haematol Pol. 2023; 53(4): 293–294, indexed in Pubmed: 10.5603/AHP.a2022.0038.
  7. Styczyński J, Marjańska A, Styczyński J, et al. “Acta Haematologica Polonica” awarded 100 points by Ministry of Education and Science! Acta Haematol Pol. 2021; 52(6): 525–525, doi: 10.5603/AHP.2021.0102.
  8. Styczynski J, Tridello G, Gil L, et al. Prognostic impact of Epstein-Barr virus serostatus in patients with nonmalignant hematological disorders undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: the study of Infectious Diseases Working Party of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Acta Haematol Pol. 2020; 51(2): 73–80, doi: 10.2478/ahp-2020-0015.
  9. Styczyński J, Czyżewski K, Frączkiewicz J, et al. Clinical spectrum and outcome of invasive mucormycosis in children and adults: Polish experience of the decade 2010–2019. Acta Haematol Pol. 2020; 51(3): 157–163, doi: 10.2478/ahp-2020-0028.
  10. Antoniewicz-Papis J, Brojer E, Fabijańska-Mitek J, et al. Current status and achievements of Polish transfusion medicine. Acta Haematol Pol. 2021; 52(3): 147–162, doi: 10.5603/AHP.2021.0031.
  11. Giebel S, Basak G, Bieniaszewska M, et al. Current status and achievements of Polish haemato-oncology. Acta Haematol Pol. 2021; 52(1): 4–17, doi: 10.5603/AHP.2021.0003.

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