Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Orthopaedic Oncology, Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin
Representing Department of Orthopaedics Traumatology and Musculoskeletal Oncology at the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, I would like to welcome you to the 2nd NFOO Symposium in Szczecin again. The Scientific Committee chaired by Professor Daniel Kotrych created the programme which reflects the high development of orthopaedic oncology ranging from basic science to clinical management. Internationally acclaimed invited speakers will ensure that all guests and experts will be up to date with the latest modern orthopaedic oncology and evidence-based medicine. I hope you will spend fruitful and exciting days in Szczecin !
Prof. Andrzej Bohatyrewicz
The combined expertise of the world’s premier orthopaedic oncology surgeons, radiology physicians, outcomes specialists and other allied health professionals will be harnessed in order to facilitate a robust exchange of ideas and information on the clinical and surgical management as well as basic science aspects of bone tumors.
The New Frontiers in Orthopaedic Oncology conference held in 2015 in Szczecin showed unparalleled opportunity to strengthen the ties between members of international community, to share experiences, listen to distinguished scientific speakers and their committed voices, with diverse points of view. We do believe, that the Conference proved to be a great success. In order to keep this momentum and looking at Orthopaedic Oncology as constantly dynamic growing field so relevant for daily clinical practice,
We have decided to provide opportunity to learn and discuss latest scientific findings, clinical results and practical aspects by organizing NFOO conference in 2017. The main topics of NFOO 2017 Conference, would be focused on 3D technology in Orthopaedic Oncology – from diagnose to surgical treatment and follow up. We also hope that the place of conference – Pomeranian Duke’s Castle in Szczecin would make NFOO 2017 a Royal event.
In the 12th century, when Szczecin had become one of Pomerania’s main urban centres, it lost its independence to Piast Poland, Saxony, the Holy Roman Empire and Denmark. At the same time, the Griffin dynasty established themselves as local rulers, the population was converted to Christianity, and German settlers arrived.
The native Slavic population was assimilated and sometimes discriminated against in the following centuries. Between 1237 and 1243, the town was built anew, granted vast autonomy rights, and eventually joined the Hanseatic League.
At the end of World War II Stettin’s status was in doubt, and the Soviet occupation authorities at first appointed officials from the city’s almost entirely German pre-war population. In July 1945, however, Polish authorities were permitted to take power. Stettin was renamed Szczecin and became part of the People’s Republic of Poland, and from 1989 the Republic of Poland.
After the flight and expulsion of the German population and Polish settlement, Szczecin became the administrative and industrial center of Polish Western Pomerania, the site of the University of Szczecin and Szczecin University of Technology, and the see of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień.
Szczecin is served by Szczecin-Goleniów “Solidarność” Airport which is 47 kilometres (29 miles) northeast of central Szczecin. It offers regular flights to cities in Poland (Warsaw, Kraków) and to international destinations (London, Liverpool, Dublin, Oslo, Edinburgh), as well as seasonal charter flights to other destinations.
There is, however, another way to reach Szczecin by plane: Berlin airports. As Berlin is located only 120 kms from Szczecin, it’s very easy to get to the city from the German capital, especially when you take into account that there are regular bus connections that will help you get directly to Szczecin.
Szczecin has good railway connections with the rest of Poland and Germany. Szczecin’s central railway station (SZCZECIN GŁÓWNY) is located at Kolumba Street, facing river Odra.
You can reach Szczecin using PKS buses (PKS is a general name of intercity bus companies) which connect Szczecin with some major Polish cities, as well as towns and villages in the Pomerania region.
If you’re travelling from Berlin, you can use buses belonging to specialised carrier companies, such as Berlinia (www.berlinia.eu)
SZCZECIN BUS STATION
pl. Grodnicki 1, 70-952 Szczecin
Szczecin is well-connected with European highway network, therefore you can get to the city easily if travelling from Germany (German highway No. 11 from Berlin is directly connected with Polish higway No. A6, which will lead you to Szczecin southern parts).
Other roads to Szczecin:
– Polish Express Route No. S3 (from the north and the south)
– Polish State Road No. 3 (from the southeast)
– Polish State Road No. 10 (from the east)
– German Federal Road No. 104/113 + Polish State Road No. 10 (from the west)
– German Federal Road No. 2 + Polish State Road No. 13 (from the southwest)
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The Pomeranian Dukes‘ Castle in Szczecin
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