CED Activities Info 2015/01

Issue 1 - January 2015



25th anniversary of re-establishment of the Chamber of Physicians and Dentists in Poland

2014 marked the 25th anniversary of re-establishment of the chambers of physicians and dental practitioners in Poland – organizations of the joint professional self-government that are vested with competence to supervise the exercise of the professions in the public interest.

The official celebration took place in Warsaw on 5 – 6 December. It was attended by numerous guests, including representatives of national and international organizations of physicians and dentists.

Among the guests who joined Polish doctors on these important days was the CED President, the Presidents of FDI, ERO-FDI, WMA, UEMS, CPME, and colleagues representing dental and medical chambers from the neighbouring countries: Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania and Slovakia.

On 5 December our guests visited the Polish Parliament for a meeting with the state authorities hosted by the Vice-Marshal of the Senate, who himself is a practicing medical doctor. An interesting discussion that took place focused on the involvement of professional organizations in the democratic lawmaking process. Participants also talked about the need for healthcare professionals to personally engage in politics in order to bring their expertise and experience.

The main events were held on 6 December and included a celebratory gathering of representatives of the professional self-government and invited guests as well as a gala concert at the National Theatre.

In their addresses our guests underlined that the anniversary of the professional chambers is in line with the celebrations of regaining democracy 25 years ago in Poland and other Central and East European countries – independent professional organizations are a part of democratic society.

We would like once again to express our gratitude to all the colleagues who found time in the busy pre-Christmas period to come and join us in Warsaw and to make this a very special event indeed.

Contributed by the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists



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