Quality standards of using cochlear implants in infants, children and adolescents

Position of the Society of Polish Otorhinolaryngologists, Phoniatrists and Audiologists and the Polish Society of Pediatric Otolaryngologists

 DSC6182smThe completion of the first stage of examinations carried out under the "Precious Health" Program took place on 19th September in Warsaw. The Mobile Hearing Center and the Mobile Medical Center have parked at the buildings of Polish Television and Polish Radio. Inhabitants could seek advice of doctors: otolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, cardiologists, periodontists and dermatologists. In total, over a thousand tests and consultations were given and conducted. Millions of radio listeners and television viewers following the "live" footage from the medical camp were reminded that it was worth taking care of their health.

DSC 1813 smOn 27th September 2017, a press conference entitled "20 Years - from Pilot Studies to Common Screening in the Early Detection of Hearing Disorders” was held at the Polish Press Agency in Warsaw. The conference agenda included among others results of hearing screening tests carried out in cooperation with the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS) and presentation of the new program assumptions, which will cover the entire population of children starting school education of the Mazovian Region as the first in the world. Prof. Henryk Skarżyński - the originator of screening tests of children's hearing in Poland opened the conference. The conference was also attended by Janina Pszczółkowska, Deputy President of KRUS, Associate Prof. Krzysztof Kochanek, Screening Program Coordinator and Elżbieta Szymanik, Deputy Director of the European Social Fund, Mazovian Unit for Implementation of EU Programs. The meeting was moderated by Jadwiga Kamińska, President of the Press Health Promotion Club. The conference gathered nearly 40 journalists.

DSC 3572 300The conference ‘Health First - Screening tests as the basis of the feasible preventive healthcare’, organized in the collaboration with the Marshal of the Senate, Mr. Stanisław Karczewski, took place on 21 November 2017. The initiator of this event, Prof. Henryk Skarżyński, had invited the participants to listen to presentations of eminent scientists and clinicians – physicians representing different medical specialties, and to take part in the discussion necessary to develop and implement a wide scale program of health promotion and disease prevention in Poland. Presentation of hitherto results of the program was coupled with lectures of experts in different fields of medicine who are aware of an urgent need of expanding the preventive healthcare activities in Poland.

medal PrixGalien smDecember 4, 2014 become a special day for the laureates of Prix Galien. This international completion has a 44-year tradition. The aim is to honor the most innovative and breakthrough achievements in the pharmaceutical field, medicine, and healthcare. This year the Gold Medal – Galien International Award went to the National Network of Teleaudiology, whose initiator is Prof. Henryk Skarzynski. The ceremony was held in Monte Carlo.