Dear Collegues!

       On behalf of the Scientific Committee I have the honour of inviting you to the first International Conference of the Polish Society for Hyperthermia in Oncology entitled „The Place of Hyperthermia in Polish Medicine”, which will be held on 20 – 21st October 2017 in Piekary Śląskie, in the “Best Hotel of the Year” according to the Forbes Magazine contest, 2015 edition.

      The development of the new healthcare technologies in radiation therapy and in the surgery, the recent progress in systemic treatment and the introduction of innovative diagnostic methods contribute to better curative results, preserving the quality of life of cancer patients. Hyperthermia, as a complementary procedure in oncology, plays an important role in improving the quality of life, in accordance with the basic principles of integrative approach in oncology.

       This year we invited many prominent scientists, experts in hyperthermia, from many different countries. Beside polish speakers, we will have the opportunity to hear the lectures of guests form USA, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Russia and China. The main topic of the Conference will be the actual trends in the use of hyperthermia in oncology. Our aim is to present the standard procedures of combining hyperthermia with radiation therapy and other systemic treatments. One of the sessions will be dedicated to the biology of fever and to the immunological effects of hyperthermia.

       Although all international speakers will present their lectures in English language, a simultaneous Polish translation will be granted for better comfort of participants.

      The organizers will make their best endeavours to transform Your stay in Piekary Śląskie in an excellent opportunity, not only for the interchange of opinions on hyperthermia, but also for making new contacts and to strengthen already established relationships between healthcare professionals and friends of thermal medicine.

      Apart from educational points and professional gains, let this conference be your way to discover the historic and touristic values of the Upper Silesia region, for which Piekary Śląskie is a very emblematic city, deeply marked by the hard work of generations of coal miners which left its characteristic traces in the landscape.

      Welcome to the I Conference of PTHO in Piekary Śląskie.

 

 

 

Bogdan Michalski, MD, PhD – president of PTH