Maciej ŚmietańskiHead of the Surgery Department at F. Żaczek Hospital in Puck


    • Head of the Surgery Department at F. Żaczek Hospital in Puck, Poland
    • Associate professor at Medical University of Gdańsk
    • DSc (habilitation) Center for Postgraduate Medical Education (Warsaw, Poland, 2013)
    • PhD in Surgical Sciences (MUG) (2001)

    Membership in professional organizations

    • European Hernia Society (since 2007 – board member, since 2010 – Secretary Scientific Research,  played a leading role in creation of the Ukrainian Hernia Society as a branch of the EHS)
    • Honorary Member of the Ukrainian Hernia Society (2015)
    • Honorary Professor of Medical University in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine, 2015)
    • Polish Society of Herniology (since 2010 – board member)
    • Polish Society of Videosurgery (2009-2015 – board member, Secretary for Scientific Works)
    • Polish Hernia Club (since 2000 – scientific board member, since 2012 – Executive Director)
    • Polish Hernia Study Group (since 2002 – project leader)
    • Member of Polish Association of Surgeons (since 2001)

    Experience in organizing conferences

    • European Hernia Congress (every year as scientific board member)
    • 2013 EHS Congress in Gdańsk (as Congress President)
    • Polish Hernia Congress (every year as the scientific and organizing board member)
    • EAES International Congress (every year as invited speaker)
    • Ukrainian-Polish Surgical Conference (2016 Lviv – scientific board member)
    • Ukrainian Hernia Society Congress (every year as invited speaker and UHS Honorary Member)
    • 10 Workshops in hernia surgery organized in Ukraine (4 times in Lviv) in last 6 years (as a leader, speaker and organizer)