The pollution and, more generally the degradation of our environment is a hot topic not only interesting representatives of biomedical and life sciences, geosciences (including e.g. climatology) and economics but obviously it directly affects virtually every individual. The attention to the deterioration of the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat reaches more and more people and therefore becomes also a political issue. Undoubtedly one of the crucial ways to understand true causes and mechanisms of this process or processes runs through the hardship of scientific efforts in the field of pharmaceutical and medical sciences. The 3rd International Conference of Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences in Martin is intended to boost scientific activities in this area of investigations, what emphasizes its title: "PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL, PHARMACOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL ASPECTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION". The concept of the 3rd ICPMS in Martin in a sense will be a continuation of the previous – 2nd ICPMS two years ago, which was focused on biomedical security. We are very proud that the 3rd ICPMS received support from the Authorities of Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and from the Authorities of the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University of Bratislava. It seems therefore right to think that the 3rd ICPMS may even bring the firstfruits of, let’s name it - transtatrian scientific cooperation in the field of medicine and pharmacy.
I would like to cordially invite anybody, who represents whichever pharmaceutical, biological or more generally – biomedical sciences, as well as students of Pharmacy, Health Sciences or Medicine, and who are interested in issues related to health consequences of pollution of the environment and the ways and methods to protect our health and treat the related illnesses, to take active part in our Conference, which will be held in picturesque Martin at the foot of Tatra Mountains on September 24-26, 2020.
Prof. dr hab. med. Dariusz Adamek
Co-Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the 3rd ICPMS