This year, the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatooncology celebrated its 125th anniversary. A closing meeting for Memorial Year was held, where they reviewed the most important events of 2018 and reported on the results of their series of educational lecture programmes.
At the Semmelweis Salon, Dr. Miklós Sárdy, director, welcomed guests, and Dr. Péter Holló, deputy director, summarized the major events of the 125th anniversary. The events of the Department of Dermatology partially coincided with the events of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the Day of Hungarian Science, and the Semmelweis Memorial Year. The year’s celebration began with a jubilee session, and during the year, a Memorial Tree was planted as a tribute to Dr. Lajos Nékám, and two memorial benches were built in honor of two former directors of the Department, Dr. Ernő Schwimmer and Dr. Ferenc Földvári. They also organized an exhibition, presented the Földváry Prize, as well as published a book recounting the 125-year history of the Department, said Dr. Péter Holló.
He also highlighted the highly popular public lecture series on sun protection, melanoma, sexually transmitted diseases, cosmetology, psoriasis and allergies. The “Skin Guards” lecture series for high school students sold out every session, said the deputy director, who also mentioned that the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatooncology participated in the Researchers’ Night, as well as provided informational brochures for the general public. At the end of his review, Dr. Péter Holló extended his thanks to the Department’s colleagues and sponsors.
Dr. Miklós Sárdy specially highlighted high schools with the highest number of student representatives enrolled in the Skin Guards lecture series. A certificate in preventative health education was awarded to the BGSZC Ferenc Szász Secondary School of Commerce, BGSZC István Széchenyi Commercial Secondary School, the Ferenc Molnár Bilingual Studies Elementary School and the BVHSZC Mátyás Szamos Secondary School.
Photo: Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University
Translation: Faye Gillespie