As a tribute to the academic Ján Červeňanský, the Slovak orthopaedic and traumatological society annually organises its National Congress – Červeňanského days. The event was held between 30 and 31 March 2023 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bratislava.
Every year, the congress presentations contributed to a rich exchange of professional knowledge and experience, as well as to maintain and deepen the network in the context of a joint programme. The president of this year’s congress was Prof. MUDr. Milan Kokavec, PhD, MPH.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Bratislava proved once again to be a perfect venue for scientific conferences as it offers a wide range of meeting rooms of different sizes for up to 350 participants. For congress organisers, it is crucial to have space for product exhibition and presentation of sponsors as well as a space for social events and networking.
The founder of modern Slovak orthopaedics
Ján Červeňanský was born in 1905 in Bytča. After graduation, he joined the surgical department of the hospital in Kosice and in the late 1930s, he moved to the Department of Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine in Bratislava, under Professor Kostlivý. In 1941 he succeeded Professor Čarsky in the position of the head of the orthopaedic clinic of Comenius University in Bratislava. The habilitation thesis of Červeňansky (1942) dealt with a significant problem for Slovakia – the path morphology, diagnosis and treatment of congenital dislocation of the hips (LCC). Professor Červeňanský contributed several priority findings to Slovak orthopaedics including the establishment of the Research Institute of Rheumatic Diseases in Piestany in 1953.
Prof. Červeňanský’s hobby was a history of medicine, with a special emphasis on orthopaedics. In addition to the biographies of prominent orthopaedic surgeons, his most notable monograph was: Červeňanský J. Červeňanská N.: 50 years of Czechoslovak Orthopedics published in 1975. Overall, Červeňanský published 331 professional papers and four monographs. He was an honorary member of the Czechoslovak, Slovak, Polish, Bulgarian, Yugoslav and East German orthopaedic societies, a member of SICOT, the Royal Society of Medicine, Academia Leopoldina in Halle and won many other recognitions. Professor Červeňanský, the founder of modern Slovak orthopaedics, died in 1977 in Bratislava.
Find out more about the event at http://cervenanskehodni.sk/en.html.