10.11.2018 Our team of experts took part in the world’s conference on arthrogryposis treatment (the 3rd International Symposium on Arthrogryposis, 24-26.09.2018, Philadelphia, U.S.).
Methods and results of treatment of motor system deformation in this disease, progress in genetic diagnosing, prenatal management as well as rehabilitation and orthotic treatment, were discussed during the conference. We had the opportunity to share our wide experience. We provided 9 presentations in total: 5 presentation on treatment results based scientific news and 4 lectures. Their activity was highly evaluated by the conference participants. The evaluation scale prepared in CLA regarding the intensification of motion system deformations in amyoplasia raised wide interest and was found with a desire to apply it in arthrogryposis treatment facilities. The Arthrogryposis Treatment Center was represented in U.S. by: dr med. Bartłomiej Kowalczyk (member of the International Study Group for Arthrogryposis and the conference organization committee), lek. med. Anna Kuźnik-Buziewicz, inż. Monika Wojciechowska, dr n. med. Alicja Fąfara and mgr Michał Gutswa.
27.02.2018 Visit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, from the right: Dr Anna Kuznik-Buzieicz, Dr Andrea Jester, Dr Bartlomiej Kowalczyk, Dr Ruth Lester
The Arthrogryposis Treatment Centre has initiated cooperation with the Birmingham Children's Hospital, which specialises among others in operational treatment of deformation of the arms and lower limbs in children suffering from arthrogryposis. This cooperation involves training sessions and consultation. Dr Bartłomiej Kowalczyk and Dr Anna Buziewicz have been awarded honorary contracts with this hospital. Both have taken part in several consultations regarding children with AMC in Birmingham.
05.03.2018 3rd international Symposium on Arthrogryposis (AMC). USA, Philadelphia, 24-26 September2018

For the third time, an international symposium on arthrogryposis is being held. The first took place in Birmingham (England) in 2007, and the second in Sankt Petersburg (Russia) in 2014. The aim of the conference is to bring together representatives of the global medical community involved in the treatment of arthrogryposis to exchange experiences. In the words of the organisers, the treatment and also possibilities for normal functioning of sufferers of arthrogryposis have changed over the years. In spite of this, there is still too little research, and too few support groups and associations dealing with this issue. Conferences such as this one aim to build a group of people interested in treatment of this condition so that they can share their own experiences, develop guidelines and recommendations, and create a group of mutual contacts to benefit from these shared experiences. Dr Bartłomiej Kowalczyk, MD, the director of the Arthrogryposis Treatment Centre at the Prokocim Kraków Hospital, is a member of the organising committee. More information on the conference available on the official website.