Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
We cordially invite you to take part in the 8th ESC Seminar,
which will be held in Warsaw from Friday 23 till Saturday 24 September 2005. The
main aim of the Seminar is to share current practice & thoughts from around
Europe and to exchange experiences during fruitful discussions, debates and
The topic of the 8th Seminar is “Sexual
education: the key issue of reproductive health”. Four plenary
presentations will introduce the main aspects of this topic. The speakers are
mostly ESC Board members from all over Europe or eminent Polish specialists.
Plenary sessions will be followed by ample discussion time and
then lead into interactive workshops where the information can be added to with
information from all over Europe.
Each workshop will have two leaders who will co-ordinate the
session and feed back the main points to the whole group during the plenary
session on Saturday. These will also be written up and be available on the ESC
website. It is hoped that they will feed the online discussion groups.
On Saturday morning, a forum will be organised with the
participation of students from different Eastern European countries. This
session will undoubtedly be a very valuable source of feedback with regards to
sexual education in the beginning of the 21st century!
We also hope to organise one or more satellite symposia on
Friday, as well as to have a selection of free communications during the plenary
Several poster sessions will be organised and posters are
invited on any of the themes of the Seminar. The posters will be judged and the
best awarded a prize.
We hope that you will be joining us for an exciting seminar in a
city which has a history of over 700 years. Since 1526, Warsaw is the capital
city of Poland and, since that time, a major centre of rich cultural and
academic life. Unfortunately, during World War II, in 1944, the city was given
the death sentence by nazis… The population was expelled and the town
systematically destroyed. But, immediately after the war, the rebuilding of
Warsaw began. Now, in the year 2004, we can state that Warsaw is reborn and full
of life. Warsaw is waiting for you!
Medard Lech, MD, PhD.
8th Seminar Organiser