106 June 2016

Dear Readers

As loyal UMEA members know, we issued the 106th number of MIR
before the upcoming 20th IMEK, which takes place July 20-22, 2016 in the
Slovakian city Nitra with the theme “Physicians and Internationalism – what
kind of physicians are needed in our century?” This occasion prompts the
question: what is needed for UMEA to evolve along with IMEK and ultimately
MIR? We believe that the rich scientific program of the coming anniversary-
-the 20th IMEK presentation in English, Slovakian and Esperanto, with 19
presentations from 9 different nations–will help meet these requirements.
The planning and organization of the IMEK jubilee, in the tradition of this
arrangement, again provides an example of successful, cordial international
collaboration among physicians, a fine result of unselfish dedication of our
Slovakian colleagues and friends who are hosting us in their hospital.
We hope that the authors of papers will, after presentation, publish results
of their scientific and specialty work in the 107th issue of MIR, which will
appear in December, 2016.

For a successful 20th IMEK we ask our medical colleagues to prepare their presentations in Esperanto and send them to the Editor of MIR.
Concluding this editorial message, we proudly announce that, beginning
with the 106th issue of MIR, the Pharmaceutical Faculty of the Jagiellonian
University Medical College will be co-publisher of MIR. We celebrate this great
honor and are sure that the power of the oldest university in Poland, founded
in the 1364, will strengthen and improve our journal.

Vice Editor-in-chief                                     Editor-in-chief

Dr. Christoph Klawe                                    Associate Professor Włodzimierz Opoka

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