The celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine, UPJS, where several events took place, were held on September 27-28, 2018. The Festive Scientific Council of the FM UPJS that was led by the Vice-Dean for Educational Activities – assoc. prof. Jozef Gonsorčík, M.D., CSc., took place on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The ceremony speeches were given by the Rector of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, prof. Pavol Sovák, Mgr.,CSc., Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, UPJS- prof. Daniel Pella, M.D., PhD., President of Košice Self-governing Region- Ing. Rastislav Trnka and Deputy Mayor of Košice - Martin Petruško, JUDr. The Dean’s commemorative medals were awarded to the important staff and associates of the Faculty, among whom there were also persons awarded in memoriam at the Festive Scientific Council.
The celebration continued with a cultural program, at which the orchestra MUSICA IUVENALIS and soloists- the members of the Opera of the State Theatre Košice- Michaela Várady and Marián Lukáč were presented. The ceremonial moment was also underlined by the performance of Chorus Universitatis Šafarikianae, under the guidance of Mgr. Jana Havrilová. The celebration continued with a raut and another cultural program, where the dancers of the dance group Meteor performed a dance show under the guidance of dance master Milan Plačko. The musical surprise of the evening was the concert of a well-known Slovak singer Kristína with a band.
The entertainment was shifted to scientific lectures in three sections at the Festive Scientific Conference on Friday. The ceremonial presentation and the handing over of the premises of the MediPark University Science Park into operation was held later. The final event - Sports and social day of employees and students of the FM UPJS – took place at the Botanical Garden of UPJS in the afternoon.