About us
The Polish Society of Autoimmune Diseases was established in 2019 by specialists in science, medicine, law and business..
This combination of those skills allows the implementation of statutory objectives at the highest level.

The aim of the Society is to undertake activities for science, education, technology development and prevention in the field of autoimmune diseases and diseases accompanying them.

PTChA organizes and provides funding for health prevention and education programs, promotes and implements the latest achievements in science and technology in the area of diagnosis and treatment.
Our mission


scientific research


counteracting the stigmatization of ill people


carrying out information activities in various fields


support and development new technologies in therapy


counteracting mental disorders of sick people and their relatives


support of young scientists


international cooperation and participation in global research projects


spreading the achievements of modern science


promotion of healthy microbial ecosystems for human and animal health
Wojciech Szypowski
Wojciech Szypowski
A physician by profession, passionate about medical science and in-depth analysis of the mechanisms taking place in the human body. His current interests include the treatment and prevention of autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes. Both in medical and scientific practice he focuses on a comprehensive approach to the treatment of disease including the resulting changes in the physiognomy of the human body and the patient's psyche. Author of scientific publications and promoter of the idea of ​​scientific research at universities among future health care workers. Supporter of active cooperation with patients in modernizing available methods of therapy as well as creating innovative ones.
Agnieszka Szypowska
Dr hab. Agnieszka Szypowska
Head of the Pediatric Diabetology and Pediatrics Department of the Pediatric Teaching Clinical Hospital in Warsaw. A specialist in the field of diabetology with 20 years of experience. Thanks to her extensive knowledge in the field of intensive insulin therapy using insulin pump and multiple injections, and the use of systems for continuous subcutaneous glycemic monitoring, she gained recognition as one of the leading authorities in Poland and Europe. In her medical practice, she focuses on innovative approaches to treatment and patient education. Author of numerous publications in scientific journals from around the world and an active member of international research groups focusing on the search for innovative methods of type 1 diabetes treatment.
Karol Dzięcioł
Karol Dzięcioł
Entrepreneur, graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, specialist in marketing communications and business analysis. Privately, father of Michalina suffering from type 1 diabetes. He decided to use his longstanding experience in the commercial sector and knowledge in the field of diabetes in search of modern therapies. His areas of interest include active support for clinical research, promoting the development of modern technologies in the treatment of diseases caused by autoimmunity. In his actions, he always emphasizes that the involvement and understanding of the essence of the problem is the key to developing modern therapies and improving the quality of life of patients.
Lidia Groele
Dr Lidia Groele
Doctor, specialist in pediatrics, diabetology and pediatric endocrinology. In her medical practice, she focuses on the education of patients and society. She implements her goal by conducting a broad training program for teachers and future healthcare professionals. She actively shares the knowledge, she gained during co-creation of many scientific projects, during international and national scientific congresses. She is an active member of international research groups as well as professional associations. Privately, she actively supports the activities of foundations associating patients suffering from type 1 diabetes by providing each project with extensive substantive support.
Agnieszka Szumna
Prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Szumna
She graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Warsaw. From 1996, she conducted research on supramolecular chemistry at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2001, she received a doctoral degree cum laude. Then she moved to the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. After returning to Poland, she began independent research on chiral recognition and synthesis of biomimetic molecular containers. Her habilitation thesis (2010) was honored with the Prime Minister's Prize and the Scientific Award of the 3rd Faculty of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Scientific Award of the 3rd Faculty of the Polish Academy of Sciences named after Włodzimierz Kołos). In the same year, she received a BRIDGE grant from the Foundation for Polish Science, which allowed her to open a new research group at the Institute. Her group currently brings together many young, motivated people (university and high school students), and the research founding is based on OPUS, PRELUDIUM and DIAMOND grants. The main research in the group focuses on the design and synthesis of porous chiral materials and their applications in materials science and biology.
Agnieszka Kowalska
Dr Agnieszka Kowalska
Doctor during the specialization in paediatrics, graduate of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw. Since 2011, she has been working at the Pediatric Diabetology and Pediatrics Department in the Clinic of Pediatrics of Medical University of Warsaw on Żwirki i Wigury . In the Department she also conducts scientific research and teaches students of the medical department. She is the author and co-author of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presentations and congress reports during both domestic and foreign conferences. In the autumn of 2018, she obtained a doctorate in medical sciences, based on a doctoral dissertation in the field of pediatrics and pediatric diabetology.
Marcin L Pekalski
Dr Marcin L Pekalski
A graduate of the Jagiellonian University, specialty: Molecular Biology. Currently an academic at the University of Oxford, interested in particular in the development of the immune system in the early stages of human life, the genesis of autoimmune diseases, including the role of natural bacterial flora in shaping the so-called immunological tolerance. He is actively involved in the development of new immunotherapy of autoimmune diseases. He gained scientific experience working ,among others, with John Todd and Linda Wicker, experts in the field of immunology and genetics of autoimmune diseases, in particular type 1 diabetes, at the Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Dariusz Czuchaj
Dariusz Czuchaj
Legal counsel, graduate of the Law Faculty of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In his work he advises international clients on intellectual property rights, data privacy protection and other compliance requirements. Repeatedly he has been in contact with areas of modern medicine, such as the digitization of hospitals, the protection of patient genetic data or data privacy compliance in clinical trials. He is a passionate about the opportunities that new technologies create in medicine, such as personalized medicine, artificial intelligence/big data solutions or organ printing in 3D. He recognizes social education as a key challenge for modern medicine and strongly believes that the joint efforts of specialists in various fields of science can solve many modern healthcare problems.
Janusz Dzięcioł
Prof. dr hab. Janusz Dzięcioł
Doctor, professor, habilitated doctor of medical sciences, vice rector for clinical and post-graduate education at the Medical University of Bialystok, head of the Department of Human Right Anatomy, specialist in pathomorphology. From the first years of medical studies he is passionate about pathomorphology. Diagnostic and scientific activity is related to the pathology and cytological diagnosis of tumors and thyroid diseases. Author of over 200 scientific papers. Currently focused on the research of proliferative processes and apoptosis in neoplastic and autoimmune thyroid disorders. He actively participates in scientific meetings of domestic and foreign societies. Co-founder of the Reference Committee for Epidemiology, Diagnostics and Treatment of Thyroid Cancer (currently Polish Endocrine Cancer Group). Despite the huge experience gained during training in international scientific centers, among others, in Basel, London, Cologne, Palermo, Edinburgh or Milan, he constantly tries to expand his medical knowledge. He believes that interdisciplinary scientific cooperation is the basis for new discoveries leading to the emergence of future breakthrough medical therapies.
Łukasz Gajewski
Łukasz Gajewski
Founder member of the Polish Society of Autoimmune Diseases. A graduate of the Warsaw Medical University. He was awarded a Rector's scholarship for the best students. During his studies he worked voluntary in a foundation working towards developing countries and actively participated in the activities of two scientific associations. His work was crowned with publication in a world-wide scientific journal. The results of the research, he has been working on, were presented at foreign conferences. He is an author of popular science articles concerning, among others, autoimmune, microbiome, type 1 diabetes. Research assistant at the international POINT study. He is passionate about issues related to autoimmunology, especially IgA nephropathy
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Polish Society
of Autoimmune Diseases
KRS 0000785027
e-mail: kontakt@ptcha.pl
tel.: (+48) 510 556 470