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Klener Pavel

Prof. MUDr., DrSc.
Born April 9, 1937

  • Internal medicine, clinical oncology and haematology
  • Member of Learned Society since 1997

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1961, graduate, Faculty of General Medicine, Charles University
  • 1961-1988, secondary physician, professional assistant, Associate Professor and Full Professor, Second Clinic of Internal Medicine
  • 1988-1990, Head, Clinic of Oncology
  • 1990-2008, Head, First Clinic of Internal Medicine
  • Qualification certification in internal medicine Level I (1964); Level II (1967), in haematology (1971), in oncology (1982) and in organization and management (1987)
  • Defended CSc. thesis in 1976 and doctoral thesis in 1986
  • Appointed Associate Professor in 1982 and Full Professor in 1988

Employment and academic positions

  • First Clinic of Internal Medicine, CU, and Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Head, Clinic, Director of IHBT (2002-2007)
  • 1990-1993, Vice-Dean for science
  • 1994-2006, Vice-Rector for science
  • 1989-1990, the first post November Minister of Health of CR
  • 1990-1992, Member of Parliament, Czech National Council for Civic Forum
  • 1992-1998, Member of Government Council for Science and Research

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies

  • American Society for Clinical Oncology
  • European Association for Cancer Research
  • International Society of Haematology
  • Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer

Notable awards

  • 1997, Prize, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports (for science)
  • 1997, Gold Medal, Charles University
  • 1998, Stašek Award, Paul Janssen Foundation
  • 2003, Prize, Czech Literary Fund (for scientific literature), Hlávka Foundation
  • 2003, Award for merit in area of science, President of Czech Republic
  • 2007, Award of the Academy of Science „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • 2010, Award of Primator of Prague (for scientific congresses organized in Prage)

Selected publications

  • Vinca alkaloids. Experimental and clinical trials. Carolinum, Prague 1974, 161 pp.
  • Anti-tumour chemotherapy. Galén, Prague 1996, 614 pp.
  • Cytokines in internal medicine. Grada, Prague 1997, 260 pp.
  • Internal medicine. Galen-Karolinum, Prague 1999, 2001, 2006, 2011, 949 pp.
  • Clinical oncology. Galen-Karolinum, Prague 1999, 2002, 685 pp.
  • New anticancer drugs and treatment strategies in oncology, Grada Publish 2010

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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.