The first sitting of the Scientific Council for the term 2019-2022 took place on January 18th, 2019. Members elected Presidium of the Scientific Council and members of the Committee for Doctoral Theses. Prof. Adam Szewczyk was elected as chairman of the Scientific Council. Prof. Urszula Sławińska and prof. Barbara Przewłocka became vice-chairpersons, prof. Katarzyna Łukasiuk – secretary, dr Adriana Magalska and dr Marek Wypych – vice- secretaries. The following chairpersons of the Scientific Council Committee were also elected: Committee for Ethics in Science – prof. Jerzy Łazarewicz; Committee for Evaluation of the Scientific Staff - prof. Leszek Kaczmarek; Committee for Doctoral Theses - prof. Katarzyna Nałęcz; Financial Committee - dr. Hanna Fabczak; Research Activity Committee - prof. Ewa Sikora. Prof. Krzysztof Zabłocki became Disciplinary Spokesperson. Members of new Committee for Doctoral Theses are: prof. Urszula Wojda, prof. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, prof. Anna Filipek, dr Ewelina Knapska, prof. Anna Nowicka, prof. Sławomir Pikuła, prof. Małgorzata Skup, dr Jakub Włodarczyk, prof. Daniel Wójcik, prof. Krzysztof Zabłocki.