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International Scientific Congress
Ourense - Spain

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Scientific Program


09:00 - Opening
Welcome and greetings from the Femtec Board, Scientific Committee, Femtec Representative in Spain and authorities of Ourense.

09:30-10:00 - Umberto Solimene AD Memoriam.

Scientific sessions

Presentations will have a maximum duration of 10 minutes.

10.00-11.00 - First scientific session
Moderators: Francisco Maraver, Florana Menendez, Olga Surdu, Marita Souto Figueroa

10.00Pedro Cantista - Balneology in the next decade (Pt)
10.10Thiery Dubois - Energy and water conservation in French spas (Fr)
10.20Fausto Bonsignori - The Tuscan Thermalism and the Tuscan Thermalism study group (It)
10.30Olga Surdu - Balneology in Third Millenium. Romanian Vision for the future (Ro)
12.40F. Javier Rodríguez-Rajo - Campus Auga. El agua como origen de un campus de especialización universitaria (Sp)

11.00-11.30 - Coffee break

11.30-13.30 - Second scientific session
Moderators: Pedro Cantista, Stefano Masiero, Juan Gestal

11.30Stefano Masiero - The global demand for rehabilitation (It)
11.40Rosa Meijide - Avances e investigaciones en Sulfuro de Hidrogeno. Experiencia de nuestro grupo de Investigación (Sp)
11.50Maccarone Maria Chiara - Post oncologic lymphedema’s complex decongestive therapy (It)
12.00Sholpan Bulekvayeva - The place of botulinum toxin therapy in the rehabilitation of children with neurological disorders
12.10Scanu Anna - Effect of thermal water on cytokine production induced by Sars-Cov-2 spike protein in vitro (It)
12.20Traian - Virgiliu Surdu - Oxidant/antioxidant status variation in patients undergoing peloidotherapy in Techirghiol Balneal and Rehabilitation Sanatorium (Ro)
12.30Daniela Profir - The efficacy of complex treatment including natural balneal factors from Techirghiol area on obesity (Ro)
12.40Sibel Mujdaba - Management of hip osteoarthritis (Ro)
12.50Abdurakhimov Z.A - Mineral waters of Uzbekistan: retrospective study
13.00Rogelio Martínez - Termatalia. Feria de Turismo de Salud y Bienestar
13.10Juan Gestal - La docencia de Hidrología Médica en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

14.00-15.00 - Lunch at the Coto

15.30-16.30 - Third scientific session
Moderators: Rosa Meijide, Daniela Profir, MC Maccarone

15.30Francisco Javier Soto Varela - The 21st Century Health Resort (Sp)
15.40Antonio Freire - Wellness and thermal medicine. current and future of thermalism (Sp)
15.50Souto Figueroa María G. - Regulation of the Leisure Use of the Thermal Waters of Galicia (Sp)
16.00José Juan Cerdeira - Termalismo contra la soledad no deseada (Sp)
16.10Miguel Ángel Fernández Torán - Escuela de Longevidad en un balneario: nuestra experiencia (Sp)

16.30-17.00 - Coffee break

17.00-18.30 - Fourth scientific session
Moderators: Fausto Bonsignori, Freire Magariños, Janett Abbot

17.00Abbot Janett - Balneology in USA
17.10Charles Davidson - "Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts of Hot Springs on their Local Communities: Creating Hot Springs Centered Wellness Communities"
17.20Catherine Lan Right - Strategy for Promoting Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy in China (online)
17.30Zhang Yue - Development trend of hot spring tourism in China after the COVID-19 Ch
17.40Marianela Peña Romero - San Joaquín Thermal Hot Springs (Mex online)
17.50Qi Lin - Centuries of Jinling Spirit Embodied in Enchanting Tangshan (Ch)
18.00Tatiana L. Muller - Termalismo social, Balneoterapia (online)
18.10Huang Zhimin - Innovation in Hot Spring Tourism Industry of China

20.30 - Dinner at San Miguel


09.00-11.00 - Fifth scientific session (Abanca Foundation)
Moderators: Thiery Dubois, Lourdes Mourelle, Marie Catherine Tallot

09.00Gianni Gurnari - Climate exchange: a problem or an opportunity for the thermalism’s world? A choice of quality for the new generation (SM)
09.10Marc Cohen - Hydrothermal Wellness: Defining a New Career Path (online)
09.20Christian Roques - Latrille The randomized controlled trial (online)
09.30Marie Catherine Tallot - The emerging challengers of balneotherapy in the 21st century to meet the demands of modern society through the convergence of health profession towards meet treatment approach (Fr)
09.40Marie Catherine Tallot; Jane Laure Danan - Optimize the use of natural mineral water - Medical Hydrology and Hydro kinesitherapy: two pillars to reduce illnesses, accidents, and disabilities (online)
09.50Laurent Henart - Today’s professionals and new professions: ways to move forward (Fr)
10.00Pascal Gouilly - Crenotherapy and hydro kinesitherapy (Fr)
10.10Philippe Perrin - Comparison of an Innovative Rehabilitation, Combining Reduced - Conventional Rehabilitation with Balneotherapy, and a Conventional Rehabilitation after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Athletes (Fr)
10.20Ahmed Belaitar - To evaluate the contribution of balneotherapy associated with physical therapy in the algo-functional improvement of athletes suffering from common chronic low back pain. (online)
10.30Vivanco Garcia Pablo - La nutrición en la medicina termal integrada complementaria (Sp)
10.40Mourelle Mosqueira María Lourdes - Thalassotherapy and cosmeceuticals (Sp)

11.00-11.30 - Coffee break

11.30-13.30 - Sixth scientific session
Moderators: Sholpan Bulekvayeva, Emma González, Sibel Mujdaba

11.30Emma González Dieguez - Plan de sostenibilidad turística "Ourense Termal"
11.40Marcus Coplin - The Role of Integrative Medicine and Health Resort Medicine (USA)
11.50Florana Menendez - Balneotherapy and Wellness. A strategic alliance for health, socio-economic, environmental conditions and sustainability (Cu)
12.00Edgar Tarres Falco - Bienestar regenerative (Sp)
12.10Hlouskova Patricie - The Czech Spa treatment and balneological research in the Czech Republic online (online)
12.20Huseynli Alina - The concept of the therapeutic landscape ( online)
12.30Andrey Kaminsky - Ecological resorts of Belarus
12.40K’tso Nghargbu - Opportunities and platforms for balneological training in Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
12.50Mohamed Benmakhlouf - Termalismo en Marruecos y su impacto socioeconómico en la población local (online)
13.00Francisco Maraver, Lorena Vela, José Antonio De Gracia - Evolución de la docencia de la Hidrología Médica en España (Sp)
13.10Massimo Aliverti - The “disputatio phisyca de thermis” by Niels Stensen (1638-1686) (It)

13.45 - Group photography in the square in front of the Foundation
14.00 - Transfer to the Laias Thermal Center
14.30 - Lunch
16.00 - Plant FEMTEC commemorative tree and visit the Thermal Center
16.30 -17.30 - FEMTEC General Assembly with the participating members
17.30 - Transfer back to the hotel in Ourense
20.00 - Transfers from the hotels to the Gala Dinner (in/out)
20.30 - Gala Dinner


9.00 - Excursion to the Ribeira Sacra

Balneolog of the Future
Final Program
Scientific Program
Scientific Committee
How to get to Ourense
The location of the Congress
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