II International Congress on Water and Health

IV International Symposium on Thermalism and Quality of Life

September 15, 16 and 17, 2021 – Ourense (Galicia) – Spain

2021 Program

II International Congress on Water and Health 

IV International Symposium on Thermalism and Quality of Life

 

Wednesday 15th of September:

MEDICAL HIDROLOGY SESSION: THE SPAS AS RECOVERY CENTERS AFTER THE PANDEMY

9.30 to 10.30 AM. Opening conference: “Treatment of the post-COVID effects in the European spas”.

Presents: Juan J. Gestal Otero. Director of the Chair of Medical Hydrology at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Speaker: Francisco Maraver Eyzaguirre. President of the Spanish Society of Medical Hydrology.

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Round Table: Spas in the recovery of healthy habits after COVID-19.

Moderator: Laura Gómez San Miguel. Medical director of the Mondariz Spa.

o Healthy Eating.

Speaker: Laura Gómez San Miguel. Medical director of the Mondariz Spa.

o Thermal Tourism and Nordic walking.

Speaker: Ricardo Angueira Vázquez. Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Sports. University Specialist in Nordic Walking.

12.00 PM. Official inauguration.

12.30 to 2:00 p.m.: Round Table: Rehabilitation in the spa of the respiratory sequelae of patients after COVID-19.

Moderator: Elías Festa Cayuela. Medical Director of the Caldelas de Tui spa.

o Respiratory sequelae of COVID-19.

Speaker: Coral González Fernández. Post-COVID do CHUOU Multidisciplinary Unit.

o The spa in the recovery of the respiratory sequelae of COVID-19.

Speaker: Rosa Meijide Failde. Professor of Medical Hydrology. University of A Coruña.

2.15 PM. Lunch.

4.00 PM .: Round Table: Rehabilitation in the spa for musculoskeletal disorders after COVID-19.

Moderator: Dolores Fernández Marcos. Medical Director of Caldaria Termal.

o Musculoskeletal sequelae of COVID19.

Speaker: Xoan Miguéns Vázquez. CHUOU Head of Rehabilitation.

o Functional re-education in the spa.

Speaker: Kamil Brzezinski. Physiotherapist at the Balneario de Laias – Caldaria.

o Recovery of musculoskeletal pathology in a spa.

Speaker: Dolores Fernández Marcos. Medical Director of Caldaria Termal.

6.00 PM. Presentation of the ISO/PAS 5643 standard: Requirements and directives for the reduction of the risk of COVID-19 infection in the touristic sector.

Presents: Juan J. Gestal Otero. Director of the Chair of Medical Hydrology at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Speaker: Fernando Fraile García. Director of ICTE. Madrid.

7.00 PM. Closing conference: The rule of spas in the physical and mental post-COVID-19 recuperation. An experience in the Archena Spa.

Moderator: Antonio Freire. Medical Director of the Augas Santas Thermal Center.
Speaker: Luis Ovejero Ovejero. Medical Director of the Archena Spa. Murcia.

Thursday 16th of September:

HISTORICAL HERITAGE SESSION

9.15 a 10.30 AM .: Scientific sessions: Heritage and thermal architecture.

Moderator: Yolanda Barriocanal López. Professor and Researcher in the Department of History, Art and Geography of the University of Vigo, Campus de Ourense (Spain).

  • 9.15 am: Spas; singular spaces in times of conflict. Josep Sánchez Ferré.
  • 9.30 a.m.: Recovery and regeneration of mineral-medicinal and thermal springs flooded by reservoirs. Luis de Ramón Sánchez.
  • 9.45 am.: Design of thermal spaces for recreational use under Law 8/2019 on recreational uses of the thermal waters of Galicia: Burga do Muíño, Ourense. Rubén González Martínez, José Ángel Cid-Fernández, Pedro A. Araujo Nespereira.
  • 10.00 am .: Águas das Pedras Salgadas. 150 Years of Experiência and Inovação. Helena Gonçalves Pinto.
  • 10.15 am: Conclusions and closing of the session.

10.30 to 11.30 AM: Presentation of the “Eixo Atlántico” project.

11.30 AM: Coffee Break / Posters.

11.45 to 12.30 PM: History and Thermal Heritage Conference.

Presents: Susana Reboreda Morrillo. Teacher and Researcher in the Department of History, Art and Geography of the University of Vigo, Campus de Ourense (Spain).

Speaker: Silvia González Soutelo, Tomás y Valiente Postdoctoral Researcher at the UAM and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (MIAS).

12.30 to 1.45 PM: Round Table: Marketing of thermal heritage: challenges and good practices in thermal cities in Europe.

Moderator: Simone Zagrodnik. Executive director. European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA).
Speakers:
Markos Danas. General secretary. H.A.M.T.S. – Hellenic Association of Municipalities with Thermal Springs.

Klaus Lorenz, Director of Tourism and Head of Tourism Officers Group of the UNESCO Great Spa Towns of Europe – Baden bei Wien.

Eric Brut. Managing Director. The Route des Villes d’Eaux du Massif Centrale (France).

02.00 PM .: Lunch.

TOURISM AND WELLNESS SESSION

3.30 PM. Scientific sessions: Experience and health tourism. 

Moderator: José Antonio Fraiz Brea., Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Tourism at the University of Vigo, Ourense Campus (Spain).

  • 3.30 pm: The “fuzzy hot springs” of the thermal pools. David Casado-Neira, Fatima Braña Rey.
  • 3:45 pm: Characterization and future challenges of the Andalusian spas. Aida Pinos-Navarrete, Juan Carlos Maroto-Martos.
  • 4:00 p.m.: Reestablishment of thermal centers in a post-Covid world. Florana Menendez.
  • 4.15pm: Thermalism and accessible tourism: the Argentine experience. Nélida Mabel Méndez.
  • 4.30 pm: Naegleria fowleri, a diagnosis that is usually fatal. Teresita van Strate, Ana María Monastery.
  • 4:45 pm: Conclusions and closing of the session.

4.45 PM. Presentation of touristic destinations.

Coordinator: Rogelio Martinez. Termatalia’s director.

  • Argentina. Presents: Gabriela Escobar. INPROTUR.
  • Murcia, region where the sun gives health. Presents: Mamen Martínez, Manager Costa Cálida Cares.
  • ExtremaduraPresents: Carlos Yubero. President of the Association of Spas of Extremadura.
  • Termas Centro, an innovation brand for 20 destinations. Presents: Adriano Barreto. Termas Centro Coordinator (Portugal).
  • GDR 12 – Asociación Carballiño – Ribeiro. Presents: Marita Souto. Doctor in Chemical Sciences. Researcher.
  • Destination Termas Uruguay – A successful experience in managing the pandemic. Presents: Andrea Malvasio for the Municipality of Salto and José Manuel Galván for the Municipality of Paysandú. Directors of the Tourism Areas of the Destino Termas Departments.

6.45 to 8.00 PM: Scientific sessions: Research and Innovation in Thermalism and use of thermal and mineral-medicinal waters. 

Moderated by: Concepción Pérez Lamela, Professor and Researcher at the Faculty of Sciences, Campus de Ourense – University of Vigo (Spain).

  • 07.00 pm: Pilot study on the survival of Sars-cov2 in acidic mineral-medicinal waters and potential infective capacity. María Lorena Vela, Gisela Masachesi, Miria Baschini, Alejandra Giaveno.
  • 7.15 pm: Peloids potentiated from Copahue with drugs for external use. Micaela Andrea Sánchez, Manuel Pozo-Rodríguez, María Eugenia Roca Jalil, Ángela Andrea Maggio, María Lorena Vela, Betina Gramisci, Miria Baschini.
  • 7.30 pm: Incorporation of Helichrysum italicum essential oil in Portuguese Cró thermal water-based gel formulation. Cassandra Cunha, Filipa Vaz, Ana Crespo, Daniela Cabral, Melanie Filipe, Márcio Rodrigues, Maximiano Prata Ribeiro, Paula Coutinho, André RTS Araujo.
  • 7.45 pm: Thermal ecosystems as resources for the search for new enzymes for the development of a sustainable industry. Andrea Rodríguez Sanz, Ana Torrado, María Luisa Rúa Rodríguez.
  • 8.00 pm: Conclusions and closing of the session.

8.15 PM. End of the session.

Friday 17th of September

09.15 to 11.00 AM: Scientific session: Mineral-medicinal and thermal waters: health and well-being.

Moderator: José Luis Jiménez, President of the Official College of Physicians of Ourense (Spain).

  • 09.15 am .: Crenotherapy and drugs in patients with fibromyalgia. Natalia Calvo-Ayuso, María Reyes Pérez-Fernández, Sabela Varela-Rodríguez, Mª Milagros Fernández-Varela, Natalia Fariñas-Valiña.
  • 09.30 am .: Care program for cancer survivors in the thermal environment: a possible model to follow for the care of those affected. Salvador Ramos Rey, Elena Villacieros Aranguena, Vanesa Seoane Amorín, Marta López Caballero.
  • 09.45 am .: Effect of balneotherapy with sulphurous waters on joint pain and cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis. R. Meijide-Faílde, C. Vaamonde-García, Á. Vela-Anero, T. Hermida-Gómez, E. F. Burguera, P. Filgueira-Fernández, N. Goyanes, F. J. Blanco.
  • 10.00 am .: Thermal water as an active ingredient in cosmetic formulations. Ana Carolina Figueiredo, Márcio Rodrigues, André R.T.S Araujo.
  • 10.15 am: Recommendations and AITB Services Charter for hydrotherapy and well-being regarding the Covid 19 Pandemic. Rodrigo Castro, Antonio Freire, Teresa Pacheco, Pablo Olabe, Salvador Ramos.
  • 10.30 am: The role of working women and gender inequality in the spas of Galicia-Spain, in times of COVID-19. What is expected in the near future?. Marita Souto, Antonio Freire.
  • 10.45 am.: Conclusions and closing of the session.

11.00 to 12.15 PM. Round table: Wellness and health.

Moderator: Emma Gonzalez. Director of INORDE.

o Post-pandemic Wellness. Business Evolution. New challenges.

Speaker: Alfredo Pérez Sainz de la Maza. President. SpaTermal – Spanish Association of Wellness Spa.

o The positive side of improved hygiene protocols for the Spa and Wellness industry in Asia Pacific.

Speaker: Andrew Jacka – President of the Asia Pacific Spa Wellness Coalition.

o Development of Wellness projects, the present of our industry.

Speaker: César Tejedor – Expert in Wellness (Spain).

12.15 to 1230 PM:  Coffee break / Posters.

12.30 PM: Presentation of active or planned initiatives around Thermalism.

Presents: Francisco Maraver. President of the Spanish Society of Medical Hydrology.

o Longevity Platform “ROSITA”.

Speaker: Miguel Ángel Fernández Torán. MD, PhD, Specialist in Medical Hydrology. Medical Director of the Cofrentes Spa.

o Presentation of the project “A rest in the Roads”.

Speaker: Benigno Amor. Manager of the Association of Spas of Galicia.

o Presentation of the Center for Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água, AQUAVALOR (Portugal).

Mª José Alves, Executive Director of Aquavalor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água, Chaves (Portugal).

Ramiro Gonçalves, Executive Director of Aquavalor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água, Chaves (Portugal).

o Presentation of the AQUANET Network – European Mineral Water Research, Innovation and Valorisation Network (Portugal).

Mª José Alves, Executive Director of Aquavalor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água, Chaves (Portugal).

Ramiro Gonçalves, Executive Director of Aquavalor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água, Chaves (Portugal).

o Presentation of the AITB AquaWellness Quality Standard.

Speaker: Antonio Freire. AITB – IBEROAMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF THERMALISM AND WELLNESS.

o Presentation of the Course of “International Specialist in Thermalism and SPA”. Presents: Mª Reyes Pérez Fernández. Professor at the Nursing University of Ourense. Course coordinator.

“Thermal heritage in the European rurAllure project”. Presents: Silvia González Soutelo, Tomás y Valiente Postdoctoral Researcher at the UAM and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (MIAS).

02.15 PM: Lunch.

4:00 to 4:30 PM: Dating the water of “Fonte Saracura – Termas de Ibirá”, S.P. Brazil.

Presents: Mercedes González. Hydrosumiller.

Speaker: Joseani Octaviani. Chemical Director of the PA Water Laboratory. Technical Manager of the Termas de Ibirá Station in Sao Paulo. Brazil.

4.30 to 5.00 PM: Conference “Ingestion of Mineral Waters and absorption of its components in the gastrointestinal tract”.

Moderator: José Luis Legido Soto. Representative of the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Vigo. Peloides Termales SL.

Speaker: José Manuel Carbajo Espejo. Medical Hydrology Group (UCM-911757), Department of Radiology, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid. Professional School of Medical Hydrology, Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid.

05.00 PM: Round table: Challenges / current challenges of Thermalism.

Moderator: Mª Elisa Alén González. Professor at the Faculty of Business Sciences and Tourism and member of the Campus da Auga. Campus of Ourense – University of Vigo.

o Situation of thermal medicine in Spain.

Sepaker: Francisco Maraver Eyzaguirre. Chair of Medical Hydrology of the UCM.

o Digitization and Revenue Management in Hydrothermal Centers.

Speaker: Antonio Freire. Director of Thermal Gala and expert in Thermal Center Management.

o Thermalism in Latin America.

Speaker: Rodrigo Castro. Academic and Scientific Director at Hotel Termales El Batán (Colombia).

o Energy efficiency: geothermal.

Speaker: Miklos Antics. President of the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) (France).

6.30 pm: Closing and awards ceremony of the 18th Termatalia International Water Tasting and Call for Papers Awards.

7.00 pm: Showcooking organized by GDR 12 – Carballiño- Ribeiro Association.

Chef Domingo González.

 

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