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Discover the general program of the European Spa Meeting which will take place from the 7th to the 9th November 2013, in the Escale Affaire of Enghien-les-Bains.

European program

Thursday November 7th 2013
Hours Organisation Main topic / Rooms
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Tous publics
European Medical Scientific Meeting

State of the Art : Evidence in Balneotherapy of Rheumatic Conditions

Basic issues
• Hydro-thermal products and cares for balneotherapy of rheumatic conditions, the scientific evidence
(A. Françon, R. Forestier, France)

• Mechanisms of action of balneotherapy in rheumatic diseases, the scientific evidence
(A. Fioravanti, Italy)

• The specific therapeutic role of the mineral elements, the evidence
(C. Morer, Spain)

Clinical approach
• Balneotherapy for mechanical conditions of the limbs, the evidence
(R. Forestier, A. Françon, France)

• Balneotherapy in chronic low back pain, the evidence
(MZ. Karagülle, Turkey)

• Balneotherapy for inflammatory chronic rheumatic diseases, the evidence
(B. Raffeiner, Italy)

• Balneotherapy for patients with Fibromyalgia, the evidence
(O. Surdu, Romania)

Room : Auditorium
Simultaneous translation
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm sfmt

Tous publics
Balneotherpy in Europe :protocols and indications

Room : Auditorium
Simultaneous translation
8:30 pm - Gala Dinner | Salon Pergola Nova
Friday November 8th 2013
Hours Organisation Main topic / Rooms
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Tous publics
Balneotherapy Medicine in Europe

- Basic sciences and balneology
(Pr Marco VITALE- University of Parma, Italy)

- Balneotherapy medicine: a complex therapeutic intervention, from health care center to health resort
(Dr Pedro CANTISTA – President of Sociedade Portuguesa de Hidrologia Médica e Climatologia, (SPHM), Portugal
Pr Carlo DIEDERICH – Director of Health and Spa Department Mondorf Domaine Thermal, Luxemburg)

- Doctors and health professions involved in balneotherapy, practice and training
(Dr Pedro CANTISTA – President of Sociedade Portuguesa de Hidrologia Médica e Climatologia, (SPHM), Portugal ; Pr Dr Francisco MARAVER, Director of Escuela Profesional de Hidrología Médica Facultad de Medicina – Universidad Complutese, Spain ; Pr Patrick H. CARPENTIER - Grenoble University Hospital / President of Société Française de Médecine Thermale (SFMT))

Room : Auditorium
Simultaneous translation
Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:30 am

Tous publics
Organisation, regulation and funding of balneotherapy in Europe :

- Regulation and definition of mineral waters
(Mr Philippe VIGOUROUX – Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), France)

- Balneotherapy care facilities’ legal operating framework
(Mr Aurelio CRUDELI – Director of Federazione Italiana delle Industrie Termali e delle Acque Minerali Curative (FEDERTERME), Italy)

- Cooperation of companies, communities, local and regional authorities
(Mrs Laura NATALI, Director of Terme della Versilia, Italy)

- Macro-economic data of balneotherapy in Europe
(Mr Joachim LIEBER, General Secretary of ESPA, Germany)

- The funding of balneotherapy cares in Europe
(Mr Claude-Eugène BOUVIER, General Delegate of Conseil National des Exploitants thermaux (CNETH), France)

Lieu : Auditorium
Traduction simultanée
Lunch | Salon Majestic – Hôtel du Lac
14h00 - 16h30

Tous publics
Circulation of patients and professionals in Europe and balneotherapy

- Vocational exercise (doctors, allied professions): the european regulation

- The european directive on cross-border cares and balneotherapy (round table)

* Administrative and legal dimensions
* Assessment of the potential impact
(Mrs Françoise GROSSETETE, Member of the European Parliament, France ; Pr Alceste SANTUARI - Ph.D Cantab-Law, University of Trento, Italy)


Lieu : Auditorium
Traduction simultanée
Summary and prospect

Scientific coordination: Pr CF Roques, Afreth, Paris

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