SCHEDULE - 16 November 2017

08.00 – 09.30 – Registration
09:30 – 09:50 – Official Opening – Ministers Address, Host Addresses
09.50 – 10.00 – “Healthy Waters of Slovenia” – Slovenian Tourist Board presentation

10.00 – 11.30
Plenary Session »RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT –BALNEOLOGY«

10.00 – 10.20 – FEMTEC (The World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy), Prof. Dr. Umberto Solimene: Modern Concept of Thermalism Applied to Health and Well-being

10.20 – 10.40 – ESPA (European Spas Association), Mr. Joachim Lieber, Founder and Honorary President of ESPA: Eureopean Network of Quality in Health Prevention and the Importance of Quality Standards in Europe

10.40 – 11.00 – ISMH (International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology), Prof. Dr. Zeki Müfit Karagülle, MD, PhD, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine of Istanbul University: Recent Medical Balneology and Spa Therapy Research

11.00 – 11.20 – OMTh – Organisation Mondiale du Thermalisme, Dr. Pierfrancesco Bernacchi, member of the Board : The Implementation of Crossborder Healthcare for EU Citizens – EU Directive 

11.20 – 11.50 – Refreshing Break

11.50 – 12.10 – Dr. Suzana Lazarova MD, Medical center Rogaška: The results of a comprehensive spa treatment at the health resort Rogaška Slatina

12.10 – 12.30 – Dr. Lourdes Mourelle, PhD. – Universidad de Vigo: Formulation and Characterization of Peloids for their use in Thermalism

12.30 – 12.50 – Dr. Neli Glavaš, PhD;   Soline, Lepa Veljanović, MD; Prof. Dr. Nives Kovač, PhD: Sečovlje Saline Mud: composition, characteristics and traditional use

       12.50 – 13.50 Panel Session 1 »MEDICAL REHABILITATION«

12.50 – 13.10 – Prof. Dr. Helena Burger, PhD, Medical Doctor – University Rehabilitation Institute, Republic of Slovenia: Modern approach to Rehabilitation

13.10 – 13.30 – Dr. Klemen Grabljevec, MD, MSc., Vice-president of the Slovenian Association for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine: The Future of Rehabilitation Medicine

13.30 – 13.50 – Dr. Ticijana Prijon, MD, PhD; Dr. Tomaž Čakš, MD, PhD; Health Insurance
Institute of Slovenia : Analysis of Thermal SPA Healing in Slovenia

13.50 – 15.00 – Healthy Lunch

          15.00 – 16.40   

Panel Session 2 »WELLNESS & MEDICAL TRAVEL/TOURISM IN the 21 CENTURY«

15.00 – 15.20 – GWI (Global Wellness Institute), Mark Hennerby, Vice Chairman, Danubius Hotel Group: Global Wellness Economy 

15.20 – 15.40 – Michael Altewischer, Wellness Hotels & Resorts: What is a demanding Wellness guest looking for

15.40 – 16.00 – Dr. Kurt Kaufmann, Österreichischer Heilbäder- und Kurorteverband : The Austrian Insurance Experience

16.00 – 16.20 – Dr. Ádám Ruszinkó MD: The Hungarian Experiences in Health Tourism Development – From Wellness to Medical

16.20 – 16.40 – Janez Jager: Development of Healthness Resorts

16.40 – 17.00 – Refreshing break

17.00 – 18.20
Panel Session 3 »BEST CASE STUDY EXEPIRIENCE – BCSE«

17.00 – 17.20 – Zdeslav Radovčić, MBA, Health Tourism International: Repositioning Central and Eastern Europe as a Luxury Wellness Destination 

17.20 – 17.40 – Dr. Tanja Rauter Pungartnik, MD, Karmen Pivec, Sava Medical:  Rehabilitation after Ankle Fracture

17.40 – 18.00 – Branko Ravnak, IAHD Adriatic (International Association for Handicapped Divers Adriatic)  IDA Method – New Tool  in modern Hydrotherapy

18.00 – 18.20 – Prof. dr. Roman Trobec, PhD; Dr. Uroš Stanič, PhD, Institute Josef Stefan: ICT Health Care Solutions in Wellness Tourism with Cardio Module as a Case Study

18.20 – 18.40 – Nataša Šipka, Zreče Thermal Spa: Physiotherapy performance evaluation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring tendons of knee joint

20.00 – 22.00 – Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Slovenian Spas Association, followed by the Gala Dinner