At the same time and complementary to Termatalia Brasil 2018, it is celebrated the International Meeting on Water and Health that in 2018 will celebrate its thirteenth edition.

It is about forums and technique journeys that talk about the sector from a multidisciplinary perspective (touristic, medical, ambient, legal, economic, etc.) which will met experts over different countries. That will allow putting in common the different experiences and projects that is being carried out in Europe and in Latin America or in Asia.

The program will be available soon. Consult here the before edition.



13th International Meeting on Water and Health

1st Latin American Thermalism Meeting

Dates: 12th to 14th of September 2018.

Place: Recanto Cataratas Resort Hotel Hall.

Wednesday 12th of September

Tourism, Innovation and Sustentability Session

  • 09:00 .- Opening.
  • 09:15 .- Panel 1: Strategies of development of International Health and Wellness Destinations.
    Gilmar Piolla. Secretary of Tourism, Commerce and Strategic Projects of Foz do Iguaçu - PR (Brazil).
    Juan Antonio Ruiz Morales. Secretary of Tourism of the Spanish Embassy in Brazil.
    Representative of Costa Rica.
    Representative of Argentina.
  • 10:45 .- Coffee break.
  • 11:00 .- Panel 2: Strategies of development of International Health and Wellness Destinations.
    Andrew Jacka. President of the Asia Pacific Spa Wellness Coalition (Thailand).
    Ricardo Sosa. Subsecretario de Turismo de la Provincia de Santiago del Estero (Argentina).
    Representative of Ecuador.
  • 12:30 .- Lunch.
  • 13:30 .- Panel 3. Regional politics to encourage the wellness tourism.  
    Representative of Turismo de Galicia (Spain).
    Pablo Rivera. Director técnico de la Agrupación Europea de Cooperación Territorial Eurocidade da Auga Chaves(España)-Verín (Portugal).
    Dr. Jussara Marques Oliveira Marrichi. Expert in Tourism and Doctor in History of the Campinas State University (Brazil).
    Representative of Chile.
    Representative of the Province of Entre Ríos (Argentina).
  • 15:30 .- Coffee break.
  • 16:30 .- Panel 4. Marketing applied to wellness tourism.  
    Construcción de Rutas de Bienestar con Identidad Cultural.Alejandra Millán. CEO de Wellness Trip Colombia.
    Ricardo Ramirez.
    Laszlo Puczko. General Manager of Industry Intelligence en RLA (Hungary).
    Innovation projects. Provincial Government of Ourense (Spain).
  • 17:30 .- End of the session.

Thursday 13th of September

Medical Hydrology scientific session

  • 09:00 .- Opening.
  • 09:15 .- New contributions in thermal medicine. 
    Lecturer: Dr. Francisco Maraver. Director of the Department of Medical Hydrology of the Complutense University of Madrid and President of the Spanish Society of Medical Hydrology (Spain).
  • 10:00 .- Brazilian specialties. 
  • 10:45 .- Coffee Break.
  • 11:00 .- Physicist-chemical study of thermal muds. 
    Dr. Francisco Armijo. Department of Medical Hydrology of the Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain).
    Dr. Jose Luis Legido. Department of Applied Physics of the University of Vigo. Peloides Termales S.L. (Spain).
    Dr. Paulo Flavio De Macedo Gouvea. Muds Specialist Doctor of the Municipal Prefecture of Peruibe – SP (Brazil). 
  • 12:00 .- Education for health in thermal medicine.
    Dr. Miguel Angel Fernandez Toran. General manager of the Cofrentes Resort (Spain).
    Dr. Juan Jesús Gestal Otero. Director of the Department of Medical Hydrology of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
    Dagnaldo de Araujo Silva. General manager of the Aguas de Lindoia Municipal Resort, São Paulo (Brazil). 
  • 12:45 .- Lunch.
  • 14:00 .- Panel: Water, health and sustainability. 
    Water and sustainability. Lecturer: Nelton Friedrich. Observatory of the Sustainable Development Objectives of the West of Parana. 
    “Producing good water” program. Lecturer: Ariel Scheffer da Siulva. Itaipu Binacional.
    Drugs and water. Lecturer: Luana Mercante. UNOESTE – Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). 
  • 15:30 .- Coffee break.

Thursday 13th of September - Afternoon Session

Session on management and integration of wellness and the natural resources.

  • 16:00 .- Panel 1. Integration of wellness as a business model.
    Zdeslav Radovčić. Founder & CEO of Health Industry Conference. Energy Clinic (Croatia).
    César Tejedor. CEO of Massage Around the World- Wellness Consultant (Spain). 
    Representative of Spa Lapinha – Parana (Brazil). Business model of the first medical spa with natural resources in Brazil.
    Dr. Fábio Tadeu Lazerini. Geologist and Doctor in Geoscience (Brazil). The energy of Foz do Iguaçu waters.
  • 17:30 .- Coffee break.
  • 17:45 .- Panel 2. Rules of quality and security protocols.
    Alfredo Pérez. President of the Spanish Wellness Spa Association (Spain).
    Fernando Fraile. General manager of the Spanish Touristic Quality Institute (Spain).
    Joachim Lieber. President of Quality in Health Prevention (Germany).
  • 19:15 .- End of the session.

Friday 14th of September

1º Latin American Meeting on Tourism, Wellness and Sustainability (UNILA): Water and Thermalism. 

  • 09:00 .- Opening.
  • 09:15 .- Panel 1. Social thermalism in the public health systems.
    Dr. Fernando Hellmann. Department of Public Health of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil).
  • 14:00 .- Panel 2. Thermal therapies in Latin America.
    Dr. Marianela Peña (México). Thalassotherapy in health: possibilities to Latin America.
    De regreso a las aguas primigenias. Una mirada antropológica al manejo de las aguas ancestrales en Colombia.Ibalhú Rodríguez Nuñez. Fundadora del Centro de Bienestar Sindanamoy de Colombia.
  • 15:45 .- Coffe break.

Friday 14th of September- Afternoon session

International Meeting of Thermal Towns.

  • 16:00 .- Experiences of Europe.
    Ourense (Spain- Europe).
    European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA).
  • 17:00 .- Experiences of America.
    Experiences of Brazil. Santo Amaro da Imperatriz. Santa Catarina (Brazil)/ Foz do Iguaçu/Itaipulandia.
    Aguas termales en Colombia. Particularidades de una historia compartida.Rodrigo Castro Rebolledo. Especialista en Medicina Física y Rehabilitación. Profesor asociados de la Universidad de El Bosque, Colombia.


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