9-12 April 2013
Fifth International Conference Swimming Pool & SPA

Swimming Pools and SPA represent a great opportunity not only for social development and health promotion but also for basic and applied research in several areas of scientific interest.
Previous International Conferences on Swimming Pool and SPA highlighted great interest and provided relevant advancements in issues related to Swimming Pool and SPA safety, including chemical and microbiological risks, regulation guidelines, monitoring and management.

Tuesday 9 April 2013
  • Open Ceremony
  • Welcome address
  • WHO presentation on activities on recreational water Enkhtsetseg Shinee
  • Round Table
  • Welcome Cocktail
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Wednesday 10 April 2013
  • Public Health issues related to the recreational use of water
  • A review on microbiological issues related to swimming pools
  • A review on monitoring and disinfection issues.
  • The health promotion and social benefits of recreational waters
  • Occupational safety and health promotion
  • Invited Lectures
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Thursday 11 April 2013
  • Monitoring, Surveillance and Prevention
  • Water Treatment and Pool Management
  • Workshop
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Friday 12 April 2013
  • Harmonized Guidelines and Regulations
  • Round table
  • 6th ICSPS election
  • Abstract Prizes
  • Conclusion
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Tuesday 9 April 2013 - At National Institute of Health, Viale Regina Elena n. 299
From Wednesday 10 April 2013 - At University of Rome "Foro Italico", P.zza Lauro de Bosis n. 4

Call for Paper

Open: April 15, 2012
Close: December 15, 2012.
Participants are invited to present abstract on the following topics related to swimming pool and SPA.

Health benefits of recreational waters
Swimming pools for health promotion and wellness

Health promotion and evidence based prevention: water therapies and rehabilitation, SPA thermal pools, adapted and preventive physical activity throughout recreational waters, social inclusion, training and education.

Public health issues of recreational water
Safety and quality, Risk assessment and risk management, Prevention

Chemical, physical and biological hazards. Epidemiology. Pool engineering, monitoring and surveillance, national and international regulations, etiologic agents, laboratory and analytical methods, disinfection procedures and control measures, disinfection by-products, accidents and injury prevention, microclimate, surveillance, SPA thermal pools, bio-swimming pools, alternative and innovative tools for safety managing.

Improving swimming pool and SPA performance
Occupational health, engineering and environmental sustainability

Water plant implementation, swimming pool engineering and maintenance, new technologies for water treatment and monitoring, new pollution markers, rescue and emergency, economical issue, national and international regulations and guidelines.