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



Athena Mavridou (Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece)
Emanuele Ferretti (National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy)
Giorgio Liguori (Working Group "Movement Sciences for Health" of Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Italy)
Guglielmina Fantuzzi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Jan (J.G.) Bakker (Netherlands Centre for Occupational Diseases, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Lothar Erdinger (University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany)
Lucia Bonadonna (National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy)
Marco Bonifazi (Coordinator Centre Studies Italian Swimming Federation, Siena, Italy)
Marco Vitale (Foundation for Thermal Scientific Research, Rome, Italy)
Michael J. Beach (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA)
Mihály Kádár (National Institute of Environmental Health, Budapest, Hungary)
Regina Sommer (Medical University, Vienna, Austria)
Sergio Caroli (L. Eötvös University of Budapest, Hungary)
Vincenzo Romano Spica (University of Rome "Foro Italico", Italy)
Vitorino de Matos Beleza (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal)
Wolfgang Uhl (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)