Welcome to the 45th International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology World Congress

The Congress

“Of waters and persons - balneology: the new decade or Covid era?!”

Curation, prevention, development, sustainability, research, education, training, ...

What about the future in the covid era?

Welcome by the President of the Congress

20 centuries ago, the troops of the famous roman general Cneius pompeius magnus, were already benefiting from the Dax maturated muds. The roman soldiers returned home long ago, but patients with musculo-skeletal conditions continue to be successfully treated. The peloids made Dax one of the most antique, much-acclaimed and active spa resort in France.

20 years ago, an academic institute was created in Dax. It is dedicated to the training of professionals for balneotherapy care facilities and other hydrotherapy activities as well as to scientific research. The Dax institute will host the venue of the 45th ISMH Congress. We hope the delegates will share the best and most novel of the scientific knowledge and professional experiences.

2021 june 10 & 11, Dax will be proud to offer you the traditional and celebrated hospitality of the south-west of France. I am sure all of you will enjoy it..

Welcome in Dax.

Professor Christian-F. Roques MD

Congress President

Professor Christian-F. Roques MD

Address by the President of the ISMH

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to the 45th World Congress of Medical Hydrology.

The International Society of Medical Hydrology (ISMH) is proud to have its 45th Congress in Dax under the Presidency of Prof. Christian-François Roques-Latrille.

France has a great tradition in Balneology. Not only historical but also in scientific, social and cultural aspects. Dax is a very good example of this with its rich history and its Institute of Thermalism where Education and Research get together allowing a very important development on Balneology knowledge. Thus, having an ISMH Congress in this thermal city constitutes a very special occasion. We are expecting participants from all over the world. ISMH is spreading its presence on more places allowing the contact of scientists from different countries, regions and cultures. With this we are giving people more opportunities to share their knowledge and experience with their colleagues from all over the world. I am convinced that the presentations within the proposed topics will reach a high level and will interested you. Besides the scientific contents this congress aims to increase the participation of all the ISMH members in its activities. To start this process we would like to invite you all to our General Assembly to share and discuss our ideas and future plans. We will talk there about statutes review, website renewal, financial situation, next congresses, international courses, cooperation with other balneology institutions.  For this we do need the contribution of all of you.

In conclusion we may say that this 45th Congress has many important aspects to the future of Medical Hydrology. We trust on a good participation in the success of the organization. Wish you a fruitful meeting and a wonderful stay in Dax that can bring you excellent memories.

Sincerely yours,

Pedro Cantista

ISMH President

Pedro Cantista

Official language of the congress

English is the official language of ISMH Congresses.
All the documents, correspondence, abstracts of scientific papers, presentations and discussion in scientific sessions, website will be in English.

Health resort medicine

Medical and management challenges, …


Innovative models of resorts organization and cooperation


Balneology, history, culture and arts.



Congress contributors

Our Committees

Organisation and constitution of committees in progress. You'll soon discover people making the congress possible!

Key moments

Social Programme

  • Thursday, June 10th, 8:30 pm get together party
  • Friday, June 11th , 9:00 pm gala dinner and award ceremony
  • Programme for accompanying persons:
    • Excursions
    • Wellness cares

2 days congress


  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am


  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Scientific session(s)

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Coffee Break

  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Scientific session(s)

  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Scientific session(s)

  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Coffee Break

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Scientific session(s)

  • 8:30 pm

    Get together Party

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Scientific Session

  • Duration 90 min
  • Major dedicated session with one invited keynote lecture and four 10-min-oral communications chosen among the submitted papers.
  • Thematic sessions: six 10-min-oral communications on a particular topic of the congress.
  • Free papers sessions: six 10-min-oral communications on miscellaneous.
  • Electronic posters sessions: twelve poster communications with 5-min-oral presentation of the congress on large screen. The poster sessions will be made of thematic posters sessions and free papers posters sessions. The papers will be addressed in a poster session according to the demand of the authors and/or the decision of the scientific committee.



Register and get your ticket for the congress. Prices depend on your statut and the date. They increase regularly: don’t wait to reserve your place.

The fees include:

Congress scientific sessions,
Thursday and Friday lunches,
Thursday get-together party,
Friday gala dinner

  • Delegate
  • On site200 €
  • On line100 €
  • Register
  • Trainees
  • On site100 €
  • On line50 €
  • Register
  • Accompanying Person
  • On site100 €
  • On line-
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Special fees for group

If you want to register as a group (more than 5 persons), please contact the congress organisation.


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