Welcome to the 43rd World Congress of the International Society of Medical Hydrology (ISMH) website!


On behalf of the International Society of Medical Hydrology (ISMH) I would like to invite you all to join us in Amarante (Portugal) and participate in our congress.

This important scientific event will be organized by the Portuguese Society of Medical Hydrology and will gather the ISMH Congress with the National Medical Hydrology Congresses of both Portugal and Spain. As Chairman of the ISMH Congress I will have the privilege and honor to have as co-presidents Prof. Francisco Maraver Eyzaguirre (for the Spanish Society Congress) and Dr. António Jorge Santos Silva (for the Portuguese Society Congress).

The meeting will take place from 10 to 13 June 2018 at the “Hotel Casa da Calçada – Relais & Châteaux” and in the “Amadeo Souza Cardoso Museum” in Amarante – Portugal (Porto District). Amarante is a beautiful small historical town that I am sure you all will enjoy. Traditionally Portugal offers a wonderful hospitality to all his guests and for sure that it will happen again. The local authorities are doing their best to the support the participants, namely assuring all the transfers from the Porto Airport and all the hotels. You may find all the relevant information on this website about travelling, registration, accommodation, scientific and social programs.

We are working hard to organize an outstanding scientific and educational congress aiming to continue developing Medical Hydrology. We already assured the presence of the most prestigious names of this scientific and clinical field, with a very significant number of invited speakers. Both the Organizing and Scientific Committees of this Congress will have a very active role in the scientific program in close collaboration with the ISMH Executive Board.

We look forward to meeting you in Amarante!

Yours sincerely,

Pedro Cantista
ISMH President
Congress Chairman


Welcome to the 20rd Congress of the Spanish Society of Medical Hydrology (SEHM)


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As President of the Spanish Society of Medical Hydrology (SEHM) it is my pleasure to invite you to the 20th Congress of our Society that will be held from 10 to 13 June 2018 in Amarante, Portugal, coinciding with the 43rd World Congress of the ISMH and with the 11th of the Portuguese Society of Medical Hydrology (SPHM).

It is not the first time that the congress of the SEHM is celebrated together with that of the SPHM, which is not the case with ISMH with whom we never had coincident congresses before. This link with the World Congress ensures the participation of the most outstanding professionals in Medical Hydrology.

In this Congress the SEHM will organize two scientific sessions dedicated to the topics: “Thalassotherapy” (invited speakers: Alberto Cerrada, Araceli Muela and Carla Morer) and “Survivors of Cancer and Thermal Medicine” (Guest speakers: Salvador Ramos, Lorena Vela and Pilar Diestro), as well as the presentation of the corresponding communications to the papers.

We are sure your presence and active participation will help to guarantee the success of the endeavour, as this is a unique opportunity to meet and share knowledge with colleagues from all over the world.

Yours very sincerely,

Francisco Maraver
SEHM President


Welcome to the 20rd Congress of the Spanish Society of Medical Hydrology (SEHM)


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is with a great pleasure and satisfaction that we await you in Amarante, between
10 and 13 June 2018, to jointly give life to the 11th Congress of the Portuguese Society of Medical Hydrology sharing the ISMH Congress theme “Education and Health Promotion”.
In the year in which the hydrological medical study is carried out to recognize the therapeutic vocations of the natural mineral water of its Baths, Amarante has made a commitment to organize this important scientific event, which will bring together the 43rd ISMH World Congress and the 20th Congress of the Spanish Society of Medical Hydrology, which is at the same time an honour and a pleasant challenge for us.

The Congress is thus a space for dialogue and development of knowledge, providing contacts and updating collaborations between researchers, professionals and students of languages and international cultures, looking for the affirmation of the thermal baths and the thermalism, the purest natural treatment solution.

It is with the expectation of a good working meeting that we greet you with our Welcome, to this beautiful city, where history, traditions, nature, art and gastronomy come together and will certainly bring you the willingness to return.
For all this, feel invited. Get Involved!
Well there

Yours very sincerely,

António Jorge Santos Silva
SPHM Congress President