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Congress Honorary President
Prof. dr Nurten Ozer

Congress President
Prof. dr M. Zeki Karagulle

Istanbul Tip Fakultesi

Tibbi Ekoloji ve Hidroklimatoloji

Anabilim Dali Baskani

Congress Secretary
Assistant Prof. dr Arif Donmez

Congress Organizing Committee Istanbul
(Istanbul Tip Fakultesi Tibbi Ekoloji ve Hidroklimatoloji Ana Bilim Dali)

Prof. dr M. Zeki Karagulle

Prof. dr Hatice Gurdal

Prof. dr Nergis Yuzbasioglu

Assistant Prof. dr Arif Donmez

Uzm. Dr. Mine Karagulle

Congress Executive Committee
Dr. Kerem Gun

Dr. Haluk Aksoy

Dr. Bilal Uysal

Dr. Mustafa Dinler

Bio. Dr. Halet Demirtas

Msc. Sag. Idr. Birsen Durgun

Scientific Committee
Prof. dr M. Zeki Karagulle

Prof. dr Christoph Gutenbrunner

Prof. dr Hatice Gurdal

Prof. dr Nergis Yuzbasioglu

Prof. dr Nurten Eskiyurt

Prof. dr Serap Alper

Prof. dr Merih Yurtkuran

Prof. dr Mehmet Arman

Prof. dr Erdogan Yuzer

Prof. dr Okay Eroskay

Prof. dr Sakir Simsek

prof. dr Cemal Okuyan

Assistant Prof. dr Mustafa Turan

Assistant Prof. dr Mustafa Afsin

For further information please contact to the adresses below

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Istanbul Tip Fakültesi

Tibbi Ekoloji ve Hidroklimatoloji

Anabilim Dali, Millet Caddesi 126,

34390 Istanbul, Turkey

Tell: 0090 212 6351201

Fax: 0090 212 5318904

E-mail: donmeza@istanbul.edu.tr


5th NATIONAL SPA MEDICINE CONGRESS; GONEN, TURKEY

Organisation:

Department of Medical Ecology and Hydroclimatology , Medical Faculty of Istanbul, University of Istanbul

Gonen Kaplica Isletmesi A.S.

Turkish Society of Ecology and Hydroclimatology

(Haga Sophia- Istanbul)

GENERAL BALNEOLOGY COURSE - I- 7 November 2002, Gönen Turkey

Day 1: Friday 8th November

8.00-9.00 Registration

9.00-9.30 Opening Ceremony

I. SESSION 9.30-12.00: Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Nurten ÖZER
1. Evidence Based Medicine and Balneology- Prof. Dr. M. Zeki KARAGÜLLE (Istanbul)

2. Spa Therapy in Metabolic Diseases- Prof. Dr. Christoph GUTENBRUNNER (Hannover)

Tea, coffee: 10.30- 11.00
3. Turkish spas in Hungary- Dr. Tamas BENDER (Budapest)

4. Hyperthermia in Thermal Baths- Prof. Dr. Nergis ERDOGAN (Istanbul)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

II. SESSION 13.30-15.00: Chairperson: Prof.Dr.M.Zeki KARAGÜLLE
1. Inhalation Balneotherapy and Its Efficacy- Prof. Dr. Marco FROLDI and Prof. Dr. Giuseppe NAPPI (Milan)

2. Balneology in USA- Dr. Khai VU (USA)

Tea, coffee: 14.00-14.30
3. Immunology and balneology- Ass. Prof Dr. Mustafa TURAN (Ankara)

4. Psoriasis and Balneology- Prof. Dr.Sedat ÖzçelIk (Sivas)

I. FREE PAPERS: 15.30- 16.30- Chairperson: Ass.Prof. Dr. Mustafa TURAN



(University of Istanbul)

Day 2: Saturday 9th November

III. SESSION: 9.00-12.00- Chairperson Prof. Dr. Nergis ERDOGAN
1. Carbondioxide Therapy in Balneology- Prof. Dr. Arif DÖNMEZ (Istanbul)

2. Drinking Cures In Balneology –at home or at spa - Dr. Mine KARAGÜLLE (Istanbul)

Tea, coffee: 10.30-11.00
3. Peloidotherapy; current status- Prof. Dr. Hatice GÜRDAL (Istanbul)

4. Peloidotherapy in rheumatic disease- Ass. Dr. Ersin ODABAŞI (Ankara)

Lunch 12.30-13.30

IV. SESSION: 13.00-14.00-Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Arif DÖNMEZ
1. Balneotherapy in rheumatoid arthritis- Prof. Dr. Merih YURTKURAN

2. Spa therapy and rehabilitation- Prof. Dr. Serap ALPER

Tea, coffee: 14.00-14.30
SPECIAL SESSION SPA THERAPY AT GÖNEN: 14.30-15.30- Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Hatice Gürdal

1. Effectiveness of spa therapy at Gönen on osteoarthritis - An Observational Study- Prof. Dr. M. Zeki KARAGÜLLE, Dr. Kerem GÜN, Dr. Bilal UYSAL, Dr Nuran TERCAN, Dr Mine KARAGÜLLE (Istanbul)

2. Effects of balneotherapy at Gönen on patients with knee osteoarthritis - A Randomised Controlled Trial- Prof. Dr Arif DÖNMEZ, Dr. Bilal UYSAL, Dr Nuran TERCAN, Prof. Dr. M. Zeki KARAGÜLLE (Istanbul)

II. FREE PAPERS: 15.30- 16.30- Chairperson: Ass.Prof. Dr. Ersin Odabaşi
CLOSING REMARKS: 16.30- Prof. Dr. M. Zeki KARAGÜLLE


(Haga Sophia- Stanbul)