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ICTA-UAB researchers to take part in the III International Congress “Forest and its Potential for Health”

Date: 2019-10-09

 

III International Congress “Forest and its Potential for Health”

 

With the participation of Martí Boada, Roser Maneja and Albert Bach, from ICTA-UAB

October 7-10th in La Garrotxa, Girona.

More information: https://www.selvans.ong/congress2019/?lang=en

 

Reconnecting with nature
The congress aims to update and advance applied research and best-practice implementation regarding the potential of forests to provide human societies with health and wellbeing. It o¬ers a meeting platform for knowledge and experience sharing between professionals, organizations and entrepreneurs from all around the world working on forest therapy, or interested in its development.

The event will end with a proclamation on the need to preserve natural forests as suppliers of health and wellbeing for societies.

Intended audience
Individuals and organizations interested in improving their knowledge and capacity to conserve and value nature in general, and high-ecological-value forests in particular; those developing their activities in natural forested areas; public and private forest owners; professionals, decision-makers, technicians and researchers working on health, wellbeing, the environment, and forestry; postgraduate and master’s degrees students, and doctoral candidates in these elds.
The o¬cial languages of the congress will be Catalan, Spanish and English.

 

Wednesday 9 october

 

PRESENTATIONS 08:30 to 20:00h (Palau de Congressos de Girona)

  • Module 1 (8:30-13:30): Research update on forest and its potential for health.
  • Lunch (13:30-15:00)
  • Module 2 (15:00-20:00): Creating our reconnection with nature.


MODULE 1: RESEARCH UPDATE ON FOREST AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR HEALTH (BLOC 1)
Hour: 9:00-11:00
Location: Palau de Congressos de Girona


Programming
10-Minute introduction by the moderator. Presentations of 15 minutes each, plus 5 minutes wrap-up/questions. Final open debate of 30 minutes.

  • 8:00: Opening of doors
  • 9.00 – 9:10: Moderator: Dra. Roser Maneja Zaragoza. Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) – Catalonia.
  • 9:10 – 9:30: Healing and spa forests: translation of scientific knowledge into practice. Prof. Dr. med. Karin Kraft. Department of Complementary Medicine, Universitätsmedizin Rostock – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/Germany
  • 9.30 – 9:50: “Climate conditions can determinate the concentration of terpene in the forest atmosphere.”. Dr. Domingo Sancho-Knapik, Forest Resources Unit. Agrifood Research and Technology Centre of Aragón (CITA) – Aragón/Spain.
  • 9:50 – 10:10: Forest climate as important health facilitator. Gisela Inmich, M. Sc. Public Health and Health Service Research (IBE), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – Germany.
  • 10:10 – 10:30: Forests and Human Health: an experimental and cross-sectional study in the Montseny Natural Parc. Albert Bach. Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) – Catalonia.
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Round table and discussion
  • 11:00 – 11:30: Coffee break


MODULE 2: CREATING OUR RECONNECTION WITH NATURE
Hour: 15:00-20:00
Location: Palau de Congressos de Girona


Programming
10-Minute introduction by moderator. Presentations of 15 minutes each, plus 5 minutes wrap-up/questions. Final open debate of 30 minutes.

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  • 15:00-15:10: Moderador: Miquel Rafa. Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera – Catalonia.
  • 15:10-15.30: The Forest as a new paradigm. Dr. Martí Boada. Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). Scientific adviser to UNESCO – Catalonia.
  • 15:30-15:50: Health and well-being in the context of international conservation efforts. Jo Hopkins. IUCN WCPA Health and Well-being Specialist Group / Parks Victoria – Australia.
  • 15:50-16:10: Present extension of forest therapy in European natural parks. Carles Castell i Puig. Diputació de Barcelona / EUROPARC Federation – Catalonia.
  • 16:10-16:30: Potential application of forest therapy in the public health system. Frederic Cofan i Pujol. Doctor at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona – Catalonia.
  • 16:30-16:50: Catalan network of therapeutic forests. Jaume Hidalgo i Colomé. Associació Sèlvans – Catalonia.
  • 16:50-17:10: Round table and discussion.
  • 17:10-17:40: Coffee break.
  • 17:40-18:00: A new instrument for rural sustainable development. Representatives of 3 municipalities linked to the project deployment – Catalonia.
  • 18:00-18:15: Lecture.
  • 18:15-19:00: Progress in international cooperation on forest therapy.
  • Professor Dr. med. Dr. h. c. (mult.) Horst Klinkmann. Senior Consultant and Ambassador Health Economy of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – Germany.
  • Prof.(FH) Priv.Doz. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Tucek. Institute Therapeutic Sciences of the University of Applied Sciencies Krems – Austria.
  • 19:00-20:00: Official commitments.
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