3Preparation Two years of intense work Construction of the website Hundreds of hours in meetings with our secretariatMeetings with the authorities and institutionsDecisions about the venue, other facilities and equipmentInspection visit from the executive commiteeLong process of negociation with our of sponsorsThousands of sMany other mailings and newsletters….Many difficulties, insuficient suport of some authorities and institutions from whom we expected moreLimited budget
4Results (public awarenness) We achieved our goal of reaching the public for calling their attention for the Medical Hydrology (awareness of this field of Medicine)Several TV programsNewspapers interviewsRadio (1 hour of prime time in one of the main National Radio Stations). And other flashnews about the congressEtc. etc,.
932 Countries sent abstracts PortugalSpainFranceItalyGermanyHungaryRomeniaChec RepublicEslovakiaSloveniaSerbiaBulgariaRussiaGreeceTurkeySwedenLatviaLithuaniaNetherlandsGabonCameroonPakistanIranPakistanJapanIsraelUSACanadaArgentinaVenezuelaBrasilCuba
10We intend to prepare: the Procedures book also in CD We kindly ask those who are interested in having their papers published to send it as soon as posible to us so that we can start imediately all this process
11Social ProgrammPortuguese guitar oncert by Mário Pacheco, fado by Cuca Roseta and a coreography specifically composed for this event by Daniel Cardoso Former New York City and also Kirov r ballet dancer and performed by the “Forum Ballet” companyPresident´s dinner at the Moder Art MuseumGala Dinner in the Taylor’s Port Wine CellarsTwo tours (Porto city tour; Braga-Guimarães)
13Thanks to all the Institutions that suported us Ministério da Saúde / ARS NorteUnion Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS)International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM)Ordem dos MédicosInstituto de Hidrologia da Universidade do PortoInstituto de Hidrologia da Universidade de CoimbraInstituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS)Universidade da Beira InteriorComissão Portuguesa da Década do Osso e ArticulaçãoSociedade Portuguesa de Medicina Física e de Reabilitação (SPMFR)Sociedade Portuguesa de ReumatologiaSociedade Portuguesa de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
17SILVER SPONSORSTO OUR SILVER SPONSORS, NOVARTIS AND SERVIER
18Other SponsorsAND TO THE OTHER CO SPONSORS BIAL. BES, INATEL, TERMAS S JORGE AND OUR MEDIA PARTNER NOTÍCIAS MÉDICAS
19Exhibitors AQUANATTUR ASSOCIAÇÃO DE TERMAS DE PORTUGAL BALNESS BANCO ESPÍRITO SANTOBIALIBEROTERMASINATELMEDY BAYREUTHMERCK SHARP & DHOMENOVARTISPEDRAS SALGADASSERVIERTECNIFARTERMAS DE S. JORGETERMAS DE UNHAIS DA SERRA
21VERY SPECIAL THANK To Pedro Cardoso and all His team, Andreia, Liliana, Ana, Maria Manuel and al
22Thanks also to…Fernando Duarte and all his fantastic team of image (photographs and Cameramen)Luis Santos ProductionsCristina Roque, Silvério and all the other musiciansAll the technical staff of the congress roomsAll the staff of the Sheraton HotelDrivers of the Buses
23So, it is time to say good bye but first I would like to let you a souvenir of this congres and so I asked Fernado Duarte our image producer and Director to prepare for us a brief overview of this congress so that you may remember these wonderful nmoments we shared together…
24Five bridgesBaroqueDear colleagues and friends I wish you all a good stay in our city, classsified by Unesco as World Heritage, with his famous symbols: the 5 bridges,sometimes bridges over troubled water… the baroque monuments, the port wine cellars the douro river, the rabelo boats…. …
25WE WISH YOU ALL:An excellent and safe return back to your homes and families !Thank you !