Conferences, Congresses and other meetings


First Announcement of  the 44rd World Congress of the International Society of Medical Hydrology (ISMH)


“From basic research to clinical challenges”


                On behalf of the International Society of Medical Hydrology (ISMH) and Polish Association of Balneology and Physical Medicine we would like to invite you all to join us in Wieliczka (Poland) and participate in our congress.

This important scientific event will be organized by the Polish Association of Balneology and Physical Medicine with coordination with Board of ISMH

The meeting will take place from 13 to 16 June 2019 at the “Hotel Lenart” and Salt Mine and Thermal Center Wieliczka”

The Wieliczka mine is often referred to as "the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland". In 1978 it was placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites. It is also an underground health resort recognized by the Polish minister of health. Wieliczka is located 15 km from Cracow - the former capital of Poland, one of the most popular tourist destinations, not only in Poland but also in Europe.

Main topics of Congress are:

  • Modern balneological treatment of patient with chronic diseases
  • Advancements in balneology, physical therapy, balneochemistry, climatology and thermal geology.
  • Basic research in balneology field
  • We also anticipate special session about management in thermal institutions.

The local authorities are doing their best to the support the participants, namely assuring all the transfers from the Balice Airport and all the hotels. All relevant information regarding travel, registration, accommodation, scientific and social programs can be found soon on the Congress website.

We look forward to meeting you in Wieliczka!

Yours sincerely,

Pedro Cantista
ISMH President

Jacek Chojnowski
Congress Chairman




XXII Congress of Polish Association of Balneology and Physical Medicine

Polczyn Zdroj, 
3.09 - 6.09. 2009

Połczyn Zdrój is a renowned health resort located in the middle of the Drawskie Lakes area. Clean lakes, beech woods and multiple moraine hills are the reason why the area is called “Połczyn Switzerland” or “Bieszczady of the North”.
Połczyn therapeutic muds and salt springs are among the best in Poland, and the high quality of therapeutic material is what made Połczyn Zdrój a health resort as early as the middle XVII century. Our health resort became what it is early in the past century, when Bad Polzin, as it was then known, was treated as the most important health resort for Berlin. Treatment methods are developed ever since, while our personnel professionalism and exactness are appreciated by the most demanding guests from all Europe.









More informations about Polczyn Spa You can find here