Saturday 5 April 2003
Organizer S. Bellometti (Pavia, Italy)

Evolving concepts in thermal medicine: current challenges and future solutions

Session I
Chair F. Bertè (Pavia Italy) Abstract No.
9.40-10.00 Priority for research in complementary medicine: what’s the point for rigorous research?
E. Ernst (Exeter/Plymouth, UK)
10.00-10.20 Physical Medicine and muscoloskeletal diseases
T. Bender (Budapest, Hungary)
10.25-10.50 Health economic considerations in thermal medicine: cost/benefit and cost/effectiveness analysis
L.Garattini (Ranica (BG), Italy)
10.50-11.00 Discussion
11.00 – 11.15 coffee break
Session I
Chair F. Bertè (Pavia, Italy) Abstract No.
11.20-11.40 Antiinflammatory compounds isolated from thermal mud
L. Galzigna (Padua, Italy)
11.40-12.00 The typical microflora of the Euganean thermal mud and its pharmacologic products
C. Andreoli (Padua, Italy)
12.00-12.20 Advances in arthritis care: antiinflammatory and analgesic efficacy of mud pack therapy
S. Bellometti (Pavia, Italy)
12.30-12.15 The influence of lysophosphatic acid on the functions of human dentritic cells
M. Idzko, E. Panther, D. Ferrari, H. Bremer, S. Corinti, C. Pizzirani, Y. Herouy, F. Di Virgilio, G. Girolomoni, and J. Norgauer (Ferrara/Rome, Italy/ Freiburg, Germany)
12.15 – 13.00 General discussion
13.00 End of workshop