2022 test sekcije


Zagreb, Sljeme – Tomislavov dom, September 12 and 13, 2022

Forest wellness - an instrument of health improvement and an innovative tourist offer

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September 22, 2023

9:00 – 10:00 | Registration of participants
Congress moderator: Lidija Hanell, PhD environmental science
10:00 - 10:30 | Opening ceremony and welcoming speeches:

Representative of organizer oft he Congress

Representative of Croatian National Tourist Bord

Plenary presentations:

10:30 – 10:50 | Dr. Qing Li (MD. PhD, Prof.)
Professor at the Nippon Medical School, Tokyo,
Japan – President of the Japanese Society of Forest Medicine, Director of the Society of Forest Therapy, Vice President and Secretary Geberal of INFOM/Interanational Society of Natural and Forest
The new concept of Forest Medicine and Forest Therapy
10:50 – 11:10 | Gisela Immich, Ph.D.
Ludwig Maximillians University, München, Germany
Evidence - based research on the effect of Forest therapy in Germany
11:10 – 11:30 | Prof. Krešimir Rotim, Ph.D. M.D.
Dean of the University of Applied Health Science in Zagreb
Challengers of medicine in 21st century
11:30 - 11:50 | Stefano Ravelli
CEO at Azienda per il Turismo Valsugana –Lagorai, Laghi, Italy
Forest wellness and sustainability as part of a new tourist offer. The case of Valsugana – Trentino, Italy
11:50 – 12:10 | Prof. Melanie Kay Smith, Ph.D.
Metropolitan University Budapest, Hungary
Nature and Wellbeing: Implication for Wellness Tourism
12:10 – 12:30 | Discussion
12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 | Prof. Won Sop Shin, Ph.D.
Chungbuck National University of Forest Science, Korea
The current association and future od Forest therapy and research in Korea
14:20 – 14:40 | Tomislav Dubravec , Ph.D.
Croatian Forest Research Institute, Jastrebarsko, Croatia
Forest oft he Republic of Croatia – Gift and Obligation/int he past, present and future
14:40 – 15:00 | Dijana Vuletić, Ph.D.
Croatian Forest Research Institute, Jastrebarsko, Croatia
Recognition, assessment and management of forest ecosystem services
15:00 – 15:20 | Amos Clifford
funder of ANFT/Association of Nature and Forest Therapy/ USA
Forest pathways to soul encounters
15:20 – 15:40 | Prim. Gorana Isailović, M.D.
MSPAAS/FTSEE; Belgrad, Serbia
Development of Forest wellness in Southeastern Europe
15:40 – 16:00 | Questions
16:00 – 16:30 | Coffe break
16:30 – 18:00 | Panel: Forest bathing as a new component of Croatia's tourist offer
Prof. Iwao Uehara,Ph.D., Tomislav Dubravec, Ph.D, Stefano Ravelli, CEO, Representativ of the Šibenik Knin County Tourist Bord, Darko Vukelić, M.Sc., Jelena Farkić. Ph.D.

September 23, 2023

10:00 – 10:30 | Prof. Iwao Uehara, Ph.D.
University of Agriculter. Tokyo, Japan
Case study and effects of Forest therapy – Possibility in Croatia and Europe
10:30 – 11:00 | Prof.M.Z.Karagülle, Ph.D.
University Istambul – spa and balneotherapy, Turkey
Why and how forests effect human health
11:00 – 11-20 | Darija Cvikl, Ph.D.
Vocation College of Hospitality, Wellness and Tourism, Bled, Slovenia
The need for institutionalzation of forest therapy tourism practices
11:20 – 11:40 | Vaishnavi Viswanathan, M.Sc.
Funder of Nature Connections, India, bangalore. India
Importance of Forest Therapy for Corporate Leaders
11:40 – 12:00 | Prof. Laura Secco, Ph.D.
University TESAF –Padova, Italy
GREEN4C project and results
12:00 – 12:20 | Assoc.Prof. Vanja Vasiljev, Ph.D.
School of Medicine University of Rijeka, Croatia
Mindfulness and Forest Therapy
12:20 – 12:40 | Jelena Farkić, Ph.D
Breda University of Applied Science, The Nederland
Forest wellness education: The case of summer school of wellness in Ljubljana, Slovenia
12:40 – 13:00 | Assoc. prof. Aleksandar Racz, Ph.D.,M.D.
University of Applied Science, Zagreb, Croatia
Forest therapy frpm evidence based medicine perspective
13:00 – 13:30 | Discusions
13:30 | Lunch
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