International Congress 2017

``Forest and its Potential for Health``

 13. – 14. September 2017
Seeheilbad Heringsdorf, Insel Usedom (D) – MARITIM Hotel Kaiserhof “Kurhaussaal”

program 13. September

9:30 am


10:00 am

Moderation of the congress: Dörte Graner (D)

Welcome of the participants by
Andreas Kuhn, President Bäderverband M-V e.V. (D)

Opening and welcome by
Dr. Till Backhaus,
Minister for Agriculture and Enviroment M-V (D)

Further welcoming addresses

Lars Petersen,
Mayor of the community Ostseebad Heringsdorf (D)

Thierry Dubois,
President European Spas Association (F)

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Horst Klinkmann,
Hon. President, Board of Trustees for Health Economy of M-V (D)

11:00 am – 01:00 pm

“Throw away your smartphone – Effects on Health by forests as an offline-place

Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer,
Europa-Universität-Flensburg (D)

“Therapy in forests in Japan”

Prof. Dr. Iwao Uehara,
Universität Tokio (JP)

“Forest and Recreation – Trends in the society” 

Prof. Dr. Michael Suda,
Universität München, Lehrstuhl für Wald und
Umweltpolitik (D)


01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Lunchbreak in the hotel

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Press conference

02:00 pm – 02:30 pm

Excursion to the forest in Heringsdorf

02:30 Uhr bis 04:00 Uhr

Inspection of the first cure an healing forest in Europe and “Presentation of the concept to develop the cure and healing forest”

Dr. Karin Lehrmann,
Kaiserbäder Insel Usedom (D)

Stefan Wallmann,
Landesarchitekten BDLA (D)

04:30 pm – 05:00 pm

Coffee Break

04:30 pm – 6:00 pm

“Relive the forest”

06:30 pm – 07:00 pm

“Certification of the cure an healing forest”

Dr. Till Backhaus, Minister for Agriculture and Environment M-V (D)

07:00 pm

End of the first congress day

07:00 pm

Get-together in the beech wood
(weatherproof cloths)

program 14. September

07:30 am – 09:00 am

Offer for early birds

Guided forest walk with breakfast
(Meeting point: Parking lane)

09:00 am – 10:00 am

Meeting of the “Quality in Health Prevention” e.V. (QuHeP)
Guests are welcomed

10:00 am

Welcome address/Statement
“A novelty in Europe: The cure and healing forest project”

Hanns Christoph Saur, Ministry for Economics, Employment an Health M-V (D)

10:30 am – 12:00 am


“Medical research landscape forest – What makes the forest so interesting for health?”

Univ.-Doz. Dr. Arnulf Josef Hartl,
Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität Salzburg (A)

“The forest as a pharmacy – For which indications the forest can help?
Presentation of the Pilot Study “COPD”

Prof. Dr. med. Karin Kraft,
Universität Rostock, Lehrstuhl für Naturkunde (D)


12:00 am – 13:00 pm


01:00 pm – 02:30 pm


Manfred Baum,
Landesforstanstalt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (D)

“The use of the forest for health – Opportunities and limits”
Participants in the discussion:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Trabandt (D),
Reha- Klinik Usedom

Harald Menning (D),
Landesforst Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Dr. h.c. mag. Heinz Boyer (A),
IMC FH Krems

Rolf Seelige-Steinhoff (D),
Seetel Hotel GmbH

02:30 pm – 03:00 pm

Coffee Break

03:00 pm – 04:30 pm

“The state of the Art in Europe”
Presentations and discussion about the development of cure an healing forests in Europe

Honorary Secretary General Joachim Lieber,
European Spas Association (B)

04:30 pm

“Theses and results oh the congress” 

Manfred Baum,
Landesforstanstalt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (D)

Prof. Dr. med. Karin Kraft,
Universität Rostock, Lehrstuhl für Naturheilkunde (D)


05:00 pm

Ende of the congress

07:00 pm

“Romantic at the seaside”

Wind-up of the congress
(weatherproof cloths)

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