Although Legionellosis is a relatively new disease, which was first recorded in 1976, after an outbreak of pneumonia in a Philadelphia hotel that affected the members of the American Legion who were celebrating their annual convention, the Legionella bacterium is naturally found in almost all aquatic environments (rivers, lakes, etc).
From its natural environment, the bacterium starts to colonize the cities's supply systems and, through the distribution network, it reaches the domestic water installations or other facilities that require the use of water for their operation (cooling systems , irrigation, swimming pools, washing tunnels, etc).
If the appropriate measures are followed, such as the establishment of a correct therapy in patients and the control of buildings, at present the infection can be considered perfectly controllable. In spite of that, the contamination of the interior environments of buildings is the cause of several health problems.
With an eminently practical approach, during the Congress the causes of the distortion of the internal environment will be analyzed, as well as the initiatives and strategies that will guarantee its suitability in a sustainable manner, focusing this study on the variables that significantly influence in this sense : air quality, hygiene conditions and risk factors of legionellosis.
Communications will last 10 minutes + 5 minutes of discussion.
The deadline for submissions will end on December 14, 2018
You have to send a summary of one page, maximum, to email@example.com.
It is recommended to use the font "Arial" size 10. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to pass a communication to poster or paper. Before January 15, 2019Participants will be informed of the committee's decision.
The deadline for submitting posters will end on December 14, 2018
Size: recommended 0.92m wide x 1.20 m high (approx size A1) - ceiling size 2.41 high x 0.94 wide
You have to send a summary of one page, maximum, to firstname.lastname@example.org Placement: during the registration period February 13 between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. In the opinion of the Scientific Committee, the best posters will be passed on to oral communication. Before January 15, 2019Participants will be informed of the committee's decision.
President: Dr. Josep Garcia Raurich, Director of CRESCA
President: Ms. Judith Crespiera Portabella, Manager of CRESCA
The congress will take place on 20 and 21 February 2019 at the Museu de la Ciencia y de la Tècnica de Catalunya (MNACTEC):
Rambla d'Ègara, 270, 08221 Terrassa, (Barcelona).
During the two days plenary lectures, round tables, and free technical oral communications will be held.
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Discover the active professionals who will be responsible for the presentations of the VIII National Congress on Legionella and Environmental Quality
Deputy General Director of Environmental Health and Occupational Health in the General Directorate of Public Health, Quality and Innovation of the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare
General Director ANECPLA
Head of the Service of Epidemiological Surveillance and Response to Public Health Emergencies in Vallès Occidental and Vallès Oriental, of the Agència de Salut Pública de Catalunya.
Andorra Ministry of Health, in the area of Food Safety with tasks related to environmental health.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Water Sector Companies, and its Legionella Prevention Committee, the Spanish Society of Environmental Health, the Spanish Association of Environmental Health Companies and the European Group of Studies in Legionella Infections.
President of AQUA ESPAÑA, General Director of the Company STENCO y AQUA AMBIENT.
researcher Ramón y Cajal at the Microelectronics Institute of Barcelona
Deputy Director of Quality and Environment Public Mine of Aguas de Terrassa, SA.
Technical Director of the Legionella Prevention and Control Division
Asbestos inspector accredited by EPA, Director of Ambisalud and President of FEDECAI
Director of Aqua free Spain
Head of the Infrastructure and General Services area at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia
Blower Test, Manager Director.
Collaborator of the Environmental Network Measure.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alcora Salud Ambiental
Member of VAE
Medical Advisor of pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries.
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