Welcome Message ISMH15 President
Dear friends, collegues and guests,
I am delighted to welcome you to Hamburg for the 15th International Symposium on Maritime Health (ISHM15). It is a great privilege for the German Maritime Health Association to be hosting this prestigious event. ISMH15 will be hold in cooperation with the Institute for Occupational and Maritime Medicine (ZfAM), the oldest civil research institution in maritime medicine in Germany, and the HafenCity University.
Hamburg is a wonderful location for this biannual International Symposium. The harbour of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the largest German seaport forming a direct thematic reference to the ISMH15 themes “Sea, Port, Health & Environment”.
The conference venue at HafenCity University, located directly to the seaport and the new HafenCity, is the ideal place to discuss scientific research and work as well as its practical implementation in the context of work at sea and the harbour.
To enlarge the scientific scope, we are planning further interdisciplinary satellite symposia and workshops. Therefore, we will be pleased to receive your abstract submission until 15th January 2019.
I would encourage everyone to come to Hamburg and experience the vibrant cultural heritage and various sights making this maritime metropolis so popular for visitors worldwide. The social events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies will give you an insight in this variety. All reserved congress hotels are within walking distance.
Last but not leased I thank the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA), the Conference partner team and all those individuals on our organizing and scientific committees, our sponsors and the many supporting organizations working hard to organize the ISMH15.
We are looking forward to your participation and contributions.
Hope to see you in Hamburg!