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We are pleased to present a new edition of the III INTERNATIONAL AND V SPANISH HYDRATION CONGRESS, organised on this occasion, by the International Chair for Advanced Studies on Hydration at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in collaboration with other scientific associations and organisations, which will be held in the city of Bilbao from 13 to 15 May 2018. The designated venue is the Palacio Euskalduna located near the Nervión River, one of the most emblematic international settings due to its functionality, facilities and services, dedicated to the organisation of meetings and events in all branches of culture and science.

Bilbao was recently honoured as the Best European City 2018 by the international organisation “The Academy of Urbanism”. During your stay in Bilbao, you will enjoy a city that is friendly and welcoming, yet sophisticated, where all participants will feel at home.

The congress expects continue offering, as its carrer has allowed through the events previously celebrated, a scientific and multidisciplinary programming planned to cover all aspects of hydration with regard to health, functionality, quality of life and sustainability.

The contents that we are preparing will provide us with a clinical, epidemiological, physiological, dietary-nutritional, community, business and gastronomic focus for all sources of hydration and their adaptation to the different needs of the human body.

As a new element for this edition, we have considered the practical workshops related to the diagnosis and evaluation of the state of hydration; calculation of hydration needs during physical activity and another centred on estimating the method to cover water and liquid needs during different stages of life.

Continuing with the support to Young Researchers, there will take place specific sessions in the same way as during the II International Congress and IV National of Hydration celebrated in Toledo on December 2015, having room for works and publications done by these Young Researches and for who we have planned different awards and recognitions for their efforts and for studies presented at the congress.

All Spanish and international distinctions related to the Hydration Congress will be awarded at a ceremony that will be held in the Atrium of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, as the culmination of the event.

We would be delighted if you could make space in your schedule for 2018 to travel to Bilbao, to present your scientific works and participate in different sessions at the congress. Your presence will help us guarantee excellence in our scientific, friendship, hydration, culture and food offering. We would like to extend this invitation to all companies and institutions involved in this subject matter, considering that is a work which must be developed and agreed by all parts and entities taking part of it.

We have been hard at work in both the Organising Committee and the Scientific Committee to plan contents, speakers and the dynamics for the event, that keep placing this Congress and everything related to hydration on the front line of global science.

Please book your attendance in advance to avoid higher costs at hotels and for other services, because many events tend to take place.

Best regards and we hope to be able to welcome you in person in Bilbao soon.

Espero dugu Bilbon

Lluis Serra Majem
Scientific Committee Chair

Javier Aranceta Bartrina
Organising Committee Chair