Congress “80 Anniversary of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Pedro Kouri”


Congress “80 Anniversary of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Pedro Kouri”

9th Cuban Congress on Microbiology & Parasitology

6th National Congress on Tropical Medicine

6th International symposium on HIV/aids infection in Cuba

5-8 December 2017

“Convention Palace¨

Havana, Cuba

For more information you can visit the official congressional web site in the following direction:

Dear colleague,

The Congress “80 Anniversary of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kourí”,  9th National Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology, 6th National Congress of Tropical Medicine and International Symposium on HIV/aids infection in Cuba, will be held from 5 to 8 December 2017 at the Havana International Conference Center. These congresses will provide a room for updating, exchange experiences and knowledge on the role of the microbiology and parasitology in addressing infectious diseases, emerging and re-emerging and neglected tropical diseases.

Zika, dengue and other arbovirus diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, influenza, microbial resistance, capacity strengthening, and globalization of infectious diseases and others will be important topics for discussion. The historical background of the Cuban microbiology and parasitology as well as the development of the Institute of Tropical Medicine is these 80 years will be showed.

Pre-congresses courses will be held on Monday 4, 2017 at the Institute of Tropical Medicine “Pedro Kouri”, IPK. Registration to the courses is independent of congress registration. Those interested to attend the pre-congress courses should ask for their registration at the course of interest

Those interested should register at the congress site and should submit their abstracts. Once registered, you will have full access to the published congress information. Registration at the congress does not guarantee the attendance at the congress. The Scientific Committee will define the abstracts to be accepted for presentation. Authors will be informed in due time. Decisions of the Scientific Committee are final.

We are confident that Havana with its hospitality will help you to have fruitful days of scientific exchanges and, at the same time enjoy the benefits of our climate and hospitality.

We hope you join us in this important occasion.

Organizing Committee


Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba (MINSAP)
Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology (SCMP)
¨Pedro Kourí¨ Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK)
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)-World Health Organization (WHO)
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH)
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
Cuban Society of Hygiene and Epidemiology (SCHE)
Cuban Society of Immunology (SCI)
National Council of Health Scientific Societies (CNSCS)

 Committee of Honor

Prof. Roberto Morales
Prof. Nereyda Cantelar
Prof. Ismael Clark
Prof. Alina Llop
Prof. Lorenzo Jorge Pérez
Prof. Jose Angel Portal
Prof. Jorge L. Zuazo

Organizing Committee

Prof. María G. Guzmán, President
Prof. Ángel Escobedo, Deputy-chairperson
Prof. Rosaida Ochoa, Deputy-chairperson
Prof. Lázara Rojas, Deputy-chairperson
Prof. Betsy Acosta Prof. Carlos Millán
Ing. Mario Barrientos Prof. Ana M. Montalvo
Prof. Juan Bisset Prof. Ileana Morales
Prof. Manuel Díaz Prof. Marta Morales
Prof. Francisco Durán Prof. Alina Perez, OPS
Prof. Jorge Fraga Prof. Maritza Pupo
Prof. Marcia Hart Prof. Sonia Resik
Prof. María T. Ilnait Prof. Alicia Reyes
Lic. Maite García Prof. Lourdes Sánchez
Dr. Angel Guerra Prof. María E. Toledo
Dr. Mario Landys Prof. Gilda Toraño
Lic. Maira C. Llerena Lic. Dulce Torres
Prof. María C. Marino Prof. Miriam Valdes
Prof. Raisa Martinez Prof. Pedro Véliz

Scientific Committee

Prof. Fidel Núñez, President
Prof. Ileana Alvarez Prof. Lilia M. Ortega
Prof. Roberto Cañete Prof Dennis Perez
Prof. Felix Dickinson Prof. Oliver Pérez
Prof. Carlos Fernández Prof. Dianelys Quiñones
Prof. Belkis Galindo Prof. Lisel Rodríguez
Prof. Hilda Hernández Prof. Magdalena Rodriguez
Prof. Vivian Kouri Prof. Idalia Sariego
Prof. Rafael Llanes Prof. Clara Savón
Prof. Gerardo Martínez Prof. Maria Eugenia Toledo

Important Dates
Pre-congress courses December 4, 2017

First day of conference December 5, 2017
Last day of conference December 8, 2017


Author registration opened February 13, 2017
Author registration closed October 31, 2017
Submissions accepted February 13, 2017
Submissions closed September 30, 2017

Abstract acceptance

Notification of the acceptance of Abstracts Since  February 13, 2017


Infectious diseases Molecular Entomology
Neglected tropical diseases International Health Control
Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases Zoonotic Diseases
Diagnostic Nursing in Infectious Diseases
Epidemiology of transmisible diseases Biosafety
Cellular & molecular biology Human capacity building
Immunology & Genetic Integrated Quality Systems
Pathogenesis Geographic Information Systems
Genomic & Proteomic Economic Evaluation of Control Programs
Mechanisms of Action and Drug Resistance Control integrado de vectores
Vaccines & Drugs. Clinical Trials. Adverse effect surveillance Elimination of Infectious Diseases
Animal Models Research Priorities
Social Research Environmental Microbiology and Parasitology
Communication, education, advocacy, and community involvement Math modelling for prognosis
Genetics of Resistance to Insecticides Integrated Vector Control
Historic development of the Microbiology and Parasitology in Cuba. Historic background of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, IPK

WORKING LANGUAGE: Spanish and English will be the official languages.


The review process starts once you have registered on this website and have chosen the role of  “author”  to fill out the registration form and later on to submit your abstract.

Acceptance of the abstract and assignment to a session are determined solely by the Scientific Committee that will determine the abstracts to present at the congress.

Authors of the accepted abstracts for oral presentation should refer to the Scientific Committee the audiovisual aids they would need as support for their presentation.

The Scientific Committee shall have up to 15 days to notify the authors.

Abstracts should be submitted via the website .

After this date, participation at the congress and abstract inclusion at the congress proceedings are not guaranteed.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the electronic abstract submission system

  1. a) Full name of author(s) or lecturer (in case she/he is not the same person)
    b) Title
  2. c) Postal address
  3. d) Phone number, fax and e-mail
  4. e) Abstract must be attached in Word System. Attached abstract must be written in sheet of papers of 8.5 x 11 with 2,5 margins at both sides
    12 point-Arial with single space between lines
    • Word limit of 250 words
    • Author must respect the structure for scientific names
    • Write the main authors´ name, beginning with the first surname and next the name separated by commas. Semicolon will be used to separate authors´ name, in case
    of more than one author
    • In case of using numbers, symbols and acronyms, authors must use them with the international norm

Authors must keep the following order:
• Title (written in bold and capital letter)
• Author´s name
• Name and e-mail of the institution, country of origin

Key Aspects

Papers must be related to the topics of the Congress.

After the deadline of abstract submission, author/lecturer either in poster or oral presentation will be informed about his/her acceptance. The Scientific Committee will be responsible for the acceptance decision.

Lecturers must add the registration to the Congress in order to be included in the Program.

Oral presentations (master lectures, round tables or symposia) will be made preferably with audiovisual aids.

There is a designated area for poster presentations. Size of these posters: 1.0 x 1.5 meters. Poster design (material, color, text, amount of figures, so forth) will be from author´s and exhibitor´s viewpoint, respecting the limits of the designated area

Poster structure: Title, author´s full name, introduction/objectives, materials, methods, results and conclusions

An abstract, written in English, will be included in the Program if author/lecturer requires it.

 Main categories for the topics of abstracts

Basic Microbiology & Parasitology (MB) Pathology / Clinical Cases (PAT)
Clinical Microbiology & Parasitology (MC) Vectors (VC)
Molecular Biology (MB) Bacterial Resistance (BR)
Epidemiology and Control (EP) HIV/AIDS (HIV)
Diagnosis (DX) Infectology (INF)
Immunology & Genetic (IMM) Therapeutic (TTO)
Historical issues related to Microbiology and Parasitology Others (specify)

Should you require further explanation, send an email to


Acceptance of the abstract and assignment to a session are determined solely by the Scientific Committee.  Submitting authors are required to insure that all listed co-authors have reviewed the abstract, take responsibility for its content and agree with being listed as co-author. The Organizing Committee is not responsible for any conflict of interest that may arise.

Those registered at the web of the congress will have total access of published congress information.

Should you require further explanation, send an email to


Foreign Participants:

Delegate: 250.00 CUC

Lecturers and delegates with poster and oral presentations: 200.00CUC
Undergraduate Student: 150.00 CUC
Accompanying Person: 100.00 CUC

Registration Fees include:
Delegate / Lecturer / Undergraduate Student:
Name badge with access to all scientific activities, documents and attendance certificate
Accompanying Person:
Name badge with access to the official activities of the Congress (Opening / Closing Ceremonies), souvenir and participation in social activities.

Forms of payment of the services in Cuba
Registration fees as well as other services will be paid in Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC), which is the official circulating currency in the country. It can be obtained upon arrival in Cuba at airports, hotels,  bank agencies and exchange offices. The exchange will be according to daily exchange rate and current fees at the time.

For online payment please contact:

Should you require further explanation, send an email to:

National participants:
Members SCPM*: 150.00 CUP
No-Members 180.00 CUP

Forms of payment of services in Cuba:

Daily fee for members  of the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, SCMP* or other societies belonging to the National Council of Scientific Health Societies of the Ministry of Public Health with their payment fee in effect.

Registration Fees include:
Name badge with access to all scientific activities, documents and attendance
Pre-congress courses will be held at the “Pedro Kouri” Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK), on 4 December 2015. Courses lasts 4-8 hrs. Only one course by applicant is allowed. Maximum number of participants (40), and minimum (15).

Language: Spanish excepting specified cases

Inscription fee:  30.00 CUP (national) and 30.00 CUC (foreign).

Registration payment will be done at IPK on Monday 4, 2017.

The participation at the precongress courses does not guarantee the participation at the congress.

 Further explanation:

Should you require further assistance for abstract submission, send an email to

The interested people should contact to:

Dr. Jorge Fraga



For further information, please contact:


Dr. Jorge Fraga

Lic. Migdalia Luna Cisneros