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8th Cuban Congress on Microbiology and Parasitology

8th Cuban Congress on Microbiology and Parasitology

5th National Congress on Tropical Medicine

5th International symposium on HIV/aids infection in Cuba

14-16 October 2014

Havana International Conference Center

Cuba

Second announcement

Dear colleague:

The 8th National Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology, the 5th National Congress of Tropical Medicine and 5th International Symposium on HIV/aids infection in Cuba, to be held from 14 to 16 October 2014 in the Palace of Conventions in Havana, provide a room for updating, discussing and exchanging on the role of microbiology and parasitology in addressing high impact diseases such as infectious diseases, emerging and re-emerging and neglected tropical diseases.

Advances in the understanding of bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infectious diseases, its diagnostic, epidemiology, and clinical pathology will be addressed through lectures, symposia, panel discussions, oral, and poster presentations.

The key themes of the conference are: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, dengue, malaria, cholera, influenza, antimicrobial resistance, capacity strengthening, and globalization of infectious diseases, among others.

Pre-congresses courses will be held on Monday 13, 2014 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.

The congress will develop in two formats, on-line and  live formats.

Those interested should register at the congress site http://www.microbio_parasito_sida_med_tropical.sld.cu/index.php/ or http://www.congresomicrobiologiacuba.com 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 on live congress.

All accepted abstracts will be included at the on-line congress. The Scientific Committee will define the abstracts of the on-live congress. Authors will be informed in due time. Decisions of the Scientific Committee are final.

We are confident that the capital of Cuba, 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 human quality.

We hope you to join us in this important Congress.

Organizing Committee

 

ORGANIZED BY:

Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba (MINSAP)
Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology (SCMP)
“Pedro Kourí” Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK)
Cuban Society of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Cuban Society of Immunology National
Council of Health Scientific Societies (CNSCS)
Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC)
Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Alianza para el Uso Prudente de los Antibióticos (APUA-Cuba)
Asociación Panamericana de Infectología (API-Cuba)
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Infectología Pediátrica (SLIPE)
European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD)
Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de la Habana (UCMH)

Committee of Honor:

Prof. Roberto Morales
Prof. Nereyda Cantelar
Prof. Ismael Clark
Prof. Alina Llop
Prof. Ernesto de la Torre
Prof. Jorge L. Zuazo

Organizing Committee:

Chairwoman:
Prof. María G. Guzmán

Deputy-Chairpersons:
Prof. Ángel Escobedo
Prof. Lorenzo Jorge Pérez
Prof. Lázara Rojas

Members:
Prof. Betsy Acosta
Prof. Angel M. Alvarez
Prof. Juan Bisset
Prof. Rafael Cantón (ESCMID)
Prof. Giuseppe Cornaglia (ESCMID)
Prof. Manuel Díaz
Prof. Francisco Durán
Prof. Jorge Fraga
Prof. María T. Ilnait
Prof. Mabel González
Dr. Angel Guerra
Lic. Jorge León
Prof. María C. Marino
Prof. Carlos Millán
Prof. Ana M. Montalvo
Prof. Ileana Morales
Prof. Moises Morejon
Prof. María E. Toledo
Prof. Gilda Toraño
Prof. Sonia Resik
Prof. Alicia Reyes
Prof. Ubaldo del Risco Barrios
Prof. Lourdes Sánchez
Prof. Pedro Véliz

Scientific Committee:

Chairman:
Prof. Fidel Núñez

Members:
Prof. Roberto Cañete
Prof. Fidel Espinosa
Prof. Carlos Fernández
Prof. Hilda Hernández
Prof. Vivian Kourí
Prof. Gerardo Martínez
Prof. Reinaldo Menéndez
Prof. Dianelys Quiñónez
Prof. Lisel Rodríguez
Prof. Magdalena Rodríguez
Prof. Rosmari Rodríguez Roche
Prof. Idalia Sariego
Prof. Clara Savón
Prof. Denis Verdasquera

Collaborators:

BDC
Biolab Internacional
CPM
Roche

Professional Congress Organizer:

Mrs. Migdalia Luna Cisneros

 

CONFIRMED LECTURERS:

Alejandro Cravioto, South Korea
Alfonso Javier Rodríguez Morales, Colombia
Alina Llop, Cuba
Barbara Gastel, USA
Eduardo Gotuzzo, Peru
Eric Martínez, Cuba
Jacques F.Meis, Holland
Jean Delvaide, Belgium
John H. Malone, USA
Jorge Osorio, Colombia
Jorge Pérez, Cuba
José A Vázquez, USA
José L. Di Fabio, PAHO
Juan Bisset, Cuba
Julio Montaner, Canada
Leo M. Chalupa, USA
Marcos Espinal, PAHO/WHO
Paul Farmer, USA
Paulo Ortíz, Cuba
Pedro Canh, Argentina
Philippe Quenel, French Guyana
Rafael Cantón, Spain
Roland Sutter, WHO
Ulrich Hengge, Germany

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Symposia and round tables already confirmed:

1.    Simposio en Homenaje al Prof. Gustavo Kourí: “El impacto de las enfermedades transmisibles y la  salud de la población”
2.    Simposio en Homenaje al Prof. José A. Valdivia: Eliminación de la tuberculosis, la lepra y otras micobacteriosis. Desarrollado en tres secciones: Microbiología, Clínica y Epidemiología
3.    Simposio en Homenaje al Prof. Pedro Mas Lago. Retos para la erradicación de la Poliomielitis.
4.    Simposio en Homenaje al Prof. Carlos M. Finlay: Giardia lamblia.
5.    Simposio en Homenaje al Prof. Pedro Morera: Infección por Angiostrongylus cantonensis o meningitis esinofílica.
6.    Simposio: Zoonosis bacterianas de importancia en la salud pública y la medicina veterinaria.
7.    Simposio: “Inteligencia bacteriana y desafíos actuales”. 3er Simposio de Resistencia Antimicrobiana.
8.    Simposio: Actualidad en Infecciones Diarreicas Agudas y por Helicobacter pylori.
9.    Simposio: Enfermedades producidas por hongos: un reto para la medicina contemporánea.
10.    Simposio: “Situación actual de las infecciones de transmisión sexual en Cuba. Retos en el diagnóstico.
11.    Simposio: Infecciones Respiratorias agudas. Una visión integral.
12.    Simposio: Hepatitis Virales
13.    Simposio: Leishmaniasis
14.    Simposio: Geohelmintos “Strongyloides: lo nuevo de este viejo parásito.”
15.    Simposio: Blancos moleculares y nuevas alternativas terapéuticas para enfermedades parasitarias
16.    Simposio SLIPE: ¨Sepsis severa en el paciente pediátrico, enfoque actual¨.
17.    Simposio: A 30 años de la Maestría de Epidemiología del IPK.
18.    Simposio: Lepra: progresos hacia un mejor control.
19.    Simposio: Avances, perspectivas y retos en Vacunas
20.    Simposio: Inmunopatogenia de Enfermedades infecciosas
21.    Simposio: Dengue en el siglo XXI
22.    Simposio: Control Integrado de Vectores
23.    Simposio organizado por Biolab Int: Avances en el diagnóstico molecular de las enfermedades infecciosas.
24.    Simposio: El laboratorio de Microbiología en la vigilancia y el control de las  Infecciones Asociadas a la Asistencia Sanitaria.
25.    Mesa Redonda: Diagnóstico de infecciones del tracto reproductivo (2010-2012).
26.    Mesa Redonda: Amebas de vida libre. Balamuthia mandrillaris: Una amebiasis emergente.
27.    Mesa redonda organizada por CPM: ¨A.R.I Well D-ONE¨: Un sistema para la identificación presuntiva y la susceptibilidad antimicrobiana de las bacterias patógenas más comunes en Infecciones Respiratorias Agudas.
28.    Mesa redonda: Enfermedades virales emergentes

5th Seminario de la infección por el VIH/sida en Cuba

1.    Epidemiología del VIH/sida
2.    Coinfecciones
3.    Sexualidad y VIH/sida
4.    Trabajo comunitario
5.    Atención médica y de enfermería en las infecciones oportunistas que afectan a los pacientes VIH/sida
6.    Aspectos psicológicos que afectan a las PVVIH
7.    Ginecología y Obstetricia
8.    Oncología y sida
9.    Ciencias Clínicas
10.    Parasitología y sida
11.    Simposio de sida/ITS
12.    Vacunas  

Speakers at symposia and round tables:

Abhay R. Satoskar, EUA
Adalberto Aguila, Cuba
Alberto Dorta, Cuba
Alexander Piñón, Cuba
Ana B. Pérez, Cuba
Ana M. Montalvo, Cuba
Ana Margarita Obregón, Cuba
Angel Alvarez, OPS
Angel Escobedo, Cuba
Angel Noda, Cuba
Antonio Marrero, Cuba
Apolinaria García, Chile
Armando Acosta, Cuba
Beatriz Sierra, Cuba
Belkis Galindo, Cuba
Belsy Acosta, Cuba
Brian A. Mondeja, Cuba
Carlos Dotres, Cuba
Carlos Fernández, Cuba
Carmen Fernández, Cuba
Carmen Rodríguez, Cuba
Christian Fuster, OMS
Clara Savón, Cuba
Consuelo Correa, Cuba
Daniel Limonta, Cuba
Dianelys Quiñones, Cuba
Dihadenys Lemus, Cuba
Edilberto González Ochoa, Cuba
Ernesto Jaramillo, OMS
Félix Dickinson, Cuba
Fidel A. Núñez, Cuba
Fidel Espinosa, Cuba
Francisco Duran, Cuba
Gerardo Guillén, Cuba
Gerardo Martínez, Cuba
Gilda Toraño, Cuba
Grace Yap, Singapur
Grehete González, Cuba
Héctor Díaz, Cuba
Iliana Valdés, Cuba
Islay Rodríguez, Cuba
Jackeline Morán, Panamá
Jacobus H. de Waard, Venezuela
Jenny L. Ruíz, Cuba
José M. Venzal, Uruguay
José María Peña Sánchez de Rivera, España
Juan Alfonso Ayala, España
Juan C. Millán, Cuba
Judith Mendiola, Cuba
Katia Ale, Cuba
Libertad Carreras, Cuba
Licel Rodríguez Lay, Cuba
Lilian Mederos, Cuba
Lucrecia Acosta, España
Mabel Caravalli, DVI
Mabel González Aleman, Cuba
Manuel Santín, Cuba
Marcelo Galas, Argentina
Marcelo Labruna, Brasil
María Caridad Montalvo, Cuba
María Isela Lantero, Cuba
María Rosarys Martínez, Cuba
María T. Illnait, Cuba
Marité Bello, Cuba
Mayda Perurena, Cuba
Moises Delgado, Roche
Nadia Rodríguez, Cuba
Nereyda Cantelar, Cuba
Oliver Pérez, Cuba
Omar dos Santos, Brasil
Ondrej Mach, OMS
Onelkis Feliciano Sarmiento, Cuba
Rafael Llanes, Cuba
Raisa Rumbaut, Cuba
Raúl Díaz, Cuba
Reinaldo Ruffin, Cuba
Rene Hendriksen, Dinamarca
Ricardo Camacho, Portugal
Roberto Cañete, Cuba
Santiago Dueñas, Cuba
Santiago Nava, Argentina
Sebastian Bontems, Bélgica
Sonia Resik, Cuba
Suset Oropesa, Cuba
Vicente Veliz, Cuba
Virginia Capó, Cuba
Vivian Kouri, Cuba
Yaxsier de Armas, Cuba
Yudira Soto, Cuba

MAIN TOPICS:

Infectious Diseases Neglected tropical diseases Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases Diagnosis Epidemiology Cell and Molecular Biology Immunology and Genetics Pathogenesis Genomics and Proteomics Mechanisms of Action and Drug Resistance Vaccines and Drugs. Clinical Trials Animal Models Social Research Communication, education, advocacy, and community involvement Control of Disease Vectors Genetics of Resistance to Insecticides Molecular Entomology International Health Control Zoometric Diseases Nursing in Infectious Diseases Training of Human Resources Integrated Quality Systems Geographic Information Systems Economic Evaluations of Control Programs Economic Evaluations of Control Programs Integrated Vector Control Elimination of Infectious Diseases Research Priorities Environmental Microbiology and Parasitology

WORKING LANGUAGE: Spanish and English will be the official languages. There will be simultaneous interpreting services in the official activities and master lectures.

NORMS FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Abstract submission process started on 20 December, 2013. All abstracts must be received on or before  July 11th, 2014. To participate at the congress, you must register first and later on, start the submission abstract process. 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. The congress has two formats: the on-line and the on-live congress. All accepted abstracts will be included at the on-line event. Acceptance of the abstract and assignment to a session are determined solely by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee will determine the abstracts to present at the on-live 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 http://www.microbio_parasito_sida_med_tropical.sld.cu/index.php/  from December 20, 2013 and will be received until July 11th, 2014. 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 http://www.microbio_parasito_sida_med_tropical.sld.cu/index.php/ a) Full name of author(s) or lecturer (in case she/he is not the same person) b) Title c) Postal address d) Phone number, fax and e-mail e) Abstract must be attached in Word System. Attached abstract must be written with the following structures:                 • 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 • Introduction / Objectives • Materials and Methods • Results • Conclusions

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 this acceptance decision. Lecturers must add the registration to the Congress in order to be included in the Program. All abstracts accepted by the Scientific Committee will be included in the Proceedings of the Congress. 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 paper: Basic Microbiology (BM) Molecular Biology (MB) Epidemiology and Control (EP) Diagnosis (DX) Immunology and Genetic (IMM) Therapeutic (TTO) Pathology / Clinical Cases (PAT) Vectors (VC) Bacterial Resistance (BR) HIV/AIDS (HIV) Infectology Others (specify) Abstract acceptance will be informed to the authors after May 4, 2014 Should you require further explanation, send an email to mariobr@ipk.sld.cu

 

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: The deadline for abstract submission is July 11th, 2014 (national and foreign delegates). The organizing committee can not guarantee the acceptance and/or abstract publication at the congress proceedings after July 1st. All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the electronic abstract submission system http://www.microbio_parasito_sida_med_tropical.sld.cu/index.php/ Should you require further explanation, send an email to mariobr@ipk.sld.cu

 

REGISTRATION FEES:

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, conference centers, bank agencies and exchange offices. The exchange will be according to daily exchange rate and current fees at the time. For online payment contact http://eventospalco.com/index.php/es/eventos/icalrepeat.detail/2014/10/14/197/-/viii-congreso-nacional-de-microbiologia-y-parasitologia.html. Payment can also be done at the Acreditation room of the Congress Palace.

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 certificate. Payment can be done at the National Council of Scientific Health Societies offices (2 street, e/ 15 & 17, Vedado).

 

PRE-CONGRESS COURSES: Pre-congress courses will be held at the “Pedro Kouri” Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK), on 13 October 2014. Courses lasts 4-8 hrs. Only one course by applicant is allowed

Language: Spanish excepting specified cases Inscription fee:  30.00 CUP (national) and 30.00 CUC (foreign). Maximum number of participants (40), and minimum (15). Registration payment will be done at IPK on Monday 13, 2014. Applicants should contact resumen8congreso@ipk.sld.cu asking for course registration and mentioning the selected course The participation at the precongress courses does not garantee the participation at the congress. Those interested to participate at the virtual congress should register at http://www.microbio_parasito_sida_med_tropical.sld.cu/index.php/

Pre-congress courses, 13 Octuber 2014, IPK

Título Coordinador principal
“Resistencia a los antirretrovirales: interpretación clínica y manejo del Laboratorio”. Vivian Kouri, Cuba
“Coinfección Tb-sida” Edilberto González Ochoa y Manuel Diaz Jidy, Cuba
“Actualidad en Enfermedades Infecciosas” Lilia María Ortega, Cuba
“Taller: Confección de Artículo Científico en Parasitología Alfonso Javier Rodríguez Morales, Colombia
“Investigación operacional; el campo de la TB y otras enfermedades respiratorias.” Edilberto González Ochoa, Cuba
“2do Taller de Virología Médica. Enfermedades Virales emergentes y reemergentes” Sonia Resik, Cuba
“Diagnóstico de las Parasitosis Intestinales. De la morfología a los métodos moleculares.” Fidel Angel Núñez, Cuba
“Control Integrado de Vectores”. Juan Bisset, Cuba
Workshop on scientific communication” (In English) Bárbara Gastel, USA

 

HOTEL OFFERS: Official Inbound Travel Agency: Havanatur Mrs. Caridad Sagó Rivera Havanatur Tours & Travel Phone: (537) 201 9761 E-mail: sago@havanatur.cu

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Extended deadline for abstract submission: deadline for abstract submission was extended to July 11th

Attendance grants:

a) Organizing committee of the congress provides a number of attendance grants for young scientists with accepted abstracts. The grant covers the registration fee, but not travel or accommodation costs. Please apply via congresoscmp@ipk.sld.cu before July 11th. Applicants will be informed about their acceptance by 25 July, 2014.

b) ESCMID provides a number of attendance grants for ESCMID “young scientist members”. The grant covers the registration fee, but not travel or accommodation costs. Please apply via the ESCMID website www.escmid.org/dates_events/calendar/calendar_event/cal/2014/10/14/event/tx_cal_phpicalendar/8th_Cuban_Congress_on_Microbiology_and_Parasitology/ before July 1st. Applicants will be infomed about their acceptance by 25 July, 2014.

Exhibitions: Persons or companies interested in the exhibition and/or sponsorship opportunities should contact raulg@palco.cu Already confirmed exhibitions by BioLab and CPM

Further explanation: Should you require further explanation, send an email to congresoscmp@ipk.sld.cu Should you require further assistance for abstract submission, send an email to mariobr@ipk.sld.cu

 

CONGRESS PACKAGES

For a congress package including ACCOMODATION + TRANSFER + REGISTRATION FEES to attend the congress please contact Mrs. Wilma Madams (wilmamj@palco.cu), at the Congress Palace.

 

CONTACTS: For further information, please contact:

Dr. Jorge Fraga

E-mail: congresoscmp@ipk.sld.cu

Mrs. Migdalia Luna Cisneros Professional Congress Organizer Havana International Conference Center Phone: (537) 208 6176 / 202 6011-19 ext. 1512 E-mail: Migdalia@palco.cu Website: www.eventospalco.com