IPK 2020, Opportunities for Collaboration

Dear colleague:

We are pleased to inform you that the Institute of Tropical Medicine “Pedro Kourí” (IPK), Havana, Cuba, will be offering a workshop, IPK 2020, Opportunities for Collaboration, to present the various areas of expertise at IPK and discuss opportunities for collaboration in the fields of Communicable Diseases and Tropical Medicine. The workshop will develop at IPK facilities on 25-27 November 2020. During the workshop, we will present results of basic and applied research (microbiology, entomology, pharmacology, epidemiology, clinical, sociology and economics), highly specialized medical services (medical care, evaluation of diagnostics and drugs, among others) and teaching (pre- and postgraduate)from the last 5 years. Areas where we would like to develop joint projects in research, teaching activities, and medical services, among others, will also be reviewed. There will be time dedicated to the discussion of common interests and preparation of documents to facilitate progress on the collaborative topics identified during the workshop.

We hope that you or another member of your institution will consider participating in this workshop.

Looking forward to your kind reply and with best regards,

Prof. María G. Guzmán, MD, PhD, DrSc Head, Research, Diagnostics and Reference Centre (CIDR) Director, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre for Dengue and its Control President, Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology (SCMP) Phone: (537) 255-3161 and (537) 255-3556 email: lupe@ipk.sld.cu

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For more information: lupe@ipk.sld.cu fraga@ipk.sld.cu

Institute of Tropical Medicine, “Pedro Kouri”, IPK

The Institute of Tropical Medicine, “Pedro Kourí” (IPK), founded in 1937 by Prof. Pedro Kourí Esmeja, is a research institution with a significant teaching mandate that also provides highly specialized medical services.

As an institution within the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba, IPKhas three large centers, the Sucre Surveillance Center, the Hospital Center (specialized in clinical management of patients and clinical surveillance, and a reference hospital for the clinical management of HIV/AIDS and arboviral diseases), and the Center for Research, Diagnostics and Reference (CIDR). CIDR is responsible for the National Reference Laboratories in bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology, and entomology, as well as a unit dedicated to epidemiology for scientific research and a department of pharmacology. CIDR manages the network of laboratories in Cuba and works in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health’s programs on communicable diseases such as vaccine-preventable diseases, arboviruses, maternal and child care, zoonoses, tuberculosis and respiratory infections, hepatitis, acute diarrheal disease, and response to International Health Regulations, among others.

IPK is an academic center with undergraduate and postgraduate courses for Cuban and international students.IPK offers six master’s degree programs in Infectious Diseases-Tropical Medicine, Bacteriology-Mycology, Parasitology, Parasitology and Virology, Entomology-Vector Control, and Epidemiology, as well as courses for PhD training.

IPK has two WHO-PAHO Collaborating Centres (the Collaborating Centre for the Study of Dengue and its Control and the Collaborating Centre for the Elimination of TB) and is accredited by UNESCO for capacity building.

Currently, staff of IPK is integrated by131 researchers, 164 professors, 166 master’s and 59 doctors in science.