Aimed at providing a space for updating and scientific exchange, the Eighth Cuban Congress on Microbiology and Parasitology begins today at Havana's Conference Center and will continue until October 16.
Advances in the knowledge of bacterial, mycotic, viral, and parasitic infectious diseases; diagnosis, epidemiology, clinical and pathology, will be discussed through lectures, symposia, roundtable discussions and oral presentations.
The Fifth National Congress on Tropical Medicine and the Fifth Seminar on HIV/AIDS infection in Cuba are running parallel to the event.
The main issues of the congress will be: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, dengue, malaria, cholera, influenza, microbial resistance, strengthening of capacities, and globalization of infectious diseases.
Working sessions will feature papers and lectures by renowned experts from the Caribbean island, as well as some 17 nations, among them South Korea, Colombia, the United States, Brazil, Peru, Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Argentina, Turkey and Spain.