Mother-Child care in the Sight of the Cuban Congress

The achievements of the Cuban maternal and child care program are among the topics of the XVII Congress of the Cuban Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in which experts from 16 nations participate.

The previous year, the largest of the Antilles reached for the second consecutive year the lowest infant mortality rate in its history, 4.0 per thousand live births, thanks to the performance of health professionals in doctors' offices, hospital services and intersectoral support in health actions.

A scientific-commercial fair will allow national and foreign institutions, laboratories and firms to exhibit their products, equipment, technologies and literature.

Until next June 21, at the Convention Center of this capital, gynecologists, obstetricians, endocrinologists and intensivists, among other specialists, will discuss topics such as sexual and reproductive health, care of the infertile couple and current diagnostic means.

Among other novel topics of the specialty will be maternal-fetal and perinatal medicine, obstetric violence, maternal mortality, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, climacteric, menopause and pelvic disorders.

At the same time, the 10th Congress of Perinatology and Family Planning, the 7th of Gynecology for Children and Adolescents and Adolescent Reproductive Health, the 7th of Climacteric and Menopause, the 7th of Ultrasonography in Gynecology and Obstetrics and the 6th of Pathology of the lower genital tract and colposcopy will be held.

The 'Eusebio Hernández' Prize will also be awarded to the best scientific work on basic research, statistical or epidemiological aspects and/or clinical studies.

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Experts from 16 Countries in Obstetrics and Gynecology Event in Cuba

Some 130 specialists from 16 countries in Latin America, Europe and the United States will participate in the 17th Congress of the Cuban Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 18-21, the event hosts reported in Havan Tuesday.

The event will gather gynecologists, obstetricians, endocrinologists, intensivists and other experts from countries such as Panama, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and Greece, as well as more than 200 Cuban doctors.

It will include a course on the medical and legal aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, as part of a project of good practices for the prevention of legal complaints and lawsuits, Andres Breto, President of the organizing committee, said in a press conference.

U.S. professors such as Ted Louis Anderson, current president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Mark DeFrancesco, who held the presidency of this college from 2015 to 2016 will prestige the congress.

Topics such as sexual and reproductive health, attention to infertile couples and current diagnostic issues will be the focus of discussions at the forum.

The congress is hosted by the Latin American Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies, the Pan American Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund and the Cuban Society for Family Development, among other institutions.

Other congresses will be held in parallel to this forum, such as the 10th Congress on Perinatology and Family Planning, the 7th Congress on Child and Adolescent Reproductive Health, the 7th Congress on Climacterium and Menopause, as well as the 7th Congress on Ultrasonography in Gynecology and Obstetrics and the 6th Congress on Pathology of the Lower Genital Tract and Colposcopy.

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