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The Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) is pleased to announce the 2nd International Workshop: “Cancer & Autoimmunity” to be held at the Melia Marina Varadero Hotel, Varadero, Cuba, in September 17-20, 2018. 

This four-day event will be an excellent opportunity to bring together some of the most relevant speakers worldwide in Cancer & Autoimmunity. Such reunion would foster fruitful scientific discussions on state-of-the art topics in both fields separately as well as merged. Particularly, presentations on cancer biology, emerging targets in oncology, cell-based immunotherapy, immunocheckpoints, cancer-related inflammation, cytokines in autoimmunity, rheumatoid arthritis, and induction of tolerance (HSP60) would be of particular interest for this international workshop.

One of the key objectives of the 2018 Symposium will be to arm delegates with the necessary tools that will enable them to make a difference, implement and take actions at all levels, in global fight against cancer or autoimmunity diseases.

General Topics


Emerging molecular targets for cancer therapy 

Cancer genomic and oncogene addiction

Angiogenesis and cancer-related inflammation

Cancer Immunotherapy using active, passive and cell based strategies

Immunocheckpoint inhibitors


Autoimmune diseases

Cytokines in Autoimmunity

Pathophysiology and Autoimmunity 

Rheumatoid Arthritis


Induction of tolerance. HSP60

If you would be interested, please mark your calendar now and stay tuned with us for more information.


Cancer & Autoimmunity 2018 will be held from September 17-20, 2018 at the Meliá Marina Varadero hotel, Cuba.

Information on these and other International Meetings organized by the CIGB Direction of Biomedical Research for 2018 can be found here.