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The Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) is pleased to announce the 3rd International Workshop: “Cancer & Autoimmunity” to be held at the Melia Marina Varadero Hotel, Varadero, Cuba, from September 23 to 26, 2019.

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 2019 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
Immunotherapy
Induction of tolerance. HSP60
If you would be interested, please mark your calendar now and stay tuned with us for more information.

Cancer & Autoimmunity 2019 will be held from September 23 to 26 , 2019 at the Meliá Marina Varadero hotel, Cuba

Important Dates

Deadline for Early Registration Monday, July 29, 2019
Deadline for submission of Abstracts Monday, August 26 , 2019
Opening Session Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:00PM

Instructions

Abstracts for presentations in Cancer & Autoimmunity 2019 meeting should send to biomed@cigb.edu.cu before August 26 , 2019

Abstracts for Oral Presentations:

Abstracts for Oral Presentations must be written in English and should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts should be emailed to the organizers like a Short Report as follows:

Arial 11pt font and single line spacing.
Title: 100 characters (not including spaces).Bold.
Authors: 110 Characters (not including spaces). Only Last Name, followed by initials, in italics (Perez, C)
Affiliations: Each author should be listed by department, institution, city, and country.
Body: single paragraph no more than 1500 characters long (including spaces). Text alignment should be justified.
Do not include Tables, figures or Graphs.
Email address of the presenting author is required.


Abstracts for Poster Presentations (Short Reports):

Abstracts for Poster Presentations must be written in English and should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts should be emailed to the organizers like a Short Report as follows:

Arial 11pt font and single line spacing.
Title: 100 characters (not including spaces).Bold.
Authors: 110 Characters (not including spaces). Only Last Name, followed by initials, in italics (Perez, C)
Affiliations: Each author should be listed by department, institution, city, and country.
Body: single paragraph no more than 1500 characters long (including spaces). Text alignment should be justified.
Do not include Tables, figures or Graphs.
Email address of the presenting author is required.



Dimensions of the Poster

The posters must have the following dimensions:
height: 120 cm
width: 80 cm


Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, August 26 , 2019.

Melia Marina Varadero Hotel

Located close to the end of the Hicacos peninsula, the All-Inclusive Melia Marina Varadero Hotel Hotel & Apartments, is a 5-star resort by the marina and the beach, the only one of its kind in Cuba, with a total area of 40,900m2. The 771 rooms and apartments are distributed in a Hotel building with 7 floors and two areas of condominiums, Condominiums West "Vistamares," 4 and 5 floors, and Condominiums East "La Marina" 8 floors, all with elevators and unsurpassed views of the Gaviota Varadero Marina and the Hicacos Peninsula. Its spaces combine very contemporary design and atmosphere with nautical references allegoric of the world of sailing and the sea.

Location

Integrated into Las Morlas Square and the Gaviota Varadero Marina • 50 m from Paradisus Princesa del Mar • 300 m from the beach • 5 km from Plaza America Convention Centre and Varadero Golf Club • 15 km from Varadero • 42 km from Matanzas and Tropicana Cabaret • 35 Minutes from Varadero International Airport • 15 Minutes from Varadero downtown.

Autopista del Sur y Final, Punta Hicacos
Varadero 42200
Cuba
23° 11' 42.072" N81° 7' 45.984" W

All inclusive features

Guests at Melia Marina Varadero can enjoy the following all inclusive features:
  • 24 hour food and beverage service Domestic drinks & selection of international drinks
  • 24 hour reception – concierge: Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 12 midday. Late check-out and early check-in. 24 hour telephone and fax.
  • Currency Exchange: from 10am to 8:30pm
  • Internet Centre: Located in the lobby. PC with internet (WiFi with charge)
  • Medical services: Doctor and nurse available in the hotel from Monday to Saturday for first aid. International clinic open 24 hours a day 10 minute drive from the hotel.
  • 5 pools
  • White, sandy beach with calm and shallow water
  • Health and beauty salon
  • Activities and entertainment
  • Sports facilities
  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports

 

Meeting Rooms

The Meliá Marina Varadero specialises in welcoming business and leisure groups, events, meetings, congresses and incentives. It has a total of 7 rooms, 5 of which are multi-purpose and 2 meeting rooms; convention area with terraces, direct access and offices; Business Centre and rental of different alternatives such as pool, gardens, terraces and others. It has a capacity from 40 to 600 people and WiFi internet. Through the meeting, groups and events coordinator, we offer services including audiovisual equipment, food and beverage and banquets, as well as services for musicals, decorations and attentions, and added value for groups, parties and beach dinners and pools for groups. The meeting and banqueting rooms are located in the lobby area, with independent entrance and outdoor areas for cocktails and coffee breaks.

Restaurants

The Meliá Marina Varadero offers varied and delectable dining options in its restaurants: buffet with international cuisine, Latin, Italian, French, oriental and Creole, as well as snacks and aperitifs in the VIP Bar Lounge. The hotel also offers off the menu options and children’s menus, continental breakfast and 24-hour room service, free of charge on The Level floor. Decorated in different styles, its 8 bars invite you to enjoy Cuban and international drinks, and delicious tropical drinks in elegant and welcoming surroundings.

Accommodation

771 modern rooms distributed in a hotel zone in and the West Condominium "Vistamares" and the East Condominium "La Marina," with 11 different categories and the option of multiple capacity. The Hotel zone is equipped with 423 guestrooms from standard to suites operating in the All-Inclusive plan, and the Condominium zone features 348 studios and apartments with one, two or three bedrooms, equipped with all necessary comforts for long stays on the Accommodations Only plan. For more details please click here

List of Oral Presentations

The following Oral Presentations will be delivered at CAncer & Autoimmunity 2019:

Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

CIGB

Synthetic Peptides 2019 is organized by the Biomedical Research Branch of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB).

The CIGB is located in the west side of Havana City and together with other nearby scientific research centers integrates what is best known as the 'west Havana scientific pole'. This research center was opened in July 1st, 1986. During these more than 25 years several new vaccines and pharmaceutical drugs for human health has been developed and are currently in use in the Cuban Health System. The CIGB is 15 minutes from José Martí International Airport and 20 minutes from Havana downtown by car. The geographic position of CIGB is showed with a red circle in the map below.

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