Viral infectious diseases constitute a serious problem worldwide. Acute or
chronic diseases may develop when an individual is infected by a virus and this
process begins with the attachment and entry of infectious viral particles to
susceptible cells. Nowadays, the development of new antiviral drugs and
therapeutic vaccines against chronic diseases caused by Hepatitis B, C and HIV
viruses constitutes a global priority, and considerable emphasis has been placed
on the primary prevention of neglected tropical diseases, like Dengue, Zika and
Chikungunya. Thus, the study of the immune response and the immunopathogenesis
of these viral infections, as well as the evaluation of analytical systems and
animal models applied to the development of more effective therapies and
vaccines against them have become important objectives among the research
The Biomedical Research Branch of the Center for Genetic Engineering and
Biotechnology invites you to attend the first symposium on Viral Infectious
Diseases which is going to be held from October 28th to 31st,
2017 at Melia Marina Varadero hotel, Varadero, Cuba.
The First Symposium of Viral Infectious Diseases will provide a platform with a
well-organized scientific program including key lectures, talks and poster
sessions. The occasion will favor the exchange and discussion of novel
strategies for the prevention and treatment of a wide number of viral infectious
diseases. The congress will involve Microbiologists, Virologists, Immunologist,
Epidemiologists and Health Care Professionals.
and immunopathogenesis associated to viral diseases
and therapeutic vaccines against Hepatitis B, C, HIV and Dengue
against Hepatitis B, C, HIV and Dengue
with other relevant pathogens: Challenges and options.
systems and animal models for the study of viral infections
diseases: Zika and Chikungunya
Please note that registration for
Viral Infectious Diseases 2017 will also grant unrestricted access to the sessions of the
VII Symposium on Bioinformatics & OMICs 2017, which will be taking place in the same conference center.
Also, there will be a Workshop on "Deep sequencing-based methodologies to study
HIV-1 diversity, drug resistance, and reservoirs: from wet lab to bioinformatics
tools" More information HERE
Viral Infectious Diseases 2017 will be held from
October 28th to 31st,
2017 at the
Melia Marina Varadero hotel, Varadero, Cuba.