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Deadline for Early Registration - Friday, September 15th, 2017


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 community.

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.

Main Topics

·         Immune response and immunopathogenesis associated to viral diseases

·         Prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines against Hepatitis B, C, HIV and Dengue

·         Antiviral drugs against Hepatitis B, C, HIV and Dengue

·         Co-infections with other relevant pathogens: Challenges and options.

·         Analytical systems and animal models for the study of viral infections

·         Re-emerging 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.   

Viral Infectious Diseases 2017 will be held from October 28th to 31st, 2017 at the Melia Marina Varadero hotel, Varadero, Cuba.

Information on these and other International Meetings organized by the CIGB Direction of Biomedical Research for 2017 can be found can be found here.
Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba
address 31 Ave e/ 158 and 190, Cubanacan, Playa, Havana 10600, Cuba
phone (53-7) 250 4559
(53-7) 271 6022 7421 ext.1140
email biomed@cigb.edu.cu