The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) is pleased to announce
the 1st International Symposium on Cytoprotection “Cytoprotection 2017”.
This in-Cuba wound healing
basic science meeting could be the first of a long series of events that aspire
to join the efforts of Cuban, American and elsewhere scientists, and clinicians
devoted to the science of healing wounds from all the perspectives of the
specialty. We are committed with our efforts to turn this meeting in a unique
opportunity to set the grounds for join, intense collaborative research efforts,
with the aim to contribute to the health and quality-of-life of our peoples.
With this meeting we expect to join under the same and single roof, people with
inspiration and creativity in an informal and friendly environment.
The medical and scientific
community has a long way head on what to learn from the complex / chronic
wounds. Beyond that, although the skin and the underlying tissues are mostly
compromised, the soluble messages released to trigger a systemic alarm signal,
as a pathway for a crosstalk network among the system organs demands further
understanding. The wound establishes a reciprocal, dynamic and
bidirectional informative outflow with the host, so that the host shapes the
wound biology as the wound impacts on the host destiny.
We would love to enrich these
three days with open, informal and rewarding discussions on the following areas.
Basic cellular and molecular mechanisms
underlying the wound healing events.
Local tissue damage signals.
Remote alarm and response signals.
Fibroblasts and Myofibroblasts in
granulation tissue onset.
Myofibroblasts and wound contraction.
Mechanisms involved in keratinocyte
migration, polarization and terminal differentiation.
Stem cells contribution to wound healing.
Biology of chronic wounds, including
pressure and diabetic foot ulcers.
Molecular fundamentals and mechanisms of
Re-epithelialization failure in chronic
Granulation tissue biology. Granulation
Molecular aspects of hypoxia to the healing
Systemic impact of chronic wounds in the
organisms’ homeostasis. From inflammation to catabolism.
Diabetic bone marrow. Diabetic mobilopathy.
Cytoprotection 2017 will be held from June 25th-28th, 2017 at the Memories
Miramar, Havana, Cuba.