CIGB                 Hepatitis 2014
General Info
scientific program
Tue, April 29th
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Arrival and Registration
Plenary Lectures
6:00 - 6:45 PM Cuban Biotechnology and the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Dr Gerardo Guillen Nieto Cuba
6:50 - 7:35 PM Therapeutic vaccines for chronic hepatitis B: lessons from previous clinical trials. Dr. Marie-Louise Michel France
8:15 - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner

Wed, April 30th
Hepatitis C Workshop Chair: Dr Santiago Dueñas and Dr Naglaa Shoukry
08:30 - 09:00 AM Plenary Lecture (to be Announced)
09:00 - 09:20 AM Immune Signatures during Acute HCV Dr Naglaa Shoukry Canada
09:25 - 09:45 AM Genetic and immunologic biomarkers predictive of therapy response in chronic Hepatitis C. Dr. Christian Trepo France
09:50 - 10:10 AM HCV beyond the liver Dr Hasmik Ghazinian Armenia
10:15 - 10:35 AM To be announced
10:40 - 11:00 AM To be announced
11:05 - 11:20 AM Coffee break
11:20 - 11:40 AM Preventive vaccine against hepatitis C virus: still an impossible task? Dr Santiago Dueñas-Carrera Cuba
11:45 - 12:05 PM Novel particulate vaccine candidates based on bacterial polymer inclusions. Dr Bernd Rehm New Zealand
12:10 - 12:30 PM Neutralizing antibodies and broad, functional T cell immune response following immunization with hepatitis C virus proteins-based vaccine formulation Dr Gillian Martinez Cuba
12:35 - 12:55 PM Targeting HCV immunological challenge by the chimeric vaccine approach. Dr Yalena Amador Cuba
01:00 - 01:20 AM Hepatitis C virus prevalence in hemodialysis units in Havana and Artemisa provinces and anti-HCV humoral immune response. Dr Liz Alvarez-Lajonchere Cuba
01:25 - 01:45 AM Occult hepatitis C virus infection: the Pakistan experience Dr Muhammad Idrees Pakistan
08:30 - 09:30 PM Poster Session

Thr, May 1st
Hepatitis B Workshop Chair: Dr Julio C. Aguilar and Dr Christian Trepó
08:30 - 09:00 AM Plenary Lecture: Towards a small primate model for Hepatitis B: evidence for transmissible persisting HBV infection in macaques. Dr Christian Trepó France
09:00 - 09:20 AM To be Announced
09:25 - 09:45 AM HBV in pregnant women Dr Hasmik Ghazinian Armenia
09:50 - 10:10 AM Development of therapeutic vaccine for chronic hepatitis B - an international collaboration. Dr Mamun-Al-Mahtab Bangladesh
10:15 - 10:35 AM On route toward NASVAC: how the Cuban HBV therapeutic vaccine candidate was devised. Dr Eduardo Penton Cuba
10:40 - 11:00 AM In vitro stimulation with HBV therapeutic vaccine candidate Nasvac activates B and T cells from chronic hepatitis B patients and healthy donors Dr. Yadira Lobaina Cuba
11:05 - 11:20 AM Coffee break
11:20 - 11:40 AM Genotyping of 100 Cuban patients of Hepatitis B virus. Dr. Jorge Aguiar Cuba
11:45 - 12:05 PM
08:30 - 09:30 PM Poster Session

Fri, May 2nd
Animal Models Chair: Dr Gerardo Guillen and Dr Marie-Louise Michel
08:30 - 09:00 AM Plenary Lecture: The CIGB 530, new drug candidate to prevent liver fibrosis. Dr. Ariana Garcia Cuba
09:00 - 09:20 AM Animal models for persistent hepatitis B virus infection Dr Marie-Louise Michel France
09:25 - 09:45 AM In vivo electroporation for improvement of therapeutic DNA vaccine against chronic hepatitis B. Dr Lucyna Cova France

Confirmed Speakers
Name Country Name Country
Bernd Rehm NZ Hasmik Ghazinian Armenia
Gerardo Guillén Cuba Gillian Martínez-Donato Cuba
Julio C Aguilar Cuba Liz Alvarez-Lajonchere Cuba
Mamun-Al-Mahtab Bangladesh Marie-Louise Michel France
Marilyn Mancini France Mario U. Mondelli Italy
Naglaa Shoukry Canada Santiago Dueñas-Carrera Cuba
Yadira Lobaina Cuba Yalena Amador-Cañizares Cuba
Anwar Mohamed Canada Lucyna Cova France
Christian Trépo France Jorge Berlanga Cuba
Muhammad Idrees Khan Pak  
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