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15th edition of the Dengue International Course


8/7/2017 - 8/18/2017
Challenges of Zika and Chikungunya transmission
Location: Havana, Cuba
After 30 years of the first edition of the course and in the framework of the 80 Anniversary of the institute of Tropical medicine, the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and its Vector of the Institute of Tropical Medicine/MINSAP, the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, the Cuban Ministry of Health and PAHO-WHO announces the 15th edition of the Dengue International Course, in this occasion facing Zika and Chikungunya, to be held from  August 7-18, 2017.
 
During the course, the regional and global dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever epidemiological situation will be updated. Topics related to clinical management, vector control, main scientific advances in pathogenesis, vaccines and antiviral development, new vector control tools, influence of the host genetic as well as the genetic of the vector and the viruses, emergency control, new international initiatives for arbovirus control and prevention among other interesting and important topics will be discussed.
 
We invite those interested in the topic (physicians, virologists, immunologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, entomologists, health managers, among others) along with professors from several prestigious national and international institutions to debate on the most relevant and updated aspects of these diseases.
 
Theoretical sessions will be covered during the first week (August 7-11) while practical sessions will cover the topics of epidemiology and community participation, clinic and pathology, vector control and entomology, viral diagnosis and immunology during the second week (August 14-18).
 
More information: http://instituciones.sld.cu/ipk/15th-international-dengue-zika-and-chikungunya-course/