12 – 23 August 2019, Institute of Tropical Medicine “Pedro Kourí”, Havana, Cuba
First Announcement
The PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and its Control of the Institute of Tropical Medicine “Pedro Kourí”/MINSAP, the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health and PAHO/WHO announce the 16th International Course on Dengue, Zika and Other Emergent Arboviruses to be held from 12 – 23 August 2019.
 
During the two-week course, the regional and global epidemiological situation of important arboviruses will be updated. A prestigious faculty of professors from across the globe will present sessions and discussions on clinical management; vector control; scientific advances in pathogenesis, vaccines and antiviral development; new vector control tools; the influence of host genetics as well as the genetics of the vector and the viruses; emergency control; new international initiatives for arbovirus control and prevention; among other interesting and important topics.
 
The Course is structured in a theoretical section (Week 1, 12 – 16 August) and a practical section (Week 2, 19 – 23 August).
The theoretical section includes general lectures, roundtable discussions and topic-specific symposia.
During the practical section, participants will select one of five groups according to their interests: clinical care, entomology and vector control, virology/immunology, epidemiology, and community participation.
 
The official languages of the Course: Spanish and English. Translation in both languages will be available during the theoretical section (Week 1).
 
Complete information about the course and registration at http://instituciones.sld.cu/ipk/16th-international-course-on-dengue-zika-and-other-emergent-arboviruses/

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