Cuba: Planned expansion of scientific events in Cuba

The Commercialization of Cuban Medical Services (SMC) expanded its portfolio for scientific events and organized for 28 meetings through 2017.

The events include variety of courses, congresses, symposia and seminars. The SMC intends to increase the visibility of public health sector in Cuba to the world and vice-versa.

Some of the topics planned to be discussed at these events are arthroscopic surgery, skin cancer; thermal tourism and quality of life; podiatry, management of the patient with diabetic foot; regenerative medicine cell therapy; clinical toxicology; rehabilitation of hearing disorders; minimally invasive thoracic surgery; aesthetics and health; cranioencephalic trauma; pesticide poisonings; medical disaster management; professional training for primary health care; family medicine; and challenges and challenges of microbiology and parasitology.

The SMC’s director also mentioned that these events would include tours to Cuban healthcare institutions, promotion of medical programs, trade fairs, etc.

The events intend to promote exchange activities, offer of new products and services such as natural and traditional medicine, and all the technological development achieved so far.

SMC developed a business plan for aesthetic and spa centers (hydrotherapy centers), which includes undergraduate and mid-level course in collaboration with an Argentina company, Great Way Export.

The committee plans to promote hydrotherapy center and reduce invasive surgeries which damage human health. Cuba has conducted R&D on natural products, mainly extracted from the human placenta, related to cosmetology.

SMC mentioned three major events planned for the coming months: First International Congress of Podiatry – Cuba 2017, May; The Second International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine, July, and First International Congress of Aesthetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery – Cuba 2017, October.

Committee emphasized that these events will promote health tourism in Cuba, with importance on quality of life therapies, new drugs launch and will deepen the regulation of medical practices.

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