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18 countries confirm for Calixto 2018 Convention in Cuba

18 countries confirm for Calixto 2018 Convention in Cuba

Representatives of more than 18 countries will attend an International Convention Calixto 2018, in Havana, to updating about the scientific results in public health at national level and abroad, the organizers informed. 

The meeting which is set for 22 - 24 of the current month in the context of the anniversary 122 of the General Teaching Hospital Calixto Garcia, will welcome participants from Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Belize, Dominican Republic, Guyana, the United States, Germany and Cuba, among other nations, announced in press conference. 

In its scientific program, Calixto 2018 includes subjects as chronic and metabolic diseases, trauma surgery, head and neck, spinal column and extremities’ surgery, infectious illness and ageing, they expressed. 

Likewise, will be discuss on medical technology, medical care to the serious patient, medical teaching, nursing, natural and traditional medicine, head and neck surgery, and Health management. 

The Convention’s discussion session will include round tables, lectures, panels, free subjects, electronic posters and posters, and will be a propitious framework for the presentation of more than 600 works of all medical specialties and academic services. 

Previous to the meeting, are imparted -from yesterday until 20- comprehensive courses which cover different subjects as anti-clotting in patients with heart condition, ocular front segment trauma, as well as the latest advances and challenges in breast cancer, ozone-therapy and pathological anatomy. 

When standing out the significance of the event, the general director of the Calixto Garcia Hospital, doctor Alberto Martinez, said that it constitutes a remarkable context for the exchange of knowledge among national and foreign professionals. 

For us, he emphasized, is a great responsibility seeing as the essential mission of the institution is to be an example of the health care services within the National Health System. 

The Calixto Garcia Hospital, considered symbol of the Cuban medicine, celebrates the anniversary 122 next January 23, and since its foundation has been characterized by the continuous education of new professional generations. 

The organizers expect the convention allows to strengthen the technological, teaching and scientific research development, to raise the quality of the health care services and to improve the hospital indicators as well as the population's health.

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