OCTOBER 21 - 25 | HAVANA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER
VII CONGRESS OF THE CUBAN SOCIETY OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
Just as Havana celebrates the 500th anniversary of its foundation, we are about to hold the 7th Congress of the Cuban Society of Gastroenterology, "GastroCuba´2019", from October 22nd through 25th, 2019, at the Havana International Conference Center, Cuba.
It will be the first occasion in which the Cuban gastroenterologists meet without physical presence of our founding fathers: professors Raimundo Llanio and Manuel Paniagua. With a renewing spirit and paying tribute to their memory, we have organized such an extraordinary event so as to show the best professional experience in the interest of digestive health.
We are delighted to know that many international colleagues are utterly willing to exchange their knowledge and experience for this specialty progress, and exhibit in these scenarios the new technologies and trends for their diagnosis and treatment. This will undoubtedly increase our membership.
We are pleased to invite you all, Cubans and foreigners, to meet at the Havana International Conference Center, in a real city with wonderful people. This city -with half a century of existence- will open its arms to warmly welcome you.
Mirtha Infante, MD, PhD.
Organizing Committee President
who to CONTACT
HAVANA NTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER CUBA
Zósima López Ruiz, Spec., BA.
Phone: 53-7-208 51 99 / 53-7-202 6011 to 19, extension 1510
ALL US PAYMENTS
all payments via
INVICTA Group Services
All the fees here are presented in the Cuban Peso Convertible (CUC), the official currency in Cuba, which exchange rate correspond to approximately to 1.00 CUC for US $ 1.00 if payment is made in the US, via INVICTA Group Services. All hotel fees must be paid in advance before congress.
Those people interested in paying all registration fees in Cuba, must make it at the right moment of the registration at the Havana International Conference Center, by using the official circulating currency in Cuba 1.00 CUC for US$ 0, 8685.
EVENTO HAVANATUR SA
per person per night in CUC
REGISTRATION FEE FOR INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS GASTROCUBA2019
Those people interested in attending GASTROCUBA2019 will have the possibility to register and pay their corresponding registration fee by online at the following website: www.gastrocuba2019.com.
casa particular cost
INVICTA Group Services
Melia Habana 5* $101.00 $159.00
Four Points Quinta Avenida 4* $103.00 $142.00
accommodations for one night with breakfast included
transfer airport | hotel | airport
daily transfer to and from the congress hall
all transfers for all the official activities of the congress
CASA PARTICULAR ACCOMMODATIONS
per room per night in CUC, range between $35.00 - $75.00, includes breakfast
INVICTA Group Services
To satisfy regulations in both Cuba and the United States, you will need to carry the following documentation. These documents will be given to you by INVICTA GROUP SERVICES:
CUBAN VISA (TOURIST CARD)
LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION from INVICTA GROUP SERVICES stating that you are traveling under one of the approved categories
INVICTA Group Services
HAVANA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER HAVANA CUBA
Founded in 1979, the Havana International Conference Center is an institution of indisputable prestige in Cuba, specialized in events and congresses organization. It is located in one of the most beautiful residential neighborhoods of the city and covers an area of 60 000 square meters. The Center organizes, promotes and carries out conventions, congresses, symposia, conferences, national and international meetings, fairs and exhibitions.
Moreover, it encourages and commercializes the activities scheduled for each of the international events and fairs held in HICC, through a wide network of official agencies in Latin America, North America and Europe, without exclusive character and in common agreement with associations and companies interested in these services.
GASTROCUBA2019 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
CUBA´S CUSTOMS RULES
In order to enter into and departure from Cuba, an individual will be needed a six-month validity Passport, tourist card or visa and a round-trip ticket. Upon arriving in Cuba, José Martí´s airport immigration officials will request passport, round-trip ticket and tourist card or visa.
TOURIST CARD OR VISA
It is mandatory to hold a tourist card or visa to enter into Cuba. Upon buying your round-trip ticket, you must request the travel agency or the Cuban diplomatic representation based in your country the tourist card or visa in order to enter into Cuba. Visa for Cuba is valid for 30 days. Whether your stay in the Caribbean Island exceeded the respective 30 days, you should renew your tourist card or visa. This legal procedure must be carried out at the available immigration offices of Cuban provinces´ capitals and must meet the following: a prior CUC tax payment in stamps which are available to buy at Metropolitan Bank branches.
The Cuban government demands a Medical Travel Insurance covered by Medical Expenditures and valid for the whole stay period. All those paeople who are interested in travelling to Cuba are obliged to provide a Medical Insurance covering all medical expenditures in case of either a disease or accident.
The Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) is the official circulating currency in Cuba. It can be obtained upon arriving the country, at the airport, hotels, Banks and currency exchange offices (Cadecas). The exchangeable international currencies are: Euro, US and Canadian dollar, Sterling Pound, Swiss Francs, Mexican Pesos and Japanese Yen, in accordance with the current exchange rate.
You can also use credit cards as VISA, MASTERCARD and CABAL, as long as they are not drawn from a U.S. bank.
Cuba is a very safe nation.
Cuba has a moderate sub-tropical weather. Havana and the western provinces have a chillier and nicer weather than in the Eastern region.
It is advisable to wear cotton-made clothes.
The electric current generally works to 110 V/60 Hz.
MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET USE
SERVICE CONTRACT WITH CUBACELL
Countries and operators with SMS HUB contracts:
INTERNET SERVICE CONNECTION
WEB NAVATION ROOMS
GASTROCUBA 2019 TOPICS
01. Disorders of digestive motility and functional diseases
02. Gut microbiota
03. Digestive cancer
04. Inflammatory bowel diseases
05. Liver diseases
06. Gastrointestinal diseases in the pediatric age
07. Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
08. Technological advances
09. Emergencies in Gastroenterology
10. Nursing in Gastroenterology
11. Quality in the practice and teaching of digestive endoscopy
Each one of these key topics is composed of different subjects that will be discussed in symposiums and forums; they will be covered in courses (pre-Congress and parallel to the event) developed by highly qualified, experienced teachers and researchers.