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MAY 06-10 | MELIA MARINA VARADERO MATANZAS CUBA

THE AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES FOR ONE HEALTH
III Seminario Internacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria
XX Congreso Latinoamericano de Fitopatología

INVITATION

DEAR COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS:

The National Center for Animal and Plant Health (CENSA) and the Latin American Phytopathological Association (ALF) are pleased to invite you to participate in the3rd International Seminar on Animal and Plant Health (SISA 2019) and the 20th Congress of the Latin American Phytopathological Association, to be held in Varadero, Cuba, May 6-10, 2019, with the major theme “The Agricultural Sciences for One Health”.

This third edition will be specially dedicated to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of CENSA´s foundation.

Within the frame of the Event, researchers, professors, specialists, students, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and producers from different sectors and countries will debate the strategies and results of the intersect-oral and multidisciplinary collaboration work in confronting those problems that affect health of plants, animals, people, and the ecosystem from the communities to scales of greater intervention.

We invite you to reserve a space in your agendas and participate in the SISA 2019 and the 20th Congress of the Latin American Phytopathological Association. It will be very pleasant to have you in our Event.

 

WITH WARM REGARDS,

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 

official EVENT WEBSITE

CONFERENCE FEE

all prices are in US dolars

SISA2019  DELEGATES

     with TECHNICAL VISIT 

 with no TECHNICAL VISIT

$  514.00 USD

$  487.00 USD

SISA2019  NON DELEGATES

$   74.00 USD

                   COMPANION 

INVITATION LETTER

Participants requiring a formal letter of invitation to enable them to make their arrangements to participate in the Event should send a request for an official invitation letter to www.sisa2019@censa.edu.cu

provided by

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DOCUMENTATION

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)

  • TRAVEL AFFIDAVIT

  • LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION from INVICTA GROUP SERVICES stating that you are traveling under one of the approved categories

 

all travelers

TRAVEL CATEGORY

CUBA TRAVEL AFFIDAVIT - GENERAL/SPECIFIC LICENSES

5. PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS OR CONFERENCES 515.564 (b)

I am a full-time professional whose travel transactions are directly related to attending a professional meeting or conference in Cuba, which directly relates to my profession, professional background or area of expertise, including are of graduate level full-time study; for which the purpose of the meeting or conference is not to promote tourism in Cuba and whose schedule of activities does not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with a full time schedule of attendance at professional meetings or conferences.

 

all payments via

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ALL US PAYMENTS

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.

 

SISA2019 TOPICS

SISA 2019 and the 20th Congress of the Latin American Phytopathological Association will be a great opportunity for academic, scientific and technical exchange through presentations and discussions of the latest information on:

•Diagnosis and surveillance of diseases and pests in the agricultural sector

•Pest management / disease prevention and control in plant and animal health

•Food safety and innocuity with a productive food chain approach

•Disaster risk reduction and management in the agricultural sector

  • Diagnosis and epidemiology

  • Biodiversity

  • Transboundary, emerging and re-emerging pests and diseases

  • Invasive species

  • Agricultural simulation modeling

  • Intersectoral collaboration for prevention and control of zoonoses

  • Antimicrobial resistance

  • Immunity and vaccines

  • Drug design

  • Development and application of bio-pesticides

  • Natural products

  • Management of ecosystems

  • Characterization of multitrophic interactions

  • Functional foods, probiotics, and prebiotics

  • Microorganisms and food quality

  • Food safety and innocuity

  • The dairy sector and the sustainability challenges

  • Risk analysis

  • Hazard, vulnerability and disaster risk

  • Resilience to disasters

  • Impact and mitigation of climate change

  • Quality Management Systems and Biosafety

  • Plant and animal health, economy, and social development

  • Internationalization. Knowledge negotiation. Technological innovation

  • Continuing professional education and technical training

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

In order for your summary to be quickly accepted and processed, we would appreciate your attention to the following instructions:


The abstracts will consist of a maximum of 300 words (including title), typed at a single space, in Times New Roman font, size 10, in Microsoft Word or another compatible with it. Everything justified. Title of the paper: in bold capitals, in Spanish or English, as appropriate (its translation in parenthesis,
standard letter, case sensitive. Provide the full names of the authors and their email addresses. If two surnames, merge them with a hyphen. Underline the name of the author who will attend the Event.

The Abstract must be informative, containing: Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions. No subtitles (eg. INTRODUCTION, etc.), or References.

 

Each poster display will be 120 cm tall x 90 cm wide mounted vertically. All abstracts must be sent to the Organizing Committee through the web site www.sanidadagropecuaria.com or to the email sisa2019@censa.edu.cu, before February 15, 2019. They will be evaluated by a Scientific Committee of experts for final approval.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

The languages for presenting papers will be Spanish and English. Simultaneous language interpretation will be available in the plenary sessions.

SIMULTANEOUS EVENTS

During the Event, meetings, workshops, symposia, magister lectures, round tables, technical visits, and other encounters will be simultaneously held:

  • 59th Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society - Caribbean Division (APS-CD)

  • 14th CaribVet Steering Committee Meeting

  • Meeting of Heads of Veterinary Services of CARICOM

  • 4th Workshop One Health

  • 3rd Workshop “The agricultural sector in the coping of disasters and climate change”

  • Symposium “Therapy with Pulmonary Surfactant: Surfacen, 25 years saving lives”

EXPOSITION FAIR

There will be an ExpoFair associates wiht the event where the technological advances related to the topics will be exposed.

     For more information contact:  monica@censa.edu.cu

SISA2019        ORGANIZING & SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Honorary Committee

Dr. C. José Ramón Saborido Loidi, Minister of Higher Education

PhD. Luis Velázquez Pérez, President of the Academy of Science of Cuba

Dr. Cs. Ondina León Díaz, Director of Science and Technique, Ministry of Higher Education

 

President

PhD. Nivian Montes de Oca Martínez, General Director, CENSA

Executive Secretary

PhD. Evelyn Lobo Rivero, Deputy Director of Science, Innovation and Postgraduate, CENSA

Scientific Secretaries

PhD. Carmen Laura Perera González, CENSA

PhD. Oriela Pino Pérez, CENSA

Local Committee of ALF

PhD. Ronald D. French-Monar, AgriLife Extension Service-Texas A&M System

Dr. Cs. Yamila Martínez Zubiaur, CENSA

Professional Event Organizer

Ing. Caridad Sagó Rivera, Havanatur T&T Sucursal Habana

MSc. Silvia Hernández Delgado, CENSA

Members

PhD. Belkis Peteira Delgado-Oramas, Director of Plant Health

PhD. Yanet Rodríguez Perdomo, Director Animal Health

PhD. Odalys Uffo Reinosa, Director of Internationalization and Business Management

PhD Aleika Iglesia Lozano, Head of Department of Postgraduate Education, Science, Technology and Innovation

Internationalization Commission

MSc. Tania Rivas Quintero

MSc. Bárbara Yamily Mansito Reyes

Commission Sponsorships and Fairs

MSc. Mónica Vichot Llano

Public Relations Commission

PhD.  Rafael Ramírez Mirabal

Lic. Osmary Fernandez Mompié

Economic Commission

Lic. Isis María Villa Estévez

Lic. Jessica Álvarez Gordillo

Assurance Commission

Ing. Guillermo Hughes Pereira

 

Members of the National Scientific Committee

Dr. Ana M Acevedo Beiras

Dr. Arsenio Betancourt Bravo

Dr. Cs. Benedicto Martínez Coca

Dr. Dulce M. Soler Roger

Dr. Elaine Díaz Casaña

Dr. Heyker L Baños

Dr. Ileana Miranda Cabrera

Dr. Ivette Espinosa Castaño

Dr. Jersys Arevalo Ortega

Dr. José A. Agüero Fernández

Dr. Madelaine Quiñones Pantoja

Dr. Margarita Ceballos Vásquez

Dr. María del Carmen Travieso Novelles

Dr. María Teresa Frías Lepoureau

Dr. Mayra G. Rodríguez Hernández

Dr. María I. Percedo Abreu

Dr. Moraima Suris Campos

Dr. Odalys Blanco Hidalgo

Dr. Pastor Alfonso Zamora

 

Members of the International Scientific Committee

Dr. C. Ronald D. French-Monar, AgriLife Extension Service-Texas A&M System

Jennifer Pradel, Coordinadora CaribVET

INVICTA Group Services

MELIA MARINA VARADERO  VARADERO MATANZAS CUBA

The Hotel Meliá Marina Varadero is the ideal place for business trips at the spa in Varadero. The hotel offers its guests an overall conference area of 1,310 m2 and 760 m2 of meeting space, equipped with the technical resources required and suitable for staging any kind of event, conventions, conferences, seminars, gala dinners and receptions. The hotel provides group incentive facilities with varying capacities.

US citizens are not allowed to register at the Hotel Melia Marina Varadero, the official venue of the 3rd International Seminar on Animal and Plant Health SISA2019 and the 20th Congress of the Latin American Phytopathological Association, to be held in Varadero, Cuba, May 6-10, 2019. Since this hotel is part of the a restricted list  by OFAC; the official SISA2019 | Congress Committee has chosen to replace the hotel for all the US citizens

 

The  HOTEL MELIA VARADERO, will host the accommodation for all US citizens for the same price and with complimentary daily transfer from one hotel to the other. The transfer distance is a short 10 minute drive.

SISA2019           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.

 

MEDICAL INSURANCE

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.

 

OFFICIAL CURRENCY

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.

 

CREDIT CARDS 

You can also use credit cards as VISA, MASTERCARD and CABAL, as long as they are not drawn from a U.S. bank.

 

SAFETY 

Cuba is a very safe nation.

 

WEATHER          

Cuba has a moderate sub-tropical weather. Havana and the western provinces have a chillier and nicer weather than in the Eastern region.

 

DRESSING CODE

It is advisable to wear cotton-made clothes.

 

ELECTRIC POWER

The electric current generally works to 110 V/60 Hz.

MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET USE

  • ROAMING                                                                   

http://www.etecsa.cu/telefonia_movil/roaming/

  • SERVICE CONTRACT WITH CUBACELL                          

http://www.etecsa.cu/telefonia_movil/contratacion_y_activacion/

 

  • Countries and operators with SMS HUB contracts:

http://www.etecsa.cu/telefonia_movil/sms_hub/

 

  • INTERNET SERVICE CONNECTION

http://www.etecsa.cu/internet_conectividad/

 

  • WEB NAVATION ROOMS

http://www.etecsa.cu/internet_conectividad/salas_de_navegacion/