Cuba Hosts Calixto 2017 Pre-Convention

Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The issues of the events prior to the International Convention, Calixto 2017, include different branches of medicine in order to raise the quality of life of patients, the organizing committee said here today.

The ‘General Calixto Garcia’ University Hospital opened its doors since Monday, January 16th, to these activities, which include courses, exhibitions, symposiums and workshops, Yamile Valdes, executive secretary of the event, told Prensa Latina.

Blood pressure, blood glucose values, weight, and a cardiovascular risk will be measured as a complement to this event, Valdes said.

According to the specialist, the previous sessions were dedicated to cardiac arrhythmia, research ethics, updating of clinical laboratory biological fluids, ocular trauma, laser puncture and laser therapy, as well as neurosurgery.

‘Calixto 2017’ will be held next week in this capital with delegates from 16 countries of four regions worldwide.

Under the slogan ‘Promoting health and excellence’, the event will receive representatives from Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, Angola, Canada, the United States and the host country.

The event will be held in the context of the transformation of the national health system and will pay tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the president of the organizing committee, Carlos Alberto Martinez, told reporters.

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