It's been a long time since I updated my readers about what's happening in Cuba. Due to the continuing embargo, to say the least, the news has been discouraging.
It's hard to imagine how difficult the reality is in Cuba right now, but life and science marches on.
Although I am not affiliated with this this group, from what I read, they've been around a while, and it is a legitimate opportunity to visit Cuba. Here's the link to the December conference http://medicc.org/ns/healthycubahealthyworld/
My apologies for not offering CME credits for conferences in Cuba at this point in time. I'm assuming you will receive a certificate of attendance. There's always the chance that you are willing to do the paperwork yourself.
Mid-year, I didn't imagine anything else needed to be said about Medical/Educational travel to Cuba. However, the last few months have spelled out the special circumstances of U.S. Scientific relationships with Cuba, and it ain't good.
Less than a year ago, during Obama's White House, Cuba was making headlines at least once a week. Slowly packing up the White House, we had photos of our steadily grayed, handsome and exotic President in Cuba, shaking hands with Raul, before joining Michelle, his brilliant bride and their grown/glowing daughters touring Havana's historical sites.
As Hillary's a new server was being delivered to the White House, there was Trump shoving his way in. Who knows what kind of world it would have been with a different cast of characters and unique sensibilities.
Today, Trump's family White House has proven to be more of a gritty, daily Media/Reality show crafted in Twitter bites. A run-away hit from Siberia, set on...