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.
"Tell me whatcha want. What you really, really want!" Fitting lyrics by the Spice girls. Sit back, think of Mojitos and let's get personal. Tell me, as a Medical Professional, what does your ideal trip to Cuba consist of? As a subscriber, you will be receive a short quiz in my next Shout-Out.
Starting 2017, everyone will have plenty of choices and more convenient ways to get to Cuba. However, unless we book well in advance, you may find yourself staying in Casa Particulars, instead of Cuba's 5-Star, all inclusive resorts, or expensive hotels. I don't see the prices in Cuba going down. Quite the opposite.
Personally, I love being immersed in the culture by staying at a Casa Particular. You can get an idea of what to expect o...
Hard to believe I messed up on this post that was created 3/31. I'm sure it was just waiting for a photo, while I started other writing projects - including shout-outs to my subscribers. My apologies. Here's the post:
We're on our way to the - International Workshop, "Community Medicine and its Impact on the Quality of Life in the Population" July 23-30, 2016 in Varadero, Cuba. Here's the Conference Itinerary
Everyone is really delighted to welcome you, and preparing the most interesting Conference content possible.
As time goes by, they'll add new lecturers by notable speakers in: Ethics, Maternal-Infantile Care, Rehab in Primary care, Stomachology, Neurodevelopment in early care, Women's health, and more.
The 2016 Medical Conference is July 25-30, - but more on that later. We're meeting in Miami next month to work out the CME program.
Here is some recent news, from the Shanghi Daily:
HAVANA, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. immigration policy towards Cuba complicates the bilateral health cooperation, a top Cuban official said in an interview published Tuesday.
Cuba and the United States are set to hold high-level talks at the beginning of 2016 to promote cooperation in health matters, Josefina Vidal, the Cuban Foreign Ministry's head of U.S. affairs, told the Cuban News Agency (ACN).
However, the U.S. maintains a special immigration strategy designed to lure Cuban doctors to defect to the United States, thus undermining cooperation... h...