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Cordial greetings from Cuba. The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to participate in the first International Congress on "Interferons in cancer and viral diseases", which will include the following topics: 

  • Historical perspective of IFNs.
  • The role of IFNs in the treatment of solid and hematological tumors
  • Check point inhibitors in cancer
  • IFNs in skin cancer
  • Skin cancer therapies.
  • The effect of IFNs in Corona virus and other viral infections



  • Honorary President: Eduardo Martínez Díaz, BIOCUBAFARMA, Cuba
  • President: Marta Ayala Ávila, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Cuba
  • Chairman of Organizing Committee: Osvaldo Reyes Acosta, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Cuba
  • Chairman of Scientific Committee: Iraldo Bello Rivero, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Cuba 

Committee Members: 

       International Organizing and Advisory Board 

  1. Christina Annunziata, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, USA
  2. Howard A. Young, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, USA
  3. Tito Fojo, Columbia University, USA
  4. Eleanor N. Fish, Emerita Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
  5. Domenico Musumeci, General Director Mediterranean Institute of Oncology (IOM), Italy
  6. Lorenzo Memeo, Institute of Oncology (IOM), Italy
  7. Bernardo J Acosta, Centro Internacional de Medicina de Vibración, México
  8. Manuel Limonta Vidal, TWAS vice-president, Cuba

        Local Organizing Committees 

  • Meeting Chair, Marta Ayala Ávila, CIGB, Cuba
  • Meeting Co-Chair, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta, CIGB.
  • Scientific Committee Chair, Iraldo Bello, CIGB.
  • Members of Local Organizing Committees:
  • Yutdelis Roben, CIGB
  • Daysi Méndez, CIGB
  • Nayade Beltrán, CIGB
  • Amnerys Pedro, CIGB
  • Manuel Raíces, CIGB
  • Dania Vázquez, CIGB
  • Yaquelín Duncan, CIGB
  • Yanelda García, Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM)
  • Lorenzo Anasagasti, National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology (NIOR), Cuba
  • Rigoberto Garcia, Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital, Cuba
  • Olaine Gray, Manuel Fajardo Hospital, Cuba



Deadline for submission of abstract: September 1, 2023

Deadline for registration: September 10, 2023

Official language: English