Dear colleague, the International Symposium on Disorders of =
will be held in Cienfuegos, Cuba, on March 16-18, 2010. This conference =
be held in parallel with the National Congress of Neurology at the same
Please, note that American citizens can legally attend our Symposium =
We expect to welcome you!!
CALIXTO MACHADO, MD, Ph.D., FAAN
International Symposium on Disorders of Consciousness
E-mail: <mailto:braind from infomed.sld.cu> braind from infomed.sld.cu
Organized by the IAB Network for the Definition of Death
Since its foundation in 1996, the Definition of Death Network from the
International Association of Bioethics (IAB), has maintained a fruitful
discussion about all medical and ethical issues related to human death,
end-of-life dilemmas, and consciousness disorders.
We have the pleasure of inviting you to attend the International =
on Disorders of Consciousness, organized by the International =
Bioethics, to be held in Cienfuegos, Cuba, on March 16-18, 2010.
The Terry Schiavo, and other famous cases, have raised new controversies
about the diagnosis and management of the persistent vegetative, the
minimally conscious state, etc. Hence, the disorders of consciousness
discussions are actual and permanent subjects for debate in the media =
scientific discussion in any forum. Hence, our main goal is to provide a
suitable scientific platform to discuss all topics disorders of
Cubans will sincerely offer you a warm hospitality in Cienfuegos city, =
as the Pearl of the South, with a beautiful harbor and an incredible =
sea, will provide the most proper venue to discuss any issue related to
Dr. Calixto Machado, MD, PhD
President of the Symposium
=95 Pathophysiology of consciousness generation
=95 Theories about consciousness in human beings
=95 Coma, persistent vegetative state (PVS), minimally conscious state =
=95 Clinical diagnosis of coma, PVS and MCS.
=95 Neuroimaging techniques for assessing coma, PVS and MCS.=20
(MRI, fMRI, MRS, PET, SPECT, QEEG, MEG, etc.)
=95 Neurophysiologic tests for assessing coma, PVS and MCS.
=95 Neurorehabilitation of PVS and MCS..
=95 Neurocritical care and Neuromonitoring
=95 New trends in cerebral cardio-pulmonar-cerebral resuscitation.
INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMIT AN ABTRACT
You can participate in our Symposium as a delegate, although we =
you to submit an abstract. Please, carefully read the following =
before submitting your abstract. Only abstracts submitted in English =
accepted, in order to be published. Abstracts sent in Spanish will not =
considered. Submit your abstract in Microsoft Word (2003 or 2007).
=95 Authors' names should be provided in the format "R.S. Alvarez, J.M.
Manero". You should write your first names initials, and your second =
Do not add Dr, Prof, Mr, Mrs, etc. The first name will correspond with =
=95 The title should have a maximum of 150 characters, typed in =
=95 Affiliation should be included in line a. If authors=92 affiliations =
different, your should indicate them filling b, c, and d lines. The
presenting author=92s email address should be included.
=95 The abstract should have a maximum of 250 words. Any longer and the
abstracts will be truncated or not accepted.
=95 Indicate whether the abstract is intended for oral or poster =
=95 The abstract should be structured using the following headings: =
Methods, Results, Conclusions, and Keywords (no less than 4 =
=95 The abstract should be as informative as possible, including =
=95 Statements such as "results will be discussed" or "data will be =
are not acceptable.
=95 Standard abbreviations such as: PVS, MCS, EEG, MEEG, MRI, etc., may =
used. Others should be described in full when first mentioned =
the abbreviation in parenthesis.
=95 Tables may be included, but not photographs, figures or references.
Confirmation of Receipt of Abstracts
=95 You will be sent a notice, via e-mail to confirm that your abstract =
=95 If you do not receive a confirmation within two week please contact =
=95 Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Some very =
quality abstracts offered for oral presentation might be included in
symposia or courses.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 15, 2010
Notification of Accepted Abstracts: February 20, 2010
Delegates: 200 Euros
=95 Symposium documentation=20
=95 Access to the Symposium activities=20
=95 Certificate of presentation and/or attendance=20
=95 Welcome cocktail and Farewell party=20
=95 Access to the Congress of Neurology Activities
Accompanying persons: 100 Euros
=95 Access to the program for accompanying persons
=95 Opening and closing ceremonies=20
=95 Access to the social and cultural activities
For further information contact:
Dr. Calixto Machado, MD, Ph.D.
International Symposium on Disorders of Consciousness
Instituto de Neurolog=EDa y Neurocirug=EDa
29 y D, Vedado, Apartado Postal 4268=20
Ciudad de La Habana 10400=20
Tel.: 537-834 5578 Fax: 537-838 3020
E-mail: braind from infomed.sld.cuhttp://www.changesurfer.com/BD=20http://www.bioethics-international.org/iab-2.0/index.php?show=3Dnetworks =
FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS
It is important to remark that American citizens can legally attend this
Symposium in Cuba under the general license, because this meeting is
organized by the International Association of Bioethics (Network for the
Definition of Death), and Cuba is only the host.
Under the U.S. restrictions, full-time professionals may attend =
meetings or conferences in Cuba organized by an international =
that regularly sponsors meetings or conferences in other countries. This
authorization is provided by a general license in the regulations; the
professional need not make application to the Office of Foreign Assets
Control (OFAC =96 the office within the U.S. Treasury Department which
oversees the regulations). Full time professionals may attend =
conferences or meetings which meet its criteria without obtaining any
documentation from the U.S. government.=20
The International Association of Bioethics (IAB) is an international
professional organization based in=20
Queson City in the Philippines, and has organized many international
conferences in other countries over=20
For travel arrangement and hotel booking, contact:=20
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