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An Opportunity to Participate in a 2018 Quincke Research Scholarship Course in Cuba

Dec. 13, 2017

Cuban Physiological Society in partnership with the Scientific Communication Cathedra, The Science, Technology and Innovation Observatory, The Central Laboratory of Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis (LABCEL), Havana Medical Sciences University, and the Cuban Society of Immunology will host Quincke’s Research Scholarship course in August 2018. The course is named in honor of Heinrich Quincke, a German physician who pioneered the study of cerebrospinal fluid from a diagnostic and therapeutic point of view.

The course is open to Cuban and foreign medical students, medical residents, and PhD students and is designed to help students gain hands-on experience in methods used to analyze cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The course will be conducted in Spanish with English translation. For more information about how to apply to participate in this event, contact Dr. Alberto Juan Dorta-Contreras at adorta@infomed.sld.cu.

The deadline to apply to the Quincke Research Scholarship is January 28, 2018.

The course is free to Cuban residents. Foreign students will be to apply for a travel grant through the American Physiological Society in conjunction with their International Opportunity Program. Travel awards of $500 will be available.

The summer course will be in two groups: one for medical students (the first week in August 2018) and one for residents and PhD students (second week of August 2018).

For more information on the APS International Opportunity Program which provides funds to support educational, training, research, or public outreach events outside of the USA, see http://www.the-aps.org/mm/awards/Other-APS-Awards/Senior-Physiologist#IOP.