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CENTRAL AMERICAN CONGRESS FOR MICROBIOLOGY

Ricardo Lujan rlujan at KIRIKA.UVG.EDU.GT
Thu Jun 26 20:05:19 EST 1997


26 June 1997

TO ALL FRIENDS AND MICROBIOLOGISTS.

I would like to send the following information, requesting if you could
consider and share it with fellow friends, who might also be interested.
Thank you.

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CENTRAL AMERICAN CONGRESS FOR MICROBIOLOGY.  (XIth. International):
Clinical and Applied Microbiology.

DATES:  Monday 24 November to Friday 28 November, 1997.

PLACE:  Guatemala City, GUATEMALA, C.A.

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:  Licda. Olga Torres, INCAP, Apartado Postal
1188, 01901 Guatemala City, GUATEMALA, C.A.

PHONE:  (502) 472 3762 to 472 3767.
FAX:  (502) 473 6529
E-MAIL:  otorres at incap.org.gt


TOPICS.

APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY:

- Cyclospora cayetanensis in Central America.
- Microbiological criteria for food analysis.
- Antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants.
- Contaminants in the biotechnological industry.
- Importance of microbiology for development of biotechnological products.
- Microbiology and biotechnology.
- Microbiological criteria of water and evaluation methods.
- Technical impediments for marketing of food products and safety codes.
- Biological control for production of organic food.
- Laboratory acreditation and quality control.
- Technological applications for the production of fungi and mushroms.
- Microbiological infections of shrimp farms.
- Bioremediation and biotechnology of petroleum waste disposal.
And others.


CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY:

- Microbial pathology of the oral cavity.
- Emerging diseases.
- Infections by Helicobacter pylori.
- Diagnosis of AIDS and clinical management of patients.
- Diagnosis, epidemiology and management of infections by papilomavirus.
- Epidemiologic surveillance in Central America and Panama.
- Molecular aspects of vector-borne diseases.
- Antimicrobial resistance of respiratory pathogens.
- Advances in diagnosis of pulmonary infections.
- Viral hepatitis.
- The yeast syndrome =BFtruth or myth?
- Malaria vaccine.
And others.

PLUS:

+ PRE-CONGRESS COURSES (Monday 24).

+ POSTER SESIONS AND BRIEF ORAL PRESENTATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES AND
RESEARCH.

+ NEW PRODUCTS AND EQUIPMENT PRESENTATIONS.


During the Congress participants will be entertained with several social and
cultural events.

Additionally, visitors could take the opportunity to extend their visit and
travel to beautiful Guatemalan lakes, colonial cities and Mayan ruins.


GUATEMALA, THE LAND OF ETERNAL SPRING.

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Ricardo Lujan, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Profesor & Director
Centro de Estudios en Salud
Instituto de Investigaciones
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Apartado Postal 82
01901 Guatemala, GUATEMALA, C.A.

Tels.	(502) 364 0336 al 364 0340 / 369 0791 al 369 0795, ext. 227
Fax.	(502) 364 0212
E-mail:	rlujan at uvg.edu.gt
UVG Home page:  http://www.uvg.edu.gt
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