Workshop: “Food quality and safety: nowadays challenges”

CENLACThe National Center for Animal and Plant Health (CENSA) and the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), through the Agricultural Universities Network (RUNIVA), call to participate in the Workshop “ FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY: NOWADAYS CHALLENGES”, to be held on September 14th – 16th, 2016 in Havana,
We are sure that the high scientific level of this Workshop will be an enabling environment for exchange among researchers, teachers, extension agents, producers and executives on issues of food quality and safety that will provide
them a fruitful experience. Its program includes lectures of current interest in selected topics, given by experts of recognized national and international prestige. Proposals for oral presentations, posters and round tables that will enrich this exchange will also be accepted. These activities will be developed on September 14th – 15th, and a visit to the Food Quality Control Laboratory (CENLAC) at CENSA and to a food production farm will be carried out in the day 16th, endining in the Restaurant Mediterraneo Havana (International Quality Crown Award, London 2015).

A Cuban experience from farm to table


  • Food Safety: Sustainable local development, animal and plant health, and the impact of climate change on food safety.
  • Regulatory areas, quality management and food safety.
  • Relevance of information and communication technologies in food safety.

Lecturers confirmed:

  • Dr. Ricardo Islas, Director of Business Development for Latin America of N2N Global
  • Dr. Salvador Vega y León, Director of the Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Dr. Rey Gutiérrez Tolentino PhD, Head of Department of CBS, UAM-Xochimilco
  • Dra. Alejandra Villoch, Senior Researcher, CENLAC, CENSA
  • Dr. Arturo Escobar,  Senior Researcher, CENLAC, CENSA

Rules for submission of abstracts for oral presentations and posters:

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Type letter (8.5 x 11) with double spacing between lines. The text will be written in Arial 11 with Word system (Microsoft). The title will be in the center in uppercase and bold. The names of the authors will be written two spaces after the title, with the initial (s) of the name, followed by last names, separated by commas and underlining the name and surname of who will make the presentation. Then the institution (s) of origin will be identified as follows: name of institution, address, city and country. It is recommended to add phone number, fax and e-mail address of the speaker. The abstract text will start three spaces of the institutional identification, without heading; indentation at the beginning of the paragraph, no extra spaces between paragraphs. It is recommended to write the abstract with the following structure: introduction, results and discussion, conclusion. It should include updated references on the subject (no more than three).

Posters presentation with an area of 1.20 x 0.80 meters (A0 format). It should include the following visible parts: title, author (s), introduction/objectives, materials and methods, results and conclusions.

Receiving of proposals:

Abstracts should be sent before July 15th to the course coordinator for evaluation. The course coordinator has 15 days to give his/her opinion and notify the participating authors. Papers submitted after
that date may be accepted, but their inclusion in the proceedings of the Workshop is not guaranteed.

Registration Fees: Participants: 200.00 CUC, Companions: 60.00 CUC

The registration fee for participants includes: accreditation, course materials, coffee breaks, lunch, participation certificate and visit to the Food Quality Control Laboratory (CENLAC) at CENSA, a food organic production farm and restaurant. In case of oral contributions and posters, it will be specified in the participation certificate. The companion fee covers the activities planned for the last day.

For further information:

Dr. C. Arturo Escobar Medina
Ing. Barbara Yamily Mansito Reyes
Dr. C. Ailin Martinez Vasallo

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