Science Cooperation Between Cuba and U.S.

Open to all registrants
Friday, February 12, 2016: 3:00 PM-3:30 PM
AAAS Sphere in the Exhibit Hall (Marriott Wardman Park)
In 2014, AAAS signed a historic agreement with the Cuban Academy of Sciences to advance scientific cooperation between Cuban and U.S. scientists in key areas of mutual interest. AAAS began implementing this agreement in December 2015 with a neuroscience workshop at the Cuban Neuroscience Center in Havana, and is planning a workshop focused on cancer in 2016. These meetings will inform a new Cuban biomedical research fellows exchange program at the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy, supported by the Lounsbery Foundation, bringing early and mid-career Cuban scientists to the U.S. for short-term laboratory visits. The normalization of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States represents an opportunity to build sustainable research networks and share knowledge and experiences on topics in the biomedical sciences of mutual importance to the two countries.
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