First Announcement to the 8th Cuban Congress on Education, Counseling and Sexual Therapy


“For Schools at the Forefront of Comprehensive Sexuality Education”

From 9 to 14 April, 2018

Convention Palace, Havana, Cuba

Dear colleagues:

In 2018, the Cuban Congress on Education, Counseling and Sexual Therapy celebrates 25 years of its creation. Since then, social actors from the National Program of Education and Sexual Health (PRONESS, Spanish acronyms) have it as a space for scientific dialogue that contributes to the strengthening, diversification and complexity of our goals, targets, tasks and alliances at the service of society.

The National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX, Spanish acronyms) and the Cuban Multidisciplinary Society for the Study of Sexuality (SOCUMES, Spanish acronyms) aim to highlight the responsibility of schools as one of the most important institutions in the community, and its role in comprehensive sexuality education. Both institutions convene, during the 11th Cuban Activities against Homophobia and Transphobia, the 8th Cuban Congress on Education, Counseling and Sexual Therapy “For Schools at the Forefront of Comprehensive Sexuality Education” from 9 to 14 April, 2018 at the Convention Palace in Havana, Cuba.

The III Meeting of Experts on Programs and Strategies for Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, the VI International Colloquium on Trans-identities, Gender and Culture, the V National Workshop of the National Program of Education and Sexual Health of Cuba (PRONESS) and the III National Technical Meeting on Gender Violence, Prostitution, Sexual Tourism and Trafficking will be held simultaneously. Likewise, it will be a special occasion to strengthen the Network on Comprehensive Sexuality Education of Latin American and Caribbean (REDEIS-LAC, Spanish acronyms) constituted in the previous meeting.

We hope to see you, and we are certain that the 8th Congress will be an unforgettable, enriched experience for professional-scientific knowledge of the participants. It is an opportunity to share ideas, dreams, and utopias that gather and awake us to make it real, and to achieve the peaceful and prosperous world we want for all.

Please, be welcome with friendship, respect and our greatest consideration,

Mariela Castro Espín, PhD



President of the Congress

Mariela Castro Espín, PhD

Vice president

Beatriz Torres Rodríguez, PhD

Dr. Rosaida Ochoa Soto

Organizing Committee

President: Manuel Vázquez Seijido, MSc


Zoila Caraballo, BA

Massiel Rodríguez, BA

Andy Aquino Agüero, BA

Addis Darligton, BA

Idianelys Santillano Cárdenas, MSc

Ana María Cano López, MSc

Liset M Imbert, BA

Scientific Committee

President: Dr. Ada Caridad Alfonso Rodríguez


Natividad Guerrero Borrego, PhD

Ana Belkys Perdomo Cáceres, PhD

Reina Fleitas Ruiz, PhD

Yoanka Rodney Rodríguez, PhD

María del Carmen Vizcaíno, PhD

Miriam Valdés, PhD

Neida Méndez Gómez, PhD

Manuel Vázquez Seijido, MSc


Denisse Ramos Catá, BA

Yanela Machado, BA

Delia Rosa Suárez, BA

Professional Congress Organizer

Zósima López Ruiz, BA

Convention Palace of Havana


  • Public Policies, Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Promotion of Sexual Health
  • Social integration of LGBTI people
  • Gender Violence
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education in childhood, adolescence and youth
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education in people with special educative needs
  • Sexual Health and Sexual Rights
  • Sexual Rights
  • Social Communication and Comprehensive Sexuality Education
  • Sexual problems. Sexual Orientation and Therapy
  • Trans-identities, gender and culture
  • Programs and Strategies of Comprehensive Sexuality Education at Schools
  • Prostitution and Trafficking
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Homophobic and transphobic violence at school and at work and community settings.

Preliminary structure of the Program

  9 April 10 April 11 April 12 April 13 April
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Accreditation Accreditation Accreditation    
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m. National Meeting of PRONESS

Pre congress courses in different places

National Technical Meeting

Pre congress courses in different places

Inauguration of the 8th Congress

Conferences and Symposia


Conferences and Symposia


Conferences and Symposia

Closing Conference

12:00 m.-1:30 p.m. Break Break Break Break
1:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m. National Meeting of PRONESS

Pre congress courses in different places

National Meeting of PRONESS

Pre congress courses in different places

Panels and coordinated discussion Tables


Panels and coordinated discussion Tables


Digital and interactive posters


Final Activity
  Available time Available time Coffee break Available time

 The scientific program will include:

  • Courses
  • Technical meetings
  • Conferences
  • Symposia
  • Panels
  • Coordinated discussion tables
  • Digital and interactive posters

The Scientific Committee invites those interested in presenting the results of their research, related to the topics of the Congress, which will be evaluated and placed according to the modalities of presentation that have been defined.

Rules for submission of abstracts and research papers

Abstracts and papers must be sent electronically with the following requirements:

Word Processor: Word Version 6.0 or higher.

Font letter: Arial 12 points

Justified text

Space: 1.5 lines

Margins: 2.5 cm

Sheet: 8 ½ x 11 (Letter)

Paper Title: Arial 14 points Centered and Bold


Structure of the abstracts

In case of research results:

  1. Title (not to exceed 15 words)
  2. Name and surnames of the author (s)
  3. Institution
  4. Country
  5. Contact details (Email and Phone)
  6. Objectives
  7. Methods
  8. Results
  9. Conclusions
  10. Modality of presentation proposed by the author

Note: It should not exceed 250 words.

Structure of the papers

  1. Title (not to exceed 15 words)
  2. Name and surnames of the author (s)
  3. Institution
  4. Country
  5. Contact details (Email and Phone)
  6. Abstract
  7. Introduction
  8. Development
  9. Conclusions
  10. Recommendations
  11. Bibliography

Note: Should not exceed 15 pages.

Date of submission of abstracts and papers

Before February 15, 2018

Papers received before this date and accepted by the Scientific Committee will be published in the Congress Reports.

Scientific-commercial exhibition

During the event, there will be a Scientific-Commercial Exhibition, where institutions, laboratories, national and foreign firms located or not in the national territory will be able to exhibit equipment, technologies, literature.

Those interested in the Exhibition can contact:

Raúl González Castro

Professional Organizer of Fairs and Exhibitions

Convention Palace of Havana.

Phones: (53) 72087541/72026011 at 19 ext. 1507



Online Congress Registration Fees

 Foreign Delegate: 250.00 Cuban Convertible Currency (CUC)

 Foreign accompanying person: 80.00 Cuban Convertible Currency (CUC)

Closing for online payment – April 2, 2018



Monday 9, Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 April 2018

Those interested may pay the registration fee in Cuba, at the time of accreditation, in the official currency in the country that is the Cuban Convertible Currency (CUC). The currency can be purchased from the arrival at the airport, hotels, banks and exchange offices (Cadecas, Spanish acronyms) from the euro, US dollar, Canadian and Australian, pound sterling, Swiss franc, Mexican currency, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian krona , Japanese yen and Balboa, in accordance with the exchange rate prevailing at the time of payment. VISA, MASTERCARD, CABAL credit cards are accepted in Cuba, provided that the company is not American.

Through International Sales Palco, those interested can book one of the packages especially made for the event. International Sales Palco provides you with a single transaction, which guarantees your registration, access to all activities of the official program, allowance at Hotel Palco (hotel host), transfer in out and personalized assistance.

Those interested can contact:

Elier Alonso Montano.

Commercial Specialist on International Sales Palco

Phone: (53) 72084398

E-mail: /



25.00 Cuban Convertible Currency (CUC)

It includes a participation certificate

Those interested will be able to make, in Cuba, the payment of the registration fee of the Pre-Congress Courses at the course’s own site, or at the time of the Accreditation, on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10, April 2018.


Zósima López Ruiz

Professional Congress Organizer

Convention Palace of Havana, Cuba

Telephones: (53) 7208-5199; 7202-6011 through 19, extension 1510



Caridad Sagó Rivera

Specialist on Evenst and Incentives

Havanatur branch, Havana

Phone: (53) 72019780




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