CSMS Medical Conference

Coming this Fall 2018 (Details coming)


Connecticut State Medical Society will host their 2nd Annual Medical Conference in Havana, Cuba. The Conference will be unique and very educational for all guests. Visits to Cuban Hospitals and Clinic, while experiencing Cuban culture. Learn the most current, evidence-based clinical practice for key core competency-based topics in medicine and their guidelines from professionals in your field.

Come Join us!! 

Due to the popularity of this venue and location as a family destination during Cuba’s mid-season (February through May), this conference will have limited availability of 70 hotel rooms (200 persons (max)).

The conference package prices list below are based on double occupancy. Each conference package provides, conference with 20 CME credits, hotel accommodations, transportation, all excursions, meals, conference events, gala dinner, with entertainment and dinner (see conference itinerary for full description of events), and travel authorization documents. Cuban Visa, Round trip airfare from JFK to Havana, and required Cuban insurance are separate from conference package price.

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CSMS MEDICAL CONFERENCE
Coming this Fall 2018 
(6 Days/5 Nights)

Day 1 – Saturday: Meet and Greet in Havana, Cuba

  • Arrive at Jose Marti Airport (Havana)
  • Transfer to Hotel – Habana Libre
  • Check-in to Habana Libre Hotel
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Lunch will be on your own (recommendations if needed)
  • Relax and unwind and explore the hotel and surrounding area
  • Dinner is on your own (we can help with reservations)
  • Entertainment is available (Tropicana is recommended)

Day 2 – Sunday: Beautiful Day to Learn About Cuba’s Medical System

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Mandatory sign-in from 8:00 – 8:45am – Conference room at CIMEQ
  • 9:00am – 12:15pm – Plenary discussion
  • Overview: The CSMS forum brings together leaders from the most forward thinking community health center organizations for their 2nd annual conference to share ideas on how to improve health care delivery across the country. The conference features a CIMEQ introduction and 2 Cuban physician speakers that will discuss the Cuban Healthcare System and Infectious Diseases in Cuba. This lecture will provide discussions around innovations and tactics that can help improve health center operations and outcomes in a rapidly changing world.
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunch in Cuban Restaurant (everyone)
  • 2:00pm – 4:30pm – Old Havana Walking Tour (everyone)
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Dinner at La Paila Cuban Restaurant
  • 8:30pm – The night is open for entertainment (selected during registration)

Day 3 – Monday: Getting to know Havana’s Medical Hospitals

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Mandatory sign-in from 8:00 – 8:45am – Conference room at CIMEQ
  • 9:00am – 11:00am – Overview: This conference will feature Cuban medical physicians that will lecture on how community physicians work with Radiology and Oncology in Cuba.
  • 11:00am – 12:45pm – We will take a tour to visit the Las Praderas international clinic on the outskirts of Havana, where you will get a first hand look at Cuba’s clinic conditions and how they operate them.
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch at nice Cuban restaurant (everyone)
  • 2:15pm – 6:15pm – People-to-People excursion (available during registration)
  • 6:30 – 8:30pm – Dinner at the wonderful DeCameron restaurant
  • 8:30pm – Entertainment is available (select during registration)

For those not attending the conference: People-to-people activities

  • Classic Car tour (select during registration)
  • Hemingway tour (select during registration)
  • Mafia tour (select during registration)
  • Cuban Cooking Class (select during registration)
  • Optional entertainment (Buena Vista Social Club, Tropicana, Salsa – Club 1830, Cannon Ceremony)

Day 4 – Tuesday: Havana – Exploring Cuba and Meeting the People

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Mandatory sign-in from 8:00 – 8:30am – Conference room at Habana Libre
  • 8:30am – 8:45am – CSMS opening remarks
  • 8:45am – 9:30am – CSMS Speaker on Radiology
  • 9:30am – 12:00pm – Visit Hermanos Amejeiras Hospital in Havana
  • 12:15pm – 1:30pm – Lunch at a local Cuban paladar
  • 1:45pm – 6:45pm – Transfer back to hotel to rest and relax
  • 7:00pm – 11:30pm – Gala dinner and entertainment at the roof top restaurant in Habana Libre hotel Menu set: Sharing starters, choice of main course, choice of dessert, 2 drinks (cocktails, beer, soda, water, coffee). We will have a private Cuban group of performers and singers during the dinner.
  • Free night to explore Havana after dinner if you like

For those not attending the conference: People-to-people activities

  • Cigar Demonstration and Rum tour (select during registration)
  • Mafia tour (select during registration)
  • Cuban Cooking Class (select during registration)
  • Optional entertainment (Buena Vista Social Club, Tropicana, Salsa – Club 1830, Cannon Ceremony)

Day 5 – Wednesday: Exploring Cuba and Making New Friends

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • 9:00am – 11:30am – Facilitated discussion to reflect on learning experiences and the potential impact on physicians’ work with patients and their families, healthcare systems and health policy.
  • Lunch on your own
  • People-to-People excursions will be available (sign-up during registration)
  • Dinner on your own (we can help with reservations)
  • Entertainment is available at Buena Vista Social Club (select during registration)

For those not attending the Conference: People-to-people activities

  • Great Theater and Fusterlandia tour (select during registration)
  • Cuban Cooking Class (select during registration)
  • Optional entertainment (Buena Vista Social Club, Tropicana, Salsa – Club 1830, Cannon Ceremony)

Day 6 – Thursday: Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Check-out of hotel 
  • Transfer to Jose Marti Airport for departure

 CONFERENCE PACKAGE PRICE

TRYP Habana Libre Hotel

  CSMS Member Non-CSMS Member
Adult (≥ 12 years) – Double Occupancy $2,595.00/pp(2) (1) $3,295.00/pp(2) (1)
Adult (≥ 12 years) – Triple Occupancy $2,445.00/pp(2) (1) $3,045.00/pp(2) (1)
   
  1. Single room occupancy is subject to a single supplement charge of $675.00
  2. Prices based on double occupancy

Conference Registration Fees**

CSMS* Members              $395.00
Non-CSMS Members      $795.00

*To become a CSMS member and save on this conference, visit www.CSMS.org/join

**Guest or companions of registered physicians, such as child or spouse not attending conference do not have to pay a registration fee.

Airfare Package (includes Round Trip & Cuban Medical Insurance)*

Adult (JFK) = $420.31/pp** Price subject to change

Adult (FLL) = $268.31/pp** Price subject to change

*Airfare can be arranged on JetBlue through USA-CUBA Tours when registering for the conference or you can book your own flight. If you chose to book your own flight and use a different airline, we can help you with acquiring a Cuban visa in advance, cost is $100.00.

** All guest traveling on JetBlue will be required to buy their Cuban tourist visa at the ticket counter, cost is $50.00. The Cuban medical insurance is included in the cost of the airfare.

Itinerary Options

We offer many different excursions and shows that you can add onto your conference package tour during registration. Entertainment, such as Tropicana, Buena Vista Social Club, Cannon Ceremony, Salsa Dancing at Club 1830, or live Jazz music and the Jazz Café (see registration form for details). Remember, Tropicana requires slacks and collared shirt for men (sandals and open toe shoes are fine).

We are also offering a 2 night vacation at the all-inclusive hotel resort Sol Palmeras in Varadero, Cuba (select during registration). This excursion will have you and your family relaxing and enjoying this beautiful island and all Cuba has to offer. What a great way to end your productive conference. Select this excursion on registration form.