Dr. Juan Andrés Bisset, one of Cuba’s leading entomologists, will be a featured speaker at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Bisset, head of the Vector Control Department at the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine and an advisor to the Cuban Public Health Ministry, will deliver an invitational lecture called “Aedes aegypti Management Strategies for Dengue Control in Cuba” at a special symposium.
“When I received my first passport as a Brazilian citizen, it was stamped ‘not valid’ for Cuba,” said Dr. Walter Leal, one of the Co-Chairs of ICE 2016. “That sparked a curiosity about that country. After I become an entomologist and a U.S. citizen, my curiosity shifted toward entomology in Cuba. Fast forward to today: The International Congress of Entomology could not justify its theme, ‘Entomology without Borders,’ if we did not have at least one delegate from Cuba. We are absolutely delighted to host Dr. Juan Bisset, who will tell us how they control Aedes aegypti and mitigate transmission of dengue. We welcome Dr. Bisset, his knowledge, and input.”