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"Entamoeba, the intestinal ecosystem, and infection"

Thank you for your attendance!
Event held on October 24th to 28th, 2023
Mérida, Yucatán

Dr. Manuel Ramiro Hernández

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of our esteemed Dr. Manuel Ramiro Hernández, an exemplary physician and beloved member of our community.
His legacy and dedication to the field of medicine will remain a beacon of inspiration for future generations.

Dr. Manuel Ramiro Hernández

Dr. Manuel Ramiro dedicated his life to medicine and research. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM and was a member of the 1963-1968 generation. He specialized in Internal Medicine at the Hospital Center "20 de Noviembre" of the ISSSTE, worked at the Hospital 1° de Octubre of the same ISSSTE where he was an attending physician, chief of service, deputy medical director and director. He then worked for a short time in the Ministry of Health, was director of the London Clinic and worked in the Coordination of Health Education of the IMSS. He has been a professor at various medical schools and faculties for more than 40 years. He has been editor of different medical journals for more than 30 years. He has published several articles in various national and international journals. He is editor of a book of his specialty and worked in the Graduate Studies Division of the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM.

We embrace his wife, Dr. Cecilia Ximenez, his daughter Montserrat and his grandchildren, Mateo and Alvaro.

His colleagues, friends and patients will fondly remember his professionalism, human warmth and tireless commitment to the welfare of others.

In memory of Dr. Manuel Ramiro Hernandez (1947 - 2023); his legacy is the indelible imprint on every life he touched.

"The art of medicine consists in entertaining the patient while nature cures the disease." - Voltaire


Dear Colleagues:
It is an honor to invite you again to our next XX International Seminar on Amebiasis 2023 during October 24th to 28th, in this occasion at the city of Mérida, Yucatán in Mexico.
Mérida was founded on January 6th in 1542 on top of the Mayan vestiges by Francisco de Montejo, who named it "Mérida the ancient pre-Hispanic city". Mérida reflects its ancestral heritage and combines it with a growing modernity, making this city a unique place to enjoy.
After the interruption of our seminar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to offer you an inclusive, updated academic program of excellence, dedicated to the scientific community in the study of amoebiasis, as well as the study of other protists of importance to humans and their related areas, come together to disseminate, discuss, and share scientific knowledge within their area.
Our academic program will consist of master class conferences given by national and international colleagues who are leaders in their field, specialized conferences, oral presentations and poster sessions, which will cover different topics. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation and together, researchers, academics and students, to promote the advances of scientific knowledge in the field of amebiasis.
We invite you to be part of this experience!
Organizing Committee

Academic Program

Topic categories

I. Interplay of Entamoeba with bacteria and other intestinal parasites

  • Biology and ecology of Entamoeba species
  • Evolution of Entamoeba species and human associations
  • Entamoeba and other intestinal pathogen co-infections
  • Association between eukaryome and intestinal microbiome

II. Cellular and molecular biology of Entamoebae "in memoriam of Alfonso Olivos, PhD"
  • Genetic and genomic advanced studies of Entamoeba species
  • Regulation of gene expression of Entamoeba species
  • Epigenetics regulation during the cell cycle of Entamoebae
  • Organelles, membrane and vesicles traffic, stress, and redox responses
  • Cytoskeleton: phagocytosis and amoeba motility

III. Entamoeba histolytica and host interplay in the onset of amoebiasis "in memoriam of Ruy Pérez Tamayo, PhD"
  • Virulence factors determining changes from asymptomatic to symptomatic phenotype
  • Genetic diversity of Entamoeba histolytica and disease outcome of strains isolated from asymptomatic or symptomatic patients
  • Infection models in the study of Entamoeba histolytica and amoebiasis
  • Cytopathic effect and tissue destruction
  • Human host defences at the epithelium and cell-mediated innate immunity responses against E. histolytica

IV. Diagnosis and treatment of amoebiasis
  • Epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, and public health of amebiasis
  • News developments in the setting of anti-amoebiasis vaccines
  • Clinical advanced in the treatment of Entamoeba histolytica
  • Drug screening and discovery of new therapies against amoebiasis

V. Free living amoebae Special topic "in memoriam of Mineko Shibayama, PhD"

We appreciate your upcoming participation


Information of XX International Seminar on Amebiasis 2023
PhD. Cecilia Ximénez García
Head of the Immunology Laboratory, Experimental Medicine Research Unit
Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Phone: +52 55 5623-2666
Phone: +52 55 5623-2671
e-mail: seminario.amibiasis@gmail.com


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