The two-day event is sponsored by the Regional Council of Biomedical Engineering for Latin America which includes many lectures on the development of Coolinside, a surgical device for radiofrequency-assisted resection.
Other lectures are on the latest advances in prostheses such as personalised skull implants and re-engineering of lower-limb prostheses.
Informatics and its importance in improving the quality of medical services as well as the latest applications for nanotechnologies are other topics of the meeting.
As host, Cuba will share its experiences in monitoring neuromuscular functions and perspectives for the island and the region.
The event saw over 500 delegates from Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, Spain, Germany, United States and China attending it.
The 5th Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering is also being sponsored by the Pan-American Health Organisation, the Cuban Ministries of Health and Sciences, Technology and Environment and the Academy of Sciences.