The 1st International Seminar on Animal and Plant Health was held in 2011, integrating the two events previously organized by CENSA: International Seminar on Animal Health and International Seminar on Plant Health (in collaboration with the Plant Health Research Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture), which were held alternatively. This first Seminar was held at Havana Convention Palace with the participation of 337 delegates from 40 countries.
The II International Seminar on Animal and Plant Health was held in 2015, at the Plaza America Convention Center, Varadero, to take advantage of its attractive potential. The Annual Meeting of the Organization of Nematologists of the American Tropics (ONTA) was held as part of the Seminar, in which the planned activities were carried out successfully. Thirty-two hundred and twenty-seven delegates from 37 countries participated in that meeting.
The III International Seminar on Animal and Plant Health SISA 2019 coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the center, thus covering topics related to animal, plant and human health. The Seminar was attended by 360 participants from 60 countries. It hosted the meetings of the Latin American Phytopathological Association (ALF), the American Phytopathological Association - Caribbean Division, and the Caribbean Veterinary Network (CaribVET).
Previous editions have been the framework for the strengthening of scientific collaborations and the development of new alliances and agreements among the participant delegates. This was favored by the holding of trade fairs that brought together companies, organizations and public, national and foreign institutions to exhibit and promote their products and services.
The International Seminar on Animal and Plant Health (SISA) is held every 4 years. This is the fourth edition of the event. On this occasion, it will be a hybrid modality event, with scientific sessions and associated face-to-face and virtual exposition. Under the slogan "Science and Innovation for One Health", it will promote the creation of alliances among researchers, professors, specialists, students, decision-makers, businessmen and producers from different sectors, disciplines and countries. This Seminar will provide a framework to discuss approaches, strategies and results of cross-sector and multidisciplinary collaboration, at different involvement scales and from communities, in addressing the problems resulting from the increasing human, animal and plant interaction with the overall ecosystem, which threaten the optimal health of all, the sustainability of the agri-food sector and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.