Program Schedule

The Mission Statement

The Mission of the Advancements in Medicine Conference is to provide an annual international forum through which medical and healthcare professionals in Jamaica and those from other parts of the world can meet and exchange information on current developments in medicine and help identify and implement solutions that will lead to improvements in the healthcare delivery system of Jamaica.

 

CME Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) and the Organization for Strategic Development in Jamaica (OSDJ).  The Minnesota Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The MMA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

 

Objectives

  Participants will be able to:

  1. Assess current research in the prevention and management of non- communicable chronic diseases such as hypertension, cancer and others.

  2. Make management decisions in demyelinating disorders such as multiple sclerosis, other neurological disorders based on recent advances.

  3. Discuss and implement the use of recent information technology in improving the level of healthcare delivered in hospitals and private clinics.

  4. Display practical application of research information in some areas of emergency medicine.

  5. Improve their delivery of care in various areas of female health based on current knowledge.

  6. Evaluate new thinking on topics in the area of pediatrics, surgery and public health with a view to implementing in practice.

 

Partnering Institutions

The Advancements in Medicine 2009 conference is the joint effort of the:

  • Organization for Strategic Development in Jamaica (OSDJ)

  • The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA)

  • The University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences (UWI)

  • The Ministry of Health & Environment, Jamaica (MOHE)

  • The International Leadership Institute (ILI)

  • Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)

  • Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

  • Emory University

  • Vanderbilt University

  • The American Cancer Society

  • The Jamaican Diaspora-West/Midwest Region

  • Mayo Clinic Jamaica Diversity Network Group

This six day medical and health conference will feature presenters and moderators from:

  1. American Red Cross (NCBS)

  2. Cleveland Clinic

  3. Emory University

  4. Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

  5. Heart Institute of the Caribbean

  6. Hennepin County Medical Center

  7. Mayo Clinic

  1. Pan-American Health Organization

  2. The Ministry of Health and Environment, Jamaica

  3. University of Minnesota

  4. University of the West Indies,

  5. Vanderbilt University

  6. Other medical and health organizations across Jamaica and the United States

Conference Schedule

Monday  February 23, 2009

Opening Ceremony on the Campus of the University of the West Indies

Presentations at University of the West Indies

Presentations at Kingston Public Hospital

Workshops at Bustamante Children's Hospital

The Barry Wint Memorial Lecture

 

Tuesday February 24, 2009

Presentations at University of the West Indies

Presentations at Kingston Public Hospital

Workshops at Bustamante Children's Hospital

Presentations at Cornwall Regional Hospital

 

Wednesday February 25, 2009

Presentations at University of the West Indies

Presentations at Kingston Public Hospital

Presentations at Mandeville Public Hospital

Presentations at Cornwall Regional Hospital

 

Thursday February 26, 2009

Golf & Fun in Ocho Rios

Registration

Focus Meetings

Ministry of Health & Environment Reception

Panel Discussion -- Media and its Effect on Public Health Policy

Beach Party

 

Friday February 27, 2009

 Registration

Presentations, Coffee Break, Lunch

 

Saturday February 28, 2009

 Registration

Presentations, Coffee Break, Lunch

Conference Dinner & Dance Gala

 

 

Conference Registration Cost

Category Before December 15, 2008 After December 15, 2008
Overseas Students US$250.00 US$300.00
Overseas Healthcare Workers and Nurses US$350.00 US$400.00
Overseas Physicians, Consultants and Others US$400.00 US$450.00
Local Nurses and Students in Jamaica (per day) JA$4,000.00 JA$4500.00
Local Physicians, Consultants and Others in Jamaica (per day) JA$4,500.00 JA$5,000.00
Dinner Dance Gala Ticket   US$75.00 (per person) US$75.00 US$75.00

Sponsorship of a local Jamaican Nurse or Student at US$70.00 per day per person

(The registration fee does not cover air, hotel and ground transportation costs. See below for hotel information)

Tax Deductible Contributions
It is our desire to make the conference affordable to as many local as possible. However many of the nurses in rural Jamaica and students may not be able to afford the cost of registration, transportation and accommodation. To contribute to the registration cost of local nurses or students please include the amount as part of your registration payment.

OSDJ is a 501(c) (3) corporation registered in the State of Minnesota. Contributions made to provide scholarships to local students and nurses to attend the conference are tax-deductible.  (OSDJ Tax ID: 36-4496126)

Your Registration Fee Covers the Following

For  Overseas Attendee

  • Sessions and Breakout Workshops

  • Conference Materials

  • Welcome Bags with Promotional Items

  • Printed Programs

  • CD with Conference Materials

  • Coffee Breaks

  • Lunch

  • Welcome Reception

  • Field Day Site Visit

For Local Attendees 

  • Sessions and Breakout Workshops

  • Conference Materials

  • Welcome Bags with Promotional Items

  • Printed Programs

  • CD with Conference Materials

  • Welcome Reception

  • Coffee Breaks

  • Lunch

  • (Thursday evening Dinner included in registration)

For information to purchasing Conference Dinner & Dance Gala Ticket contact:

 

Carol Humphrey

carol.humphrey@uwimona.edu.jm

876-927-1297 or 876-927-2556

 

or

Beryl D'Aguilar

berylb348@hotmail.com

876-654-5590

 

or

Wayland Richards

osdj@aol.com

612-508-9813

 

Registration Deadlines
1. The deadline for early registration is December 15, 2008.
2. Late registration closes February 15, 2009

ON-SITE REGISTRATION
On-site late registration will be available 8:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. at the external sessions and conference site. On-site registration must be accompanied with payment by a major credit card, check or cash. This is a LIMITED registration at a greatly increased rate and OSDJ does not guarantee that tickets to events, materials, welcome bags or other opportunities will be available to those who do NOT register by January 31, 2009.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION
Upon receipt of your registration payment, OSDJ will e-mail you a registration confirmation. All subsequent updates will be sent via email. Please keep your email address current with OSDJ.

Hotel and Ground Transportation

 Category

Overseas Rate

Local Rate

**Single Room Hotel  (per night)

$190.00

$180.00

**Double Room Hotel (per night)

$260.00

$250.00

**Triple Room Hotel (per night)

$335.00

$325.00

**One Bedroom Suite Single (per night)

$360.00

$350.00

**One Bedroom Suite Double (per night)

$440.00

$430.00

**One Bedroom Suite Triple (per night)

$510.00

$490.00

**Children (3-12 years -per night)

$40.00

$40.00

Ground Transportation (per person To and From the Airport)

$50.00

$50.00

**Rates are All-Inclusive per room per night

Online Hotel Reservations must be made by January 20, 2009 in order to get the above rates

Double Occupancy   - two (2) adults and two (2) children under 12 years

Triple Occupancy    - three (3) adults maximum (2 double beds)

The hotel will make arrangements for triple rooms with 2 children if adults and children are part of the same family and they don't mind sharing the room.

 

Rates apply to extended days around the conference. Please indicate actual dates if different from Conference Days 

 

In order to get these rates for hotel and ground transportation, reservations must be made with through OSDJ

 

For air travel arrangements Contact

Gayle Diggins at

651-253-2900 or gayle@gaylesgreatescape.com

CANCELLATION POLICY

Registrants who are unable to attend the conference will receive a refund less a $60 administrative fee if a written cancellation is received by December 15, 2008. Cancellations must be emailed to osdj@aol.com No refunds will be granted after December 15, 2008. OSDJ reserves the right to cancel any program and assumes no responsibility for personal expense.

 

Special Assistance
Please contact us at osdj@aol.com if you are in need of special assistance.

 

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