The Advancements in Medicine 2010: A US and Caribbean Perspective

Making a Difference in Rural Healthcare

February 22-27, 2010

Workshops and Clinics in

Kingston  *  May Pen  *  Montego Bay * St. Mary

  

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.

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 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.

This six days medical and health conference will feature workshops and clinics lead by representatives from:

Cleveland Clinic

Emory University

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Hennepin County Medical Center

International Leadership Institute

Mayo Clinic

Ministry of Health and Environment, Jamaica

University of Minnesota

University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences

University of New Mexico

Vanderbilt University

The Jamaican Diaspora - USA

Conference Schedule

 

Monday  February 22, 2010

Workshops at University of the West Indies - FMS

Workshops at Kingston Public Hospital

Workshops at Bustamante Children's Hospital

Workshops at the National Chest Hospital

 

Opening Ceremony

The Barry Wint Memorial Lecture

 on the Campus of the University of the West Indies

 

Tuesday February 23, 2010

Workshops at University of the West Indies - FMS

Workshops at Norman Manley Law School

Workshops at Kingston Public Hospital

Workshops at National Chest Hospital

Workshops at Bustamante Children's Hospital

Workshops at May Pen Hospital

Workshops at Port Maria/ Annatto Bay Hospital

 

Wednesday February 24, 2010

Workshops at University of the West Indies - FMS

Workshops at Norman Manley Law School

Workshops at Kingston Public Hospital

Workshops at National Chest Hospital

Workshops at Bustamante Children's Hospital

Workshops at Cornwall Regional Hospital

Workshops at May Pen Hospital

Workshops at Port Maria/ Annatto Bay Hospital

 

Thursday February 25, 2010

Workshops at University of the West Indies

Workshops at Kingston Public Hospital

Workshops at Bustamante Children's Hospital

Workshops at Cornwall Regional Hospital

Workshops at May Pen Hospital

Workshops at Port Maria/ Annatto Bay Hospital

 

Friday February 26, 2010

 Debriefing Session in Ocho Rios

 

Conference Registration Cost

Category Before January 15, 2009 After January 15, 2009
Overseas Students US$200.00 US$250.00
Overseas Healthcare Workers and Nurses US$250.00 US$300.00
Overseas Physicians, Consultants and Others US$400.00 US$450.00
Local Nurses and Students in Jamaica (per day) JA$1,000.00 JA$1,500.00
Local Physicians, Consultants and Others in Jamaica (per day) JA$1,500.00 JA$2,000.00

Sponsorship of a local Jamaican Nurse or Student at US$25.00 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)

For More Information Contact

Dr. Sonia Copeland

drsoniac@hotmail.com

876-470-4848

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 January 15, 2010.
2. Late registration closes February 15, 2010

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, 2010.

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

Price listed are all inclusive at:

Courtleigh Hotel, Kingston

Sunset Jamaica Grande, Ocho Rios

Sunset Jamaica Grande, Montego Bay

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 and inland travels)

$100.00

 

 

**Rates are All-Inclusive per room per night

Online Hotel Reservations must be made by January 20, 2010 in order to get the above rates.