Registration Open for 2020 Health Research Conference

Members of the public are invited to register for the 2020 National Health Research Conference, which will this year be held virtually, under the theme: “The COVID-19 Experience: Adjusting to the New Normal”.  The conference will run for two days, starting 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20. 

Members of the public can register at https://www.moh.gov.jm/national-health-research-conference/ to receive the ZOOM login information. This 11th staging will offer quality abstracts from research, with a focus on mental health during COVID-19; occupational health and safety; health innovations, and maternal health and other special presentations.

The first day features the opening ceremony, which will see Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, MP delivering the feature address. There will also be remarks from Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA); Dr. Varough Deyde, Director, Caribbean Regional Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dr. Bernadette Theodore-Gandi, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Representative in Jamaica.

Thirty-four (34) abstracts will be showcased at the 2020 Conference – fourteen (14) oral and twenty (20) poster presentations. Scientific presentations will be adjudicated, and will be eligible to receive awards for the Best Oral Presentation, Most Impactful Oral Presentation, Best Student Presentation, Best Poster Presentation and Most Impactful Poster Presentation.