DAY 1: Wednesday 16th June, 2021
1:00pm 2:00pm

Opening Ceremony:

Welcome: Dr. Joy St. John

Executive Director, CARPHA

Message to Conference Delegates: Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO Director General

Remarks: Emeritus Professor David Picou

Experimental Medicine, UWI and First Director of Research, Caribbean Health Research Council

Remarks: Mr. Philippe La Cognata

Regional Director for the Atlantic Region, Agence Française de Développement


His Excellency Serge Lavroff Ambassador of France to Port of Spain

2:15pm 2:45pm

Scientific Session- Opening Session

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, CARPHA

Topic: The Caribbean’s Response to COVID-19

2:45pm 3:30pm

– COVID-19 Panel Discussion

3:30pm 3:45pm

Break/Poster Room/Exhibitor Booths

3:45pm 5:00pm

Opening Session Presentations

5:15pm 5:30pm

Break/Poster/Exhibitor Booths

5:30pm 6:30pm

Concurrent Session: 2a Family Health I: Ageing

Concurrent Session: 2b Public Health I: COVID-19

Day 2: Thursday 17th June, 2021
1:00pm 1:30pm

Feature Lecture 1: Prof. Hugh Montgomery, UK

Topic: Matters of Survival: The Human Impacts of Climate Change

1:30pm 1:40pm


1:40pm 2:05pm

Feature Lecture 2: Dr. D Campbell- Lendrum, WHO

Topic: “Protecting health from climate change in the Caribbean: Do we already know enough?”

2:05pm 2:15pm


2:15pm 2.30pm

Break/Posters/Exhibition Booths

2:30pm 4:15pm

Concurrent Session 3a: Climate Change

Concurrent Session 3b: Public Health III – COVID-19

4:15pm 4:30pm

Break/Posters/Exhibition Booths

4:30pm 6:00pm

Concurrent Session 4a: Non-communicable Diseases I- Cancers

Concurrent Session 4b: Public Health IV – Policy & Practice

DAY 3: Friday 18th June, 2021
1:00pm 1:30pm

Feature Lecture 3: Prof. Denise Eldemire-Shearer

Topic: Ageing in the Caribbean: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

1:30pm 1:40pm


1:40pm 1:45pm

Launch:CARPHA State of Public Health Report – Healthy Ageing

1:45pm 2:15pm

Concurrent Session 5a: Family Health II – Ageing

Concurrent Session 5b: Nutrition & Lifestyle

2:30pm 2:45pm

Break/Posters/Exhibition Booths

2:45pm 4:15pm

Concurrent Session 6a: Family Health II– Adolescent

Concurrent Session 6b: Nutrition & Lifestyle

4:15pm 4:30pm

Break/Posters/Exhibition Booths

4:30pm 5:45pm

Concurrent Session 7a: Family Health IV– Adolescent

Concurrent Session 7b: Nutrition

DAY 4 – Saturday 19th June, 2021
1:00pm 1:30pm

Feature Lecture 4: Prof. Asha Badaloo

Topic: Probing in vivo Metabolism using Stable Isotope Tracer technique

1:30pm 1:40pm


1:45pm 2:15pm

Concurrent Session 8a: Family Health IV– Adolescent & Child Health

Concurrent Session 8b: Nutrition

2:15pm 2:30pm


2:30pm 4:00pm

Concurrent Session 9a: Non-Communicable Diseases II – Diabetes

Concurrent Session 9b: Communicable Diseases I


Awards Ceremony & Research Prize Presentations