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29th Annual International Diabetes Conference
"Diabetes Mellitus in the Era of Climate Change: Can We Adapt?"

Virtual Conference

25-26 April 2024

The Caribbean's premier continuing medical education event.

In Honour of the Icons

Our Speakers

​Diabetes Mellitus
Across the Ages

The UDOP Annual International Diabetes Conference is where the most up-to-date and notable developments in the field of Diabetes Care and Research are featured. For #UDOP2024 our focus is on Diabetes Mellitus in the Era of Climate Change.


Once more to the breach, dear friends, as we gather to review the maladies of diabetes mellitus in our population.

We're taking a look at the causes and development of the varied presentations of the condition and the latest approaches to both prevention and management across the age groups.

The lingering presence of Covid-19 is indeed a chronic public health problem presenting new challenges for dealing with communicable and non-communicable conditions in one fell swoop.

It appears that this double barrel situation will be with us for some time and is indeed daunting!

It appears that this double barrel situation will be with us for some time and is indeed daunting!

Yet looming on the horizon, if not already upon us, is the unparalleled effect of climate change. This brings all health practitioners to a new breach which will require the best of technological support and the application of artificial intelligence as we seek to corral and contain the crisis.

It is thus that we shall be considering in a holistic manner the topic: “Diabetes Mellitus in the Era of Climate Change. Can We Adapt?”, come 2024.

Meanwhile, let me extend our usual heartfelt welcome to you all, as we get set to look over this and the next few years at the burgeoning burden on the health of our peoples!

Prof the Hon Errol Morrison OJ,
Chair, Organizing Committee, UDOP


All Access

with CME Credits

Attendees will receive Continuing Medical Education Credits

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All Access

without CME Credits

Attendees will not receive Continuing Medical Education Credits

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Medical Students

*undergraduates ONLY

Attendees will not receive Continuing Medical Education Credits

Agenda at a Glance

09:30 a.m.
The Aetiology of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus reviewed
Kevan Herold, CNH Long Professor of Immunology & Medicine (Endocrinology) Yale School of Medicine, USA
10:30 a.m.
Improving outcomes in Type 1 diabetes - Social determinants of health and the quest for equity
Colin Hawkes, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Paediatric & Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist University College Cork, Ireland Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Pennsylvania, USA
12:00 p.m.
Major diabetes complications and Pregnancy: Are they compatible?
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA Former University Executive VP and Dean Emeritus Endowed Professor and Director, CARTI Senior Scientist, Center for Birth Defects Research University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
01:00 p.m.
New investigative tools to enhance diabetic care
Rosemarie Wright Pascoe Williams, DM (INT MED), FACP, FACE, FRCP (UK) Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology Department of Medicine The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
02:00 p.m.
Diabetes detection in women with Gestational Diabetes and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Are we missing the Boat?
Adrian Heald, BM, BCh, FRCP, MRCPsych, DM Consultant Physician - Diabetes and Endocrinology Salford Royal Hospital, UK

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