Dr. Joy St. John
Executive Director CA
On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, I warmly welcome you to the first virtual CARPHA Annual Health Research Conference.The conference theme “Pandemic, NCDs, and Climate Change: the Caribbean’s Triple Threat”, has been carefully chosen to highlight the challenges with respect to COVID-19, the high levels of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs )within our societies, and the devastating impacts and implications of climate change on public health. We have an exciting program lined up for this conference, which will allow delegates to exchange ideas, extend their networks, and jointly explore current and future research directions. We would like to thank all of the participants for their contributions which are the foundation of this conference, the exhibitors, and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) for their Platinum Sponsorship. We hope that you will have a productive and fun‐filled time at this very special conference.