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Administrative Arrangements

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is pleased to have your participation at the 63rd Health Research Conference. Administrative and logistical arrangements for the Conference are detailed in this document. Please communicate with us, should you require clarification or additional information (conference@carpha.org).

Accomodation

You should have already made your accommodation arrangements. If you are staying at the Conference Venue: St Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, you will be required to leave a security deposit of USD $50.00 per night.

St Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
Frigate Bay,
St Kitts & Nevis
Phone: +1 869-466-1200 / 1-800-228-9290
Fax: 1-869-466-1201 / 1-869-466-2405
Ground Transportation

You are required to make arrangements for your round trip airport transfers. The cost for a taxi is approximately US$20 per trip and the hotel is approximately 10 minutes from the airport (outside of the peak traffic period).

Conference Dates and Times

The Conference will be held on Thursday 14th June to Saturday 16th June, 2018.

Times:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Thursday 14th June)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Friday 15th June)
  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Saturday 16th June)
Schedule of Events
DATE ACTIVITY VENUE TIME
Thursday 14th June CARPHA Health Research Conference
Saba Room
Antigua Room
Dominica Room
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Coffee Breaks and Poster Boards Saba Room
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lunch Calypso Restaurant 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony Royal St. Kitts Hotel 6:30 p.m.
Friday 15th June Breakfast Session La Cucina Italian Restaurant 7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m
CARPHA Health Research Conference
Saba Room
Antigua Room
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Coffee Breaks and Poster Boards Saba Room
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lunch Calypso Restaurant 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Awards Banquet Carambola Beach Club 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 16th June CARPHA Health Research Conference Saba Room 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Coffee Breaks and Poster Boards Saba Room 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Conference Programme

The final electronic copy of the conference proceedings, published in the West Indian Medical Journal, will be made available to all registered delegates. A downloadable version will be disseminated prior to the conference, while copies (on Flash Drives) will be included in the registration package.

Registration

Registration will commence on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th June from 4:00 p.m. in the Montserrat Room. Registration will continue on Thursday 14th June at 7:00 a.m. at the Registration Desk at the Convention Center.

CME Credits
The following CME credits will be awarded to conference delegates:
Thursday 14th June, 2018 6.75
Hours
Friday 15th June, 2018 6.25
Hours
Saturday 16th June, 2018 3.25
Hours
Please visit the CARPHA Booth daily to sign-up for CME Credits
Wireless Internet Connectivity

We encourage you to join Marriott Rewards using the following link: https://www.marriott.com/rewards/createAccount/createAccountPage1.mi, to access Wi-Fi.

Methods of Payment for Registration Fees
CARPHA will accept Credit Card, US$ Cash and Bank Drafts.
Lunch Days

Lunch will be served on Thursday 14th April and Friday 15th June in the Calypso Restaurant. Lunch will not be provided on Saturday 16th June.

Opening Ceremony

Date: Thursday 15th June, 2018

Dress Code: Business attire

Venue: St Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

Time: 6:30 p.m.

All delegates are invited to the Opening Ceremony. The venue is within walking distance of the Marriott Hotel
 

Awards Banquet

Date: Friday 16th June, 2018

Dress Code: Formal

Venue: Carambola Beach Club

Time: 6:30 p.m.

A return shuttle service will be provided from the Marriott hotel to the Awards Banquet venue. Pick up time is 6:00 p.m prompt and departure from the event is 10:30 p.m.

Silent Auction

The CARPHA Foundation would host a Silent Auction during the conference. The Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing financial and nonfinancial resources to support the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in discharging its public health mission. Child Obesity; and Environment Health and Sustainable Development are among some of its areas of focus. Please bring along any items you would like to donate to this auction.

Presentations
Power Point Presentation

For those delegates/students making oral presentations, kindly email an electronic copy of your presentation to conference@carpha.org by 9:00am on Wednesday 13th June 2018.

Posters Presentation

Delegates are required to mount their posters on the boards provided in the Conference Center. Posters can be mounted in the Saba Room from the afternoon of Wednesday 13th June from 4:00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and on Thursday 14th June from 7:00 a.m.

All poster presenters are required to be at their posters during the coffee breaks to facilitate questions by judges and other delegates.

Tours

Further details will be provided during the Conference.

Visa Requirements

If a visa is required to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis please click on the link below. https://evisa.gov.kn/evisa-prod/select.do

Vaccination

Yellow fever vaccination may be required for your travel, if arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. If unsure, a list of countries can be found here. Please bring along updated vaccination records as necessary.

Contact

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need clarification on any of these matters. Contact the conference Secretariat at 1 868-399-9939 or conference@carpha.org.

Do have a safe flight to St. Kitts. We hope you find your participation in this Conference to be fruitful.
We look forward to welcoming you!