April 20-22, 2017 @ Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, Jamaica

Make plans to attend - book early complete your hotel booking now at the specially negotiated conference rates at either Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort or The Cardiff Hotel & Spa. Make it a family affair!


Our collaborators:

The UDOP conferences are organised in collaboration with academics, researchers, diabetes associations, healthcare practioners and industry partners each year.

The University of the
West Indies

UDOP had its genesis at the UWI Mona campus, in Kingston.


University of Technology, Jamaica

UTech, formerly the College of Arts, Science and Technology is located in Kingston.


Northern Caribbean

NCU is a private, liberal-arts institution, located in Mandeville, Jamaica..


Diabetes Association of Jamaica

The Diabetes Association of Jamaica is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been set up to deliver interventions and education in diabetes prevention and care to the public.



The Human Employment and Resource Training Trust, National Training Agency delivers a flexible and responsive TVET system, enabling a productive workforce for global competitiveness.


The Jewel Runaway Bay, Jamaica

The Jewel Runaway Bay, Jamaica is the official conference venue and hotel. This resort is all inclusive. Unlimted access to the Jewel Lagoon water park is also included.

The Cardiff

The Cardiff Hotel & Spa is located approximately 5 minutes by vehicle from the conference venue and offers accommodation with optional meal plans.

UDOP Takes On Its Biggest Challenge In April

For 23 years UDOP has focussed on updating healthcare practitioners, persons with diabetes and their support groups and sought to include a wide cross section of the public. Its voice has been relentless over the 2+ decades in a crusade to announce the warning of the oncoming public health problem which tackles the whole persona, the whole community, the whole society and the country.

It is a burden of ever-growing proportions. Affected are some 400 million worldwide and counting. The Caribbean is amongst that fast growing count and 15-20% of its population is ensnared. Over the years UDOP has emphasized the problems that diabetes can wreak on the brain and nerves, the eyes, the heart, the kidneys, the limbs, the sex organs......and guess what we have only now come to the largest organ of them all... The Skin.

Assisted by the Dermatology Association, April 20-22 will see a comprehensive review of how diabetes affects the skin and how the skin affects diabetes. Further HEART/NTA has come on board and will be hosting workshops on care of skin, hair and nails, especially in the presence of this chronic condition. Our new venue is at Jewel Runaway Bay Resort and the nearby Cardiff Hotel & Spa will host the workshop and is offering some excellent room rates for the early birds who should already have begun registering for the conference.

Follow us on social media to see details of the lectures, workshops and activities as the programme moves from draft to final copy. See you in Runaway Bay, Jamaica this April… One Luv!

Prof. Errol Morrison, OJ
Chair, Conference Secretariat