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“Rethinking Regionalism: Beyond the CARICOM Integration Project”

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Oct 7 2013 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm
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Oct 8 2013 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Oct 9 2013 - 8:00am - 7:30pm

This conference seeks to engage colleagues in a sweeping review of the region taking account of how the complex problems of the contemporary reality are likely to shape CARICOM in the future. The conference also invites consideration of other integration schemes in other parts of the world as a basis for comparison and lesson learning.

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Council Room, Regional Headquarters UWI ,Mona Road
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Nadine Newman
Tel: 
876 927 1234

The Advancements in Medicine and Healthcare 2013 Conference

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Apr 24 2013 (Time To Be Announced) - Apr 27 2013 (Time To Be Announced)

the Advancements in Medicine and Health Care Conference, to be hosted by the Organization for Strategic Development in Jamaica (OSDJ) in collaboration with the:


•    Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of the West Indies, Mona
•    Ministry of Health
•    Jamaican Diaspora 

Venue: 
Faculty of Medical Sciences Teaching and Research Complex, Mona Campus
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Mrs. Beryl D’Aguilar
Tel: 
876-990-1688 or 584-5458

UWI co-hosts 12th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

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May 19 2013 - 8:00am - May 22 2013 - 5:00pm

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The IFIP Working Group 9.4 Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, co-hosted by the University of the West Indies, Mona and ICT4D Jamaica, brings together scholars from information systems, development studies, political science, social anthropology, and sociology to discuss research and practice in the area of information and communication technologies for development.

 

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Sunset Jamaica Grande, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Caribbean Open Data Conference - 'Developing the Caribbean'

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Apr 11 2013 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
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Apr 12 2013 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Caribbean Open Data Conference is a regional technology conference and code sprint, focused on open data, software innovation, and technology trends. The theme “Developing The Caribbean”, highlights the focus on Open Data as a catalyst for regional development, and the role of software development as a locus of innovation.
 
The eight participating countries are: Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Cuba, Suriname, St. Kitts, Domninican Republic and Guyana.
 

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Executive Seminar Room, Faculty of law building
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Creative Industries Seminar under the theme: "Exporting Creativity"

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Mar 25 2013 - 8:30am - Mar 26 2013 - 5:00pm

The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit, in collaboration with the British Council will host a two-day Creative Industries Seminar under the theme "Exporting Creativity" on March 25 and 26 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.  Registration begins at 8.30 a.m. each day. Presentations run from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. each day.
The event's key focus is to facilitate an understanding of potential opportunities in overseas markets and to provide a map of how to export creative products.
Speakers include representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica Customs, JAMPRO, and UK Consultants, Ziggi Golding and Neil Robinson.

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Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston
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Kenrick Sharpe
Tel: 
977-1951 or 970-6228

Rastafari Studies Conference and General Assembly

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Aug 12 2013 (Time To Be Announced) - Aug 16 2013 (Time To Be Announced)

                                                                                                               

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University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and the Rastafari Community
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Dr. Jahlani Niaah
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(876) 970 - 6209

Early Childhood Development Conference

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Mar 25 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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Mar 26 2013 - 8:00am - 4:30pm

The Dudley Grant Memorial Trust presents the Early Childhood Development Conference under the theme: Early Childhood Development for Nation building in Jamaica: Retrospective and Prospective.
The Opening Ceremony takes place on March 25th at 5:30 p.m., and the Conference sessions start at 8:00 a.m. on March 26th. 
 
Keynote Speaker is Professor Susan Walker, Director, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The UWI Mona.
 
Registration Fee including Lunch and Coffee breaks is $1000 per person. After March 20th the fee is $1500.

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Jamaica Pegasus
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School of Education
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927-0221

Caribbean Child Research Conference

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Nov 6 2013 (Time To Be Announced) - Nov 7 2013 (Time To Be Announced)

The Caribbean Child Research Conference is a regional interdisciplinary conference covering a range of child related themes.
Since 2006, regional and national agencies have collaborated on n annual conference under the theme "Building a Region Fit for Children: Promoting Child Rights through Research". UNICEF has funded the event from its inception. In 2009, the conference received additional funding from the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ).

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Colon Cancer Medical Symposium 2013

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Mar 10 2013 - 8:30am - 2:00pm

The Jamaica Cancer Society, in association with the Department of Medicine (DMED), Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica (ACPJ) and Association of West Indian Gastroenterologists (AWIG)presents a medican symposium focused on Colon Cancer.
Topics include: Colon Cancer in Latin America - How do we compare?; Surgery and Chemotherapy - What hope exists; Colon Cnacerlocally in 2013 - Forward backward or standing still?
Registration Fees:
Nurses - $1 000
Doctors - $2 000
Students with ID - FREE
 
 

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Basic Medical Sciences Building
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Beverley D. Malcolm, Department of Medicine Faculty of Medical Sciences
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927-1707

Literacy Symposium 2013

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Mar 21 2013 - 9:00am - Mar 22 2013 - 5:00pm

The School of Education in the Faculty of Humanities and Education presents Literacy Symposium 2013 under the theme, Literacy for Peace, Progress and Prosperity.  The keynote speakers are: Professor Beverly Bryan from UWI Mona's School of Education, and Dr. Gloria Boutte of the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education from the University of South Carolina.
Conference themes include: Literacy and social justice; literacy and violence mitigation; critical literacy;  Interventions, inititiatives and innnovation in literacy development for social and economic change.
 
Registration fees:
Two day conference - US$100
Day rate - US$55
Student rate - US$30/day
Fees include lunch and coffee break

Venue: 
Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre
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School of Education
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927 0221/ 935 8627/8

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