April 26-28, 2018 @ 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 at 24

Over the years, we have reviewed and updated our participants on the more recent developments in research and management of Diabetes mellitus. On the eve of our landmark 25 years of continuous, uninterrupted, annual international conferences, we will have an overview of what has been happening in the field, what we have been doing and how are we doing on all fronts. Thus we shall be reviewing the status of our care and outcomes across the Caribbean and looking system by system at the interventions across the region and comparing with the worldwide achievements.

This is even more poignant as we join with UWI in celebrating its 70th anniversary and we are proud to be singled out as a flagship outreach activity that has its origins at the Mona campus and has endured and flourished for the past one third of UWI's development. It speaks to the buoyancy and robustness of the medical faculty in particular and the university in general as all four of its campuses - Mona, St. Augustine, Cave Hill and Open - have contributed and participated over the years.

UDOP is not merely the most recognized Caribbean medical event; but rather it is on the agenda of every household as the new information gleaned is disseminated and redounds to the enhanced care of family members and loved ones. Further, the camaraderie that has been engendered amongst the healthcare fraternity is like no other in the region.

So April 26-28th, 2018 must be etched in your calendars, as once again we bring to you the latest information by the best in the arena as well as an introspection on our Caribbean prowess in managing this condition… One Luv!

Prof. Errol Morrison, OJ
Chair, Conference Organising Committee