April 25-27, 2019 @ 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.


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 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 @ 25

UDOP 25th Logo

Dear Conferencistas,

Silver and gold I have to offer!

Silver... as we celebrate our uninterrupted staging of the 25th annual international conferencing on Diabetes mellitus and all aspects of its impact on the body, the soul and our lives.

Gold... as the longstanding director trying to respond to your every request. Now I shall be looking back over these 25 years and beyond and capturing these exciting and awe-inspiring moments in my memoirs as I roll out my autobiography - much of which centers on my life’s work in the cause of diabetes. This shall be on the opening night and you all are expected to be there! In 2019 therefore, UDOP gets to the heart of the matter as it focuses on ‘Diabetes and the Heart’ even as I open my heart to you all.

This shall be a very emotion-filled conference as we hope to enjoy a tremendous reunion with all of you who have been attending over the years and have developed networks across the world. Furthermore, the conference shall be showcasing some of our graduate students who are now professors and leaders in academia, policy makers and innovators; how we have grown and importantly how we continue to attract ‘new blood’ that revitalizes our planning and extends the networking. Continue to watch this site as the details of the programme unfold and remember to book early as the hotels tend to fill up quickly... One Luv!

Prof. Errol Morrison, OJ, Hon DSc, Hon LLD
Chair, Conference Organising Committee