FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.PORT OF SPAIN – November 09, 2021. – The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health will deliver the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd National Health Research Conference, which will be held on November 18 and 19. He will be joined at the Opening by the International Guest Speaker, Professor David R. Williams of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University. The title of Professor Williams’ presentation is Resilience for Mental Health in the Age of COVID.
The theme of this second annual conference is Building Resilience through Research in a Pandemic. While last year’s conference introduced local COVID-19 research, there are several papers this year under general topics such as COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake and Hesitancy, Adapting to the New Normal and Its Impact on Quality of Life. The conference will also highlight research papers on NonCommunicable Diseases, Cancers and Mental Health, Pharmacy and Oral Health as well as Clinical and Laboratory Studies. In keeping with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines set by the governing bodies, the event will once again be held virtually. It will also feature a 3D poster hall.
The 2021 National Health Research Conference is another multi-sectoral partnership and is co-hosted by the Ministry of Health, The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus, University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and the regional health authorities (RHAs): Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA), North Central Health Authority (NCRHA); Southwest Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) and Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA).
Registration fee is $200 for delegates and $100 for students. To register, visit http://conferences.sta.uwi.edu/nhrc or for further information feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for registration is November 12.