The Caribbean Academy of Sciences

21st General Meeting and Conference

Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre, Kingston, Jamaica

November 27 - 30, 2018


The 21st General Meeting and Conference of The Caribbean Academy Sciences (CAS) was hosted by the Caribbean Academy Sciences, Jamaica (CASJ) and held in collaboration with The University of the West Indies, Mona, during the period November 27-30, 2018 as part of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of The UWI and the 30th anniversary of CAS.

The theme of the conference was "Science, Technology and Innovation - Vehicles for a Knowledge Based Economy". This conference was intended to be the premiere forum to foster cross-pollination among different research fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications which may be of use in enhancing the quality of human life and contribute effectively to sustainable economic development. The programme featured distinguished plenary speakers, oral and poster presentations from participants including graduate and undergraduate students arranged thematically under the following broad headings: Medical, Natural or Social Science, including: Agriculture, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Energy, Food Science, Geography, Computing, Physics, Engineering, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science and Management Science, Economics and Health Economics.

These were grouped under the following themes: (i) Science, Technology and Innovation; (ii) Modeling and IT (iii) Energy, innovation and development (iv) Agriculture, Food and Agro processing Food Security (v) Environmental sustainability (vi) Materials Synthesis (vi) Natural Hazards and Disasters (viii) Health Sciences (ix) STEM education for economic growth.

The last Announcement is available at and includes information on Registration and a variety of local hotels as well as accommodation on campus.

Over 100 Abstracts were received for the CAS Conference.
More details including the Abstracts to all of the sessions are available on the CAS website.