18th CAS General Meeting, Barbados 2012

The 18th General Assembly of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS) was held in Barbados. The Opening Ceremony was on the evening of November 02, 2012.

The theme of the Conference was “Hazard Mitigation: Protecting Caribbean Infrastructure – Securing Caribbean Communities”. One of the main objectives of the Conference was to bring together international and regional natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, health experts, agricultural experts and the private sector to deliberate and focus their thoughts on the diverse implications of natural hazards, so that they could develop strategies to meet regional challenges.

A second major objective of the Conference was to provide an opportunity, via parallel scientific sessions, for experts from the region’s Universities, Research Centres and Industry to come together to present their research, industrial and development findings for critical analysis.

The scientific programme will consisted of plenary lectures by invited experts and short papers of 20 minutes total duration by participants. Short papers were accepted in any area of natural or social science, including, but not limited to: Agriculture, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Energy, Food Science, Physics, Engineering, Education, Economics, Health Economics, Sociology, Political Sciences, Linguistics, Historical and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Computer Sciences.

The venue for the Conference was The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. The official accommodation for participants was the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort, St. Lawrence Gap, Bridgetown, Barbados.