ISPCAN 1st Caribbean Regional Conference – Visitor Info3 2018-11-26T15:53:43+00:00

DELEGATE, PRESENTER AND VISITOR INFORMATION

Welcome to the prestigious ISPCAN 2nd Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention:  Child Protection Realities in a Changing Caribbean and World.  Thank you for attending to join the conversation with multi-disciplinary professionals to collaborate, share research and best practices and inspire innovation for the prevention and treatment and eradication of child abuse and neglect.  We appreciate the work you do every day to eliminate neglect and all forms of violence against children worldwide!

Conference Program

The Conference Program is now available at https://www.ispcan.org/caribbean2018/ispcan-caribbean2018-program/ 

You can download the .PDF file version of the program.  You can also view and search the on-line, interactive version of the program, which will always be the most updated.  Printed programs will be available for pick up at the registration desk.  We will not be using a conference mobile app for this event.

On-Site Registration

On-site registration will be open Sunday December 1 through Wednesday, December 5.   The registration desk will be open Sunday for Pre-Conference Workshops and for Conference Registration  3:00pm – 5:00pm.  Registration will be open Monday and Tuesday 8:00am – 4:00pm and Wednesday 8:00am – 9:30am.  Please stop by the registration desk to pick up your badge, Delegate tote bag, program and other conference materials.

Presenter Information

A laptop, screen, WI-FI and microphone (if needed) will be available for use during your presentation.  You will be required to use the laptop provided in the session/plenary rooms, ISPCAN will not be able to accommodate the use of your own computer or device for your presentation.  Technicians and volunteers will be available to assist if needed.

Please email your presentation by Thursday, November 29 in .PPT PowerPoint 16:9 format to javcojm@gmail.com to be uploaded to the computer in your session room.  Include the following in the subject line:  NAME, “ISPCAN Presentation”,  DATE and TIME of your presentation.  Include your TITLE and AFFILIATION in the body of the email.  If you do not email your presentation ahead of time, it is not guaranteed to be available in your session presentation room.  If you need to upload your presentation on-site (not recommended), please bring your presentation loaded on a thumb drive/memory stick to the Presenter Readiness Technician in the Hanover Plenary room between 7am and 9am the DAY PRIOR to your presentation.

If you plan to provide handouts or other materials to your session attendees, please bring them with you or you may print them on-site.  The Hilton Rose Hill Resort and Spa offers on-site printing services through their business center.  Please call the hotel directly for fees and details at +1 876-953-2650.

Transportation to and from Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay

Transportation to and from Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay,  can be arranged through Jamaica Tours Limited, located at booth 21 in the airport arrivals lounge and on-site at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa.   You may visit their website at www.jamaicatoursltd.com for reservations.   Taxis licensed by the Jamaica Tourist Board are also available at the airport outside of arrivals.  The Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa is approximately 15 minutes from the airport.

Immigration and Customs Assistance

Jamaica Immigration and Customs welcomes all and wishes to assist in as seamless a process as possible upon arrival.  Sharing your flight details will help facilitate assistance in the case of flight delays or other changes impacting your travel.   Please email your name as it appears on your passport, flight information and arrival/departure dates to:  info@oca.gov.jm.  Be sure to include “ISPCAN Delegate” in the subject line of your email.

Vaccination Requirements

Please visit the website of the Jamaica’s Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) to review vaccination requirements at www.pica.gov.jm.  Vaccination requirements vary based on Country of residence.

Conference Venue and On-Site Accommodations

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa is the site of the 1st ISPCAN Caribbean Regional Conference.  This all-inclusive, beachfront Jamaica resort offers beautiful accommodations, world-class conference meeting facilities and luxurious amenities to enjoy without ever leaving the resort.   The Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa offers the following services and amenities as part of your All-Inclusive Plan for you and a guest staying with you in your room:

  • All meals, including poolside dining and late-night snacks
  • Three restaurants on site requiring reservations and semi-formal attire
  • All beverages,  including house brand liquor, draft beer, wine by the glass, frozen cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks
  • Mini fridge stocked with Bottled water, sodas and juices; replenished daily as needed
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Satellite TV with movie channels
  • Daily newspaper
  • Kids club/teen zone programs and activities
  • Secluded beach
  • Sugar Mill Falls water park and equipment
  • Main pool
  • Non-motorized water sports equipment, including ocean kayaking & sunfish sailing
  • Unlimited access to the fitness center
  • Business center (printing boarding passes is complimentary)
  • Basketball, beach volleyball, daytime tennis, horseshoes, croquet
  • Unlimited access to the internet café & complimentary wireless access in the lobby
  • Additional tours of Jamaica can be booked in the hotel lobby

Existing Hotel Reservation Changes, Guest Additions, Bedding Preferences and Upgrades

For existing reservations at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa booked through the ISPCAN registration website, you may call to inform the hotel of guests staying with you in your room, request your bedding preferences (1King or 2Queen) or purchase room upgrades (if available). A hotel customer service representative is available to assist with ISPCAN requests 8am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 8am to 6pm Sunday.  Please call the phone number included in your confirmation email received from the hotel, and have your confirmation and reservation numbers ready.

New Reservations at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa

We no longer have discounted rooms left in our hotel block at the Rose Hall Hilton Resort and Spa so you will need to contact the hotel directly at +1 876-953-2650.

Jamaica and Montego Bay

Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Caribbean Sea, about 90 miles south of Cuba. The island is comparable in size to Connecticut (in the United States) and is made up of coastal lowlands, a limestone plateau, and the Blue Mountains. Jamaica’s size and varied terrain allow for a diversity of growing conditions that produce a wide variety of crops.

Montego Bay, the capital of Saint James Parish on Jamaica’s north coast, is a thriving cruise ship port with numerous beach resorts and golf courses outside its commercial core. The sun-soaked beaches, historic plantations, tropical gardens, and a lush countryside rippling with jungle peaks provide a peaceful escape.  Montego Bay is a vacation destination for those seeking adventure in the midst of paradise.

Attractions

Divers and snorkelers can explore the protected waters of the Montego Bay Marine Park as well as reefs fringing the blonde-sand beaches. Visitors may also enjoy fishing, golfing, guided river rides on bamboo rafts, and zip-lining through the jungle.  CLICK HERE for top-rated attractions in Montego Bay.

Tours

Half-Day Tour: A fun way to experience the jungle-cloaked interior of the island is on a Jeep Safari Adventure Tour. This four-hour guided tour takes you through lush tropical forests in a 4×4 Land Rover while an experienced guide shares interesting details about the island’s culture and history. Along the way, you’ll have a chance to take a refreshing dip in natural pools and explore the terrain on foot during a jungle river walk.

Canopy Tour: For a bird’s-eye view of the jungle, you can glide through the treetops over the Great River on the Canopy Tour. This adrenalin-pumping two-hour adventure includes short nature walks, and the expert guides share information about Jamaica’s ecosystems along the way.