Bermuda Principles Foundation Education Day

February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bermuda Principles Foundation Fund, a non-profit initiative of the Bermuda Community Foundation, has announced that the final day of this year’s international science conference, held at Fairmont Southampton, will be open to the public.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Principles Impact Conference series has become an annual fixture in both the island’s and international science calendars and this year brings the introduction of an Education Day on the closing Saturday of the event. This year’s theme is ‘Focus on Diabetes’.

“Dr Carika Weldon, founder and executive director of the Bermuda Principles Foundation Fund, is determined to use this opportunity of hosting international scientists from around the globe to raise awareness among Bermudians regarding the latest research and latest technology in this area.

“Members of the public are invited to Fairmont Southampton on February 23rd to take part in a variety of free activities, including:

  • Information session of Genetics and Diabetes [11:00am-12:30 pm] – Local research duo Kameron Young and Dr Carika Weldon will share the latest on their research on the bitter taste receptor and sugar preference in the Bermuda population.  This will be followed by a layman’s terms lecture delivered by Professor Lorna Harries from the University of Exeter in the UK, about her latest research on Diabetes.
  • Youth Parliament debate on the sugar tax [1:30pm-3:30pm]
  • Information session on Diabetes, Diet and GMOs delivered by the Grow More Foundation [4:00pm-5:00pm] – President of the Grow More Foundation, Dr Kate Creasey, will inform how diet can impact on diabetes and give the clear-cut truth on GMOs.

“The public are invited to attend between 11am – 5pm to view a number of exhibits by local organisations who focus on the ever-prevalent disease of diabetes.

“These organisations include the Bermuda Diabetes Association, who will be providing free screenings, the Dream Centre at Bermuda Hospitals Board, Fountain Health, Kameron’s Lab, who will continue taking samples for their genetic study, Holistic Fitness Bermuda, and The Argus Group, who have donated a black Fitbit Aria 2 smart scale as a giveaway prize.

“The first 80 people to RSVP using this link will automatically be entered into the draw for our giveaway prize, but must be present to receive it. The draw will take place at 4:45 pm at the end of the Grow More Foundation talk.

“The Bermuda Principles Foundation Fund takes this time to thank The Argus Group, who are the Premier sponsor of Diabetes Education Day.”

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