Free Public Lecture “From Birth to Beyond” A Discussion on Childhood Obesity-August 14, 2018-3Ws Pavilion UWI Cave Hill

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From Birth to Beyond: A Discussion on Childhood Obesity
Public Lecture

14 Aug 2018, 630pm
3W’s Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael
The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados in association with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition and the Breastfeeding & Child Nutrition Foundation will be hosting a public lecture exploring the issue of childhood obesity and its consequences in Barbados and the Caribbean. Children with obesity are at higher risk of developing other chronic health conditions and diseases including asthma, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes and risk factors for heart disease. Speakers include Prof Anne St. John, Consultant Paediatrician; Dr. Alison Bernard, President, Breastfeeding & Child Health Foundation and Ms. Abigail Clarke, Registered Dietitian. The public is invited to attend.

Guest Speaker at the Heart and Stroke of Barbados “From Birth to Beyond” Free Public Lecture August 14, 2018

Guest Speaker Dr.Anne St.John
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Prof. Margaret Anne St. John has held the posts of Senior Registrar,Department of Paediatrics QEH, and Consultant from 1981 until the present time. She served as Head, Department of Paediatrics, from 1993 to 2000, and was also appointed Associate Lecturer in Paediatrics, Faculty of Medical Sciences (Cave Hill Campus, UWI) from 1980 and an Hon Professor, Dept of Child Health in 2010.

Having graduated with an MB. BS. Degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Mona Capus, University of the West Indies, Anne returned to Barbados,

completed a residency in Paediatrics and a 1 year Paediatric Ambulatory Fellowship at Kings County/Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn. This was followed by a year as a Senior Resident and Fellowship in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the prestigiuos Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She attained postgraduate qualifications of the American Board of Paediatrics, and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

In 1980 Dr. St. John resettled in Barbados and held the posts of Senior Registrar, Department of Paediatrics Queen Elizabeth Hosipital (QEH), and Consultant from 1981 until the present time. She served as Head, Department of Paediatrics, from 1993 to 2000, and was also appointed Associate Lecturer in Paediatrics, Faculty of Medical Sciences (Cave Hill Campus, UWI) from 1980 and an Hon. Professor, Dept of Child Health in 2010.

She has practiced her craft in medicine for the past 42 years with 38 of these dedicated to working in the care of children in the Dept of Paediatrics at the QEH in Barbados.

 

 

About the event The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados Presents From Birth to Beyond:A Discussion on Childhood Obesity.

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Start time: 6:30 p.m.

Venue: 3 Ws Pavilion, UWI Cave Hill St.Michael.

 

 

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Sponsors of Barbados Diabetes Foundation Annual Oscar Jordan Symposium Thursdau July 26, 2018

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc is proud to announce our sponsors of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation Annual Oscar Jordan Symposium hosted by Queen Elizabeth Hospital and The University of West Indies.

The event will be held at the Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre on Thursday July 26, 2018 starting at 5:30 pm.

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Upcoming schedule July 26 Barbados Diabetes Foundation Annual Oscar Jordan Symposium

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RSVP: www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com orhhccmeevents@gmail.com; 246-269-6183; 253-9384.

If you have registered and are unable to make it, please have the courtesy to let us know.

The Barbados Diabetes Foundation thanks the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for their support in hosting this event.

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Annual Oscar Jordan Symposium July 26

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The Barbados Diabetes Foundation

Invites you to the:

Annual Oscar Jordan Symposium

“A National Approach to Fighting an Epidemic: Diabetes”

Free Medical Lecture

Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre

26 July 2018, 5.00PM-8.30PM

 

Programme

 

Chairperson:                   Dr. Diane Brathwaite, Clinical Director, Diabetes Centre

5.00-6.00PM:                 Pre-event cocktail; Viewing of sponsors’ exhibits

 

Time Topic Speaker
6:00PM Remarks Dr. Peter Adams, Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences
  Remarks Representative, Ministry of Health
  The Management of Paediatric Type 1 Diabetes in Barbados Dr. P. Michele Lashley, Consultant Paediatrician
  The Difficult Diabetic: Adult Management of Diabetes at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Dr. Wayne Clarke, Consultant Internist, Head of the Drug & Therapeutics, Committee, QEH
  Dental Health & Diabetes Dr. Marsha Straker, Barbados Dental Survey
7:00PM Guest Lecture:

A National Approach to Fighting An Epidemic: Diabetes

Prof. Errol Morrison, OD

Endocrinologist & Biochemist, Jamaica

7:50PM Panel Discussion Speakers
8:25PM Closing Remarks Dr. Anthony Harris, DMS, QEH

 

This is a free event for medical professionals. However, there is limited space and registration is required.

 

RSVP: www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 246-269-6183; 253-9384.

 

If you have registered and are unable to make it, please have the courtesy to let us know.

 

The Barbados Diabetes Foundation thanks the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for their support in hosting this event.

Barbados Welcomes Prof. The Hon. Errol Morrison, OD -Annual Oscar Jordan Symposium: A National Approach to Fighting An Epidemic Diabetes-July 26, 2018

 

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Professor Hon. Errol Morrison
As an Endocrinologist and Biochemist, Prof. Morrison has changed the face of diabetes in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the world.

Professor Morrison’s work is centered around the investigation of medicinal plants used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. He has spearheaded major research and developmental activities related to diabetes care and management and has attracted major funding in this area.
Professor Morrison co-founded the Diabetes Association of Jamaica (DAJ), a private, voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental organization which has as its mandate the responsibility of developing and implementing a nationwide plan for the treatment and education of people with diabetes and for providing education on diabetes prevention and care to the public.It is the only organization of its kind in the Caribbean which offers one-stop care for people with diabetes with laser therapy, kidney dialysis, foot care and pharmaceutical services, all under one roof. He also spearheaded the formation of the Diabetes Association of the Caribbean, which now has 26 member countries from the Spanish, Dutch, and French-speaking territories.

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Updated Event Schedule

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Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.

2018 Schedule of Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars

 

Month CME Event
July 26 Annual Oscar Jordan Symposium: “A National Approach to Fighting An Epidemic: Diabetes”

Free Medical Lecture, Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre, UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados

Sep 9 Diabetes: Special Populations, Special Considerations, 12pm-6pm, UWI, Barbados
Sep 29 Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference, Barbados
Sep 30 Child Health Seminar & Workshop, Barbados
Nov TBA Nutrition & Obesity Seminar, Trinidad
Oct 10 The Business of Health: Workplace Wellness to Improve Productivity,   Health and Reduce Health Care Costs 9AM-4PM, Solidarity House

(Host: Pharmawellness International)

Nov 13 Free Public Lecture, Diabetes Month, LESC, Barbados
Nov TBA Gender-Based Violence Conference & Workshops

(Host: BFPA, BPW Barbados)

Dec 2 Common Cardiovascular Complaints, Barbados

 

Some dates are subject to change and additional events may be added.

CPE Credit is awarded at all events (except Public Lectures).

 

 

More Information:

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.

Weston, St. James, Barbados

hibiscushealthnetwork@gmail.com;

http://www.hibiscushealthcaribbean.com

Tel: 269-6183; 253-9384

 

Event Info & Registration

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or

hhccmeevents@gmail.com

 

Event Payment:

www.Ticketpal.com

Barbados Ticketpal Locations:

A&B Music Supplies – Sheraton Centre, Christ Church

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

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