Heart of a Woman Medical Symposium 13-14 July, 2019

Heart of a Woman Medical Symposium

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Barbados

13 July 2019 9am-5pm, 14 July 2019 9am-1pm

Event Brief

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality in women worldwide. Yet, research consistently reveals a profound lack of awareness of this fact, not only among women, but also among many healthcare professionals. Beyond this lack of awareness, disparities in treatment of cardiovascular disease in women exist, often because of failure to appreciate differences in disease presentation between men and women. 

It is for these reasons that the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados conceptualized HoW, a forum designed to educate both the Barbadian public and healthcare providers in concurrent symposia.  The aim of the CME activity is to heighten awareness and to bridge the knowledge gap of manifestations, diagnosis and management of CVD in women.

The conference programme is led and developed by Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Medical Director, HFSB and will feature some leading cardiologists from the USA and other guest presenters. Speakers include:

Dr. Jennifer Mieres, Cardiologist, USA

Jennifer Mieres, MD, is one of the leading experts and patient advocates in the fields of cardiovascular disease in women. She is the author of ‘Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas’ and ‘Heart Smart for Women’. Her documentary, ‘A Woman’s Heart’ was nominated at the 46th Annual New York Emmy Awards. In her role as leader of Northwell Health’s Center for Equity of Care, Dr. Mieres has oversight of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, all of Northwell’s health, wellness, community health education and healthcare access programs. She is also the health system’s chief diversity and inclusion officer and is a member of the health system’s leadership team.

Dr. Gina Price Lundberg, Cardiologist, USA

Gina Price Lundberg, MD is the Clinical Director of the Emory Women’s Heart Center and a Preventive Cardiologist with Emory Clinic in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Lundberg is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She has been interviewed on the subject of Heart Disease in Women in various media channels including CNN and in USA Today.

Dr. Selma Mohammed, Cardiologist, USA

Selma Mohammed, MBBS, PhD,  is a Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist at MedStar Health, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University of School of Medicine, Washington, DC. She conducts clinical research in heart failure as a scientific lead for the heart failure research team at MedStar.

Dr. Patricia Best, Cardiologist, USA

Patricia J M Best, MD, is an associate professor of internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. She is an interventional cardiologist, an active member of the Women’s Heart Clinic and a researcher at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.

Helene Charlebois, Registered Dietitian, Canada

Helene Charlebois is a Registered Dietitian and Obesity Expert with over 25 years of experience in counselling, nutrition education and weight management.

Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist, Barbados

Dawn Scantlebury, MBBS  is a consultant cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and senior associate lecturer in cardiology, University of the West Indies. Dr. Scantlebury’s areas of practice include interventional cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac rehabilitation. Her main research focus is cardiovascular disease in women, particularly stress-induced cardiomyopathy and the long-term cardiovascular effects of hypertensive pregnancy.

Dr. Alafia Samuels, Epidemiologist, Barbados

Alafia Samuels, MBBS, PhD is the Director, George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, Deputy Dean for Research and Graduate Programmes, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus Barbados and co-Principal Investigator of the IDRC (International Development Research Centre, Canada) funded evaluation of the CARICOM Heads of Government 2007 NCD Summit Declaration. She is currently a member of the Barbados National NCD (Non Communicable Diseases) Commission and the principal author of the Barbados Ministry of Health Strategic Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2015-2019 as well as the CARICOM Regional NCD Plan 2010-2015

Other speakers may include:

Dr. NaTisha Robinson, Materno-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Barbados

Dr. Aderemi Soyombo, Cardiologist, Barbados

Dr. Ariane Harvey, Internist and Hypertension Specialist, Barbados

Rosanna Springer, RN, Barbados

Dr. Colette George , Endocrinologist

Dr. Cindy Flower, Rheumatologist

Heart of a Woman Medical Symposium

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Barbados

13 July 2019 9am-5pm, 14 July 2019 9am-1pm

Draft Programme

Day 1 – 9AM-5PM

  1.  Introduction
  2. What does it matter?
  3. Inequities in cardiovascular care
  4. Barbadian data- from the BNR
  1. Risk factors and prevention
  2. Prevention Guidelines and role for risk prevention scores
  3. Hypertension guidelines
  4. Lipid management
  5. Autoimmune disorders and the heart
  6. Diabetes
  7. Other conditions in women (e.g. migraine).
  1. Break
  1. Common Cardiac Conditions.
  2. Stable coronary artery disease
  3. Acute Coronary syndromes- including spontaneous coronary artery dissection, takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  4. Heart failure with reduced EF
  5. Heart failure with preserved EF
  6. Atrial fibrillation and Stroke
  1. Lunch 
  1. Bikini Medicine!
  2. Normal cardiac findings in pregnancy
  3. Cardiac problems in pregnancy- from minor to major
  4. Pregnancy complications including HPD and CVD
  1. Lifestyle management
  2. Beneficial effects of exercise on the heart
  3. Cardiac Rehab
  4. Nutrition counselling
  5. Weight management counselling
  6. Stress management counselling and resources.

Day 2: 9AM-1PM

  1. ECG workshop
  1. Cases (break out: docs vs nurses)
    1. Primary prevention
    2. Acute coronary syndrome
    3. Heart failure

Updated Programme: Surgical Techniques for General Practitioners – April 13

Surgical Techniques for General Practitioners & Updates in Cancer Treatment

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 1PM to 7.30PM

Bagnall Point Gallery, Pelican Village , St. Michael

 

The aim of this CME is to enhance the GP’s knowledge in the clinical and procedural skills required in the office setting and to inform on new techniques available for cancer treatment.

Target: Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals.

Objectives:    

  • To familiarize GPs with common surgical presentations to decrease the rate of misdiagnosis and or delayed diagnosis.
  • To embolden GPs to surgically manage some of their cases
  • To refresh GPs on surgical intervention techniques
  • To recall skills in common office-based procedures
  • To inform on new techniques available for cancer treatment

Special Guest Presentation: Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Dr. Fernandez, Radiation Oncologist, Miami

Chairperson: Mr. Ian Lewis, General Surgeon

Programme

Time Topic Speaker
1.00 Opening Remarks Chairperson
1.05 Common Surgical Presentations in a GP Office Dr. Danielle Reid, GP
1.35 Common Keratotic Lesions of the Foot Rosamund James, Podiatrist
2.05 Common Anal & Rectal Complaints in the Office Dr. Ian Lewis, Surgeon
2.35 Common Causes of Abdominal Pain/ Abdominal Masses Dr. Lynda Williams, GP
3.05 Break  
3.35 Wound Care: Best Practices Alyssa-Sue Norville, Wound Care Nurse
4.05 Nuclear Medicine and Practice Dr. Andrew Porte, Nuclear Physicist
4.35 Local Anaesthetic Use & Mis-Use Dr. Adrian Waterman Anaesthetist
5.05 Common Skin Lesions including Sebaceous Cysts, Folliculitis Dr. Suleman Bhamjee, Dermatologist
5.35 Interesting Cases: Radiology Dr. Latha, Radiologist
6.05 Interesting Cases: Surgery Dr. Ian Lewis, General Surgeon
6.35 Current Situation: Cancer in Barbados

Haematological Updates

Dr. Christopher Nicholls, Haematologist
7.05 Guest Presentation Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) Dr. Eduardo Fernandez, Radiation Oncologist

 

7.30 End of Event  

 

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Medical Nutrition Therapy – April 2 – Final Agenda

Hibiscus Health Caribbean & The Barbados Diabetes Foundation presents:

Medical Nutrition Therapy: Updates in Diabetes, Chronic Diabetic Wounds & Cancer

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 500pm – 10.00pm

Bagnall Point, Pelican Village, St. Michael

Cost: BDS$60 – All Participants; Students: $40

Guest Presenters: Dr. Long Wang, Physician/ Registered Dietitian, California State University & Dr. Cheryl Rock, Food Scientist, California State University

CPE Credit Available

Medical nutrition therapy is now regarded as a pillar in the prevention and management of several chronic medical conditions. A sound understanding and application of nutrition principles is critical in the management of diabetes and diabetic foot ulceration. Cancer and cancer therapies can wreak havoc on the constitution of the patient, and nutrition plays a pivotal role in prevention, treatment and recovery. Join us as we explore the pathophysiological basis and latest updates in medical nutrition therapy in relation to diabetes, diabetic foot ulceration and cancer. Physicians, nurses, nutrition professionals, allied health professionals, students and those with a specific interest are welcomed. CPE credit is available.

Programme:

Time Topic Speaker
5.00 Opening Remarks Chairperson
5.05 Macro & Micronutrients and Impact on Health in 2019: A Practical Perspective Dr. Diane Brathwaite, Diabetologist
5.20 Practical Assessment of Nutritional Status Victoria Cox, RD
5.40 Formulating, Developing and Marketing Food for Diabetics Dr. Cheryl Rock, Food Scientist
6.25 Updates & New Trends in Nutrition & Diabetes Dr. Long Wang, RD/ Physician
7.00 Discussion  
7.10 Break  
7.30 The Chronic Wound Microenvironment & It’s Impact Toni Pickering, Podiatrist
7.50 Medical Nutrition Therapy in Chronic Wounds Dr. Long Wang, RD/ Physician
8.25 Impact of Cancer & Cancer Treatments on the Human Body Dr. Tanya Sargeant, GP
8.45 Functional Nutrition & Cancer Dr. Cheryl Rock, Food Scientist
9.25 Medical Nutrition Therapy in Cancer Dr. Long Wang, RD/ Physician
10.00 End of Event Chairperson

 

About the Guest Speakers:

Dr. Long Wang received his medical degrees from Hebei Medical University with a focus on radiation oncology. He holds a PhD in nutrition from Purdue University and conducted postdoctoral research at University of California, Davis Medical Center before becoming a professor. Currently, Dr. Wang works in the nutrition and dietetics program at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Wang is a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) and is actively involved in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dr. Cheryl Rock is a Barbadian Food Scientist and Assistant Professor & Food Science Club Advisor at California State University. Her areas of Specialization & Research include: Ethical Dilemmas in Food Science and Technology, Food Product Development, Food Processing, Food Engineering and Novel Processing Technologies, Sustainable aspects of Food Science and Technology, Nutritional Biochemistry and Carcinogenesis, Functional Foods.

 

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NEW!!! PROFILE: Dr.Cheryl Rock, Guest Speaker at Medical Nutrition Therapy April 2, 2019

Profile of Dr. Cheryl Rock

Meet Dr. Cheryl Rock….she is currently an Assistant Professor of Food Science at the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), since 2014.

Dr. Rock also serves as the faculty advisor of the Food Science Club Chapter at CSULB, California USA, where she facilitates the mentorship of students and their involvement in the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and

IFT Student Association (IFTSA) sponsored activities. She is a native of Barbados and after completing her Associate’s degree in Biology and Chemistry at the Barbados Community College (BCC); she received her Bachelor’s Degree (B. Sc.) in Food Science and Technology with a minor in Chemistry from the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical (A & M) University. In 2007, she continued with her Master’s Degree (M. Sc.) at the same university specializing in Nutritional Biochemistry and Carcinogenesis. In 2012, she obtained her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Florida (UF), where she specialized in Food Engineering and Processing, primarily Power Ultrasound (PU) and Pulsed Ultraviolet Light (PUV) technologies. Her research experiences and interests include dietary chemoprevention as well as studying the effects of novel food processing technologies such as bioactive compounds in food products. 

In her short track record as an academic, Dr. Rock has published over 13 peer-reviewed article(s) in the Journal of Food Engineering Reviews, Journal of Food Engineering, International Journal of Food Science and Florida State Horticultural Society Proceedings, Sustainable Agriculture Research as well as the Journal of Food Research respectively.

One fun fact is that she served as a Judge in the Institute of Food Technologist Disney Student Product Development competition in Chicago, USA and is currently facilitating a short-term study abroad course here in the beautiful island of Barbados, where 35 CSULB students have joined her to engage in some of the cultural activities. 

She will be presenting on Functional Foods &  “Formulating, Developing and Marketing Foods for Diabetics”. 

 

Schedule of Events – 2019

Schedule of Events

 

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.

2019 Schedule of Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars

 

Month CME Event Location Registration (BDS$)
2 April

5pm-930pm

Nutrition, Diabetes & Cancer Bagnall Point, Pelican Village $60 – All participants

$40 – Students

13 Apr

1pm-6pm

 

Surgical Techniques in General Practice & Updates in Cancer Treatment Bagnall Point, Pelican Village $180 – Physicians

$130 – Allied

$75 – Students

 

5 May

1oam-4pm

Paediatric Health Seminar & Workshop 3 W’s Pavilion, UWI $180 – Physicians

$130 – Allied

$75 – Students

 

21 June

5pm – 9pm

Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre, UWI Open event
22 June

9AM-4PM

Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium – CME 3 W’s Pavilion, UWI $150 – Physicians

$100 – Nurses & Allied

$65 – Students

23 June

10am – 5pm

BFPA’s Annual Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference 3 W’s Pavilion, UWI $180 – Physicians

$130 – Allied

$75 – Students

 

13-14 July HSFB’s Heart of a Woman Medical & Public Symposium &  (Women & Heart Disease) LESC $400 – Physicians; $275 – Nurses & Allied

$200 – Students

 

Sept 20-21

 

6 Oct

 

Health Care Technology Conference

Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference

 

TBA

 

3 W’s Pavilion, UWI

 

 

 

 

 

 

$180 – Physicians

$130 – Allied

$75 – Students

 

TBA Oct Stroke Seminar TBA TBA
Nov Diabetes Public Lecture – Barbados Drug Service/ Diabetes Foundation LESC Free event
Nov Gender Based Violence for Health Professionals All Health Professionals TBA
8 Dec Cardiovascular Disease 3 W’s Pavilion $180 – Physicians

$130 – Allied

$75 – Students

 

 

More events to be announced. Some dates are subject to change.

 

 

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Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

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Queries: hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 269-6193/ 253-9384

Surgical Techniques for General Practitioners & Updates in Cancer Treatment

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Surgical Techniques for General Practitioners & Updates in Cancer Treatment

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 1PM to 7PM

Bagnall Point Gallery, Pelican Village , St. Michael

 

The aim of this CME is to enhance the GP’s knowledge in the clinical and procedural skills required in the office setting and to inform on new techniques available for cancer treatment.

Objectives:    

  • To familiarize GPs with common surgical presentations to decrease the rate of misdiagnosis and or delayed diagnosis.
  • To embolden GPs to surgically manage some of their cases
  • To refresh GPs on surgical intervention techniques
  • To recall skills in common office-based procedures
  • To inform on new techniques available for cancer treatment

Special Guest Presentation: Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Dr. Fernandez, Radiation Oncologist, Miami

Chairperson: Mr. Ian Lewis, General Surgeon

Surgical Techniques Session:

  • How to Manage Surgical Presentations in the GP Office
  • Common Podiatric Complaints: Ingrown toenails, Corns, Plantar Warts & More.
  • Common Skin Lesions including Sebaceous Cysts, Folliculitis
  • Common Anal & Rectal Complaints in the Office
  • Common Causes of Abdominal Pain/ Abdominal Masses
  • Joint Effusion & Tendonitis
  • Local Anaesthetic Use & Mis-use
  • Interesting Cases

Cancer Update Session

  • Current Situation: Cancer in Barbados
  • Haematological Cancer Updates
  • Special Guest Presentation: Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Dr. Fernandez, Radiation Oncologist, Miami
  • Cancer Cases

Registration: http://www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.com

Cost:

BDS$180 – Physicians

BDS$$130 – Nurses & Allied Health

BDS$75 – Students

Payment:

www.ticketpal.com

Select TicketPal Locations:

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton Mall, Christ Church

Payment pick-up: 253-9384 (text or whatsapp)

Queries: hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 269-6193/ 253-9384