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Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. Event Listing – 2021

And we’re back!

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. is pleased to announce our 2021 event listing. Most of our events will be online via Zoom with the exception of one or two. Some dates are to be confirmed but we have issued our preliminary schedule so that you can plan accordingly. CME credit will be awarded at all medical education events for health care professionals. Credits per event range from 3-6 credits, sometimes more. No credit will be awarded for public education events.

Our speakers include local, regional and international speakers with a special feature of West Indian medical professionals in the diaspora. Our events are interactive with case studies, break out rooms, clinical questions in lecture and more.

If you are a healthcare professional, our events are for you. Doctors, nurses, specialists of all kinds, dentists and allied health professionals are all welcome from Barbados and beyond. A special invitation is extended to our Caribbean health care professionals.

Do contact us if you have any questions or queries. Watch our spaces. Registration will open up around June 15.

25-Jul-213pm-6pmThe Ischemic FootAnatomy & physiology of diabetic PAD; Clinical presentations & diagnosis of PAD; Medical & Surgical management of PAD; Cardiology perspective. Presenters include local Diabetes Specialists; Cardiologists, Podiatrists.Online – ZoomBDS$60/ USD$30Healthcare professionals
22-Aug3pm-6pmMolecular Interventions in Cancer: Is Barbados Ready?Exploring how molecular studies impact cancer treatment, reducing the need for chemo, improving patient outcomes;  incorporating biogenetics into treatment; Presenters include Dr. Juliette Daniel, Prof of Molecular Studies, McMaster University; Dr. Kim Blenman, Research Scientist, Yale Univ; local Oncologists & Surgeons.Online-ZoomBDS$60/ USD$30Healthcare professionals
29-Aug3pm-6pmPaediatric NutritionChildhood Obesity Prevention -A Complex Dynamic- ● Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines – ● Nutrition Management in Type 1 Diabetes – ● Nutrition Guidelines For Obesity Management ● Psychosocial Considerations in pediatric NutritionOnline-ZoomBDS$60/ USD$30Healthcare professionals
12-Sep-213pm-6pmDentistry Meets MedicineExploring dental issues that arise in particular disease states. Topics include Cardiac Disease & Periodontal Disease, Chemotherapy & Radiation Therapy and Dentally Sound Teeth among othersOnline-ZoomBDS$60/ USD$30Healthcare professionals
19-Sep-213pm-6pmCardiovascular DiseaseTBAOnline-ZoomBDS$60/ USD$30Healthcare professionals
03-Oct-213pm-6pmMuscoloskeletal presentations in DiabetesA variety of musculoskeletal conditions have been associated with diabetes mellitus , including several disorders affecting the hands, such as limited joint mobility, stenosing flexor tenosynovitis, Dupuytren’s contractures, and diabetic sclerodactyly; the shoulders, such as frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) and rotator cuff tendinopathy; disorders with a major neurologic component, including carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and neuropathic arthropathy; and several other conditions.
These musculoskeletal problems are important to recognize because of their impact on quality of life, particularly as many respond to treatment, helping to prevent pain and disability.
Online-ZoomBDS$60/ USD$30Healthcare professionals
07-Oct-213pm-6pmWound CarePrevention, treatment, managing, dressing of various types of wounds. Presenters include Surgeons, Podiatric Surgeons, Wound Care Specialist Nurses, other health professionalsOnline-ZoomBDS$60/ USD$30Healthcare professionals
17-Oct4pm-6pmNovel Cancer Therapies: How & WhyExploring various new cancer treatments, mechanisms, improved patient outcomes and survival rates, how to access them etc. Guest presenters from the diaspora along with local oncologists and surgeonsOnline-ZoomFreePublic
24-Oct-213pm-6pmSexual and Reproductive HealthVarious topics in gynaecology and urology including adolescent gynaecology. Speakers include Dr. John Barker, OBGYN; Dr. Cortney Yarbrough, OBGYN and Dr. Paul Rouse, UrologistOnline-ZoomBDS$60/ USD$30Healthcare professionals
31-Oct-212pm-6pmCardiovascular Disease/ HypertensionTBAOnline-ZoomBDS$60/ USD$30Healthcare professionals
14-Nov-21TBAAnnual Oscar Jordan Medical SymposiumDiabetic Nephropathy – A New Paradigm of Understanding, hosted by the Barbados Diabetes FoundationOnline-ZoomFreeHealthcare professionals/ public
20-Nov-21TBAECG  WorkshopThe ECG Workshop addresses the needs of nurses, doctors and allied health professionals who encounter ECG monitoring and traces. Theoretical and practical workshops in ECG Interpretation are delivered by experienced cardiac professionals.In-personTBAHealthcare professionals
21-Nov-213pm-6pmTouch Ya Patient: Fundamentals of Physical ExaminationsPhysical examinations of the cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal and neurological systems. Presentations by specialists and GPs.Online-ZoomBDS$60/ USD$30Healthcare professionals
28-Nov-21TBAAnnual Practical Insulin WorkshopInsulin profiles and regimens, insulin starts, sick day management; safe handling and administration etc. Presenters from the Diabetes Centre/ Barbados Diabetes FoundationIn-personTBAHealthcare professionals

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Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.  x Canopy: The NIH-Funded Medical Spanish Courses

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Meet The Speaker: Dr.Arianne Harvey, Internist at Hypertension 101 for Healthcare Practitioners

Guest Speaker at The Heart and Stroke of Barbados’ Hypertension 101 for Healthcare Practitioners

Dr.Arianne Harvey

Dr. Arianne Harvey is an internist who has been practicing in Barbados for the last seven years. Dr Harvey studied medicine at the University of the West Indies and completed her postgraduate training at Yale University.  Currently she is consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and lecturer at the University of the West Indies.  She also runs her own private practice. Most recently Dr Harvey has been supporting the COVID- 19 response by sitting on several advisory groups, while continuing care of patients admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Aderemi Soyombo, Consultant Cardiologist

Aderemi Soyombo, BSc, MD, FACC

Dr Soyombo is a Non-Invasive Cardiology Specialist. She currently works as a Consultant within the Department of Cardiovascular Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is the founder of Healthy Heart Inc, on River road, St Michael; a practice dedicated to the early prevention, diagnoses and management of heart disease.

She completed her Internal Medicine training in 2006 at Cornell University/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. This was followed by Fellowship training in Cardiology at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. She started her practice at Heart and Vascular Associates in New Jersey where she was Director of the Echocardiography lab. She served as Attending Physician at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center where she was involved in medical education, and as a Consultant at other area hospitals.

She was sponsored by the National Institute of Health to take part in community research at the Chronic Diseases Research Center under Sir Henry Fraser at the time. She followed that with an elective at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Her positive experiences drew her back to Barbados, where she returned to practice in 2017. Her interest lies in the early prevention of heart disease as well as management of heart failure.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in General Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac CT and a licensed Registered Vascular Physician.

She is an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys running, biking and swimming.

November CMEs!

What a year! Covid-19 has changed EVERYTHING but Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. has managed to put together a few events with our partners. We hope you can join us in November, get your CME credits and learn something to make your pratice and your patients even better!

On November 15, 2020 from 9.30am to 1.00pm we will be hosting an “Introduction to Insulin Workshop” with a focus on “Safe Use and Management.” This will be a face-to-face event at the 3Ws Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael and all Covid-19 protocols will be enforced. The seating will be at individual desks and each person will have their own desk space to safely engage at the workshop. This event is being done in collaboration with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation. The cost is BDS$60.00.

Students are BDS$30.00

The Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium

On November 19, 2020, 6.30pm the Barbados Diabetes Foundation will be hosting the Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium.

Since 2017, the BDF has partnered with the University of the West Indies to honour
the legacy of the late Dr. Oscar Jordan, Chairman and co-founder of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, via a medical symposium focusing on various aspects of diabetes.

Persons living with diabetes have the highest risk of developing cardiovascular
disease including myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias and strokes. We
also know that silent myocardial ischemia and infarctions are also common in this
population of patients. Aggressive control of diabetes is key to avoiding or delaying
the onset of cardiovascular disease, however active screening in select group of
patients as recommended by the American Diabetes Association is also paramount
and will reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease. 
Consultant Cardiologist Dr. Remi Soyombo is the featured speaker of the Oscar Jordan
Medical Symposium and will explore this topic in more depth as she presents on
“The Diabetic Heart”. This is a FREE virtual event and registration is required.

Go to http://www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

The Diabetic Limb Loss Crisis

The Diabetic Limb Loss Crisis

Sunday, 22 November 2020

4pm – 6pm


The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing at an alarming rate across the Caribbean. The presence of hyperglycemia, neuropathy, angiopathy, and immune paresis predispose these patients to infections of the lower limbs.

Foot infections are the number one cause of hospital admission to the surgical floors in Caribbean public hospitals and of amputations which frequently result in mortality.

This interactive CME focuses on educating the HCP on proper screening and management of diabetic foot.

Topics: The high risk patient, diabetic infections, chronic diabetic wounds, vascular problems in the diabetic patient, charcot foot disease, foot sreening in the GP office & more.

Presenters: Dr. Steven Wells, Podiatric Surgeon (USA); Dr. Duane Hall, Wound Surgeon (USA); Dr. Nixon, Diabetologist/ Internist (USA).

Cost: BDS$50.00 (USD$25.00)

Students are $25.00 (USD $13.00)

Payment pick-up (Barbados): 246-253-9384

Online: http://www.ticketpal.com


Hypertension 101 for Health Care Practitioner Hosted by: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados

Date: Sunday, 29 November 2020 Time: 3pm- 6pm Zoom – ONLINE EVENT CME credit available.

Hypertension is one of the main risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases, such as Ischemic heart disease and stroke, the 2 top causes of death and Barbados and worldwide. Yet, multiple studies consistently show that BP is under-diagnosed and under-treated. This webinar focuses on management of hypertension, from diagnosis, to lifestyle modification, to drug therapy.

Topics include: Protocols for BP Management, Guidelines, Case Studies, Motivational Interviewing, Dietary Management, Exercise & more.

Target: General Practitioners, Nurses, other Health Professionals

Presenters: Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist; Dr. Arianne Harvey, Internist; Dr. Kenneth Connell, Internist/ HTN Specialist.

Cost: $60.00 (USD$30.00)

Students are $30.00 (USD 15.00)

Registration confirmed on payment.

Payment pick-up Barbados: 253-9384 Nicole (call or whatsapp)

Online payment: http://www.ticketpal.com

Diseases of the Lymphohematopoietic System

Diseases of Lymphohematopoietic System

Sunday, 19 April 2020, 10am-5pm

3Ws Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael, Barbados


About the event:


This CME offers a refresher on the Lymphohematopoietic System and some of the diseases that arise from it. The programme led by Mr. Ian Lewis, General Surgeon and Dr. Lynda Williams, Family Physician will involve a mixture of lectures, case presentations and practical sessions.


Topics include: Refresher: Anatomy and physiology of lymph nodes; General exam focusing on lymph nodes; Anaemias and management; Thrombocytes in disease; Coagulation medicine; Practical cases – diagnosing leukemia, lymphoma & other conditions.


Presenters: Local pathologists, haematologists, surgeons, general practitioners.


Target: general practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, medical and nursing students.




hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 246-269-6183 (call or whatsapp)


$150 – Physicians

$100 – Nurses/ Allied Health Professionals

$75 – Students




Select Ticket Pal locations:

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church

Payment pick-up: 246-253-9384 (call/ whatsapp)

Sunday March 29, 2020 Event: Asthma Workshop at 3Ws Pavilion, UWI Cave Hill, St.Michael

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Asthma Workshop

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 10am-5pm

3Ws Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael, Barbados


About the event:


The Asthma Workshop, programme led by Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician, is designed to enhance the asthma management skills of health professionals. Topics include: how to properly diagnose asthma, adult and paediatric management of asthma, treatment of acute asthma attacks, updates and review of treatment guidelines, appropriate medication selection, correct use of inhalers, cases and more. The workshop will be delivered via a series of lectures and practical sessions. Presenters include local pulmonologists, paediatricians and other specialists.  CPE credit available.


Target: general practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, medical and nursing students.




hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 246-269-6183 (call or whatsapp)


$150 – Physicians

$100 – Nurses/ Allied Health Professionals

$75 – Students




Select Ticket Pal locations:

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church

Payment pick-up: 246-253-9384 (call/ whatsapp)





Dr. Paul Rouse BFPA’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference Sunday November 24, 2019

Dr. Paul Rouse

Topic: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Dr Paul Rouse commenced his early education and medical training in Barbados and Trinidad before going to the United Kingdom where he completed his specialist training in urology. He has a Masters in Urology and has passed intercollegiate exams in Urology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England.

Dr Rouse has published many articles and made several presentations on the international medical arena in Urology.

Dr Rouse has a special interest include:

Management of LUTs/BPH
Prostate cancer diagnosis
Surgical management of prostate cancer
Kidney cancer
Bladder cancer
Laparoscopic/Robotic surgery.

Dr Rouse has considerable urology experience. He has worked as a SpecialityRegistrar and a Consultant Urologist at various NHS trusts across the UK, his most recent posting as a Consultant Urologist at Eastbourne District General Hospital and Royal Berkshire in the UK.

Dr Rouse was a Barbados scholar and is ever grateful to Barbados for his education. He was always determined to return to home to use the knowledge and experience he has gained to provide evidenced-based, patient centredone-stop care to the people of Barbados. He now looks forward to working with patients and medical colleagues to continue to provide a high standard of urological care to female, male and children patients entrusted to his care.