Hello everyone. We are back this year with a few CME events that range from Diabetes to Wound Care to Cancer. Join us on our educational journey to share information to empower health professionals with the information they need to improve their craft and the outcomes for patients. Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. will update the page with more information as it comes.
Hibiscus Health Caribbean Events October – December 2022
Nutrition is important at every age. Childhood nutrition is of increasing concern with increasing rates of obesity, general malnutrition and early development of chronic disease. This CME explores the current situation in Barbados and the Caribbean taking a multidisciplinary approach to educate and equip the health care professional with tools to tackle and prevent this crisis. Topics include: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Weight Gain; Nutrition Psychology; Nutrition Recommendations in Children; Special Considerations in the Diabetic Child; School Nutrition Policy and more. CPE credit is available
Target: All health care professionals.
Moderator and Welcome Dr. Diane Brathwaite
Sponsor Welcome and Address Suleiman Bulbulia Childhood Obesity Prevention
Understanding Childhood Nutrition in the 21st Century and Its medical implications.
Dr Diane Brathwaite The Barbados Diabetes Foundation
What the Evidence Says: Impact of COVID 19 pandemic on Childhood Lifestyle, and Obesity (local and international evidence)
Professor Anne St. John Consultant Pediatrician Childhood Obesity Prevention Champion
Recommendations For Healthy Pediatric nutrition through the age groups
Nicole Griffith (Registered Dietician)
Considerations for Children Living with Diabetes In The School Environment
Dacia Moore (child with diabetes) Diabetes Specialist Nurse Tracey Bushell
Strategies for the Creation of a Nationally Impactful School Nutrition Policy
National Nutrition Centre
The Psychosocial and Cultural Considerations around Nutrition, Body Image and Weight in Children
Professor Cheryl Vanderpool (Lecturer in Psychology)
Guest Perspectives (join in live) Panel Discussion
Wound Care Essentials Wound Care Workshop 1 – The New Paradigm
Sunday, 5 December 2021, 3pm to 7pm
Online via Zoom
Wound care management for healthcare professionals focusing on the basics of wound assessment, treatments, dressings and management of various types of wounds and infections, including diabetic wounds. Live demonstrations and updates on new wound treatments and technologies will be featured.
Dr. Steven Wells, Foot and Ankle Surgeon (USA)
Ottamissiah (Missy) Moore BS, RN, WCC, DWC, CHPN, Board President – National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (USA)
Veronica Webster, RN, Wound Care (Barbados)
TBA, Surgeon (Barbados)
Draft Agenda: 3pm – 7pm
50 mins 1.
Introduction Definition of Wounds Classification of wounds – acute or chronic? Wound types Tissue types
Since 2017, the Barbados Diabetes Foundation has collaborated with the University of the West Indies to honour the legacy of the late Dr. Oscar Jordan via a medical symposium focusing on various aspects of diabetes from a Caribbean perspective.
This year the focus is on “Diabetic Retinopathy”. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. Both the duration of diabetes and blood sugar control are independent risk factors for severity and progression of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is more prevalent in older age groups with long-standing disease. This lecture will zone in several aspects of this condition including treatment and prevention.
Guest speaker: Professor Tunde Peto, School of Medicine and Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queens University, Belfast
Keynote speaker: Dr. Charles Pierce, Ophthalmologist, Barbados
We’ve had to change the date but we are pleased to announce the new date of Sunday, 21 Nov 2021, 3pm for the free CME “Molecular Medicine in the Caribbean: Is the Caribbean Ready”.
Featured speakers include Dr. Anesa Ahamad, Radiation Oncologist and Dr. Edguardo Santos, Medical Oncologist both based in Florida. Local and regional speakers to be announced. Chaitperson: Dr. Ian Lewis, Onco-Surgeon, Barbados.