Hibiscus Health Caribbean thanks all of the participants who attended the continuing medical education event – “Neurorehabilitation for Stroke & Traumatic Brain Injury in the Caribbean” held at the Barbados Hilton Hotel on April 26, 2015. The event, sponsored by the JIPA Network, a care coordination service, featured a host of presenters from Barbados with guest speakers from Jamaica and the USA. Participants included physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and other health professionals.
Trustees of the newly formed charity Barbados Association for Children with Brain Inury (BACBI) also attended as the coordinators of the CME thought it important that all stakeholders be present – whether health professional, patient or parent of a patient with brain injury – both acquired and congenital. Stakeholders can have a better appreciation for each other if they understand the role each person plays, their resources and their limitations.
The Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joy St. John, gave remarks on behalf of the Ministry of Health. The JIPA Network was honoured to two esteemed professors participating in their panel discussion – Professor David Corbin, Head of the Neurophysiology Lab at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Honourary Professor, UWI, Cavehill along with Professor Ivor Crandon, Head of the Division of Neurosurgery, UWI, Mona. Click here for more coverage of the event on Caribbean Medical News.