1st Annual Multidisciplinary Diabetes Conference June 13-14 – Barbados!

The Barbados Diabetes Foundation will be hosting the “1st Annual Multidisciplinary Diabetes Conference – Barbados” on June 13-14th, 2015 at the Barbados Hilton Hotel. Under the theme “Taking The First Steps Toward Multidisciplinary Care” the conference will feature a host of local, regional and international speakers, all experts in the care of Diabetes. The Barbados Diabetes Foundation is proud to have the Minister of Health of Barbados,  The Honourable John Boyce open the event which will cater to doctor, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, nutritionist and all entities involved in the management of the diabetic. In addition to the drug therapy, diabetic foot, renal disease and other topics, the conference will include a look at eye disease including diabetic retinopathy and oral disease – all complications of chronic diabetes. The event will end with a public lecture on June 14th, 2015, 6PM on the topic of “Multidisciplinary Care – What’Does It Mean To You? The lecture will feature speakers from Barbados, the USA and Canada. Contact the Barbados Diabetes Foundation at 246-417-5980 for more information, register online  www.barbadosdiabetesconference.wordpress.org/registration or contact Hibiscus Health Caribbean, Event Coordinator at 246-269-6183, hibiscushealthnetwork@gmail.com.

Regional and International Speakers

Anne Belton, Nurse Educator, Vice President, International Diabetes Federation (Canada)
Jeanette Fenner, Registered Dietitian (Canada)
Dr. Kester Nedd, Neurologist (USA)
Dr. Dale Maharaj, Vascular Surgeon (Trinidad)
Dr. Charles Pierce, Ophthalmologist (UK)
Dr. Emile Mohammed, Nephrologist (Trinidad)

 Local Speakers

Dr. Diane Brathwaithe, Diabetologist; Dr. Jerry Emtage, Urologist
Dr. Sahle Griffith, Bariatric Surgeon; Dr. Harley Moseley, Physiatrist
Dr. Toni Nicholls, Neuropsychologist; Simone McConnie, Podiatrist; Dr. Carlisle Goddard Endocrinologist; Dr. Nya Maughn, Psychiatrist; Mr. Selwyn Ferdinand, Surgeon;
Dr. Charles Taylor, Diabetologist; Mr. Ram Khoday, Prosthetist;
Dr. Adrian Waterman, Anaesthetist, Pain Specialist
Dr. Vikash Chatrani, Gynae-Oncologist
Phyllis Burnett, Phsiotherapist

Topics and Speakers’ List

( Times will be confirmed at a later date).
Day 1 June 13, 2015
Opening Address
Hon. John Boyce, Minister of Health – Barbados
Key Note Speech –
“Diabetes – A Global Issue”
Anne Belton, Nurse Educator, Vice President, International Diabetes Federation
Multidisciplinary Sessions
Updates from the American Diabetes Association
To Be Announced
Early Successes of Multidisciplinary Care in Barbados
Dr. Diane Brathwaithe, Diabetologist, Clinical Director, Barbados Diabetes Foundation
When To Refer: Does My Patient Need A Specialist?
To Be Announced
The Multidisciplinary Care Team – Who Are They?
To Be Announced
DSN – Really? Misconceptions and Suspicions of the Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Tracey Bushell, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Kevamae Sobers, Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Diabetic Foot
Exercise for Limb Preservation
Ms. Phyllis Burnett, Physiotherapist
Wound Care – The Basics
Mr. Selwyn Ferdinand, Consultant Surgeon
International Guidelines on Diabetic Foot
Simone McConnie, Podiatrist
Pre and Post Amputation – The Prosthetist’s Role
Mr. Ram Khoday, Prosthetist
The Role of the Amputee Clinic in Diabetic Foot Care
Dr. Harley Moseley, Physiatrist
Psychological Effects
Barriers to Self-Management – A Psychiatric Perspective
Dr. Nya Maughn, Psychiatrist
Neuropsychological Function & Diabetes: Effects & Interventions
Dr. Toni Nicholls, Neuropsychologist
Sleep Disorders in Diabetics
To Be Announced
Diabetic Complications 1
Renal Disease – Early Detection, Management & Prevention
Dr. Emile Mohammed, Nephrologist
Urologic Complications of Diabetes
Dr. Jerry Emtage, Urologist
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Dr. Charles Pierce, Ophthalmologist, UK
Glaucoma, Cataract & Other Ocular Issues in Diabetes
To Be Announced
Oral Manifestations and Systemic Disease
To Be Announced
Day 2 June 14, 2015
Diabetic Complications 2
Updates in Drug Treatment: Combination Therapy & More
AstraZeneca Sponsored Speaker
PCOS: The Cousin of Diabetes?
Dr. Vikash Chatrani, Gynae-Oncologist
HBa1c as a Predictor of Organ Failure in Diabetes
Dr. Kester Nedd, Neurologist
Surgical Complications of the Diabetic
To Be Announced
Vascular Disease
Peripheral Artery Disease: Early Diagnosis & Treatment
Dr. Dale Maharaj, Vascular Surgeon, Trinidad
Vascular Disease in the Diabetic Patient
To Be Announced
Diabetic Neuropathy
The Management of Diabetic Neuropathy from a Pharmacological Perspective
Dr. Adrian Waterman, Anaesthetist, Pain Specialist
Neuropathic Pain in the Diabetic Patient – A Panel Discussion
Mixed Panel of Specialists
Prevention & Intervention
Reversing Diabetes
Barbados Diabetes Reversal Study
Bariatric Surgery: The Solution?
Dr. Sahle Griffith, Surgeon
Perspectives on Medical Nutrition Therapy
Jeanette Fenner, Registered Dietitian, Canada
Nutrition for Optimal Wound Care
Jeanette Fenner, Registered Dietitian, Canada
Clinical Inertia of Insulin
Dr. Charles Taylor, Diabetologist
Topic To Be Announced
Ministry of Health, Barbados
Diabetes Education: Changing Practice
Anne Belton, Nurse Educator, Vice President, International Diabetes Federation
Topic to Be Announced
Tenet Health Speaker

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