Women’s Health Medical Conference Oct 28-29, 2017


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Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference – Barbados

“From Prenatal to Postpartum”

The Mount Restaurant, UWI Cave Hill, Barbados

Saturday Oct 28 to Sunday Oct 29, 2017


Health is one of the most important areas in which women encounter risks that are different from those faced by men, and they have a central role both in health services as well as in their communities and families. Of fundamental and extreme urgency are 1) maternal mortality and adolescent pregnancy and 2) Access to sexual and reproductive health. (Michelle Bachelet former Executive Director of UN Women, at the “Women, Health and Development conference in Asunción, Paraguay, 12 December 2011.)

The annual women’s health medical conference provides an opportunity to focus on women’s health issues in Barbados, the Caribbean and beyond. The health of women determines the health of the nation and special attention must be given to maternal health.

Pregnancy care consists of prenatal (before birth) and postpartum (after birth) healthcare for expectant mothers. It involves treatments and trainings to ensure a healthy pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and labor and delivery for mom and baby.

Postpartum care is an important determinant of quality health care outcomes for women giving birth. Since medical complications can occur after a woman has given birth, postpartum visits can address any adverse effects that giving birth had on a woman’s body, such as persistent bleeding, inadequate iron levels, blood pressure, pain, emotional changes, and infections. For example, heavy bleeding can be an indicator of a retained placenta, uterine atony, lacerations, hematoma, or coagulation disorders.

This CME will explore the broad spectrum of prenatal to post-partum care and will include a mixture of lectures and workshops on topics including:

  • Obstetric emergencies: Shoulder dystocia, hemorrhage, undiagnosed breech
  • Alternative positions in active birth
  • Depression
  • Stress and pregnancy
  • CTG interpretation
  • Ultrasound in pregnancy
  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Incontinence and Pelvic Dysfunction
  • Chronic disease and pregnancy
  • Fertility issues
  • Management of fibroids in pregnancy
  • Nutrition
  • Home delivery and water birth
  • More topics to be announced

Physicians, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals are welcome to attend this event. CPE credit will be available.




Category 2-Day Oct 28-29 1-Day 28 Oct 1-Day 29 Oct
Physician BDS$350/ USD$175 BDS$175/ USD$87.50 BDS$175/ USD$87.50
Nurse & Allied Health BDS$250/ USD$125 BDS$135/ USD$67.50 BDS$135/ USD$67.50
Students BDS$150/ USD$75 BDS$75/ USD$37.50 BDS$75/ USD$37.50

To secure rate, register and pay by October26, 2017. An additional BDS$25.00 applies to all registrations thereafter.


Online: https://secure.ticketpal.com/affiliate/hibiscushealthwebsite


A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton

Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre

Sundek Boutique, Limegrove

Payment Pick-Up/ Queries: 246-253-9384; hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Lectures – Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 9AM-430PM

Draft Programme

Time Topic Speaker
9am Opening remarks  
  Current situation: Prenatal to Postpartum –A public health perspective TBA, MOH
915 Obesity and female fertility Dr Damien Best, OBGYN
945 Use of ultrasound in obstetrics Dr N Robinson, OBGYN
1015 Birthing outside of hospital. Current evidence Andrea Jordan, Midwife
1100 Break  
1115 Analgesia/anesthesia in labour


TBA, Anaesthetist
1145 Pelvic floor after birth


Jasmine Evelyn, Physiotherapist
1200 Postpartum depression


Dr N Maughn, Psychiatrist
1245 LUNCH  
1400 Neonatal resuscitation


TBA, Paediatrician
1430 Medico-legal claim: anatomy


TBA, Lawyer

Obstetric emergency: Massive postpartum hemorrhage


Sunday, 20 October 2017 9AM-430PM

Time Topic


900 Respectful maternity care

(nurse and mother’s perspective)


945 Adolescent pregnancy ad perinatal outcomes


1030 Nutrition and pregnancy


Karen Griffith, Nutritionist
1100 Alternative birthing positions


Dr. Nicole Durham, OBGYN
1145 Intrapartum fetal monitoring


Dr, T Archer, OBGYN
1245 LUNCH  
1345 The road to grief recovery: A medical professional guide to managing grief related to fetal loss and neonatal death Janelle Chase-Mayers, Certified Grief Counsellor
1430 Risk management in Obstetrics



Group B neonatal sepsis

TBA, Paediatrician
1530 – 1630 Workshop:

Cord prolapse


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