Topics and Guest Speakers-Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease Event- Saturday January 13, 2018

Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease

Saturday 13 January 2018, 1PM-6PM

Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael

Chronic disease causes a high degree of illness and disability in Barbados. It is often necessary to have a “Chronic Disease Management Programme” that involves a multidisciplinary approach to care. Rehabilitation is an integral part of such a programme and restoration of health and functionality is critical. Whether it be in the form of occupational therapy, physical therapy, pain management or other modalities rehabilitation in chronic disease management is a must.

This CME explores aspects of rehabilitation and chronic disease specific to diabetes, stroke and other chronic conditions. It is suitable for rehabilitation professionals, physicians, nurses and other key players in the multidisciplinary team. Guest speakers include faculty from the Occupational and Physical Therapy Departments at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut.




· To provide an opportunity for continuing education and exchange between rehabilitation professionals and the multidisciplinary network

· To explore current approaches to chronic disease and rehabilitation management.

· To discuss the issues around rehabilitation in chronic disease and find ways to strengthen the systems to ultimately improve patient outcomes

Topics include:

· Diabetic Neuropathy, Simone McConnie, Podiatrist

· Cardiac Rehabilitation, Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist

· Updates in Diabetes Management, To Be Announced

· Mental Health and Depression. Lennox Rochester, Occupational Therapist

· Role of Occupational Therapy in Chronic Disease Self- Management, Prof. Tracy Van Oss, Occupational Therapist, Quinnipiac University

· Inter-professional Perspectives, Quinnipiac University

· CVA as a Chronic Disease: Defining Outcomes, Prof. Barbara Nadeau, Occupational Therapist, Quinnipiac University

Other topics to be discussed.




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