NEW!!!! Hibiscus Health Regional Events: In Tobago: 4th Annual Family Conference, May 19-20, 2018

5F1552CA-F6A0-43C1-8346-C1747F60010C.jpegThe Caribbean College of Family Physicians – Tobago Chapter

in association with Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. presents its

4th Annual Family Medicine Conference:

“Multidisciplinary Diabetes Care: Raising the Standard, Transforming the Culture”

May 19-20, 2018

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Tobago

The Caribbean College of Family Physicians (Tobago Chapter) in association with Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. invite your support of the upcoming CME “Multidisciplinary Diabetes Care: Raising the Standard, Transforming the Culture” to be held on May 19-20, 2018 at the Magdalena Resort, Tobago.

Multidisciplinary diabetes care is a team approach to providing diabetes support, education, and intervention. This CME highlights the role of multidisciplinary diabetes care in improving the standard of care and enhancing current treatment modalities. It will look at the central role of the GP in multidisciplinary care and place special emphasis on the “Caribbean Limb Crisis” addressing the problems and complexities of the diabetic foot. It is designed to not only inform but to empower, giving physicians, nurses and allied health professionals the tools they need to mitigate the effects of diabetes.

Local, regional and international speakers will provide updates to on current international guidelines and new evidence-based treatments for various aspects of Diabetes care in a series of lectures, interactive sessions, and workshops. Topics include Peripheral Vascular Disease, Diabetic Foot Infections & Complications, Wound Care & Assessment, Insulin Therapy, Nutrition, Nursing in Diabetes Care and more.

The CCFP Tobago Chapter invites sponsors, speakers, participants, and stakeholders to join us for our first Multidisciplinary Diabetes Conference as we seek to raise the bar and transform the culture of diabetes in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean beyond.


Dr. Maxwell Adeyemi

President CCFP – Tobago Chapter

About the Conference:

A mixture of lectures, interactive sessions, and workshops.

Guest Speakers:

Steven Wells, Podiatric Surgeon, USA
Lawrence B. Harkless, Podiatric Physician, USA
Simone McConnie, Podiatrist, Barbados
Helen Charlebois, RD/ Obesity Expert, Canada
Others to be announced

Topics include:

Peripheral Vascular Disease
The Diabetic & Ischemic Foot for GPs/ Spotting the Signs of the Ischemic Foot
Addressing the problems and complexities of diabetic foot infections
The specialist’s guide to diabetic pathology in the lower extremity
The foot and ankle surgeon’s guide to spotting amputation risks in Trinidad & Tobago
Diabetic foot complications: how huge is the problem
Pathogenesis of diabetic foot ulcers
Ulcer classification and staging
Footwear for at-risk feet; offloading
The Multidisciplinary team approach to diabetes care/ diabetes foot care or Managing Diabetes Through the Diabetic Foot
New innovations in Diabetes Care
Misconceptions in insulin therapy
Early insulin-therapy for better glycaemic control and prevention of complications
Diet and implications for chronic lifestyle diseases
Self-glucose-monitoring: diabetes self-care
Herbs, alternative medicine and modern medicine in Diabetes Care
Public health burden of the diabetes epidemic
Panel Discussion:

The interest of the GPs in the Foot
Workshops/ Special Sessions

The Process of Assessing the Diabetic Foot
3-minute Diabetic Assessment for the GP
Basic Wound Care & Assessment
Insulin Workshop
Nursing in Diabetes Care
Obesity and Diabetes

Magdalena Grand Resorts

US$170 per night Double/ Single Occupancy


Pre-register/ RSVP:

US$100 per day – Physicians

US$50 per day – Nurses & Allied Health Professionals

Online payment:

Tobago Office Contact:

Dr. Maxwell Adeyemi, President, CCFP Tobago – 868 363-1807 or Dr. Kemchau Salandy: 868 308 6960.

More information:; 246-269-6183; 246-253-9384 (call or text)

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