Staying in the Game

Local and regional health and sports professionals will be coming together at the Savannah Hotel on June 30-July, 1 2018 for the “Staying in the Game: From Prevention to Performance” Sports Medicine Conference.

Hosted by the Barbados Sports Medicine Association (BSMA) the goal of this event is to educate athletes, coaches and medical professionals on current best practices in sports medicine and assist in minimizing injury risks to improve athlete management and performance.

Speakers include top local and regional professionals in the sports medicine field including Dean of the new Faculty of Sport at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, Dr Akshai Mansingh. He will be delivering the key note address on “Considerations for the Young Athlete” and other presentations. Also from Jamaica is guest speaker Dr. Olivia Rose, Sports Psychologist who has served on the West Indies Women’s Team. She, along with local Sports Psychologist Dr. June Caddle will look at various psychological aspects of sports and injury. Other topics explored include treatment of injuries, advances in rehabilitation, diagnostic ultrasounds, the Olympic Medical Code, doping, nutrition, strength, conditioning and more delivered by local physicians and allied health professionals including Sports Physicians Drs. Adrian Lorde and Rene Best; Physiotherapists: Dr, Jacqui King, Dr. Phyllis Burnett and Marita Marshall; Dr. Tamara Nancoo, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dr. Shane Drakes, Physiatrist among other specialists. Athletes, coaches, PE teachers, doctors, nurses, students, other health and sports professionals are all invited to attend.

The BSMA is a non-profit organisation which seeks to make active contributions to the development of sport in Barbados. The current president is Dr. Carl Ward, Sports Physician and the association is served by a number of Medical and Paramedical Professionals all of whom volunteer their time and services for both recreational and professional athletes at local, regional and international events.

For more information contact 269-6183;


Day 1



8:50 am Welcome by BSMA President Dr. Carl Ward
9:00 – 9:30 *Keynote presentation Considerations for the Young Athlete Dr. Akshai Mansingh

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Jamaica

9:30 – 9:50 The Olympic Medical Code Dr. Carl Ward


9:50 – 10:10 General Approaches to Injury Prevention Dr. Jacqueline King


10:10 – 10:30 Pre-Participation Examination Dr. Colin Alert


10:30 – 10:50 Optimal Nutrition for sports performance and recovery Ms. Kimberley Rudder

Registered Dietitian

10:50 – 11:10 Doping/Drugs in Sport Dr. Adrian Lorde

Sports Medicine Specialist

11:10 – 11:30 Psychology of Performance and Injury – How to think like an Olympian/Champion Dr. June Caddle

Sports Psychologist

11:30 – 11:50 A Decades worth of Triumphs & Challenges as a Sports Psychologist in the Caribbean Ms. Olivia Rose

Sports Psychologist, Jamaica

11:50 – 1:00 LUNCH LUNCH
1:00 – 1:20 Protective gear/equipment Mr. Rondell Griffith

Certified Athletic Trainer

1:20 – 1:40 Recovery in Performance Ms. Marita Marshall


1:40 – 2:00 Footwear Assessment Mrs. Rosamund Beckles-James


2:00 – 2:20 A problem solving approach in general preparation Mr. David Ross

Strength & Conditioning Coach

2:40 – 3:00 1.      Introduction to Functional Movement Assessment – Workshop/


2.      Psychology for athletes workshop

Mr. Kurt Clarke Certified Personal Trainer/


Ms. Olivia Rose

Sports Psychologist, Jamaica

3:00 – 3:30 1.      Basic First Aid workshop/


2.      Kinesio Taping workshop: Applications for common upper & lower limb injuries

Kyle Hinkson- EMT/


Marita Marshall




8:00 a.m. Registration Registration
8:50 a.m. Welcome by BSMA Vice President Ms. Marita Marshall
9:00 – 9:30

*Keynote presentation

Stress fractures and REDs Dr. Akshai Mansingh

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Jamaica

9:30 – 9:50 Concussion Dr. Shane Drakes

Sports Physician

9:50 – 10:10 Shoulder injuries/The overhead athlete Dr. Ayana Crichlow

Orthopaedic Surgeon

10:10 – 10:30 Diagnostic US Dr. Rene Best

Sports Medicine Specialist

10:30 – 10:50 Exercise Induced Asthma Dr. Adrian Lorde

Sports Medicine Specialist

10:50 – 11:10 Common Knee injuries in sport Mr. Randolph Carrington

Orthopaedic Surgeon

11:10 – 11:30 Sport related hand injuries Dr. Ayana Crichlow

Orthopaedic Surgeon

11:30 – 12:30 LUNCH LUNCH
12:30 – 12:50 Ankle injuries Dr. Akshai Mansingh

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Jamaica

12:50 – 1:10 Advances in Rehabilitation: Shockwave therapy, Dry Needling Dr. Phyllis Burnett


1:10 – 1:30 Optimising Performance: 1% ers in sports Dr. Shane Drakes


1:30 – 1:50 PRP Injections Dr. Tamara Nancoo

Orthopaedic Surgeon

1:50 – 2:00 BREAK BREAK
2:00 – 2:30 1.      Shockwave therapy workshop/


2.      Psychology Workshop

Dr. Phyllis Burnett

Physiotherapist /


Ms. Olivia Rose Sports Psychologist, Jamaica

2:30 – 3:00 1.      Dry needling workshop/


2.      Diagnostic Ultrasound workshop

TBA- Physiotherapist /


Dr. Best & Dr Shane Drakes  Sports Medicine Specialist

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