Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium – Lecture- June 27

The Barbados Diabetes Foundation presents the

3rd Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium 2019 – CME Seminar

“Approaches to Diabetes Prevention: A New Paradigm of Care”

Guest Speaker: Dr. Simone Spence, Director of Health Promotion & Protection Branch in the Ministry of Health & Wellness, Jamaica

Thursday, 27 June 2019

5.00-6.30pm Pre-event Cocktail, 6.30-9.00pm Lecture

Lecture Theatre 4, CLICO Building, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael

~Free Event ~ Must RSVP~

Event Brief

The Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium is held to observe the life and work of the late Oscar Jordan, Endocrinologist and co-founder of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation. Dr. Jordan worked tirelessly to promote the highest quality of health care in diabetes, a major problem in Barbados and throughout the West Indies.

The 2019 event aims to highlight the need for a strong emphasis on actively addressing diabetes prevention as an area of national priority. Only such a proactive approach, which invariably will encompass measures to address obesity, metabolic syndrome and healthier lifestyle choices, will curb the tidal wave of diabetes and other NCDs Barbados is experiencing. Though known that the effort should span all ages and generations, a special emphasis will be placed on childhood obesity prevention and the lessons that can be learned from such efforts in Jamaica. Brief presentations will also be made by the Chronic Disease Research Centre, Breast Feeding and Child Nutrition Foundation and other entities.

This is a free event and health care professionals are especially invited. RSVP at http://www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or contact Hibiscus Health Caribbean at hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 246-269-6183/ 253-9384.

 

Programme

5.00-6.30pm

Poster Hall Session/ Cocktail Reception

6.30-6.45pm

Opening Remarks

Barbados Diabetes Foundation

University of the West Indies

Family of Dr. Oscar Jordan

6.45-7.45pm

Presentations & Updates:

Maisha Hutton, Healthy Caribbean Coalition

Dr. Natasha Sobers, CDRC

Dr. Allison Bernard, BCNF

7.45-8.45

Guest Lecture by Dr. Simone Spence, Director of Health Promotion & Protection Branch in the Ministry of Health & Wellness, Jamaica

Childhood Obesity in Diabetes Prevention: The Jamaica Model

8.45-9.00

Presentation of Gifts

Vote of Thanks

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