Heart of a Woman (Women & Heart Health) Symposium for Non-Medical Persons July 12

Friday 12 July 2019- Heart of A Woman Conference: Stakeholder Symposium


 Start time Topic  Details Speaker
Mrs. Ena Harvey
10:15 Why talk about it? The status of heart health in Barbados and worldwide Professor Samuels gives an overview of the epidemiology (statistics of disease) of heart and vascular disease in Barbados and worldwide Professor Alafia Samuels, The George Alleyne Chronic Research Disease Centre, UWI
10:30 What do you mean the heart has chambers- is it a house? Will I need a handyman when things go wrong? Let’s review the basics of heart and vascular structure and function, and then what can go wrong Dr Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
10:50 I need a Handyman Moving personal stories highlight symptoms of heart disease as experts explain more about the condition involved. Panel:

Jennifer Fergusson, Heart disease survivor

Other survivors: TBD

Dr. Harold Watson, Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, UWI

Dr. Richard Ishmael, Adult and Paediatric Cardiology, QEH

Dr. Gina Lundberg, Preventive Cardiologist, Emory University
Dr. Selma Mohammed, Heart failure/Transplant Cardiologist, Medstar

  Power Outage! The day I died. A personal experience with cardiac arrest
  The plumbing is choked up Let’s talk about heart attack symptoms. How are women different?
  Quick- the sink is overflowing! Does heart failure mean that I’m dying?
  There was a hurricane and now part of my roof has gone How do I know if I’m having a stroke? What should I do?
12:20 Lunch    
13:20 What are the risk factors for heart disease?  Introduction to Life’s simple 7 Dr Gina Lundberg
13:30 “Eat, Drink, Move, Think” – Adults   Helene Charlebois
14:00 PM “At the Heart of Productivity” – Heart Health in the Workplace/school Session Wellness programmes, Stress management, Barriers to healthy lifestyles, AEDs in public places,

Good Samaritan Legislation


Interactive panel discussion Janelle Chase-Mayers, Jennifer Ferguson,

Helene Charlebois

Dr. Gina Lundberg

14:20 Refreshment break    
14:40 A call to action: Brainstorming session/ Workplace challenge Group discussions followed by sharing session. Attendees will be tasked with applying information learned into action points. Th aim is to develop a plan for decreasing CVD in Barbados  All attendees
16:20 Wrap up. Future steps Mrs. Ena Harvey
16:30 Adjourn    


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