Paediatric Health Seminar & Workshop Sun, 15 Sept 2019

Paediatric Health Seminar & Workshop

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 10:00AM-4:00PM

3 W’s Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael

Children represent the wealth of tomorrow’s society and nation. From nutrition to asthma to mental health, these issues all play an important role in the child’s proper health and development. This seminar is designed to highlight some of the current issues in paediatric health today. Topics will explore mental health issues, antibiotic use, speech, child safety and more, delivered by a mixture of local paediatricians, mental health professionals, dietitians, nurses and other specialists. Special workshops on nutrition and asthma will be featured. All health professionals are welcomed. CPE credit is available.

Seminar Directors: Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician/ Dr. Michelle Lashley, Paediatrician

Draft Programme

Time Topic Speakers to be confirmed
30 mins Recognising the Ill Child TBA, Paediatrician
30 mins Seizure- When is it significant?

–       Febrile vs Afebrile

TBA, Neurologist


30 mins Judicious Use of Anti-biotics/ Anti-biotic Stewardship in Paediatrics Prof. Anne St. John, Paediatrician
30 mins Child Safety Practices: choking, car seats and other hazards Dr. Michelle Lashley, Paediatrician
30 mins Vaccine Hesitancy Dr. Karen Broome, Senior Medical Officer of Health
30 mins Child Abuse Protocols:

– SCAN- Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect

– Role of the HCP

– Increasing Surveillance & Sensitization


TBA, Pediatrician
30 mins The Child Who is Not Speaking Well Cheryl Mapp, Speech Language Pathologist
30 mins Mental Health: Poor School Performance – When Do You Need to Refer? TBA, Psychiatrist
45 mins Asthma Workshop:

–       Proper Diagnosis

–       Inhaler Use

–       Protocols

–       Cases

Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician & Team
45 mins Nutrition Workshop

–       Underweight Child

–       Overweight Child

–       Picky Eater

–       Weaning

–       Cases

TBA, Registered Dietitian



Pre-registration: or

Physicians:                          $160

Nurses/ Allied Health:      $110

Students:                             $65

Payment Locations:

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton Centre, Christ Church

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Payment Pick-Up: Nicole: 246-253-9384 (call or text)

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