BFPA’s Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference Programme Update

BFPA’s Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference – 2019: Focus on Men

New Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019

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


The Barbados Family Planning Association presents its third annual medical conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Caribbean. The goal of this conference is to provide an opportunity for information sharing of current sexual and reproductive health practices, psychosocial perspectives, patient considerations and barriers to care.

The 2019 conference focuses on the male. According to UNFPA, men have substantial sexual and reproductive health needs, including the need for contraception, prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sexual dysfunction, infertility and male cancers. Yet these needs are often unfulfilled due a combination of factors, including a lack of service availability, poor health-seeking behaviour among men, health facilities often not considered “male-friendly,” and a lack of agreed standards for delivering clinical and preventative services to men and adolescent boys.

All health care providers, social workers, counsellors and other sexual & reproductive health stakeholders are invited to attend. CPE credit available.

Draft Programme

Chairperson: Dr. Rashida Daisley, Medical Director, BFPA

Time Topic Speaker
10:00 Welcome Remarks Dr. Rashida Daisley, Medical Director, BFPA
10:10-10:50 Updates in Management of Prostate Cancer Dr. Jerry Emtage, Consultant Urologist
10:50 – 11: 20
Q&A : 11:20 – 11:30
Current Guidelines in Biochemical Screening for Prostate Cancer Mr. Steven James, Senior Lab Technician, BRL
11:30-11:45 Break  
11:45 – 12:15

Q&A 12:15 – 12:25

Role of Nutrition in Chronic Disease Management Ms. Victoria Cox, Registered Dietitian
12:25 – 12:55
Q&A – 12:55 – 1:05
Prostate Health: Updates in Screening and imaging in Prostate Cancer. Dr Okella Ward, Consultant Interventional Radiologist
1:05 – 2:05 Lunch  
2:05 – 2:35

Q&A 2:35 – 2:45

Gender Differences in Coronary Heart Disease To Be Announced
Q&A 3:15- 3:25
Men’s Mental Health and the Destigmatization of Psychotherapy in men Dr. Sharon Harvey, Consultant Psychiatrist
3:25 -3:35 Break  
3:35 – 4:05
Q&A 4:05 – 4:15
“Practical Guidelines for Transgender Hormone Treatment” Dr Nastassia Rambarran, GP
4:15 – 4:35
Q&A 4:35-4:45
Strength and Conditioning To Be Announced
4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks Dr. Daisley


Pre-registration: or


Physicians:                          $160

Nurses/ Allied Health:      $110

Students:                             $65

Payment Locations:

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church


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