Surgical Techniques for General Practitioners & Updates in Cancer Treatment

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Surgical Techniques for General Practitioners & Updates in Cancer Treatment

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 1PM to 7PM

Bagnall Point Gallery, Pelican Village , St. Michael

 

The aim of this CME is to enhance the GP’s knowledge in the clinical and procedural skills required in the office setting and to inform on new techniques available for cancer treatment.

Objectives:    

  • To familiarize GPs with common surgical presentations to decrease the rate of misdiagnosis and or delayed diagnosis.
  • To embolden GPs to surgically manage some of their cases
  • To refresh GPs on surgical intervention techniques
  • To recall skills in common office-based procedures
  • To inform on new techniques available for cancer treatment

Special Guest Presentation: Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Dr. Fernandez, Radiation Oncologist, Miami

Chairperson: Mr. Ian Lewis, General Surgeon

Surgical Techniques Session:

  • How to Manage Surgical Presentations in the GP Office
  • Common Podiatric Complaints: Ingrown toenails, Corns, Plantar Warts & More.
  • Common Skin Lesions including Sebaceous Cysts, Folliculitis
  • Common Anal & Rectal Complaints in the Office
  • Common Causes of Abdominal Pain/ Abdominal Masses
  • Joint Effusion & Tendonitis
  • Local Anaesthetic Use & Mis-use
  • Interesting Cases

Cancer Update Session

  • Current Situation: Cancer in Barbados
  • Haematological Cancer Updates
  • Special Guest Presentation: Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Dr. Fernandez, Radiation Oncologist, Miami
  • Cancer Cases

Registration: http://www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.com

Cost:

BDS$180 – Physicians

BDS$$130 – Nurses & Allied Health

BDS$75 – Students

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Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

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Payment pick-up: 253-9384 (text or whatsapp)

Queries: hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 269-6193/ 253-9384

Medical Nutrition Therapy: Updates in Diabetes, Chronic Wounds & Cancer

Medical Nutrition Therapy: Updates in Diabetes, Chronic Wounds & Cancer

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 500pm – 930pm

Bagnall Point, Pelican Village, St. Michael

Cost: BDS$60 – All Participants; Students: $40

Guest Presenter: Dr. Long Wang, Physician/ Registered Dietitian, California State University

CPE Credit Available

Medical nutrition therapy is now regarded as a pillar in the prevention and management of several chronic medical conditions. A sound understanding and application of nutrition principles is critical in the management of diabetes and diabetic foot ulceration. Cancer and cancer therapies can wreak havoc on the constitution of the patient, and nutrition plays a pivotal role in prevention, treatment and recovery. Join us as we explore the pathophysiological basis and latest updates in medical nutrition therapy in relation to diabetes, diabetic foot ulceration and cancer. Physicians, nurses, nutrition professionals, allied health professionals, students and those with a specific interest are welcomed. CPE credit is available.

Topics Include:

  • Macro & Micronutrients and Impact on Health in 2019: A Practical Perspective
  • Practical Assessment of Nutrition Status
  • Updates & New Trends in Nutrition & Diabetes
  • The Chronic Wound Microenvironment & its Impact
  • Impact of Cancer & Cancer Treatments on the Human Body
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy in Cancer

 

Pre-registration:

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Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton Mall, Christ Church

Payment pick-up: 253-9384 (text or whatsapp)

Queries: hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 269-6193/ 253-9384

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Updated Common Cardiovascular Complaints December 2, 2018

Common Cardiovascular Complaints

Sunday, 2 December 2018

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

10.00AM-4.00PM

Physicians: $175; Nurses & Allied Health: $125; Students: $75

CPE Credit Available

Programme

Chairperson: Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist

From palpitations to chest pain to leg swelling, cardiovascular complaints keep the General Practitioner, Emergency Specialists and other health professionals busy. This CME explores some common symptoms which may suggest cardiovascular disease and the differential diagnoses outside the cardiovascular system. We will focus on the approach to diagnosis and treatment. Presenters include local Cardiologists, Emergency Specialists, Psychiatrist, Internists and others. Doctors, nurses, allied health, mental health professionals & other interested persons are invited to attend. CPE credit is available.

10:00- 10:45 a.m. Palpitations: Dr. Aderemi Soyombo, Cardiologist

The differential diagnosis for palpitations is broad, ranging from anxiety disorders to life-threatening arrhythmias. Dr. Soyombo will discuss the approach to the investigation of palpitations. Red flags will be discussed.

10:45- 11:30 a.m. Syncope: Dr. Stephen Moe, Cardiologist

Fainting is always a dramatic event. Yet it can have a relatively benign cause. When should we be concerned? Dr. Moe will review the approach to the patient with syncope, from the all-important history to advanced investigations such as invasive rhythm monitoring.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30pm – Panel: Chest Pain in the Emergency Setting and GP Clinic. Panelists: Dr. Winston Batson, GP; Dr. Linda Williams, GP; Dr. Harold Watson, ER Physician; Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist.

When patients experience chest pain, the first thing that comes to mind is a Heart Attack! Yet, there are multiple structures within the chest, abdomen and neck that can result in chest pain. On the other side of the spectrum, a heart attack may present without chest pain. How confusing can it get?! The panel will discuss the approach to the patient with chest pain in the ambulatory setting and in the emergency setting. We will discuss clues to a life-threatening differential diagnosis

Lunch: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

1:30-2:10 p.m. Shortness of Breath – Dr. Anne-Marie Hassell, Intensivist/ Pulmonologist  

Is it asthma? Is it heart failure? Dr. Hassell will discuss the approach to the patient with shortness of breath.

2.10-2.30 p.m.         Shortness of Breath: A Primer for Nurses – Tracy Davis, RN

Nurses are often the first point of contact for patients presenting to the emergency room, or patients on the ward.Are you going to direct this patient to the asthma bay? Or are you going to call your doc to assess stat? RN Davis speaks directly to nurses.

 

2:30-3:00 p.m. Leg Pain/ Claudication: Dr. Nina Yhap, Senior Registrar, Surgery

Barbados is known in some quarters as the amputation capital of the world. Yet this is an avoidable complication of peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Nina Yhap will guide us through the clues to considering the diagnosis of PAD, as well as its investigation and management.

3:00-3:30 p.m. Leg Swelling: Dr. Jocelyn Brookes, Interventional Radiologist

Is that swelling in your obese patient heart failure? Or is it the ever-prevalent venous disease? Dr. Brookes will focus on the diagnosis and management of venous disease along with a discussion of the differential diagnosis.

3:30-4:00 p.m. Cardiovascular Disease & Stress, Janelle Chase-Mayers, Mental Health Consultant

Stress! We all experience it, and some handle it better than others. How does it impact your patient? Is that cardiovascular complaint simply a manifestation of poor stress coping skills?

Common Cardiovascular Complaints – Dec 2

Common Cardiovascular Complaints

Sunday, 2 December 2018

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

10.00AM-4.00PM

Physicians: $175; Nurses & Allied Health: $125; Students: $75

CPE Credit Available

 

Programme

Chairperson: Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist

From palpitations to chest pain to leg swelling, cardiovascular complaints keep the General Practitioner, Emergency Specialists and other health professionals busy. This CME explores some common symptoms which may suggest cardiovascular disease and the differential diagnoses outside the cardiovascular system. We will focus on the approach to diagnosis and treatment. Presenters include local Cardiologists, Emergency Specialists, Psychiatrist, Internists and others. Doctors, nurses, allied health, mental health professionals & other interested persons are invited to attend. CPE credit is available.

10:00- 10:45 a.m. Palpitations: Dr. Aderemi Soyombo, Cardiologist

The differential diagnosis for palpitations is broad, ranging from anxiety disorders to life-threatening arrhythmias. Dr. Soyombo will discuss the approach to the investigation of palpitations. Red flags will be discussed.

10:45- 11:30 a.m. Syncope: Dr. Stephen Moe, Cardiologist

Fainting is always a dramatic event. Yet it can have a relatively benign cause. When should we be concerned? Dr. Moe will review the approach to the patient with syncope, from the all-important history to advanced investigations such as invasive rhythm monitoring.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30pm – Panel: Chest Pain in the Emergency Setting and GP Clinic. Panelists: Dr. Winston Batson, GP; Dr. Linda Williams, GP; ER Physician – TBA; Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist.

When patients experience chest pain, the first thing that comes to mind is a Heart Attack! Yet, there are multiple structures within the chest, abdomen and neck that can result in chest pain. On the other side of the spectrum, a heart attack may present without chest pain. How confusing can it get?! The panel will discuss the approach to the patient with chest pain in the ambulatory setting and in the emergency setting. We will discuss clues to a life-threatening differential diagnosis

Lunch: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

1:30-2:10 p.m. Shortness of Breath – Dr. Anne-Marie Hassell, Intensivist/ Pulmonologist  

Is it asthma? Is it heart failure? Dr. Hassell will discuss the approach to the patient with shortness of breath.

2.10-2.30 p.m.         Shortness of Breath: A Primer for Nurses – Tracy Davis, RN

Nurses are often the first point of contact for patients presenting to the emergency room, or patients on the ward. Are you going to direct this patient to the asthma bay? Or are you going to call your doc to assess stat? RN Davis speaks directly to nurses.

 

2:30-3:00 p.m. Leg Pain/ Claudication: Dr. Nina Yhap, Senior Registrar, Surgery

Barbados is known in some quarters as the amputation capital of the world. Yet this is an avoidable complication of peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Nina Yhap will guide us through the clues to considering the diagnosis of PAD, as well as its investigation and management.

3:00-3:30 p.m. Leg Swelling: Dr. Jocelyn Brookes, Interventional Radiologist

Is that swelling in your obese patient heart failure? Or is it the ever-prevalent venous disease? Dr. Brooks will focus on the diagnosis and management of venous disease along with a discussion of the differential diagnosis.

3:30-4:00 p.m. Cardiovascular Disease & Stress, Janelle Chase-Mayers, Mental Health Consultant

Stress! We all experience it, and some handle it better than others. How does it impact your patient? Is that cardiovascular complaint simply a manifestation of poor stress coping skills?

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NEW Event: Common Cardiovascular Complaints Sunday December 2, 2018

Common Cardiovascular Complaints

Sunday, 2 December 2018

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

10.00AM-4.00PM

Physicians: $175; Nurses & Allied Health: $125; Students: $75

CPE Credit Available

 

Programme

Chairperson: Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist

From palpitations to chest pain to leg swelling, cardiovascular complaints keep the General Practitioner, Emergency Specialists and other health professionals busy. This CME explores some common symptoms which may suggest cardiovascular disease and the differential diagnoses outside the cardiovascular system. We will focus on the approach to diagnosis and treatment. Presenters include local Cardiologists, Emergency Specialists, Psychiatrist, Internists and others. Doctors, nurses, allied health, mental health professionals & other interested persons are invited to attend. CPE credit is available.

10:00- 10:45 a.m. Palpitations: Dr. Aderemi Soyombo, Cardiologist

The differential diagnosis for palpitations is broad, ranging from anxiety disorders to life-threatening arrhythmias. Dr. Soyombo will discuss the approach to the investigation of palpitations. Red flags will be discussed.

10:45- 11:30 a.m. Syncope: Dr. Stephen Moe, Cardiologist

Fainting is always a dramatic event. Yet it can have a relatively benign cause. When should we be concerned? Dr. Moe will review the approach to the patient with syncope, from the all-important history to advanced investigations such as invasive rhythm monitoring.

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Chest pain in the ambulatory setting – Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist

12:00-12:30 p.m. Chest pain the emergency setting- Dr. Michael Wharton, Emergency Physician

When patients experience chest pain, the first thing that comes to mind is a Heart Attack! Yet, there are multiple structures within the chest, abdomen and neck that can result in chest pain. On the other side of the spectrum, a heart attack may present without chest pain. How confusing can it get?! Dr. Alexander will discuss the approach to the patient with chest pain in the ambulatory setting and Dr. X in the emergency setting. We will discuss clues to a life-threatening differential diagnosis

Lunch: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

1:30-2:00 p.m. Shortness of Breath – Anne-Marie Hassell, Intensivist/ Pulmonologist  

2.00-2.30 p.m.        Shortness of Breath: A Primer for Nurses – Tracy Davis, RN

Is it asthma? Is it heart failure? Dr. Harvey will discuss the approach to the patient with shortness of breath.

2:30-3:00 p.m. Leg Pain/ Claudication: Dr. Nina Yhap, Senior Registrar, Surgery

Barbados is known in some quarters as the amputation capital of the world. Yet this is an avoidable complication of peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Nina Yhap will guide us through the clues to considering the diagnosis of PAD, as well as its investigation and management.

3:00-3:30 p.m. Leg Swelling: Jocelyn Brookes, Vascular Surgeon

Is that swelling in your obese patient heart failure? Or is it the ever-prevalent venous disease? Dr Brooks will focus on the diagnosis and management of venous disease along with a brief discussion of the differential diagnosis.

3:30-4:00 p.m. Cardiovascular Disease & Stress:

Stress! We all experience it, and some handle it better than others. How does it impact your patient? Is that cardiovascular complaint simply a manifestation of poor stress coping skills?

Guest Speaker: Dr.Tania Whitby-Best At FREE Public Lecture Diabetes and Your Mental Health Tuesday November 13, 2018

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Biography: Dr. Tania Whitby-Best

Dr. Whitby-Best graduated from the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences UWI Mona in 2000 and the Faculty of Medical Sciences UWI Mona in 2005. Following the completion of her internship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Barbados, she joined the department of Otolaryngology and then subsequently joined the Family Medicine, Doctor of Medicine programme, which she completed in 2014.

 She is presently Medical Officer and Head of the Student Health Clinic UWI Cave Hill Campus, and a part time tutor with the Faculty of Medical Sciences UWI Cave Hill.

Dr Whitby-Best is passionate about mental health and primary care. This interest has led to research on the topic of depression among type 2 diabetics in Barbados and she hopes to continue to make contributions to this area in the Caribbean. She is presently the honorary secretary of the Caribbean College of Family Physicians and has served on other professional committees such as Junior Doctors Association. Besides the practice of medicine, Dr Whitby-Best has a keen interest in the performing arts especially dance and has been an active dancer and choreographer during and post her university years.

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