Marita Marshall Speaker at BFPA’s Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference Sunday November 24, 2019

Marita Marshall

Her topic: Focus on the men: Cancer Sucks! Exercise & Risk Reduction in Men

Marita qualified as a Physical Therapist six years ago and has a keen interest in sports medicine and public health education. In 2016, she completed a Masters of Sports and Biomechanical Medicine at the University of Dundee Scotland UK, three years after graduating from physical therapy school UWI Mona.

She recently opened her own business POPS- Physiotherapy & Optimal Performance services, Marita has a strong interest in the continued development of women’s sports and the physical therapy profession.

Profile Dr.Dawn Scantlebury Guest Speaker at BFPA’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference Sunday November 24, 2019

Profile: Dr. Dawn Scantlebury -Cardiologist

Topic: Gender Differences in Coronary Heart Disease

Dr. Dawn C Scantlebury completed her training in Cardiovascular Diseases, advanced echocardiography and Interventional Cardiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota in 2015. She returned to Barbados immediately following fellowship, to start the percutaneous coronary intervention programme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). She is a consultant cardiologist at the QEH, senior associate lecturer in cardiology, University of the West Indies and the medical director of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Programme of the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), and a member of the HSFB board of directors. Dr. Scantlebury’s clinical interests are interventional cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac rehabilitation. Her main research focus is cardiovascular disease in women. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians.

Updated Schedule for BFPA’s 3rd Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference Sunday November 24, 2019

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

10AM-5PM

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

Pre-registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com

246-253-9384

Physicians:                          $160

Nurses/ Allied Health:      $110

Students:                             $65

Payment Locations: www.ticketpal.com

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael 

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church

 

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

10AM-5PM

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
2:45-3:15
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:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com

246-253-9384

Physicians:                          $160

Nurses/ Allied Health:      $110

Students:                             $65

Payment Locations: www.ticketpal.com

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church

 

New Date! Nov 24! – BFPA’s Annual Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference

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

10AM-5PM

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.

Topics will delve into several aspects of men’s health and include:

  1. Subfertility in Men: Why Are Sperm Counts dropping
  2. Men’s Mental Health and the Destigmatization of Psychotherapy in men
  3. Testicular Cancer
  4. Sex Drive as an Indicator for Cardiovascular Health
  5. Minimally Invasive Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  6. Male Contraception with a focus on vasectomy
  7. Prostate Health: Updates in Screening and Management of Prostate Cancer.
  8. STIs: Atypical presentation in males

The full programme will be announced.

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

Pre-registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Physicians:                          $160

Nurses/ Allied Health:      $110

Students:                             $65

Payment Locations: www.ticketpal.com

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church

Trauma Informed Healthcare Seminar & Workshop 7 Dec 2019

Trauma-informed Healthcare Conference

Saturday, 7 December 2019

3W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

10am-5pm

The CDC statistics on abuse and violence in the United States are sobering. They report that one in four children experiences some sort of maltreatment (physical, sexual, or emotional abuse). One in four women has experienced domestic violence. In addition, one in five women and one in 71 men have experienced rape at some point in their lives — 12% of these women and 30% of these men were younger than 10 years old when they were raped. This means a very large number of people have experienced serious trauma at some point in their lives.

Medical exams by definition can feel invasive. They often involve asking sensitive questions, examining intimate body parts, and sometimes delivering uncomfortable — even painful — treatments. So, it is important that healthcare providers are mindful of the fact that so many people come to that healthcare interaction with a history of trauma.

“Trauma-informed care is defined as practices that promote a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing. A medical office or hospital can be a terrifying experience for someone who has experienced trauma, particularly for childhood sexual abuse survivors. The perceived power differential, being asked to remove clothing, and having invasive testing can remind someone of prior episodes of abuse. This can lead to anxiety about medical visits, flashbacks during the visit, or avoidance of medical care.”

This conference explores trauma-informed care and what it might look like in the healthcare setting. It is designed to assist the healthcare practitioner in being mindful of the patient’s (potential) past trauma and how this might affect the HCP-Patient interaction. Various types of mental and physical trauma will be explored and how this may affect disease burden.

The overall goal is for health care providers to recognize that many patients have a history of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, as well as serious illnesses and negative experiences in the medical setting, and to learn to respond with empathy and understanding.

Who should attend: all health care providers, social workers, trauma-workers

Guest Speakers:

  • Rhonda Hutson, DM, MS, Consultant, University Hospital of the West Indies, Associate Lecturer and Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Medicine Division, UWI-Mona
  • Listy Thomas, Associate Professor of Medical Sciences, Netter School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University,Emergency Medicine Physician, St. Vincent’s Hospital
  • Amber Kelly, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Quinnipiac University
  • Pat Seale, Clinical Psychologist, Director BPW Emergency Shelter
  • Others to be announced

Topics include:

  • Trauma and violence
  • Implementing trauma and violence informed approaches
  • Models of emergency healthcare response and referral
  • Weaving trauma informed care into the clinical skills
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Workshop: Imagining trauma-inform care in your context
  • Impact on service provides – helping the helpers
  • Intimate Partner Violence: Screening, Diagnosing and Reporting
  • Local resources – police, social services, shelters, healthcare etc

Full programme to be announced

Registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 246-253-9384/ 269-683

Contribution: BDS$100 – general participants: BDS$ 50 – Students

Payment Locations:

www.ticketpal.com

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Ch Ch

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

Payment pick-up: 246-253-9384

Annual Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference 2019: Focus on Men

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

Saturday, 16 November 2019

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

10AM-5PM

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.

Topics will delve into several aspects of men’s health and include:

  1. Subfertility in Men: Why Are Sperm Counts dropping
  2. Men’s Mental Health and the Destigmatization of Psychotherapy in men
  3. Testicular Cancer
  4. Sex Drive as an Indicator for Cardiovascular Health
  5. Minimally Invasive Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  6. Male Contraception with a focus on vasectomy
  7. Prostate Health: Updates in Screening and Management of Prostate Cancer.
  8. STIs: Atypical presentation in males

The full programme will be announced.

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

Pre-registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Physicians:                          $160

Nurses/ Allied Health:      $110

Students:                             $65

Payment Locations: www.ticketpal.com

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

 

 

 

Paediatric Health Seminar & Workshop – 15 Sept 2019

Paediatric Health Seminar & Workshop

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 10:00AM-5:00PM

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.

Draft Programme

Time Topic Speakers
10:00 Opening Remarks Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician
10:05-10.35 Recognising the Ill Child Dr. Kandamaran Krishnamurthy, Paediatrician
10.35-11.05 Vaccine Hesitancy Dr. Karen Broome, Senior Medical Officer of Health
11.05-11.35 Common Paediatric Orthoapaedic Problems Dr. Tamara Nancoo, Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

11.35-11.45- COFFEE BREAK
11.45-12.15 Judicious Use of Anti-biotics/ Anti-biotic Stewardship in Paediatrics TBA
12.15-1.00 Nutrition Workshop

–       Underweight Child

–       Overweight Child

–       Picky Eater

–       Weaning

–       -Cases

Stacia Whittaker, Registered Dietitian
1.00-2.00 LUNCH
2.00-2.35 Child Abuse Protocols:

– SCAN- Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect

– Role of the HCP

– Increasing Surveillance & Sensitization

 

Dr. Sophia King, Paediatrician
2.35-3.05 Child Safety Practices: choking, car seats and other hazards Dr. Michelle Lashley, Paediatrician
3.05-3.35 The Child Who is Not Speaking Well Ms. Cheryl Mapp, Speech Language Pathologist
3.35-3.45 COFFEE BREAK  
3.45-4.15 Mental Health: Poor School Performance – When Do You Need to Refer? Dr. Elizabeth Rochester, Psychiatrist
4.15-5.00 Asthma Workshop:

–       Proper Diagnosis

–       Inhaler Use

–       Protocols

–       Cases

Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician & Team

Registration:

http://www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

$160 – Physicians

$110 – Nurses & Allied Health

$65 – Students

Payment: 

http://www.ticketpal.com

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton Centre, Christ Church

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. Jmaes

Payment Pick-Up: 253-9384 (Nicole)

Insulin Management in Diabetes Part 2 – Seminar & Workshop – 3 Nov 2019

Insulin Management in Diabetes – Seminar & Workshop Part 2

Sunday, 3 November 2019 – 9:00AM-5PM

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

This workshop is part two of a series of insulin management workshops designed to improve the knowledge and skill of the health care professional managing the diabetic patient on insulin. It is designed for general practitioners, nurses and other allied health professionals involved in Diabetes Management.

 

Draft Programme

 

Time Topic Speaker
9:00-9:05 Welcome and Objectives Chairperson
9:05-9:35 Review of Insulin Profiles and Regimens. GP
9:35- 10:05 Nutrition Considerations with Insulin Use

Portion Control, Serving Sizes, Carbohydrate Counting

Nutritionist
10:05-10:35 Nutrition- Practical Nutritionist
10:35-10.50 Morning Break
10:50-11:20 Theory: Knowing Your Insulin Options and Interpreting Blood Glucose Profiles in Client on Insulin DSN 1
11:20-11:50 Interactive Case Based Practical: Glucose Profile Interpretation Diabetologist
11:50-12:20 Theory: Starting and Adjusting Insulin in Community Setting DSN 2
12:20-12:50 Case Based Practical: Insulin Initiation:Timing, Adjustment and Follow Up Post Initiation

(Practical Approach)

DSN 2
12:50-1:40 Lunch
1:40-2:10 Considerations for Insulin Use in Various Settings:

Exercise, Travel and Drug Use

GP
2:10-2:35 Introduction to Insulin Sensitivity, Insulin to Carb Ratios, and Flexible Prandial DSN 1
2:35-2:40 Short Break
2:40-3:10 Insulin Therapy Young Children Paediatrician
3:10-3:50 Managing Insulin Therapy  in The Unwell Type 1 in The Community Setting DSN 2
3:50- 4:10 Other Considerations:

Insulin Use with Orals and Non Insulin Injectables

Diabetologist
4:10 -4:30 Knowing When To Refer Diabetologist
4:30- 4:50 Type 1 Diabetes Registry Paediatrician
4:50-5:00 Close

 

Registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

$150 – Physicians

$100 – Nurses & Allied Health

$50 – Students

 

Payment:

www.ticketpal.com

Select Ticketpal Outlets:

Origin Boutique – Limegrove, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton Centre, Christ Church

Payment Pick-up: Call or whatsapp Nicole – 246-253-9384