Guest Speaker-Dr. Kadisha Douglin -Psychiatrist at FREE PUBLIC LECTURE-Diabetes and Your Mental Health -What We Need to Know Tuesday November 13, 2018

DR.  KADISHA DOUGLIN

MBBS, DM PSYCHIATRY

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Kadisha Douglin is a senior registrar at the Psychiatric Hospital. She gained her MBBS in 2008 and successfully completed her postgraduate training in psychiatry at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus in august 2017.

Upcoming FREE Event-Diabetes and Your Mental Health What We Need to Know -November 13, 2018

The Barbados Drug Service in association with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation presents:

Diabetes & Your Mental Health

(Free Public Lecture – No CPE Credit)

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Pre-Event Activities: 5.00PM-7.00PM

(Health Checks, Displays, Sampling, Giveaways & more)

Lecture: 7.00PM-8.30PM

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Tania Whitby-Best, GP

Dr. Kadisha Doughlin, Psychiatrist

About the Event

Individuals living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, and eating disorder diagnoses. Among the wide-ranging conditions associated with diabetes, mental health issues are probably among the most overlooked, despite their potential to compromise self-management and increase risk for serious short- and long-term complications, which can result in blindness, amputations, stroke, cognitive decline, decreased quality of life, and premature death. This public lecture explores the intricacies of diabetes and mental health, prevention and management strategies and the resources available in Barbados to assist in the mitigation of this condition.

Pre-event activities start at 5pm and include: Free blood sugar and blood pressure checks; product displays, sampling, diabetes education, giveaways and more. Transportation will be provided to the Princess Alice & Fairchild Street Bus Terminals by the Transport Board.

All are invited to attend. No CPE credit is available for health professionals. 

Special thank to our part sponsors: Abott Nutrition, AA Laquis, Pharmacy Sales Caribbean for assisting in making this event possible.

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Common Cardiovascular Complaints – Dec 2

Common Cardiovascular Complaints

Sunday, 2 December 2018

10am-4pm

3 Ws Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael

From syncope to abnormal heart rhythm to heart failure, cardiovascular complaints keep the General Practitioner, Emergency Specialists and other health professionals busy. This CME explores some common cardiovascular complaints and ways in which they can be correctly diagnosed, treated and prevented. The relationship between psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular health will also be explored including how the psychological and physiological effects of stress could contribute to cardiovascular disease etiology. 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.

Topics will include:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Chest Pains
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Leg Pain/ Claudication
  • Syncope
  • Leg Swelling
  • Cardiovascular Disease & Mental Health
  • Oher topics to be announced.

This programme is led by Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist.

Registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

$175 – Physicians

$125 – Nurses & Allied Health

$75 – Students (with ID)

Payment:

www.Ticketpal.com; A&B Music Supplies – Sheraton, Christ Church; Origin Boutique – Limegrove, St. James; Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael.

Payment Pick-Up/ Queries: 246-253-9384; 269-6183; hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Diabetes & Mental Health – Free Public Lecture

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The Barbados Drug Service in association with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation presents:

Diabetes & Your Mental Health

(Free Public Lecture)

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Pre-Event Activities: 5.00PM-7.00PM

(Health Checks, Product Displays, Sampling, Giveaways & more)

Lecture: 7.00PM-8.30PM

Featured Speakers: Dr. Tania Whitby-Best, General Practitioner, Dr. Kadisha Doughlin, Psychiatrist.

About the Event

Individuals living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, and eating disorder diagnoses. Among the wide-ranging conditions associated with diabetes, mental health issues are probably among the most overlooked, despite their potential to compromise self-management and increase risk for serious short- and long-term complications, which can result in blindness, amputations, stroke, cognitive decline, decreased quality of life, and premature death. This public lecture explores the intricacies of diabetes and mental health, prevention and management strategies and the resources available in Barbados to assist in the mitigation of this condition.

Pre-event activities start at 5pm and include: Free blood sugar and blood pressure checks; product displays, sampling, diabetes education, giveaways and more. Transportation will be provided to the Princess Alice & Fairchild Street Bus Terminals by the Transport Board.

All are invited to attend. No CPE credit is available for health professionals.

Special thank to our part sponsors: Abott Nutrition, AA Laquis, Pharmacy Sales Caribbean for assisting in making this event possible.

 

What You Should Know About Post Menopausal Bleeding

The National Health Service looks at

Postmenopausal bleeding

Menopause is usually diagnosed in women over 45 who haven’t had a period for more than a year. Any bleeding from the vagina after this needs to be checked by a GP.

See a GP if you have postmenopausal bleeding, even if:

  • it’s only happened once
  • there’s only a small amount of blood, spotting, or pink or brown discharge
  • you don’t have any other symptoms
  • you’re not sure if it’s blood

Postmenopausal bleeding isn’t usually serious, but can be a sign of cancer. Cancer is easier to treat if it’s found early.

What happens at your GP appointment

Your GP should refer you to hospital or a special postmenopausal bleeding clinic for further tests.

If you’re over 55, you shouldn’t have to wait more than 2 weeks to see a specialist. If you’re under 55, you may have to wait longer.

What happens at your hospital or clinic appointment

A specialist, who may be a nurse, will offer you tests to help find out what’s causing the bleeding and plan any necessary treatment.

The tests may include:

  • a small device being placed in your vagina to scan for any problems (vaginal ultrasound scan)
  • an examination of your pelvis and vagina
  • a thin, telescope-like camera being passed up your vagina and into your womb to look for any problems (a hysteroscopy) and to take a tissue sample (biopsy) for testing – under local or general anaesthetic
Having a pelvic examination

Causes of postmenopausal bleeding

There can be several causes of postmenopausal bleeding.

The most common causes are:

  • inflammation and thinning of the vaginal lining (atrophic vaginitis) or womb lining (endometrial atrophy) – caused by lower oestrogen levels
  • cervical or womb polyps – growths that are usually non-cancerous
  • a thickened womb lining (endometrial hyperplasia) – this can be caused by hormone replacement therapy (HRT), high levels of oestrogen or being overweight, and can lead to womb cancer

Less commonly, postmenopausal bleeding is caused by cancer.

Treatment for postmenopausal bleeding

Treatment depends on what’s causing your bleeding.

 

See attached link for more info.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/post-menopausal-bleeding/

This information is provided for purpose of education, anyone with the symptoms should consult their general practitioner first.

Dr. Nicole Durham Focuses on Menopause at the Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference October 7, 2018

Profile

Dr. Nicole Durham

Dr Nicole Durham attended The Lodge School before starting her medical training at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Jamaica in 2000 .During her training she attained honors in anatomy, physiology and pharmacology and completed one area of training at St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto,Canada and Queen Elizabeth Hospital ,Barbados.

In 2003/2004 she was awarded the Edmund Cohen (Undergraduate) Scholorship for academic merit in MBBS degree programme.

Upon completion of her Bachelor of Medicine;Bachelor of Surgery MBBS degree she was awarded as the valedictorian UWI Medical Student of the Year with The Arnott Cato Foundation award 2005 and Barbados Association of Medical practitioners prize for best student in surgery.

She has done many research papers and presentations at the E.R Waldrond annual symposium at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital during the start of her residency programme in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 2007 to 2009.

After a short surgical journey at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Bermuda,she then returned to Jamaica to complete her Doctorate (DM) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of the West Indies , Mona Campus in 2013. She is a Fellow of the American congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Member of the international Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, American Cellular Medicine Association and European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology.

Dr Durham returned to Barbados in 2014 and has been working in private practice as the Medical Director of MacMedical Women’s Clinic ,The Barbados Family Planning Association and Brandford Taitt Polyclinic.

Currently she is a mother ,wife , and medical advisor to the Hey Vajayajay Show ,The Barbados Association of Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Better Birthing in Bim charities.

Her topic at the Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference is Menopause: Things to Consider.

Guest Speaker, Local Podiatrist Simone McConnie -Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference October 7

Guest Speaker: Simone McConnie

Simone McConnie, BSc Pod Med, MChS HPC registered (UK) is a Podiatrist trained in the UK, and has been working in Barbados since 1994.   She holds a degree in Podiatric Medicine and MBA from Durham University in 2011.  Her main clinical interest is diabetes, and wound care.

She worked at the first established Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, UK in 1993 and has been intimately involved in various projects related to promotion, education and change in diabetes care, whilst pioneering Podiatry as a new Profession in Barbados.  She has worked extensively with the International Working Group on the Diabetic foot in association with the Rotary Club of Ledbury, UK and local Rotary clubs of Barbados and the region implementing the “step by step” programme in Barbados and across the region.  A founding member and previous Trustee at the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, she currently represents Barbados on the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) and an International working group for strengthening the Podiatry profession Internationally under the auspices of her International professional body The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SOCAP).

She is a member of the American Association of Wound Care (AAWC), The Worldwide Association of Female Professionals and The President of the Barbados Association of Podiatrists. Her topic at the Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference will be Podiatric Issues in Women.