Emergency Medicine Conference & Workshop Sept 16-17

Emergency Medicine Conference & Workshop

Presented by the

Caribbean Emergency Medicine Association (Barbados)

 Saturday, September 16 – Sunday, September 17, 2017

Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre

UWI Cavehill, St. Michael, Barbados

Emergency medicine is the medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of unforeseen illness or injury. It encompasses a unique body of knowledge as set forth in the “Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine.” The practice of emergency medicine includes the initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care among multiple providers, and disposition of any patient requiring expeditious medical, surgical, or psychiatric care. (ACEP 2015)


During this 2-day, continuing medical education event, speakers and facilitators will explore clinical presentations associated with high-risk diagnoses that are commonly seen outside the hospital and referred to the ED. In addition, participants will be invited to panel and plenary discussions focused on improved access and utilization of emergency services with the aim of improving continuity of care bilaterally “from the office to the ED”.

The lectures on Day 1 cover topics that range from asthma to abdominal pain to soft tissue infections and more. The objective is to explore clinical management of these conditions on presentation to primary-, urgent- and emergency-care facilities.

The guest speakers will be Canadian Professor M. J. Bullard who will present on the topic Which of your elderly patients is really sick?and Dr. Rhonda Hutson, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, UWI, Jamaica. Dr. Hutson will speak on “Managing the Ill Patient in your Office”.

The workshops of Day 2, will afford registrants the opportunity to actively participate in practical sessions on wound care management, interpretation of ECGs and X-rays in trauma and the application of splints, bandages and dressings.

The Caribbean Emergency Medicine Association (Barbados) welcomes physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and other allied health professionals from Barbados, the Caribbean and International community to attend this medical education event.  CPE credit will be available.


Saturday, Sept 16, 2017

 Emergency Medicine Conference – Day 1



Registration Fee

BDS$175/ USD$87.50 – Physicians

$125/ USD$62.50 – Nurses & Allied Health

$100/ USD$50 – Students



Time Topic Presenter
830AM Opening Remarks UWI Representative
8.40-9.10 Fever & Body Pains Dr. Michael Charles, General Practitioner, Elcourt Clinic
9.10-9.40 Soft Tissue Infections Dr. Makeba Brooks, Emergency Physician, Urgent Care Mobile
9.40-10.10 Red Flags in Abdominal Pain Dr. Rawle Springer, Consultant Emergency Physician, QEH), Associate Lecturer (UWI), FMH Emergency Medical Clinic


10.10-10.30 Break  
10.30-11.00 As the World Turns Dr. Reginald King, Emergency Physician, Consultant (QEH) and Senior Lecturer (UWI), FMH Emergency Medical Clinic
11.00-11.30 A Shift in the Life of an ED Triage Nurse Ms. Tracy Davis, Registered Nurse, Accident & Emergency Department, QEH
11.35-12.15 Which of your elderly patients is really sick? Prof. M. J. Bullard, Guest Speaker, University of Alberta, Canada
12.15-12.30 Discussion/ Special Presentation  
12.30-1.30 Lunch  
1.30-2.00 Venous Thromboembolism: A Modern Approach Dr. Babatunde Oredein, Emergency Physician, QEH
2.00-2.30 All that Wheezes isn’t asthma Dr. Samantha Drakes, Chief Resident, EM Programme (UWI), QEH
2.30-3.10 Managing the Ill Patient in your Office Dr. Rhonda Hutson, Consultant Emergency Physician, UHWI, Jamaica
3.10-3.20 Break  
3.20-4.20 Panel Discussion: Challenges and Concerns with transferring patients to the AED


Moderator: Dr. Chaynie Williams, Emergency Physician, SCMC, Consultant & HOD, AED, QEH
4.20-4.30PM Closing Remarks/ Vote of Thanks Dr. Claudia Martindale, Emergency Physician/General Practitioner, Elcourt Clinic & QEH


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Emergency Medicine Conference – Day 2 – Workshops



Registration Fee

$125/ USD$62.50 – All participants

$100/ USD$50 – Students


Time Workshops
9.00-10.30 Plenary Session: Getting from the Office to the ED: the experience of those healthcare professionals referring patients for emergency care – A survey and discussion  

Moderator: Dr. David Byer

10.30-10.45 Break: Time allocated for participants to locate and settle in workshops
10.45-12.15 *Wound Care &

Suturing Techniques

(Limited Numbers)


3 hrs



Interpretation of ECGs

1.5 hrs

Interpreting X-rays in Trauma

1.5 hrs

Application of Splints, Bandages & Dressings

1.5 hrs

12.15-12.30 Break: Time allocated for participants to locate and settle in workshops
12.30-2.00 Interpretation of ECGs

1.5 hrs

Interpreting X-rays in Trauma

1.5 hrs

Application of Splints, Bandages & Dressings

1.5 hrs

*The wound care workshop is 3 hours long is limited to 25 persons only.

– The ECG, X-ray and Splints workshops are repeated at 11.30am

– Workshop registration is offered on a first come, first-serve basis.

About the Workshops

ECG – Dr. Anne-Marie Cruickshank, Emergency Physician and General Practitioner, Associate Lecturer (UWI)

  • What is ECG
  • What is normal/ abnormal
  • Practical Application

 Wound Care & Suturing Techniques – Dr. Bandele Majekodunmi, Emergency Physician

  • Suturing techniques
  • How to use adhesives
  • Wound closures

 Interpreting X-rays in Trauma – Dr. Sunil Rao, Emergency Physician

  • Introduction to reading X-rays in trauma
  • Practical interpretation of trauma X-rays

 Splints, Bandages & Dressings – Dr. David Byer, Consultant Emergency Physician, Associate Lecturer (UWI)

  • The application of splints, bandages and dressings in emergency situations




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