Heart of A Woman: A Wellness Seminar Everyone (Non-Medical Persons)

‘Heart of a Woman’

Wellness Seminar for Everyone
Saturday July 13, 2019, 9AM-1PM

The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC)


Heart Disease is the #1 cause of death in Barbados. It touches everyone. From the diabetic or hypertensive, to the overweight/obese or someone with a family history, or even survivors of cancer – it leaves no one out. But do you know enough about it?  Do you know the differences between a heart attack, heart failure and cardiac arrest? Do you know how to reduce your risk? Well, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados invites you to attend an exciting Wellness Seminar set to take place on the morning of Saturday July 13th at LESC.


A Few Details: In the first session of the day, participants will sit with medical practitioners as we discuss, in simple terms, the problem of heart disease globally, and in Barbados, including its financial and societal implications. After this, the Wellness Seminar sessions begin which will explore diet and nutrition, risk factors, family history, mental health and prevention strategies. Real-life experiences of patients living with various forms of heart disease will be shared and participants will have the opportunity to interact with both patients and medical experts to answer your burning questions on heart disease. At the end of the seminar attendees will be equipped with tools to effect change in their lifestyle or workplace.


This seminar HOW2019 Wellness Seminar is for EVERYONE, and will take place from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. The cost is $125.00 per person, BDS$50.00 for students. This covers the cost of the session and coffee break

  •  Cardiovascular care

9:30        Surely, we’re doing well here in Barbados? What does Barbadian data teach us?  Professor Alafia Samuels

9:45        Panel Discussion

Marigold Room

9:55        Discussion on ‘What does it Matter?’

10:10     My heart is a house, and I need a Handyman! Patient/Physician Panel- Introduction to the heart and cardiovascular conditions. Patients will describe their symptoms. Physicians expand on these and explain actions to be taken in case of symptoms. Audience interaction welcome.

11:10     Connecting the dots: Introduction intro Life’s Simple 7. How do we reduce our risk? Cardiologist

11:15     Break                  

11:30     Eat, Drink, Move, Think: Helene Charlebois

12:00     Why You Heart is Hurting: Mental, physical and spiritual connections – the missing link: Janelle Chase Mayers

12:30     The Way Forward: A brainstorming session

13:00     Adjourn



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