5th Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference

9 October 2022, 3.00-6.30pm, Online via Zoom

The goal of this CME is to provide an opportunity for information sharing of current sexual and reproductive health practices, psychosocial perspectives, patient considerations and barriers to care.

The 2022 conference focuses on Minimal Access Surgery in Gynaecology & Urology and explores laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery in Barbados, psychological aspects of a patient for surgery, PCOS and more. Presenters include Dr. John Barker, OBGYN, Dr. Bayo Ogunbiyi, OBGYN, Dr. Paul Rouse, Urologist, Mrs. Brenda Roach, Psychologist. The BFPA is working with us once again and represented by the Medical Director Dr. Rashida Daisley.  Join us as we learn more and discuss these medical and mental health issues. 


Laparoscopic prostatectomy in a Barbadian context – Dr. Paul Rouse, Urologist

Aspects of a patient for surgery – Ms. Brenda Roach, Psychologist

Overview of laparoscopy and hysteroscopy – Dr. Bayo Ogunbiyi, OBGYN

Advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic suregy – Dr. John Barker, OBGYN

PCOS – Dr. Rashida Daisley, GP

Other topics to be announced.

CPE Credits: ~ 4

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

Cost: BDS$80.00 health professionals; BDS$50.00 – students

Register: https://forms.gle/HZSkyYpWQL7N5dTB7


Online: http://www.ticketpal.com

Bank Transfer – Scotiabank: 36285-45926

Payment pick-up: 246-269-6183 call or Whatsapp Marrianne Burnham

Contact Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. for further information: hibiscushealthnetwork@gmail.com, 246-269-6183.

2022 Hibiscus Health Caribbean Events

Hello everyone. We are back this year with a few CME events that range from Diabetes to Wound Care to Cancer. Join us on our educational journey to share information to empower health professionals with the information they need to improve their craft and the outcomes for patients. Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. will update the page with more information as it comes.

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Events October – December 2022

More information: hibiscushealthnetwork@gmail.com; 246-269-6183; www.hibiscushealthcaribbean.com

October 9, 2022 3pm-6pm Online  Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health ConferenceMinimal Access Surgery in Gynaecology & Urology. Dr. John Barker, OBGYN; Dr. Cortney Yarbrough, OBGYN and Dr. Paul Rouse, Urologist ~4 CPE creditsBDS$80 – all health care professionals   Registration Link: https://forms.gle/HZSkyYpWQL7N5dTB7  
October 26-30, 2022 Location to be announcedCertified Wound Care Training  NAWCO certified training – WCC® Basic Wound Care certification Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals welcomed ~20 CPE creditsBDS$1200 https://forms.gle/KmQYbXR9Yu2mCQA66  
November 6, 2022 3Ws Pavilion 3pm-6pmCancer CMEExploring various new cancer treatments & mechanisms, improved patient outcomes and survival rates. Guest presenters from the diaspora, local oncologists and surgeons ~ 3 CPE creditsBDS$80 Registration to be opened at a later date.
November 12, 2022 9am-5pm 3Ws PavilionSTEMI Conference  ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Pathophysiology, contemporary management, Treatment outside of the hospital, other topics ~ 6 CPE CreditsBDS$180 https://forms.gle/fqZQqgiz8jkZ398h9  
November 17, 2022 5pm – 8.30pm 3Ws Pavilion  Annual Oscar Jordan Medial Symposium in association with the Barbados Diabetes FoundationPeripheral artery disease   ~ 3 CPE creditsFree event Must register
November 26-27. 2022 Location: TBA  BAMP & Barbados Diabetes Foundation ConferenceEvidence Based Medicine: Updates on Asthma, CVD, Cancer Screening, Medico-Legal Issues Diabetes Updates, Type 1 Diabetes – Management, Insulin Analogues, Diabetic Nephropathy ~ 10 CPE creditsTBA
December 4, 2022 9am – 4pm 3Ws Pavilion  Cardiovascular CMETo be announced ~ 5 CPE credits$160

Securing the Future of Our Children Through Nutrition 28 Nov, 3pm – Free CME



Online via ZOOM

Free event – must register.

Nutrition is important at every age. Childhood nutrition is of increasing concern with increasing rates of obesity, general malnutrition and early development of chronic disease. This CME explores the current situation in Barbados and the Caribbean taking a multidisciplinary approach to educate and equip the health care professional with tools to tackle and prevent this crisis. Topics include: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Weight Gain; Nutrition Psychology; Nutrition Recommendations in Children; Special Considerations in the Diabetic Child; School Nutrition Policy and more. CPE credit is available

Target: All health care professionals.

TitlePresenterTime Allocation
Moderator and Welcome Dr. Diane Brathwaite 3:00-3:02
Sponsor Welcome and Address Suleiman Bulbulia Childhood Obesity Prevention
Understanding Childhood Nutrition in the 21st Century and Its medical implications.Dr Diane Brathwaite The Barbados Diabetes Foundation3:05-3:25  
What the Evidence Says: Impact of COVID 19 pandemic on Childhood Lifestyle, and Obesity (local and international evidence)Professor Anne St. John Consultant Pediatrician Childhood Obesity Prevention Champion3:30-3:50  
Recommendations For Healthy Pediatric nutrition through the age groupsNicole Griffith (Registered Dietician) 3:55-4:15  
Sponsor Messages  
Considerations for Children Living with Diabetes In The School EnvironmentDacia Moore (child with diabetes) Diabetes Specialist Nurse Tracey Bushell4:20-4:40  
Strategies for the Creation of a Nationally Impactful School Nutrition PolicyNational Nutrition Centre4:45-5:05
Sponsor Messages
The Psychosocial and Cultural Considerations around Nutrition, Body Image and Weight in ChildrenProfessor Cheryl Vanderpool (Lecturer in Psychology) 5:10-5:30
Guest Perspectives (join in live) Panel Discussion 5:30-5:55
Online Survey 5:50- 5:55
Good Bye 5:55-6:00

Registration: https://forms.gle/48FPivU2zJ3ERLH49

Or go to www.hibiscushealthcaribbean.com

Or hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Or Call or WhatsApp 246-269-6183/246-253-9384

Sponsored by:

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Wound Care Essentials Wound Care Workshop 1 – The New Paradigm, 5 Dec 2021, 3pm

Wound Care Essentials Wound Care Workshop 1 – The New Paradigm

Sunday, 5 December 2021, 3pm to 7pm

Online via Zoom

Wound care management for healthcare professionals focusing on the basics of wound assessment, treatments, dressings and management of various types of wounds and infections, including diabetic wounds. Live demonstrations and updates on new wound treatments and technologies will be featured.


  • Dr. Steven Wells, Foot and Ankle Surgeon (USA)
  • Ottamissiah (Missy) Moore BS, RN, WCC, DWC, CHPN, Board President – National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (USA)
  • Veronica Webster, RN, Wound Care (Barbados)
  • TBA, Surgeon (Barbados)


Draft Agenda: 3pm – 7pm

Time Topic Speaker 
50 mins 1.

Introduction Definition of Wounds   Classification of wounds – acute or chronic?   Wound types    Tissue types

Missy Moore, RN
2.Common wounds and infections in BarbadosVeronica Webster, RN
3.Wound Assessment

TBA, Surgeon
4.Wound Dressings – The BasicsVeronica
5.Adjunctive Wound Therapy Negative pressure wounds Hyperbaric  Wound graftsDr. Steven Wells
6New Wound Care Paradigm Wound care therapies 21st century therapies on the horizon Biotherapy Cleansing Wound care apps Reddress eKare Inc appDr. Steven Wells
7.Live Demonstration -assessment (application) -cleaning (video – Wells) -dressing (Reddress) -measurement (Veronica live)Dr. Steven Wells Veronica Webster Team
8.Discussion/ Q&AAll panelists


BDS$75.00/ USD$37.50

Students: BDS$50.00/ USD$25.00

Registration: https://forms.gle/Ciqp4AK3teFFxoDc9

Or email hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Or Call or WhatsApp 246-269-6183/ 246-253-9384


Online:  https://secure.ticketpal.com/affiliate/hibiscushealthwebsite

Payment pick up (Barbados only) – add BDS$5.00

Call or text 246-253-9384

Bank to Bank transfer

More details: https://hibiscushealthcaribbean.com/event-registration-payment/

Sponsored by:

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Molecular Medicine in the Caribbean – The Way Forward – Nov 21, 3pm

Molecular Medicine in the Caribbean: The Way Forward

Sunday, 21 November 2021, 3pm-6pm

Audience: All health professionals (doctors, nurses, some allied health professionals)

CPE Credit


3.00Welcome RemarksMarrianne Burnham, Hibiscus Health Caribbean
3.05Introduction and Overview Pre-testMr. Ian Lewis, Onco-Surgeon/ Chairperson
3.15Optimizing Treatment with Guideline-Complete Liquid Biopsy.Dr. Edgardo Santos, Medical Oncologist
4.00What’s the new big deal about oligometastatic cancer?Dr. Anesa Ahamad, Radiation Oncologist
4.45Melanoma RecognitionDr. Andrew Forde, Dermatologist
5.15Panel: Molecular Medicine in the Caribbean – The Way ForwardAll available panelists   

Target: All health care professionals.

Cost: Free

Sponsored by GenesisCare & Guardant

Registration: https://forms.gle/3SGYpRkuMJnrauHt5

Or email hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Or Call or WhatsApp 246-269-6183/ 246-253-9384

Sponsored by:

5th Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium

Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 6pm – 8.30pm

Online via YouTuve – FREE

Event Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9vfo1LldEY

Since 2017, the Barbados Diabetes Foundation has collaborated with the University of the West Indies to honour the legacy of the late Dr. Oscar Jordan via a medical symposium focusing on various aspects of diabetes from a Caribbean perspective.

This year the focus is on “Diabetic Retinopathy”. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. Both the duration of diabetes and blood sugar control are independent risk factors for severity and progression of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is more prevalent in older age groups with long-standing disease. This lecture will zone in several aspects of this condition including treatment and prevention.

Guest speaker: Professor Tunde Peto, School of Medicine and Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queens University, Belfast

Keynote speaker: Dr. Charles Pierce, Ophthalmologist, Barbados 

No CPE credit available.

Target: Health care professionals

Registration: https://forms.gle/XU46t8uwpHZNcU6t8

Or email: hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Call or Whatsapp: 246-269-6183/ 253-9384

New Date! Nov 21 Molecular Medicine in the Caribbean.

We’ve had to change the date but we are pleased to announce the new date of Sunday, 21 Nov 2021, 3pm for the free CME “Molecular Medicine in the Caribbean: Is the Caribbean Ready”.

Featured speakers include Dr. Anesa Ahamad, Radiation Oncologist and Dr. Edguardo Santos, Medical Oncologist both based in Florida. Local and regional speakers to be announced. Chaitperson: Dr. Ian Lewis, Onco-Surgeon, Barbados.

Register via the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfo_wHInzujVVs9aSU60l6lf-lImxXjmroXFaHoexkFqSaM9A/viewform?usp=sf_link