Guest Speaker at Barbados Diabetes Foundation’s Early Referral Event Dr. Valerie Baskerville-May 29


Dr. Valerie Baskerville, Podiatrist

Dr. Baskerville received her B.A. in Biology from Loyola University of Chicago. She graduated from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1993. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics  and Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPPM), Board Qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, has received her BLS Certification, and is a Certified Wound Specialist Physician of the American Board of Wound Management. She was served as a Board Member to the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) Southeast Division from 1996 to 1999 as well as a member of the MPMA Peer Review Committee and the ABPOPPM Board Certification Exam Committee. Dr. Baskerville was extensively involved in the Michigan community, including conducting health screenings for the American Diabetes Association.


Timely Referral: Early Intervention & Preventative Care in Diabetic Foot

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This medical education event will look at improving foot care and preventing ulceration through appropriate care, advice management and timely referral to the appropriate care providers. Spa technicians are key partners in the timely referral process. Although not medical professionals, spa & beauty professionals often have the opportunity to handle feet quite frequently, and if trained appropriately can play an integral part in timely referral and prevention of ulcers and other foot complications.


Guest Presenter: Dr. Valerie Baskerville, DPM, Alabama

Local presenters: Dr. Diane Brathwaite, Diabetologist; Paula Walcott, Orthotist; Amor Forde, Podiatrist; Toni Pickering, Podiatrist


Who should attend: Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, spa & beauty therapists, other interested persons.


Topics include:

Overview of The Diabetic Foot Pathology and Screening: Screening Exam (Practical) and Common Foot anomalies, Toni Pickering, Podiatrist

Biochemanics of the Diabetic Foot, Amor Forde, Podiatrist

The Role of the Orthotist, Paula Walcott, Orthotist

The Diabetic Foot in the Beauty Clinic, Jennifer Husbands-Browne, Local Aesthetician

Best Practices & Timely Referral in the Spa Setting: Dialogue Between the Podiatrist & Spa Technician, Dr. Baskerville & Jennifer Husbands-Browne,  Aesthetician

Overview of Diabetic Foot Care and Guidelines for Referral in an American practice, Dr. Valerie Baskerville, DPM


$50 – All participants

$25 – Student participants with ID



Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

A&B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church

Payment Pick Up: Nicole – 253-9384 (call or text)



Guest Speaker Dr.Michael Boynes Tobago Diabetes Conference-May 2018

Dr. Michael Boynes


Screenshot_20180512-223219.jpgMichael Boyne is a Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies and an Honorary Consultant at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

After receiving his medical degree (MB.BS) from the University of the West Indies he went on to complete residency in Internal Medicine and then a 3-year fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and Edinburgh.


Guest Speaker Hélène Charlebois-Tobago Diabetes Conference 2018




Hélène Charlebois is a Registered Dietitian-Nutrition Consultant in Ottawa with over 25 years experience in helping patients/clients improve their health, at any age, shape or size.Her clients call her their health coach, helping them acheive personal lifestyle beliefs.

As a seasoned public speaker at various events & conferences, Hélène offers workshops across Canada & Barbados, teaching other healthcare professionals (now over 2500 individuals) her weight management strategies for successful & sustainable health. Her full-day workshops receive rave reviews!

Many nutrition & food companies seek Hélène’s expertise as a nutrition spokesperson. She often appears on TV, radio, in magazines, newspapers and on line. You can view clips or YouTube – Google Hélène.

Guest Speaker Dr. James Doucet-Battle Tobago Diabetes Conference May 19-20, 2018




Dr. James Doucet-Battle

Dr. Doucet-Battle is an Assistant Professor in Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz.  He has a Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley/University San Francisco.

His research interests include health disparities, race, and medicine; power, subject-making, and citizenship; ethnography, political economy, grounded theory: diasporic and transnational Africa.


“The Question of Herbs and Type 2 Diabetes: A Study in Cultural vs. Professional Competence in One Diasporic Community”

Tobago Diabetes Conference May 19-20, 2018-Guest Speaker-Dr. Lawrence Harkless




Dr. Lawrence Harkless -A Pioneer in Podiatric Medicine


Dr. Lawrence Harkless is known for his work in the entire spectrum of diabetic foot and lower extremity amputation prevention. He is currently the Founding Dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Professor of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery and Biomechanics Western University of Health Sciences. He has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as an Outstanding Educator receiving the ADA Educator of the Year and the Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award, respectively.



Social History risk prioritization and the Pathobiology of Type 2 complications in Diabetes and Wound care  “ Toe Flow and Metabolic Know”

The role of Prevention in saving Limbs



Hi Everyone!

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc has some exciting medical conferences coming up.

Hosted by Barbados Family Planning Association

We kick off this summer with 2nd Annual Sexual Reproductive Health Conference -June 23, 2018



Staying In the Game From Prevention to Performance June 30-July 1, 2018

Hosted by The Barbados Sports Medicine Association

Early Registration extended to May 31!



Later in the year, there will be the “The Business of Health” Workplace Wellness to Improve Productivity, Behavioural Change & Reduce Health Care Cost -October 10, 2018

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