This event has been moved from 24 October 2021 to 7 November 2021, 3pm.
Dentistry Meets Medicine
New Date: Sun, 7 November 2021, 3.00pm-6.00pm
Online via ZOOM
Over many years of research and evidence-based practice, we have discovered the intimate connection between oral health and overall health. We know that periodontal disease has been linked to the development of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Pregnant women with severe gum infection are at risk of developing pre-eclampsia. This CME explores the dental issues that may arise in particular disease states and vice versa.
Topics include: Cardiac Disease & Periodontal Disease, Effect of Chemotherapy on Dentally Sound Teeth, Diabetes and Dental Health and more. Speakers include Dr. Pamela Phillips, Dentist, Dr. Kay Goring, Cardiologist and other specialists. CPE credit available.
Target: General Practitioners, Dentists, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals
A distinguished medical professional, Dr. José Pablo Gutiérrez Schwanhauser is the Head of Pneumology Service at the National Children’s Hospital in San José, Costa Rica for the past twenty-five years. During his employment at the medical facility, he filled the role of Head of Therapy since 1998 and worked as Head of Paediatric from 1990-1992. He has taught at CENDEISSS San José, Costa Rica from Resident professor since 2000. Dr.Gutiérrez Schwanhauser holds three Master’s degrees in Public Health, Health and Medicine Economics, Paediatrics, Paediatric Pneumology and Paediatric General. He has conducted research in the area of asthma with his most recent work, SAKURA AZ Study, Symbicort (for asthma in adolescents and adults) – Phase III 2008 to date and Novartis Study – MENACWY Conjugate Vaccine to be administered with routine childhood vaccines in healthy infants- Phase III October 2009 to present.
His topic at the Asthma Workshop, Part 2- Paediatric Asthma on Sunday, October 3, 2021 is “What not to do in Asthma”?
A 2016-2017 recipient of the Chevening scholarship, Dr. Jerónimo Espinosa is the respiratory Medical Manager & MSL Leader at GSK Argentina. He started his career in Outpatient care at Johns Hopkins Hospital in USA and CEMIC University Hospital in Argentina. It was at the CEMIC University that he completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He also gained experience at Shire Pharmaceuticals Argentina and King’s College London.
Dr. Espinosa published several papers with his medical colleagues including “Asthma Patients’ and Physicians’ Perspectives on the Burden and Management of Asthma (APPaRENT)”.
At the Asthma Workshop 1 scheduled for September 26, his topic is “Adult Asthma Management >12 years.
These asthma workshops are designed to enhance the asthma management skills of health professionals. Workshop 1 focuses on the management of adult asthma while Workshop2 focuses on the management of paediatric asthma. Topics include: how to properly diagnose asthma, treatment of acute asthma attacks, updates and review of treatment guidelines, appropriate medication selection, correct use of inhalers, cases and more. These CMEs will be delivered via a series of lectures and practical sessions inclusive of case studies. Presenters include local, regional and international pulmonologists, paediatricians and other specialists.
Target: General practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, other allied health professionals.
4th Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference
Sunday, 31 October 2021 – 3.00PM-6.30PM
Online via Zoom
Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. presents the 4th Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference.
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 2021 conference includes a variety of sexual and reproductive health topics presented by Barbadian OBGYNs, Urologists and Mental Health professionals. Topics include Psychological Aspects in the Gynaecological Patient, Sexual Dysfunction and Intimacy and other related medical and mental issues.
Target: Health care providers, social workers, counsellors and other sexual & reproductive health stakeholders are invited to attend. CPE credit available.
Over many years of research and evidence-based practice, we have discovered the intimate connection between oral health and overall health. We know that periodontal disease has been linked to the development of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Pregnant women with severe gum infection are at risk of developing pre-eclampsia. This CME explores the dental issues that may arise in particular disease states and vice versa. Topics include: Cardiac Disease & Periodontal Disease, Effect of Chemotherapy on Dentally Sound Teeth, Diabetes and Dental Health and more.
Target: General Practitioners, Dentist, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals
Molecular Intervention in Cancer: Is the Caribbean Ready?
Sunday, 7 November 2021, 3.00pm-6.00pm
Online via ZOOM
This CME explores how molecular studies impact cancer treatment, reducing the need for chemotherapy, improving patient outcomes, incorporating biogenetics into treatment and more. Topics include: Intro to Immunogenetics, Translational Immunogenetics and Cancer Medicine, Application in Cancer Treatment, case studies and more. Local and international speakers. CPE credit available.
This public education event looks at various new cancer therapies, how they affect the body and why they are needed. Topics include treatment and cures for cancers that have spread, foundational medicine therapies and more. This is a public education event. All are invited to attend.
Since 2017, the Barbados Diabetes Foundation has partnered 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.
Practical Insulin Workshop for Nurses
Sunday, 21 November 2021 2pm-6pm
Online via ZOOM
About the event
This workshop is designed to improve the knowledge and skill of nursing professionals in the management of the diabetic patient on insulin. Topics include: Timing of Insulin Initiation, Profiles & Regimens, Safe Handling & Administration, Special Considerations (Alcohol, Sick Days, Hypos etc), Practical & Case Studies, Updates and more. This workshop is offered by the Barbados Diabetes Foundation. CPE credit available.
Securing the future of our Children through Nutrition
28 November 2021, 3.00pm-6.00pm
Online via ZOOM
Free event – must register.
Target: All health care professionals.
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 paediatric nutrition, making the health care provider aware of the crisis related to malnutrition and obesity. 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
Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. x Canopy: The NIH-Funded Medical Spanish Courses
Through the establishment of this partnership, Hibiscus Health and Canopy intend to work together to raise awareness in the healthcare community about the communication barrier, to equip frontline clinicians and administrative professionals alike with highly effective tools, and to ultimately elevate the quality of care for the underserved communities.
CanopyLearn Medical Spanish Online Courses are tailored for medical use and developed for the busy schedules of healthcare professionals. Medical topics have been spread across all three levels, covering major medical treatments of both physical and mental health as well as general knowledge to various medical specialties.
The wide spectrum of medical topics is the perfect learning resource not only for Medical students or Nursing students, but also healthcare professionals in different specialties including Medical Doctors(MD), Doctor of Osteopathic(DO), Physician Assistants(PA), Registered Nurses(RN), and Pharmacists.
Guest Speaker at The Heart and Stroke of Barbados’ Hypertension 101 for Healthcare Practitioners
Dr. Arianne Harvey is an internist who has been practicing in Barbados for the last seven years. Dr Harvey studied medicine at the University of the West Indies and completed her postgraduate training at Yale University. Currently she is consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and lecturer at the University of the West Indies. She also runs her own private practice. Most recently Dr Harvey has been supporting the COVID- 19 response by sitting on several advisory groups, while continuing care of patients admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Dr Soyombo is a Non-Invasive Cardiology Specialist. She currently works as a Consultant within the Department of Cardiovascular Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is the founder of Healthy Heart Inc, on River road, St Michael; a practice dedicated to the early prevention, diagnoses and management of heart disease.
She completed her Internal Medicine training in 2006 at Cornell University/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. This was followed by Fellowship training in Cardiology at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. She started her practice at Heart and Vascular Associates in New Jersey where she was Director of the Echocardiography lab. She served as Attending Physician at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center where she was involved in medical education, and as a Consultant at other area hospitals.
She was sponsored by the National Institute of Health to take part in community research at the Chronic Diseases Research Center under Sir Henry Fraser at the time. She followed that with an elective at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Her positive experiences drew her back to Barbados, where she returned to practice in 2017. Her interest lies in the early prevention of heart disease as well as management of heart failure.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in General Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac CT and a licensed Registered Vascular Physician.
She is an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys running, biking and swimming.
What a year! Covid-19 has changed EVERYTHING but Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. has managed to put together a few events with our partners. We hope you can join us in November, get your CME credits and learn something to make your pratice and your patients even better!
On November 15, 2020 from 9.30am to 1.00pm we will be hosting an “Introduction to Insulin Workshop” with a focus on “Safe Use and Management.” This will be a face-to-face event at the 3Ws Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael and all Covid-19 protocols will be enforced. The seating will be at individual desks and each person will have their own desk space to safely engage at the workshop. This event is being done in collaboration with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation. The cost is BDS$60.00.
Students are BDS$30.00
The Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium
On November 19, 2020, 6.30pm the Barbados Diabetes Foundation will be hosting the Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium.
Since 2017, the BDF has partnered with the University of the West Indies to honour the legacy of the late Dr. Oscar Jordan, Chairman and co-founder of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, via a medical symposium focusing on various aspects of diabetes.
Persons living with diabetes have the highest risk of developing cardiovascular disease including myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias and strokes. We also know that silent myocardial ischemia and infarctions are also common in this population of patients. Aggressive control of diabetes is key to avoiding or delaying the onset of cardiovascular disease, however active screening in select group of patients as recommended by the American Diabetes Association is also paramount and will reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease. Consultant Cardiologist Dr. Remi Soyombo is the featured speaker of the Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium and will explore this topic in more depth as she presents on “The Diabetic Heart”. This is a FREE virtual event and registration is required.
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing at an alarming rate across the Caribbean. The presence of hyperglycemia, neuropathy, angiopathy, and immune paresis predispose these patients to infections of the lower limbs.
Foot infections are the number one cause of hospital admission to the surgical floors in Caribbean public hospitals and of amputations which frequently result in mortality.
This interactive CME focuses on educating the HCP on proper screening and management of diabetic foot.
Topics: The high risk patient, diabetic infections, chronic diabetic wounds, vascular problems in the diabetic patient, charcot foot disease, foot sreening in the GP office & more.
Presenters: Dr. Steven Wells, Podiatric Surgeon (USA); Dr. Duane Hall, Wound Surgeon (USA); Dr. Nixon, Diabetologist/ Internist (USA).
Hypertension is one of the main risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases, such as Ischemic heart disease and stroke, the 2 top causes of death and Barbados and worldwide. Yet, multiple studies consistently show that BP is under-diagnosed and under-treated. This webinar focuses on management of hypertension, from diagnosis, to lifestyle modification, to drug therapy.
Topics include: Protocols for BP Management, Guidelines, Case Studies, Motivational Interviewing, Dietary Management, Exercise & more.
Target: General Practitioners, Nurses, other Health Professionals
Presenters: Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist; Dr. Arianne Harvey, Internist; Dr. Kenneth Connell, Internist/ HTN Specialist.
Cost: $60.00 (USD$30.00)
Students are $30.00 (USD 15.00)
Registration confirmed on payment.
Payment pick-up Barbados: 253-9384 Nicole (call or whatsapp)