Meet the Speaker: Dr. Aderemi Soyombo, Consultant Cardiologist

Aderemi Soyombo, BSc, MD, FACC

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.

November CMEs!

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.

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The Diabetic Limb Loss Crisis

The Diabetic Limb Loss Crisis

Sunday, 22 November 2020

4pm – 6pm


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).

Cost: BDS$50.00 (USD$25.00)

Students are $25.00 (USD $13.00)

Payment pick-up (Barbados): 246-253-9384



Hypertension 101 for Health Care Practitioner Hosted by: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados

Date: Sunday, 29 November 2020 Time: 3pm- 6pm Zoom – ONLINE EVENT CME credit available.

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)

Online payment:

All Hibiscus Health Caribbean Events Postponed!!

Hello Everyone,

Due to the Covid-19 measures, all Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc events have been postponed until further notice. We hope to bring you some exciting medical educational events later on in the year. Please stay safe and stay at home! Our full support goes to all the medical personnel on the front line, all the supermarket workers, security services and delivery personnel.

Diseases of the Lymphohematopoietic System

Diseases of Lymphohematopoietic System

Sunday, 19 April 2020, 10am-5pm

3Ws Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael, Barbados


About the event:


This CME offers a refresher on the Lymphohematopoietic System and some of the diseases that arise from it. The programme led by Mr. Ian Lewis, General Surgeon and Dr. Lynda Williams, Family Physician will involve a mixture of lectures, case presentations and practical sessions.


Topics include: Refresher: Anatomy and physiology of lymph nodes; General exam focusing on lymph nodes; Anaemias and management; Thrombocytes in disease; Coagulation medicine; Practical cases – diagnosing leukemia, lymphoma & other conditions.


Presenters: Local pathologists, haematologists, surgeons, general practitioners.


Target: general practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, medical and nursing students.


Registration:; 246-269-6183 (call or whatsapp)


$150 – Physicians

$100 – Nurses/ Allied Health Professionals

$75 – Students



Select Ticket Pal locations:

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church

Payment pick-up: 246-253-9384 (call/ whatsapp)

Sunday March 29, 2020 Event: Asthma Workshop at 3Ws Pavilion, UWI Cave Hill, St.Michael

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Asthma Workshop

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 10am-5pm

3Ws Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael, Barbados


About the event:


The Asthma Workshop, programme led by Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician, is designed to enhance the asthma management skills of health professionals. Topics include: how to properly diagnose asthma, adult and paediatric management of asthma, treatment of acute asthma attacks, updates and review of treatment guidelines, appropriate medication selection, correct use of inhalers, cases and more. The workshop will be delivered via a series of lectures and practical sessions. Presenters include local pulmonologists, paediatricians and other specialists.  CPE credit available.


Target: general practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, medical and nursing students.


Registration:; 246-269-6183 (call or whatsapp)


$150 – Physicians

$100 – Nurses/ Allied Health Professionals

$75 – Students



Select Ticket Pal locations:

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church

Payment pick-up: 246-253-9384 (call/ whatsapp)





Dr. Paul Rouse BFPA’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference Sunday November 24, 2019

Dr. Paul Rouse

Topic: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Dr Paul Rouse commenced his early education and medical training in Barbados and Trinidad before going to the United Kingdom where he completed his specialist training in urology. He has a Masters in Urology and has passed intercollegiate exams in Urology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England.

Dr Rouse has published many articles and made several presentations on the international medical arena in Urology.

Dr Rouse has a special interest include:

Management of LUTs/BPH
Prostate cancer diagnosis
Surgical management of prostate cancer
Kidney cancer
Bladder cancer
Laparoscopic/Robotic surgery.

Dr Rouse has considerable urology experience. He has worked as a SpecialityRegistrar and a Consultant Urologist at various NHS trusts across the UK, his most recent posting as a Consultant Urologist at Eastbourne District General Hospital and Royal Berkshire in the UK.

Dr Rouse was a Barbados scholar and is ever grateful to Barbados for his education. He was always determined to return to home to use the knowledge and experience he has gained to provide evidenced-based, patient centredone-stop care to the people of Barbados. He now looks forward to working with patients and medical colleagues to continue to provide a high standard of urological care to female, male and children patients entrusted to his care.

Marita Marshall Speaker at BFPA’s Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference Sunday November 24, 2019

Marita Marshall

Her topic: Focus on the men: Cancer Sucks! Exercise & Risk Reduction in Men

Marita qualified as a Physical Therapist six years ago and has a keen interest in sports medicine and public health education. In 2016, she completed a Masters of Sports and Biomechanical Medicine at the University of Dundee Scotland UK, three years after graduating from physical therapy school UWI Mona.

She recently opened her own business POPS- Physiotherapy & Optimal Performance services, Marita has a strong interest in the continued development of women’s sports and the physical therapy profession.

Profile Dr.Dawn Scantlebury Guest Speaker at BFPA’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference Sunday November 24, 2019

Profile: Dr. Dawn Scantlebury -Cardiologist

Topic: Gender Differences in Coronary Heart Disease

Dr. Dawn C Scantlebury completed her training in Cardiovascular Diseases, advanced echocardiography and Interventional Cardiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota in 2015. She returned to Barbados immediately following fellowship, to start the percutaneous coronary intervention programme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). She is a consultant cardiologist at the QEH, senior associate lecturer in cardiology, University of the West Indies and the medical director of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Programme of the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), and a member of the HSFB board of directors. Dr. Scantlebury’s clinical interests are interventional cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac rehabilitation. Her main research focus is cardiovascular disease in women. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians.

Updated Schedule for BFPA’s 3rd Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference Sunday November 24, 2019

BFPA’s Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference – 2019: Focus on Men

New Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019

3 W’s Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael, Barbados


The Barbados Family Planning Association presents its third annual medical conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Caribbean. The goal of this conference is to provide an opportunity for information sharing of current sexual and reproductive health practices, psychosocial perspectives, patient considerations and barriers to care.

The 2019 conference focuses on the male. According to UNFPA, men have substantial sexual and reproductive health needs, including the need for contraception, prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sexual dysfunction, infertility and male cancers. Yet these needs are often unfulfilled due a combination of factors, including a lack of service availability, poor health-seeking behaviour among men, health facilities often not considered “male-friendly,” and a lack of agreed standards for delivering clinical and preventative services to men and adolescent boys.

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

Draft Programme

Chairperson: Dr. Rashida Daisley, Medical Director, BFPA

Pre-registration: or


Physicians:                          $160

Nurses/ Allied Health:      $110

Students:                             $65

Payment Locations:

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael 

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church