New Date! Nov 24! – BFPA’s Annual Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference

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

10AM-5PM

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.

Topics will delve into several aspects of men’s health and include:

  1. Subfertility in Men: Why Are Sperm Counts dropping
  2. Men’s Mental Health and the Destigmatization of Psychotherapy in men
  3. Testicular Cancer
  4. Sex Drive as an Indicator for Cardiovascular Health
  5. Minimally Invasive Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  6. Male Contraception with a focus on vasectomy
  7. Prostate Health: Updates in Screening and Management of Prostate Cancer.
  8. STIs: Atypical presentation in males

The full programme will be announced.

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

Pre-registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Physicians:                          $160

Nurses/ Allied Health:      $110

Students:                             $65

Payment Locations: www.ticketpal.com

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church

Trauma Informed Healthcare Seminar & Workshop 7 Dec 2019

Trauma-informed Healthcare Conference

Saturday, 7 December 2019

3W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

10am-5pm

The CDC statistics on abuse and violence in the United States are sobering. They report that one in four children experiences some sort of maltreatment (physical, sexual, or emotional abuse). One in four women has experienced domestic violence. In addition, one in five women and one in 71 men have experienced rape at some point in their lives — 12% of these women and 30% of these men were younger than 10 years old when they were raped. This means a very large number of people have experienced serious trauma at some point in their lives.

Medical exams by definition can feel invasive. They often involve asking sensitive questions, examining intimate body parts, and sometimes delivering uncomfortable — even painful — treatments. So, it is important that healthcare providers are mindful of the fact that so many people come to that healthcare interaction with a history of trauma.

“Trauma-informed care is defined as practices that promote a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing. A medical office or hospital can be a terrifying experience for someone who has experienced trauma, particularly for childhood sexual abuse survivors. The perceived power differential, being asked to remove clothing, and having invasive testing can remind someone of prior episodes of abuse. This can lead to anxiety about medical visits, flashbacks during the visit, or avoidance of medical care.”

This conference explores trauma-informed care and what it might look like in the healthcare setting. It is designed to assist the healthcare practitioner in being mindful of the patient’s (potential) past trauma and how this might affect the HCP-Patient interaction. Various types of mental and physical trauma will be explored and how this may affect disease burden.

The overall goal is for health care providers to recognize that many patients have a history of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, as well as serious illnesses and negative experiences in the medical setting, and to learn to respond with empathy and understanding.

Who should attend: all health care providers, social workers, trauma-workers

Guest Speakers:

  • Rhonda Hutson, DM, MS, Consultant, University Hospital of the West Indies, Associate Lecturer and Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Medicine Division, UWI-Mona
  • Listy Thomas, Associate Professor of Medical Sciences, Netter School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University,Emergency Medicine Physician, St. Vincent’s Hospital
  • Amber Kelly, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Quinnipiac University
  • Pat Seale, Clinical Psychologist, Director BPW Emergency Shelter
  • Others to be announced

Topics include:

  • Trauma and violence
  • Implementing trauma and violence informed approaches
  • Models of emergency healthcare response and referral
  • Weaving trauma informed care into the clinical skills
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Workshop: Imagining trauma-inform care in your context
  • Impact on service provides – helping the helpers
  • Intimate Partner Violence: Screening, Diagnosing and Reporting
  • Local resources – police, social services, shelters, healthcare etc

Full programme to be announced

Registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 246-253-9384/ 269-683

Contribution: BDS$100 – general participants: BDS$ 50 – Students

Payment Locations:

www.ticketpal.com

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Ch Ch

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

Payment pick-up: 246-253-9384

Annual Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference 2019: Focus on Men

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

Saturday, 16 November 2019

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

10AM-5PM

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.

Topics will delve into several aspects of men’s health and include:

  1. Subfertility in Men: Why Are Sperm Counts dropping
  2. Men’s Mental Health and the Destigmatization of Psychotherapy in men
  3. Testicular Cancer
  4. Sex Drive as an Indicator for Cardiovascular Health
  5. Minimally Invasive Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  6. Male Contraception with a focus on vasectomy
  7. Prostate Health: Updates in Screening and Management of Prostate Cancer.
  8. STIs: Atypical presentation in males

The full programme will be announced.

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

Pre-registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Physicians:                          $160

Nurses/ Allied Health:      $110

Students:                             $65

Payment Locations: www.ticketpal.com

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

 

 

 

Paediatric Health Seminar & Workshop – 15 Sept 2019

Paediatric Health Seminar & Workshop

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 10:00AM-5:00PM

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

Children represent the wealth of tomorrow’s society and nation. From nutrition to asthma to mental health, these issues all play an important role in the child’s proper health and development. This seminar is designed to highlight some of the current issues in paediatric health today. Topics will explore mental health issues, antibiotic use, speech, child safety and more, delivered by a mixture of local paediatricians, mental health professionals, dietitians, nurses and other specialists. Special workshops on nutrition and asthma will be featured. All health professionals are welcomed. CPE credit is available.

Draft Programme

Time Topic Speakers
10:00 Opening Remarks Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician
10:05-10.35 Recognising the Ill Child Dr. Kandamaran Krishnamurthy, Paediatrician
10.35-11.05 Vaccine Hesitancy Dr. Karen Broome, Senior Medical Officer of Health
11.05-11.35 Common Paediatric Orthoapaedic Problems Dr. Tamara Nancoo, Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

11.35-11.45- COFFEE BREAK
11.45-12.15 Judicious Use of Anti-biotics/ Anti-biotic Stewardship in Paediatrics TBA
12.15-1.00 Nutrition Workshop

–       Underweight Child

–       Overweight Child

–       Picky Eater

–       Weaning

–       -Cases

Stacia Whittaker, Registered Dietitian
1.00-2.00 LUNCH
2.00-2.35 Child Abuse Protocols:

– SCAN- Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect

– Role of the HCP

– Increasing Surveillance & Sensitization

 

Dr. Sophia King, Paediatrician
2.35-3.05 Child Safety Practices: choking, car seats and other hazards Dr. Michelle Lashley, Paediatrician
3.05-3.35 The Child Who is Not Speaking Well Ms. Cheryl Mapp, Speech Language Pathologist
3.35-3.45 COFFEE BREAK  
3.45-4.15 Mental Health: Poor School Performance – When Do You Need to Refer? Dr. Elizabeth Rochester, Psychiatrist
4.15-5.00 Asthma Workshop:

–       Proper Diagnosis

–       Inhaler Use

–       Protocols

–       Cases

Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician & Team

Registration:

http://www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

$160 – Physicians

$110 – Nurses & Allied Health

$65 – Students

Payment: 

http://www.ticketpal.com

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton Centre, Christ Church

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. Jmaes

Payment Pick-Up: 253-9384 (Nicole)

Insulin Management in Diabetes Part 2 – Seminar & Workshop – 3 Nov 2019

Insulin Management in Diabetes – Seminar & Workshop Part 2

Sunday, 3 November 2019 – 9:00AM-5PM

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

This workshop is part two of a series of insulin management workshops designed to improve the knowledge and skill of the health care professional managing the diabetic patient on insulin. It is designed for general practitioners, nurses and other allied health professionals involved in Diabetes Management.

 

Draft Programme

 

Time Topic Speaker
9:00-9:05 Welcome and Objectives Chairperson
9:05-9:35 Review of Insulin Profiles and Regimens. GP
9:35- 10:05 Nutrition Considerations with Insulin Use

Portion Control, Serving Sizes, Carbohydrate Counting

Nutritionist
10:05-10:35 Nutrition- Practical Nutritionist
10:35-10.50 Morning Break
10:50-11:20 Theory: Knowing Your Insulin Options and Interpreting Blood Glucose Profiles in Client on Insulin DSN 1
11:20-11:50 Interactive Case Based Practical: Glucose Profile Interpretation Diabetologist
11:50-12:20 Theory: Starting and Adjusting Insulin in Community Setting DSN 2
12:20-12:50 Case Based Practical: Insulin Initiation:Timing, Adjustment and Follow Up Post Initiation

(Practical Approach)

DSN 2
12:50-1:40 Lunch
1:40-2:10 Considerations for Insulin Use in Various Settings:

Exercise, Travel and Drug Use

GP
2:10-2:35 Introduction to Insulin Sensitivity, Insulin to Carb Ratios, and Flexible Prandial DSN 1
2:35-2:40 Short Break
2:40-3:10 Insulin Therapy Young Children Paediatrician
3:10-3:50 Managing Insulin Therapy  in The Unwell Type 1 in The Community Setting DSN 2
3:50- 4:10 Other Considerations:

Insulin Use with Orals and Non Insulin Injectables

Diabetologist
4:10 -4:30 Knowing When To Refer Diabetologist
4:30- 4:50 Type 1 Diabetes Registry Paediatrician
4:50-5:00 Close

 

Registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

$150 – Physicians

$100 – Nurses & Allied Health

$50 – Students

 

Payment:

www.ticketpal.com

Select Ticketpal Outlets:

Origin Boutique – Limegrove, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton Centre, Christ Church

Payment Pick-up: Call or whatsapp Nicole – 246-253-9384

 

Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference – 6 Oct 2019

Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference

Sunday, 6 October 2019, 10AM-5PM

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

The Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference focuses on women’s health issues in Barbados, the Caribbean and beyond. The health of women determines the health of the nation and special attention must be given to this aspect of health.

This year’s conference will feature a potpourri of topics focusing on Gynecological Health, Mental Health and General Health which include:

  • Endometriosis – A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Managing PCOS
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • When to Refer to the Gynaecologist
  • Menopause
  • Terminations of Pregnancy (in the GP Office?)
  • Podiatric Issues in Women
  • Pain

 

Full programme to be announced.

Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and other interested persons are invited to attend.  CPE credit is available.

Registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbean.eventbrite.com

$180 – Physicians

$130 – Nurses & Allied Health

$75 – Students

 

Payment:

www.ticketpal.com

Select Ticketpal Outlets:

Origin Boutique – Limegrove, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton Centre, Christ Church

Payment Pick-up: Call or whatsapp Nicole – 246-253-9384

Paediatric Health Seminar & Workshop Sun, 15 Sept 2019

Paediatric Health Seminar & Workshop

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 10:00AM-4:00PM

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

Children represent the wealth of tomorrow’s society and nation. From nutrition to asthma to mental health, these issues all play an important role in the child’s proper health and development. This seminar is designed to highlight some of the current issues in paediatric health today. Topics will explore mental health issues, antibiotic use, speech, child safety and more, delivered by a mixture of local paediatricians, mental health professionals, dietitians, nurses and other specialists. Special workshops on nutrition and asthma will be featured. All health professionals are welcomed. CPE credit is available.

Seminar Directors: Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician/ Dr. Michelle Lashley, Paediatrician

Draft Programme

Time Topic Speakers to be confirmed
30 mins Recognising the Ill Child TBA, Paediatrician
30 mins Seizure- When is it significant?

–       Febrile vs Afebrile

TBA, Neurologist

 

30 mins Judicious Use of Anti-biotics/ Anti-biotic Stewardship in Paediatrics Prof. Anne St. John, Paediatrician
30 mins Child Safety Practices: choking, car seats and other hazards Dr. Michelle Lashley, Paediatrician
30 mins Vaccine Hesitancy Dr. Karen Broome, Senior Medical Officer of Health
30 mins Child Abuse Protocols:

– SCAN- Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect

– Role of the HCP

– Increasing Surveillance & Sensitization

 

TBA, Pediatrician
30 mins The Child Who is Not Speaking Well Cheryl Mapp, Speech Language Pathologist
30 mins Mental Health: Poor School Performance – When Do You Need to Refer? TBA, Psychiatrist
45 mins Asthma Workshop:

–       Proper Diagnosis

–       Inhaler Use

–       Protocols

–       Cases

Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician & Team
45 mins Nutrition Workshop

–       Underweight Child

–       Overweight Child

–       Picky Eater

–       Weaning

–       Cases

TBA, Registered Dietitian

 

 

Pre-registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevent.eventbrite.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Physicians:                          $160

Nurses/ Allied Health:      $110

Students:                             $65

Payment Locations: www.ticketpal.com

Origin Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton Centre, Christ Church

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Payment Pick-Up: Nicole: 246-253-9384 (call or text)

Heart of a Woman: Wellness Seminar for 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 brea

  •  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

 

Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium June 27, 5pm @ UWI

The Barbados Diabetes Foundation presents the

3rd Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium 2019 – CME Seminar

“Approaches to Diabetes Prevention: A New Paradigm of Care”

Guest Speaker: Dr. Simone Spence, Director of Health Promotion & Protection Branch in the Ministry of Health & Wellness, Jamaica

Thursday, 27 June 2019

5.00-6.30pm Pre-event Cocktail, 6.30-9.00pm Lecture

Lecture Theatre 4, CLICO Building, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael

~Free Event ~ Must RSVP~

Event Brief

The Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium is held to observe the life and work of the late Oscar Jordan, Endocrinologist and co-founder of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation. Dr. Jordan worked tirelessly to promote the highest quality of health care in diabetes, a major problem in Barbados and throughout the West Indies.

The 2019 event aims to highlight the need for a strong emphasis on actively addressing diabetes prevention as an area of national priority. Only such a proactive approach, which invariably will encompass measures to address obesity, metabolic syndrome and healthier lifestyle choices, will curb the tidal wave of diabetes and other NCDs Barbados is experiencing. Though known that the effort should span all ages and generations, a special emphasis will be placed on childhood obesity prevention and the lessons that can be learned from such efforts in Jamaica. Brief presentations will also be made by the Chronic Disease Research Centre, Breast Feeding and Child Nutrition Foundation and other entities.

This is a free event and health care professionals are especially invited. RSVP at http://www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or contact Hibiscus Health Caribbean at hhccmeevents@gmail.com; 246-269-6183/ 253-9384.

 

 

Programme

 

Time Agenda
5:00-6:30 Display Hall

Sponsors

Partner Associations

6:30-6:37 Opening and Address – Representative, Faculty of Medical Sciences
6:37-6:45 Address Healthy Caribbean Coalition
6:45-7:00 The multifactorial interplay between Obesity and Diabetes Prevention

Dr. Brathwaite – The Barbados Diabetes Foundation

7:00-7:15 Update on The Barbados  Diabetes Prevention Program: Pilot Findings and Challenges

Dr. Joseph Herbert – Diabetes Prevention Study

7:15-7:30 The Impact of Breastfeeding on Diabetes Prevention

Dr. Alison Bernard -The Breast Feeding and Child Nutrition Foundation of Barbados

7:30-7:45 Unhealthy weights in children: what it means for our future and theirs

Dr. Natasha Sobers- George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre

7:45-8:30 Childhood Obesity Prevention – The Jamaica Model

Dr. Simone Spence- Director of Health Promotion and Protection Branch

Ministry of Health of Jamaica

8:30-8:45 Panel Discussion
8:45-8:50 Recognition of Service Award
8:50-8:55 Presentation to Family and Speakers
8:55-9:00 Vote of Thanks and Close

Insulin Management in Diabetes: What You Need To Know – June 23

Insulin Management in Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Seminar & Workshop

Sunday, 23 June 2019, 9.30am-5.30pm

3W’s Pavilion

CPE Credit Available

This workshop is part one of a series of insulin management workshops designed to improve the knowledge and skill of the health care professional managing the diabetic patient on insulin. It is designed for general practitioners, nurses and other allied health professionals involved in Diabetes Management.

 

Programme

 

Time Topic Speaker
9:30 -10.00 Registration
10:00 -11:00 Insulin: What can we learn local evidence, history and basic sciences Dr. Diane Brathwaite, Diabetologist
11:00 -11:30 When is the Right Time to Start Insulin and Barriers To Consider Dr. Laura Lovell, GP
11.30 -12:30 Insulin Profiles & Regimens Tracey Bushell, DSN
12.30 -1:15 LUNCH
1.15   -2:05 Safe Handling and Administration of Insulin Kevamae Sobers, DSN
2.05  -3:00 The Insulin Start Checklist and Other Consideration Tracey Bushell, DSN
3.00  -3:45 Hypoglycemia Kevamae Sobers, DSN
3.45 -3:55 BREAK
3:55  -4:20 Sick Day Management Dr. Laura Lovell, GP
4:20  -5:30 Case Studies and Group Presentations Groups
5.30  -5:35 Wrap Up/ Close

Registration:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.com or hhccmeevents@gmail.com, 246-269-6183/ 253-9384

$150 – Physicians

$100 – Nurses & Allied Health Professionals

$50 – Students

Payment:

Online: www.ticketpal.com

Select TicketPal Counters:

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Ch Ch

Origin Boutique, Limegrove Centre, St. James

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Payment Pick-up: Nicole 246-253-9384 (text or call)