“The Changing Face of Medicine” Conference Presenters

Here is an overview of the presenters for the 26-27 Nov 2022 conference at the Savannah Hotel hosted by BAMP and the Barbados Diabetes Foundation.

Dr. Sandra Bynoe, OBGYN

Dr. Bynoe has been a consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist for the past eleven years and serves as  the Medical Director of The Women’s Holistic Health Centre in Barbados. She completed her MBBS at UWI Cave Hill and obtained her Certificate of specialist training in OB/GYN from the London Deanery in the UK. Prior to returning home, where she has settled into private practice, Dr. Bynoe worked as a consultant at Darent Valley Hospital, Kent in the UK.

She is passionate about all aspects of women’s health issues but has a special interest in menopausal health, psychosexual medicine, ambulatory Gynaecology, early pregnancy and acute gynaecology and high risk obstetrics.

Dr. Bynoe is dedicated to providing a more holistic, integrative approach to women’s health; one that nurtures the mind, body and spirit. She is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the North American Menopause Society. She also holds certification as a mind, body medicine physician and menopause specialist.

Dr. Clyde Cave, Neonatologist

As a Paediatrician/Neonatologist with over thirty years’ experience in both private practice and with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Department of Paediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit who has worked extensively with both regional and international organisations, I am committed to a vision of multi-national medical collaboration for mutual growth and development. I am regionally recognised as a leader in new-born services, and have spearheaded successful programs in both this and other areas. Additionally, I have worked closely with people from diverse economic, cultural and national backgrounds, which has allowed me to develop an ethos of inclusion and empathy.

Dr. Euclid Morris MBBS, MSc, MRCGP (UK), DOccMed (UK)


Dr Euclid Morris is a practicing Physician with over 25 years’ experience in clinical
medicine. After graduating from the UWI, Dr Morris resided in the United Kingdom
where he obtained additional post-graduate qualifications in Family Medicine and
Occupational Medicine. He is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners
of the United Kingdom; a Diplomate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the
Royal College of Physicians and a member of the American Academy of Family
Physicians, Dr. Morris returned to UWI to take up a post as lecturer in Family Medicine and has
published on a range of topics relevant to clinical and academic Family Medicine. He
currently combines academic work at the University with clinical Family Medicine
practice He has no competing personal or financial interests in giving this presentation.

Dr. Ayesha Harewood

Dr. Harewood is a proud graduate of Queens College Secondary school who earned her medical degree from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. She is an executive member of the BAMP council and has been working in the public sector over the last seven years for the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Dr. Harewood recently obtained her DM in Family Medicine and has a special interest in the care of the elderly. In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with friends and family, being outdoors, hiking, cycling, swimming, running and she has a love for martial arts.

Dr. Natacha Paquette, General Surgeon

Dr Natacha Paquette BSc, MBBS, DM Surgery, Fellowship in Renal Surgery.
Born in Montréal, Canada, relocated to the Caribbean after completing a bachelors in Medical
Sciences from the University of Montréal. Completed the MBBS from the University of the West
Indies and later graduated from the DM Surgery program in Barbados. Completed a
Fellowship in Renal Surgery from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK. Presently
working as Consultant in General surgery and renal transplantation at the Queen Elizabeth
Hospital

Dr. Thierry Monod, General Manager, Servier

Dr. Anne-Marie Hasell, Pulmonologist

Dr. Kenneth Connell, Internist

Dr. Stephanie Lunn

Dr. Stephanie Lunn is Aurora’s Director of Medical Affairs, overseeing Aurora’s medical research portfolio and supporting numerous initiatives to ensure consistent and accurate messaging of cannabis science internally and externally.  Stephanie joined Aurora shortly after graduating with her PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Alberta in May 2018. Her graduate research focused on vascular physiology and pharmacology, where she investigated different compounds as novel therapies for restoring arterial function in cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and diabetes. She also holds a Bachelor of Science, with Specialization in Pharmacology from the University of Alberta.

Francis Depeiza, Lawyer

CANDIDATE FOR ST. MICHAEL NORTH

DF

Francis De Peiza is the highly committed and able candidate for St. Michael North, with a clear modern vision. His vision for the development of Barbados is rooted in the DLP philosophy of investing in people and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to solve their own problems. He believes that we must meet the new challenge of expanding our economy into a globally competitive market space by the development of creative technologies through investment in the intellect of our people, our primary resource. Barbados’ competitive advantage, given the educational platform laid by successive DLP Administrations since the 1960’s, is dependent on our willingness to invest heavily in research and development, and on developing policies to equip our people with the tools to create and master new technologies. That focus, combined with creating the environment to foster an entrepreneurial spirit is the stepping stone to personal empowerment and national competitiveness that will work to offset the ravages of unemployment and unemployability that have become the biggest problems facing Barbados in recent times. In short, the future of Barbados depends on completing the educational revolution started in 1962.

Francis is a graduate of Harrison College, Howard University, and the University of Miami. He is both a Chemical Engineer and an Attorney-at-Law and has fused these disciplines into the specialized practice of Patent Law as a partner with the law firm of Carrington and Sealey (established 1872). Francis remained a partner with the firm until his decision in September 2006 to serve the community as a candidate for the DLP in the St Michael North Constituency in the 2008 Election. Subsequent to his defeat in that election, falling 120 votes short of victory, he returned to the firm in March 2008.

In addition to being called to the Bar in Barbados, he has been a member of the New York State Bar and the American Bar Association for many years. However he currently works from his office in Barbados to provide the legal protection necessary to facilitate exploiting the cutting edge of patentable technologies, industrial design and other technological innovations. He provides services in other forms of Corporate Intellectual Property Law, Law as applied to the Internet, International Law, Trust and Estate Planning, as well as litigation and advisory services in real estate matters. Francis also provides corporate counsel to Boards which span the range of corporate services from telecommunications, banking and investment, finance and management, and charitable/service clubs.

During the past four years, Francis has served on and is currently the Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Board (QEH) guiding and supervising the DLP’s sustained commitment to the improvement of health care delivery through improved diagnostic capability and improved service. He also serves as a Trustee of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust. He has the distinction of being on the Film Censorship Board as its Deputy Chairman since 2009 and is a past Chairman of one of the National Insurance Scheme Benefits Committees. He remains an active member of the DLP and served the Party nationally and internationally as its General Secretary for the 2009-10 year.

Francis keeps his ear close to the ground in his constituency. Hence, he has reached the conclusion that the most pressing challenges facing the constituents of St. Michael North are:

  • Limited access to decent and affordable housing
  • Unemployment and underemployment
  • The high cost of living

In response he has become the patron and sponsor of several active local programmes designed to enhance personal and community development. In addition to this, he continues to work to strengthen ties between residents of St. Michael North and several other communities in order to share best practices.  Francis is married to Kerry Hall and they together look forward to being an important part of a new DLP Government that will usher in a more enterprising, dynamic, just and inclusive society in Barbados.

Sir Errol Walrond, General Surgeon

Professor Emeritus Errol Walrond began his medical career when there were few trained surgeons in Barbados. He practised general, chest and heart surgery and spent 45 years contributing to the progress of medicine in Barbados, writing over 100 publications on medical research, health policies and services, and medical ethics.

Errol Walrond, fondly known as Mickey, was born in Bridgetown, Barbados on 19th March, 1936. He attended Wesley Hall Primary School and Harrison College where he earned a Barbados Scholarship, with which he entered Guy’s Hospital Medical School in England. In his final year, the funding was cut. He had successfully completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Anatomy by that time, so he supported himself by working while studying. He completed his medical degree in 1961 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1964.

Dr Walrond returned to Barbados in 1965 as a Senior Surgical Registrar at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and became a lecturer at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica in 1968. He returned to Barbados in 1974 and became a professor in 1977. Over a period of 25 years, he served as Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados. He expanded and improved the Faculty programmes. He extended the clerkship programme, allowing the entry of students from other UWI campuses into the programme, and providing more alternatives for students choosing elective courses. Graduates were also given more options for residency training in the hospitals and the Cave Hill Campus became the only UWI campus that trained doctors in emergency medicine for many years.

Professor Walrond was the first Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on AIDS in Barbados and served from 1987 to 1994. During this time, an HIV/AIDS information centre, a telephone hotline and an HIV/AIDS management team were established. His strategy to combat the spread of the virus used television, newspapers and radio to educate the public about the spread and impact of the disease.

In 2001, Professor Walrond retired and was given the title of Professor Emeritus. He became the Founding President of the Caribbean College of Surgeons, which seeks to set standards for surgeons in the practice of surgery and surgical education. In 2004, he served as the Chairman of the newly formed Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and the Other Health Professions. In 2005, he released a book entitled Ethical Practice in Everyday Health Care.

He advises students to, “Make the best of what you have. It is you who make the place you live what you want it to be. Never let problems overwhelm you.”

Dr Chaynie Williams

Specialist Emergency Physician

Currently acting as the Director of Medical Services at the QEH

Former Head of the Accident and Emergency Department (QEH) of 10 years

Associate lecturer in Emergency Medicine with UWI.

Fulbright scholar, Instructor in the Emergency Cardiac Care program at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados in Advanced Cardiac Life Support by the American Heart Association.

Treasurer of BAMP.

Xariah Nicholls, Diabetic


Xarriah Nicholls is a 22 year old, type 1 diabetic who has been living with diabetes for over 11 years. She is a member of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s Persons living with NCDs Advisory. She is also currently working to create a space for young people living with NCDs to connect with the assistance of HCC and Healthy Caribbean Youth

Tony Kelly, Patient Advocate

British born Tony Kelly was raised in Jamaica and returned to England in 1979 living in Birmingham with his family ever since.  As a Mico Teachers’ College graduate he taught English & Religious Education in Kingston high schools. Tony worked in local & central government for 30 years before early retirement as a middle manager of equity, equality, diversity and inclusion. Among his qualifications is a Socio-Legal studies master’s degree from University of Birmingham.   

For nearly 8 years from June 2012 Tony was a Diabetes UK Community Champion devoting his time educating all communities in Britain and further afield about health and well-being in relation to diabetes, a hereditary medical condition. He is proud to have controlled his type 2 diabetes with physical activity & diet since diagnosis 17 years ago and has never taken medication, thus proving it can be done with the right mind-set, discipline and motivation. Since April 2020 Tony volunteers as Diabetes Strategic Patient Partner for NHS Birmingham & Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group and is a Diabetes Ambassador/Advocate. 

Tony is in demand for radio/television and webinar interviews about type 2 diabetes and runs free workshops. He has featured in healthy lifestyle videos with some on the internet, emphasising his positive approach in managing/controlling his diabetes. June 2018 Tony was interviewed live on BBC 2 TV at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth hospital for the 70th anniversary celebration of the National Health Service.   

July 2018  Tony delivered  diabetes sessions in Dominica  with  the London School  of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Trust, raising awareness in particular of preventable sight loss from diabetes which is rampant in Belize, St. Lucia, Jamaica and Dominica.  June 2019 he visited Canada to raise awareness of diabetes.  

Tony is a patient expert by experience with three universities as a Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) representative. He was one of two public members of the Scientific Advisory Board, United Kingdom – Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) and was involved with another COVID-19 research project led by Dr.  Ian Maidment, Aston University on community pharmacy literature review. He averages 140+ diabetes community engagements per year in Britain and in 2019 did a staggering 195.  He writes bi-monthly on a range of topics for an online publication http://www.CaribDirect.com  

Pro-social modelling is Tony’s motto as without fail he takes the winter flu vaccination every year and had all the COVID-19 vaccinations.

Tony is the editor of The Domino Effect, Play Domino, Talk Prostate, Save Lives booklet written by Joan Blaney, CBE, Hon.DEd, Pamela Campbell- Morris, project initiator & Leicester University targeting the black community. The podcast has received over 3000 You Tube hits since its July 2020 launch. 

Tracey Bushell, Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Tracey Bushell RN

Diabetes Specialist Nurse 

Trained in the UK and specialized in diabetes 22 years ago. Thirteen of those years were spent working in Surrey UK, as a community-based Diabetes Specialist Nurse. 

After working voluntarily in Barbados for three months in 2007, Nurse Bushell migrated to the island in 2013, to work full time at The Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for The Caribbean. Nurse Bushell is trained to deliver various education programs in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and has extensive experience in all diabetes education, management and patient empowerment. She is also a registered nurse prescriber in her specialist field.  

Her special interest is in Type 1 diabetes and the mental health impact of diabetes. 

Dr. Emile Mohammed, Nephrologist

Dr Emile Mohammed has been a Consultant Nephrologist at Port-of-Spain General Hospital, Trinidad since 2011. Prior to this, he was a Lecturer in Medicine at the Cave Hill Campus, UWI & Head of Nephrology &Transplant Services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados and continues to care for patients with chronic kidney disease in Barbados.

He holds a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in General (Internal) Medicine and Renal Medicine from the UK, FRCP from the London College, UK and MB ChB from University of Aberdeen, Scotland.    

Currently, Dr Mohammed is the Head of Nephrology Services and acting Chief of Staff at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital but has held positions in the past including Head of the Department of Medicine, POSGH as well as the Clinical Lead for the COVID response for the Northwest Regional Health Authority during the pandemic.

Dr Mohammed is an Associate Clinical Lecturer at the St Augustine Campus, UWI, and teaching remains one of his greatest passions. In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching, he lectures to the public, primary care physicians and presents at meetings locally, regionally, and internationally. He continues work towards contributing to the progression of a twenty-first century nephrology service for the Caribbean, with much emphasis on prevention, having established and expanded dialysis services both in Barbados and Trinidad. 

Dr. Asanchia Harewood- Marshall

Dr Asanchia Harewood-Marshall is a Family Medicine specialist, having recently obtained her DM in Family Medicine from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Her interests include patient advocacy and NCD prevention, management and research, particularly with regards to diabetes and obesity. Currently she in the process of establishing her private practice while working part-time with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation and the University of the West Indies, teaching medical students. She is passionate about improving the quality of primary care in Barbados and is part of a primary care collaborative working with the Ministry of Health and Wellness towards that goal. Her nonmedical interests include conservation biology, marine ecology, and horticulture.  

Dr. Laura Lovell, GP

Dr Laura Lovell has worked with the Diabetes Foundation for the past 6 years. Her research interests are in Type 1 diabetes management and the management of the diabetic foot. She is also currently a PhD student at the UWI

Professor Margaret Anne St John   GCM MB, BS (UWI), FAAP, FRCPC.                     

Professor Anne St John  graduated from the UWI Faculty of Medical Sciences (Cave Hill Campus) completed residency training in Paediatrics in the USA and at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as a resident and in Paed ID. 

From 1981, she worked at the QEH as a Consultant, was Head of Dept for 10 years, and contributed significantly to the development of the Department of Paediatrics for almost 4 decades, retiring from the QEH post in 2018, and served  an Honorary Consultant in Paediatrics. 

She became an Hon. Professor, Child Health, in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill Campus, from 2010. {teaching paediatric skills to undergraduates, and post graduated (Paediatrics), also serving as a local and intercampus UWI examiner}. 

She has presented and authored >150 peer reviewed articles, is an international journal reviewer, and has and received multiple awards for her research and service to paediatrics. 

She has received the Rotary West Vocational award, and was a Kiwanis Awardee, and was the BAMP Awardee in 2016, as well as a national honouree- receiving a Gold Crown of Merit for her national contribution to Paediatric services to in Barbados.

She has served as a volunteer medical advisor and Crew member to Variety (Tent 73) Children’s Charity in Barbados for several terms, and serves on other local children’s Charities and as a Medical-advisor- resource person, and many terms as a Director, HSFB.  

She is a co-founding member of the Yute Gym- HSFB and has served as Lead Policy Champion of the Bds Childhood Obesity Coalition, during its 4 year existence. pushing forwards in the national effort.  

She also serves several professional and non-profession- related organisations, in a voluntary capacity, is the Editor of the Barbados Association of Medical Practicioners’ BAMP Bulletin, and has served several terms as a Member of the Privy Council of Barbados. 

Her passion and energy remain focussed through contributing towards improving the quality of health and life for the children in Barbados, and in the last decade prevention of childhood obesity and non communicable diseases in Barbados.

Dr. Diane Brathwaite, Diabetologist

Dr. Diane Brathwaite is a UWI graduate, practiced Internal medicine at The Queen Elizabeth before departing for the United Kingdom to expand her knowledge on Diabetes Care. She worked in Diabetes and Endocrinology and Multidisciplinary Care Centers. She holds an MRCP, MSc Diabetes And MSc in Endocrinology. She has pursued training in the management foot and other areas related to Diabetes . She returned to Barbados in 2013 to assume the position of Clinical Director of The MAria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean , which bases its practice on a multidisciplinary/ interdisciplinary/ patient centered and empowered model. She also works actively with CRPHA for Diabetes Guidance, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, and The Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition. Her one hope in her professional life is to see empowered Barbadians suffering less ill effects from the unnecessary complications related to Diabetes. She is also an active dance practitioner and disability advocate.

Jamie Hinds, Nutritionist

Jamie Hinds is an educator for over seven years, passionate about health promotion
and education. In 2007, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a
specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the West Indies, St.
Augustine. After graduating, she worked as a nutritionist at the Heart and Stroke
Foundation, AIDS information Centre and Ministry of Health, Barbados. During this time her
love for education and health promotion was peaked and she delved into teaching youth
and adults while completing a Diploma in education. She continues to promote health
through her church organization and community by organizing health presentations,
physical activity sessions and health fairs. In 2020, she completed a Master of Public Health
at the CaveHill campus where she conducted a study focusing on the role of social support
among the elderly living with diabetes. This study was accepted for a poster presentation at
CARPHA conference 2021 and the abstract is published in the West Indian Journal of Public
Health. She is currently a PhD student in Public Health at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill

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