Updated New Info-Allergies, Asthma & Urticaria -7 March, 2018

Allergies, Asthma & Urticaria”

(Continuing Medical Education Event)

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 5.00pm-9.00pm

3 W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

This CME focuses on increasing the awareness of allergies & immunotherapy. Topics include – assessment, diagnosis & treatment; impact on asthma, allergic rhinitis & sinusitis; chronic urticaria, distinguishing between sensitivities, side effects & other drug-related intolerances; the role of immunotherapy & more. Physicians, nurses & allied health professionals are welcome. CPE credit is available.

Guest Speaker:

Professor Menachem Rottem

Head of the Allergy Asthma and Immunology Service at the Emek Medical Center, Afula, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

https://waojournal.biomedcentral.com/region-in-focus/africa-me-cis/professor-menachem-rottem

Local Presenters:

Dr. Hilary Moore, ER Specialist with Training in Allergy Testing & Immunology

Dr. Dawn Alleyne, Internist/ Pulmonologist

Dr. Sean Bullen, Paediatrician/ Dermatologist

Objectives:

  • To increase awareness of allergies, its impact on asthma, allergic rhinitis/ sinusitis
  • To clearly define/ distinguish between allergies, sensitivities, side effects, intolerances and other drug-related intolerances.
  • To assist the Health Care Practitioner to assess, identify and appropriately refer clients with reactions
  • To highlight the role of immunotherapy in treatment.
  • To enlighten/ educate participants on local resources to diagnose and manage their patient

Full programme to be announced.

 

Topics include:

–          Chronic Urticaria: Approach to diagnosis and treatment

–          differences between urticaria with angioedema and angioedema unrelated to urticaria

–          angioedema from other causes, unrelated to urticaria, including hereditary angioedema and its treatment

–          Immununotherapy

–          Pulmonary concerns

–          Others to be announced

This event is made possible with the kind support of Bayview Hospital, Barbados.

 

Registration/ RSVP:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

Registration Fees:

$100 – Physicians

$75 – Nurses & Allied Health

$50 – Students (with ID)

Payment:

 

Special Guest Speaker at March 7 event-Menachem Rottem

 

 

 

Screenshot_20180203-173213Menachem Rottem, MD, PhD, is Head of the Allergy Asthma and Immunology Service at the Emek Medical Center, Afula, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. A graduate of the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Dr Rottem completed a Residency in Pediatrics at Hadassah University Medical Center and an Allergy Immunology Fellowship at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He completed a second Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology as a Clinical Associate at the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation (LCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He later returned as a Visiting Scientist to work at the Laboratory of Allergy at the NIAID/NIH.

Dr Rottem is a Past President of the Israeli Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (IAACI). He served as Chair of the International Assembly of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and member of several AAAAI and WAO committees.

Dr Rottem is a Regional Editor, for the Joint Region (Africa/Middle East/CIS), of the World Allergy Organization Journal (WAO Journal).

Dr Rottem is an author and co-author of over 70 peer reviewed medical-scientific publications.

Dr Rottem is an expert in many areas of allergy including diagnosis and treatment of Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma, Food Allergy Urticaria and Autoinflammatory diseases.

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Upcoming Event-Allergies, Asthma and Urticaria-March 7,2018

Hi Everyone,

In March, Bayview Hospital will be supporting our next event.

See info below

Allergies, Asthma and Urticaria

(Continuing Medical Education Event)

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 5.00pm-9.00pm

3 W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

This CME focuses on increasing the awareness of allergies & immunotherapy. Topics include – assessment, diagnosis & treatment; impact on asthma, allergic rhinitis & sinusitis; distinguishing between sensitivities, side effects & other drug-related intolerances; the role of immunotherapy & more. Physicians, nurses & allied health professionals are welcome. CPE credit is available.

Guest Speaker:

Professor Menachem Rottem

Head of the Allergy Asthma and Immunology Service at the Emek Medical Center, Afula, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

https://waojournal.biomedcentral.com/region-in-focus/africa-me-cis/professor-menachem-rottem

Local Presenters:

 

Dr. Hilary Moore, ER Specialist with Training in Allergy Testing & Immunology

Dr. Dawn Alleyne, Internist/ Pulmonologist

Dr. Sean Bullen, Paediatrician/ Dermatologist

 

Objectives:

  • To increase awareness of allergies, its impact on asthma, allergic rhinitis/ sinusitis
  • To clearly define/ distinguish between allergies, sensitivities, side effects, intolerances and other drug-related intolerances.
  • To assist the Health Care Practitioner to assess, identify and appropriately refer clients with reactions
  • To highlight the role of immunotherapy in treatment.
  • To enlighten/ educate participants on local resources to diagnose and manage their patient

 

Full programme to be announced.

 

Registration/ RSVP:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

 

Registration Fees:

$100 – Physicians

$75 – Nurses & Allied Health

$50 – Students (with ID)

 

Payment:

  • www.Ticketpal.com
  • Select Ticketpal locations:
  • Hugo Boss Boutique; Limegrove, St. James
  • Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael
  • A & B Music Supplies, Christ Church
  • Payment Pick-Up: 246-253-9384(call or text);hhccmeevents@gmail.com

 

 

Coming In June-Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference with US Doctor Willie Parker

Hi Everyone!

One of our most anticipated events in 2018 will be the Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference on June 23 in Barbados.  This event will feature American OB/GYN Willie Parker who is known to specialise in abortions and he is a reproductive justice advocate.

 

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Photo Credit -Chad Griffith from https://www.drwillieparker.com/about/

Education and Career

Dr. Parker “is a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky, and holds degrees from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Michigan. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and trained in preventive medicine and epidemiology through the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Parker currently provides abortion care for women in AL, MS, PA, GA, and IL, and is the former Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington, DC.

He is the physician plaintiff in the federal lawsuit preventing the closure of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, a case currently in request for hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court.

His work includes a focus on violence against women, sexual assault prevention, and reproductive health rights through advocacy, provision of contraceptive and abortion services, and men’s reproductive health.

He is the chair of the board of Physicians for Reproductive Health, and a board member of The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and URGE. He was recently honored by the United Nations Office of Human Rights as one of twelve Women’s Human Rights Defenders on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women. He has also received Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award, the organization’s highest award; the “Champions of Choice” Award from NARAL, the oldest abortion rights advocacy group in the US; the George Tiller, MD, Abortion Provider Award from Physicians for Reproductive Health; and the Personal PAC Leadership award, among others.”

His Book

Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice

In his book, the doctor gives a “frank, illuminating memoir recounts the professional and spiritual paths that led him to give up private practice, obstetrics, a Hawaiian penthouse, and fundamentalism, and to take up the life of an outspoken and courageous itinerant abortion provider”.

Stay tuned for more on this upcoming event and speaker! This is an event that you would not want to miss.

 

 

 

 

About Quinnipiac University -Special Guests at Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease

 

 

About Quinnipiac University

 

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university in Southern New England where students receive an educational experience that’s both personal and challenging from faculty who care deeply about student outcomes. Our 3 campuses are located in Hamden and North Haven, Connecticut. We offer more than 100 programs to an estimated 7,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students.