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.

Guest Speaker at Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease Event -Prof. Tracy Van Oss -January 13, 2018



Dr. Tracy Van Oss is an associate clinical professor in the Occupational Therapy Department. Tracy has earned a Doctor of Health Science degree, a Master in Public Health degree, a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communication and a degree in occupational therapy. She is a Community Health Education Specialist (CHES), and has an AOTA Specialty Certification in Environmental Modification. She is the co-chair of the service learning committee for the university and has developed interprofessional service learning courses focusing on community based health and wellness in local and international venues. She has also earned a certificate in experiential education from the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) and works to engage her students into real world scenarios.

Profile -Professor Barbara Nadeau-Occupational Therapist Quinnipiac University


Professor Barbara Nadeau

Occupational Therapist

Quinnipiac University



Professor Barbara Nadeau is the Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University. She was educated at Lesley University where she earned her Doctorate in Adult Learning. She also attended the University of Hartford (Master’s in Neuroscience) and University of Wisconsin (Bachelors in Therapy).

She is currently President at the Brain Injury Solutions.   There, she provides cognitive rehabilitation for teens, adults and older adults who have cognitive changes due to any type of acquired brain injury (concussion, stroke, TBI etc).

Her topic at Rehabiliation and Chronic Disease, Saturday January 13, 2018 will be CVA a Chronic Disease Defining Outcomes.




Topics and Guest Speakers-Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease Event- Saturday January 13, 2018

Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease

Saturday 13 January 2018, 1PM-6PM

Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael

Chronic disease causes a high degree of illness and disability in Barbados. It is often necessary to have a “Chronic Disease Management Programme” that involves a multidisciplinary approach to care. Rehabilitation is an integral part of such a programme and restoration of health and functionality is critical. Whether it be in the form of occupational therapy, physical therapy, pain management or other modalities rehabilitation in chronic disease management is a must.

This CME explores aspects of rehabilitation and chronic disease specific to diabetes, stroke and other chronic conditions. It is suitable for rehabilitation professionals, physicians, nurses and other key players in the multidisciplinary team. Guest speakers include faculty from the Occupational and Physical Therapy Departments at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut.




· To provide an opportunity for continuing education and exchange between rehabilitation professionals and the multidisciplinary network

· To explore current approaches to chronic disease and rehabilitation management.

· To discuss the issues around rehabilitation in chronic disease and find ways to strengthen the systems to ultimately improve patient outcomes

Topics include:

· Diabetic Neuropathy, Simone McConnie, Podiatrist

· Cardiac Rehabilitation, Dr. Dawn Scantlebury, Interventional Cardiologist

· Updates in Diabetes Management, To Be Announced

· Mental Health and Depression. Lennox Rochester, Occupational Therapist

· Role of Occupational Therapy in Chronic Disease Self- Management, Prof. Tracy Van Oss, Occupational Therapist, Quinnipiac University

· Inter-professional Perspectives, Quinnipiac University

· CVA as a Chronic Disease: Defining Outcomes, Prof. Barbara Nadeau, Occupational Therapist, Quinnipiac University

Other topics to be discussed.




1st CME-Rehabiliation & Chronic Disease-Saturday January 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

On Saturday January 13, 2018, Hibiscus Health Caribbean will be hosting its first CME for 2018.

The theme is Rehabiliation & Chronic Disease and the event will explore aspects of rehabiliation and chronic disease. It will be specific to diabetes, stroke and amputee management. There will be guest speakers from Occupational and Physical Therapy Department at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut.


Diabetes Neuropathy, Updates in Diabetes Management, Mental Health and Depression, Role of OT in Chronic Disease Self-Management, Interprofessional Perspectives and more.



Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael

1pm. -6 p.m.



Rehab Professionals -$25

All Other Professionals -$30


RSVP at hhccmevents@gmail.com

Also visit Eventbrite: http://www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

Contact 246-253-9384/269-6183 (call or WhatsApp) 0080A003-CC20-41C5-8114-70A48FF71121

Notice from Hibiscus Health: A Look Ahead

Hey Everyone,

It has been an eventful year and we are looking forward to a productive 2018!

Just a gentle reminder, Diabetes Special Populations and Special Considerations event scheduled for November 12, 2017 has been cancelled.

Additionally, there will be no more HHCI events until next year.

Stay with us, we will be posting the schedule of events for 2018 soon.

Thank you for your past participation.  To our sponsors and supporters, we could not have done it without you.

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc Team