Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference in November 2017

The Occupational therapy and physical therapy depts of Quinnipiac Univ will be coming down to the Physical and Rehab Medicine Conference and presenting on this at the Physical and Rehab Med Conference.

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference – Barbados

The Amputee Patient – More Than A Loss of a Limb

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 830AM-330PM

Location: 3W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

Objective: To educate the practitioner on the holistic aspect of amputations and amputee care

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Heikke Uustal

Medical Director, Prosthetic/Orthotic Team, JFK Johnson Rehab Institute
Wound Care Physician, St. Peter’s University Hospital Wound Care Center
Associate Clinical Professor, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Faculty from the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Department, Quinnipiac University, CT, USA

Brent White, Physiotherapist/ Prosthetist, New Life Brace and Limb, Texas

Dalton Farquhson, Vascular Surgeon, Bahamas

Draft Programme – Times and order of presentations are subject to change

Time

Topic

Speaker

8.30-9.00

Current Situation: Amputations in Barbados

Mr. Selwyn Ferdinand, Surgeon

9.00 – 9.40

Options for upper and lower extremities

Dr. Heikke Uustal, Physiatrist

10.00 – 10.20

Living with an amputation

Patient

10.20-10.40

Success Stories: Decreasing the amputation rate in the Caribbean

Dalton Farquhson, Vascular Surgeon, Bahamas

10.40-11.20

Brunch

11.20-12.00

Phantom Limb Pain

Dr. Heikke Uustal, Physiatrist

12.00-12.40

Physiotherapy for Upper Limb Amputations

Brent White Physiotherapist/ Prosthetist

12.40-1.00

Rehabilitation – A Team Approach: The Role of the Amputee Clinic – A Local Perspective

Dr. Harley Moseley, Physiatrist

1.00-1.15

Break

1.15-1.45

Camp No Limits: Multidisciplinary Support for Children with Limb Differences & Their Families

OT & PT Dept, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut

1.45-2.45

Exploring options for an IPOP (Immediate Post-Operative Prosthesis) Programme in Barbados

Multidisciplinary Team

Dr. Anthony Harris; Harley Moseley, Dr. Heikke Uustal, Brent White

2.45 – 3.30

Discussion

Closing Remarks

Chairperson

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Marrianne C Burnham, JP, BSc., PGDip
Nutritionist | Health & Medical Events Coordinator
Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.

Weston, St. James, Barbados, West Indies
Mobile: 246-269-6183 | Home: 246-422-4307|
email: mcburnham@gmail.com

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
― George Bernard Shaw

 

Camp No Limits

About Camp No Limits

Started in 2004

Camp No Limits is the only camp for young people with limb loss & their families, creating a network of support for all the campers.  It offers therapeutic programs with specialized professionals, including physical & occupational therapists, prosthetists & adult amputee role models.

Each camp is unique, but overall there are generally five programs offered each day (see below). All activities incorporate family members as well, with specific group sessions for siblings & parents when appropriate to address the needs of families living with individuals with limb loss.

So Far the Camp No Limits has

  • 10 Camps Nationwide
  • 250 families served and 81 percent of them funded
  • In 2016, 1250 people impacted

About No Limits Foundation

No Limits Foundation is a non-profit organization 501 (c)(3) providing camps for children with limb loss, and education, mentorship, and support to these children and their families.

In first weekend camp in August 2004, hosted by Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine with 4 families, Camp No Limits began to take shape. Now after a snowball effect the dream has now expanded nationwide with camps in Maine, Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Idaho, Arizona, Texas, California, and Connecticut.

Diabetes Education Series Oct 25 & Nov 1, 2017

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The Maria Holder Diabetes Centre of the Caribbean presents their:

Diabetes Education Series:

Part # 1: Diabetes Care Review (Paediatric Perspective) – Oct 25, 2017, 5pm-9pm

Part#2: Approach to Diabetes: Updates and Practical Tips, Nov 1, 2017, 5pm-9pm

Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael  

Suitable for nurses, nursing auxiliaries, diabetes educators, medical students, nutrition and wellness coaches, exercise therapists and other interested health professionals working with people with diabetes. Physicians are welcome to attend.

These continuing medical education events are designed to offer updates and insights into the latest approaches to patient care and strategies to effective management. In engaging with the patient, health professionals must be equipped with the appropriate information to support the patient in their medication use, care schedules and recommendations made. Understanding the intricacies of exercise and glycemic control, can make a tremendous difference when advising a patient to exercise.

Suitable for nurses, nursing auxiliaries, diabetes educators, medical students, nutrition and wellness coaches, exercise therapists and other interested health professionals working with people with diabetes.  CPE Credit will be available.

Part # 1: Carbohydrates and Diabetes Care Review (Paediatric Perspective)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5pm-9pm – Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael

 

Programme

Time Topic Speaker
5:00- 5:10 Welcome and Introduction to Pediatric Diabetes Dr. Diane Brathwaite, Diabetologist
5:10- 6:10 Understanding Carbohydrates and Nutrition Considerations In Diabetes Victoria Cox, Registered Dietitian
6:10- 7:10 Update on Pediatric Diabetes Management and Insulin Cynthia Medford, Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse
7:10-7:40 Break and Dinner
7:40- 9:00 Practical Workshop Victoria Cox and Cynthia Medford

BDS$55 – All participants or $100 both events

BDS$35.00 – Students

Payment:

Online: https://secure.ticketpal.com/affiliate/hibiscushealthwebsite

Barbados:

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton

Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre

Hugo Boutique, Limegrove

Payment Pick-Up/ Queries: 246-253-9384; hhccmeevents@gmail.com

 

The Maria Holder Diabetes Centre of the Caribbean presents their:

 

Diabetes Education Series:

Part#2: Approach to Diabetes: Updates and Practical Tips

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 5pm-9pm

Suitable for nurses, nursing auxiliaries, diabetes educators, medical students, nutrition and wellness coaches, exercise therapists and other interested health professionals working with people with diabetes.

Programme

Time Topic Speaker
5:00 -5:10 Welcome Dr. Diane Brathwaite, Diabetologist
5:10-5:60 What can we learn from Diabetes Care Models and The Diabetes Care Plan Dr.Diane Brathwaite, Diabetologist
6:00- 6:40 Pharmacotherapy Update Dr. Laura Layne, GP
6:40- 7:20 Important Conversations and Counselling : A Diabetes Specialist Nurse Perspective Mrs. Kevamae Sobers, Diabetes Nurse
7:20- 7:50 Break/ Dinner
7:50- 8:20 Updates and Practical Tips and Advice for the Diabetic Foot Amor Forde, Podiatrist
8:20- 9:00 Diabetes and Cognition Dr. Kristyn Kirton, GP

BDS$55 – All participants or $100 both events

BDS$35.00 – Students

Payment:

Online: https://secure.ticketpal.com/affiliate/hibiscushealthwebsite

Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Ch Ch

Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Hugo Boss Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

Payment Pick-Up/ Queries: 246-253-9384; hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Upcoming 2017 Events

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Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.

2017 Schedule of Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars

 

Date CME Event Registration
Oct 25

5pm-9pm

Diabetes Education Series Diabetes Care Review – Paediatric Perspective – Barbados Diabetes Foundation, Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael $55 – All participants

$35 – Students

Oct 28-29

9am-430pm

Annual Women’s Health & Medical Conference & Workshop- Barbados: From Prenatal to Postpartum

The Mount Restaurant, UWI, St. Michael

Full Conference

$350 – Physicians

$250 – Nurses & Allied Health

$150 – Students

1-Day

$175 – Physicians

$135 – Nurses

$75 –  Students

Nov 1

5pm-9pm

Diabetes Education Series: Approach to Diabetes: Updates and Practical Tips – Barbados Diabetes Foundation

Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael

$55 – All participants

$35  – Students

Nov 4

830am-330pm

Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine: The Amputee Patient – More Than A Loss of a Limb

3 W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

$175 – Physicians

$135 – Nurses

$100 –  Students

Nov 4

430pm-830pm

Updates in Wound Care

3 W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

$100 – Physicians

$80 – Nurses

$50 –  Students

$50 – Attendees of Physical & Rehab Med CME*

Nov 12

9am-4pm

Diabetes: Special Populations, Special Considerations

3 W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

$175 – Physicians

$135 – Nurses

$100 –  Students

More Information:

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.

Weston, St. James, Barbados

hibiscushealthnetwork@gmail.com;

http://www.hibiscushealthcaribbean.com

Tel: 269-6183; 253-9384

 

Event Info & Registration

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or

hhccmeevents@gmail.com

 

Event Payment:

http://www.Ticketpal.com

Barbados Ticketpal Locations:

A&B Music Supplies – Sheraton Centre, Christ Church

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Hugo Boss Boutique, Limegrove, St. James

 

 

 

Women’s Health Medical Conference Oct 28-29, 2017

 

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Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference – Barbados

“From Prenatal to Postpartum”

The Mount Restaurant, UWI Cave Hill, Barbados

Saturday Oct 28 to Sunday Oct 29, 2017

9AM-4.30PM

Health is one of the most important areas in which women encounter risks that are different from those faced by men, and they have a central role both in health services as well as in their communities and families. Of fundamental and extreme urgency are 1) maternal mortality and adolescent pregnancy and 2) Access to sexual and reproductive health. (Michelle Bachelet former Executive Director of UN Women, at the “Women, Health and Development conference in Asunción, Paraguay, 12 December 2011.)

The annual women’s health medical conference provides an opportunity to focus 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 maternal health.

Pregnancy care consists of prenatal (before birth) and postpartum (after birth) healthcare for expectant mothers. It involves treatments and trainings to ensure a healthy pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and labor and delivery for mom and baby.

Postpartum care is an important determinant of quality health care outcomes for women giving birth. Since medical complications can occur after a woman has given birth, postpartum visits can address any adverse effects that giving birth had on a woman’s body, such as persistent bleeding, inadequate iron levels, blood pressure, pain, emotional changes, and infections. For example, heavy bleeding can be an indicator of a retained placenta, uterine atony, lacerations, hematoma, or coagulation disorders.

This CME will explore the broad spectrum of prenatal to post-partum care and will include a mixture of lectures and workshops on topics including:

  • Obstetric emergencies: Shoulder dystocia, hemorrhage, undiagnosed breech
  • Alternative positions in active birth
  • Depression
  • Stress and pregnancy
  • CTG interpretation
  • Ultrasound in pregnancy
  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Incontinence and Pelvic Dysfunction
  • Chronic disease and pregnancy
  • Fertility issues
  • Management of fibroids in pregnancy
  • Nutrition
  • Home delivery and water birth
  • More topics to be announced

Physicians, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals are welcome to attend this event. CPE credit will be available.

RSVP:

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

Registration:

Category 2-Day Oct 28-29 1-Day 28 Oct 1-Day 29 Oct
Physician BDS$350/ USD$175 BDS$175/ USD$87.50 BDS$175/ USD$87.50
Nurse & Allied Health BDS$250/ USD$125 BDS$135/ USD$67.50 BDS$135/ USD$67.50
Students BDS$150/ USD$75 BDS$75/ USD$37.50 BDS$75/ USD$37.50

To secure rate, register and pay by October26, 2017. An additional BDS$25.00 applies to all registrations thereafter.

Payment:

Online: https://secure.ticketpal.com/affiliate/hibiscushealthwebsite

Barbados:

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton

Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre

Sundek Boutique, Limegrove

Payment Pick-Up/ Queries: 246-253-9384; hhccmeevents@gmail.com

Lectures – Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 9AM-430PM

Draft Programme

Time Topic Speaker
9am Opening remarks  
  Current situation: Prenatal to Postpartum –A public health perspective TBA, MOH
915 Obesity and female fertility Dr Damien Best, OBGYN
945 Use of ultrasound in obstetrics Dr N Robinson, OBGYN
1015 Birthing outside of hospital. Current evidence Andrea Jordan, Midwife
1100 Break  
1115 Analgesia/anesthesia in labour

 

TBA, Anaesthetist
1145 Pelvic floor after birth

 

Jasmine Evelyn, Physiotherapist
1200 Postpartum depression

 

Dr N Maughn, Psychiatrist
1245 LUNCH  
1400 Neonatal resuscitation

 

TBA, Paediatrician
1430 Medico-legal claim: anatomy

 

TBA, Lawyer
1530-1630pm  

Obstetric emergency: Massive postpartum hemorrhage

Obstetricians/Midwives

Sunday, 20 October 2017 9AM-430PM

Time Topic

 

Speaker
900 Respectful maternity care

(nurse and mother’s perspective)

 

TBA
945 Adolescent pregnancy ad perinatal outcomes

 

TBA, OBGYN
1030 Nutrition and pregnancy

 

Karen Griffith, Nutritionist
1100 Alternative birthing positions

 

Dr. Nicole Durham, OBGYN
1145 Intrapartum fetal monitoring

 

Dr, T Archer, OBGYN
1245 LUNCH  
1345 The road to grief recovery: A medical professional guide to managing grief related to fetal loss and neonatal death Janelle Chase-Mayers, Certified Grief Counsellor
1430 Risk management in Obstetrics

 

TBA
1500  

Group B neonatal sepsis

TBA, Paediatrician
1530 – 1630 Workshop:

Cord prolapse

Obstetricians

Diabetes Events Update: Diabetes Education Series; “Updates & Considerations in Patient Management October 23, 2017

The Maria Holder Diabetes Centre of the Caribbean presents their:

Diabetes Education Series:

“Updates & Considerations in Patient Management”

These continuing medical education events are designed to offer updates and insights into the latest approaches to patient care and strategies to effective management. In engaging with the patient, health professionals must be equipped with the appropriate information to support the patient in their medication use, care schedules and recommendations made. Understanding the intricacies of exercise and glycemic control, can make a tremendous difference when advising a patient to exercise.

Suitable for nurses, nursing auxiliaries, diabetes educators, medical students, nutrition and wellness coaches, exercise therapists and other interested health professionals working with people with diabetes.

Part # 1: Monday, October 23, 2017 5pm-9pm – Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael

Topics:

· New Updates in Diabetes

· Medication Review

· Care Schedules

· Important Considerations and Discussions in persons with Diabetes

· Exercise: Impact on Glycemic Control and Special Considerations

Speakers include: Dr. Diane Brathwaite, Diabetologist; Dr. Kristyn Kirton, GP; Dr. Laura Layne, GP

BDS$60.00 – All Health Professionals

Part #2: Wednesday, October 25, 2917, 5pm-9pm – Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael

Nutrition and Carbohydrate Counting

Paediatric Diabetes and Insulin-use

Practical Workshop

Speakers include: Cynthia Medford, Paediatric Diabetes Nurse, Nutritionist, and others to be announced.

BDS$60.00 – All Health Professionals or 2 Workshops for $100

BDS$35.00 – Students

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Women’s Health Medical Conference Postponed to Oct 28-29, 2017

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OCTOBER EVENT POSTPONED!

 

Women’s Health Medical Conference originally scheduled for October 7-8, 2017 has been postponed to Oct 28-29, 2017.  The location and time of the event will be updated at a later date.

Persons who have booked their tickets in advance, please note that they are still valid. Please see our WordPress and, Eventbrite, Facebook pages for further updates.

Also, we would like to ask persons to pay two days before the event to secure your registration.

Thank You for your understanding.

Regards

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc Team.