Profiles of Guest Speakers at Integrative Cancer Care -April 12




Health Psychology

Board Certified Specialist Oncology Nutrition

21st Century Oncology

Dr. Collins is originally from South Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1982 with a degree in Biology and again in 1987 with her Master of Science in Human Nutrition.  Later, she joined the National Institute of Health Clinical Research Center.

In 2007 she graduated with her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology after defending her research dissertation: “Hope, Coping Style, Quality of Life, Knowledge about Cancer and risk for Dietary Deficiency in Patients with Total Gastrectomy for Stomach Cancer.” She received honorable mention from The American Psychological Association for her research.


She is a registered dietitian with the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is Board Certified in Oncology Nutrition. Currently she is employed with South Florida Radiation Oncology/ 21st Century Oncology where she engages in both individual and group clinical intervention with cancer patients in the fields of Health Psychology and Clinical Nutrition. Support groups under her facilitation include Breast Cancer Support Group, Prostate Cancer Support Group, Anti-cancer Lifestyle Workshop, Healthy Brain Workshop and Keep It Healthy- Fit and Flourish. In 2014, she presented “Dietary intake coping style and quality of life in patients undergoing radiation treatment” research performed with SFRO. As an adjunct professor at South University, she teaches Nutrition for pre-nursing students and a variety classes in the psychology department, including Health Psychology, Biological Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality Theory, Human Growth and Development, and Abnormal Psychology.




Registered Nurse, Multi-Disciplinary

Clinics and Tumor Boards

21st Century Oncology



Jennifer L. Wilson, Registered Nurse Multi-Disciplinary Clinics and Tumor Boards Jennifer Wilson is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1999 with a degree in Nursing.



Nurse Wilson has been an Oncology nurse for nineteen years. She joined the Oncology nursing society and became chemotherapy certified immediately after she was employed.  Ms. Wilson has held many honorable roles such as Director of Medical Oncology at Bethesda Hospital, Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology at Bethesda Memorial Hospital until 2003. Furthermore, she fostered the launch of an outpatient bone marrow stem cell transplant unit.

Currently, she is employed with South Florida Radiation Oncology/ 21st Century Oncology where she has successfully implemented multiple multi-disciplinary breast programs throughout Palm Beach County.  These programs have fostered a continuum of care for breast cancer patients while providing an advocate for their needs. Each program is designed and directed by Ms. Wilson. She has devised a
system that enables multi-specialists to collaborate and provide the best possible care for the patient. Patients are seen by a Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Nutritionist and Psychologist.

Ms. Wilson also created a Breast Tumor board to review these cases with all of the physicians who participate in the multi-disciplinary clinic.  Additionally, there is a radiologist who reviews the imaging and a pathologist who reviews the pathology of each patient. The collaboration she has instituted within the company has provided a very optimistic and calming environment for the patients.

NEW!!!! Hibiscus Health Regional Events: In Tobago: 4th Annual Family Conference, May 19-20, 2018

5F1552CA-F6A0-43C1-8346-C1747F60010C.jpegThe Caribbean College of Family Physicians – Tobago Chapter

in association with Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. presents its

4th Annual Family Medicine Conference:

“Multidisciplinary Diabetes Care: Raising the Standard, Transforming the Culture”

May 19-20, 2018

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Tobago

The Caribbean College of Family Physicians (Tobago Chapter) in association with Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. invite your support of the upcoming CME “Multidisciplinary Diabetes Care: Raising the Standard, Transforming the Culture” to be held on May 19-20, 2018 at the Magdalena Resort, Tobago.

Multidisciplinary diabetes care is a team approach to providing diabetes support, education, and intervention. This CME highlights the role of multidisciplinary diabetes care in improving the standard of care and enhancing current treatment modalities. It will look at the central role of the GP in multidisciplinary care and place special emphasis on the “Caribbean Limb Crisis” addressing the problems and complexities of the diabetic foot. It is designed to not only inform but to empower, giving physicians, nurses and allied health professionals the tools they need to mitigate the effects of diabetes.

Local, regional and international speakers will provide updates to on current international guidelines and new evidence-based treatments for various aspects of Diabetes care in a series of lectures, interactive sessions, and workshops. Topics include Peripheral Vascular Disease, Diabetic Foot Infections & Complications, Wound Care & Assessment, Insulin Therapy, Nutrition, Nursing in Diabetes Care and more.

The CCFP Tobago Chapter invites sponsors, speakers, participants, and stakeholders to join us for our first Multidisciplinary Diabetes Conference as we seek to raise the bar and transform the culture of diabetes in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean beyond.


Dr. Maxwell Adeyemi

President CCFP – Tobago Chapter

About the Conference:

A mixture of lectures, interactive sessions, and workshops.

Guest Speakers:

Steven Wells, Podiatric Surgeon, USA
Lawrence B. Harkless, Podiatric Physician, USA
Simone McConnie, Podiatrist, Barbados
Helen Charlebois, RD/ Obesity Expert, Canada
Others to be announced

Topics include:

Peripheral Vascular Disease
The Diabetic & Ischemic Foot for GPs/ Spotting the Signs of the Ischemic Foot
Addressing the problems and complexities of diabetic foot infections
The specialist’s guide to diabetic pathology in the lower extremity
The foot and ankle surgeon’s guide to spotting amputation risks in Trinidad & Tobago
Diabetic foot complications: how huge is the problem
Pathogenesis of diabetic foot ulcers
Ulcer classification and staging
Footwear for at-risk feet; offloading
The Multidisciplinary team approach to diabetes care/ diabetes foot care or Managing Diabetes Through the Diabetic Foot
New innovations in Diabetes Care
Misconceptions in insulin therapy
Early insulin-therapy for better glycaemic control and prevention of complications
Diet and implications for chronic lifestyle diseases
Self-glucose-monitoring: diabetes self-care
Herbs, alternative medicine and modern medicine in Diabetes Care
Public health burden of the diabetes epidemic
Panel Discussion:

The interest of the GPs in the Foot
Workshops/ Special Sessions

The Process of Assessing the Diabetic Foot
3-minute Diabetic Assessment for the GP
Basic Wound Care & Assessment
Insulin Workshop
Nursing in Diabetes Care
Obesity and Diabetes

Magdalena Grand Resorts

US$170 per night Double/ Single Occupancy


Pre-register/ RSVP:

US$100 per day – Physicians

US$50 per day – Nurses & Allied Health Professionals

Online payment:

Tobago Office Contact:

Dr. Maxwell Adeyemi, President, CCFP Tobago – 868 363-1807 or Dr. Kemchau Salandy: 868 308 6960.

More information:; 246-269-6183; 246-253-9384 (call or text)

Dr. Dawn Alleyne: Profile of Guest Speaker at March 7 Event, Allergies, Asthma and Urticaria

Dr. Dawn Alleyne Profile

Dr. Dawn Alleyne is a Consultant Intensivist/Pulmonologist in the Department of Internal medicine and Head of Pulmonary subdivision, ​​​​Department of Internal medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She is also the head of the transfusion committee at the hospital.

She received her post graduate education in ​​Internal Medicine Residency at ​​​Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark New Jersey and Pulmonary – Critical Care Fellowship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ​​​Montefiore Medical Center, New York.

Professionally, at QEH, she held several positions which include Head Officer at QEH to Senior Registrar in Department of Anesthesia. Also she has held roles at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, New Jersey and Pebble Hospital in British Virgin Islands.

Dr. Alleyne has published a number of research articles which include Persistent Hyperreactivity and Reactive Airway Dysfunction in Firefighters at the World Trade Center published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol. 168. pp 54- 62 between 2001-2004. And Bronchial hyperreactivity and other inhalational lung injuries in rescue/recovery workers after the World trade center collapse published in the Journal of Critical Care Medicine in 2005.

At the University of West Indies, Dr. Alleyne is an Associate Lecturer in Faculty of Medicine. From 2004, she has conducted respiratory physiology tutorials for the post graduate Doctor of Medicine in Surgery program. Also she has delivered respiratory physiology lectures to medical students since 2008. In the following year, Dr. Alleyne became a facilitator for medical students tutorials on asthma to present.

The recipient of several scholarly awards, her most recent were Excellence in Teaching and Recognition as Outstanding Fellow of the Year award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical ​​Center Department of Medicine in 2003 and
​Montefiore Alumni & Staff Association Outstanding Housestaff of the Year award in 2004.









Dr. Sean Bullen: Profile of Guest Speaker at March 7 Event: Allergies, Asthma and Urticaria

Dr. Sean Bullen Profile

Dr. Sean Bullen is the attending Paediatrician and Dermatologist at Bayview Hospital. Dr. Bullen holds a Master’s of Science in Allergy with Merit, a postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology. Professionally, he has worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital and St. Thomas Hospital in London.

In 2012, he received Professor Hywel Williams Award for Clinical Research.  Dr. Bullen is one of the guest speakers at March 7 event, Allergies, Asthma and Urticaria.

Special Guest Speaker at March 6 and March 7 events-Dr. Menachem Rottem on Allergies, Asthma and Urticaria


Menachem 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.

Additionally, he 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 also an expert in many areas of allergy including diagnosis and treatment of Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma, Food Allergy Urticaria and Autoinflammatory diseases.