Emergency Medicine Conference & Workshop Sept 16-17

Emergency Medicine Conference & Workshop

Presented by the

Caribbean Emergency Medicine Association (Barbados)

 Saturday, September 16 – Sunday, September 17, 2017

Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre

UWI Cavehill, St. Michael, Barbados

Emergency medicine is the medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of unforeseen illness or injury. It encompasses a unique body of knowledge as set forth in the “Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine.” The practice of emergency medicine includes the initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care among multiple providers, and disposition of any patient requiring expeditious medical, surgical, or psychiatric care. (ACEP 2015)


This continuing medical education event will explore various treatment modalities to improve outcomes and save lives and feature a mixture of lectures and workshops. Day 1 topics range from asthma to abdominal pain to dengue, soft tissue infections and more. The objective is to cover scenarios that apply both to General Practitioners and patients coming into the Emergency Department.

Guest speaker will be Canadian Professor M. J. Bullard who will present on the topic “Appropriately Triaging and Prioritizing Elderly Emergency Department Patients” and also Dr. Rhonda Hutson, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, UWI, Jamaica.

The conference will be followed by workshops on Day 2 which will afford participants the opportunity to learn more about wound care, interpreting ECGs and X-rays in trauma and applying splints, bandages and dressings.

The Caribbean Emergency Medicine Association (Barbados) welcomes physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and other allied health professionals from Barbados, the Caribbean and International community to attend this medical education event.  CPE credit will be available.

Saturday, Sept 16, 2017

CEMA’s Emergency Medicine Conference – Day 1


$175 – Physicians

$125 – Nurses & Allied Health

$100 – Students

Registration and payment deadline: Sept 14, 2017 . An additional $25.00 fee will apply to all registrations after this date.

Draft Programme (full programme to be announced at a later date)

Time Topic Presenter
830AM Opening Remarks  
  Appropriately Triaging and Prioritizing Elderly Emergency Department Patients Prof. M. J. Bullard, Guest Speaker, Univ Albera, Canada
  Venous Thromboembolism Dr. Babatunde Oredein, EM Consultant, QEH
  Dengue Dr. Michael Charles, GP
  Managing Dizzy Patients Dr. Reggie King, EM Consultant, QEH
  Soft Tissue Infections Dr. Makeba Brooks, EM Specialist
  Asthma Dr. Samanta Drakes, Chief Resident, EM Programme, QEH
  Red Flags –  Abdominal Pain Dr. Rawle Spring, EM Consultant, QEH
  TBA Dr. Rhonda Hutson, Guest Speaker, UWI, Jamaica
  Panel Discussion Select speakers and guests.
400PM Closing Remarks/ End of Event  

Sunday, September 17, 2017  

CEMA’s Emergency Medicine Conference – Day 2 – Workshop Only

Workshop Programme: 2.00pm-5.00pm 

$125 – All participants

$100 – Students

Registration for workshops are on a first come, first served basis. Make payment at the specified locations to secure your place in the workshops. The Wound Care Workshop is limited to 25 persons maximum. Registration covers the choice of the full 3-hour Wound Care Workshop or 2 x 1.5 hours workshops of choice.

Time Workshops
9.00-10.00 Plenary Session
10.00-11.30 *Wound Care & suturing techniques (limited numbers)

3 hrs


1.5 hrs

Interpreting X-rays in Trauma

1.5 hrs

Splints, Bandages & Dressing

1.5 hrs

11.30-1.00 ECG

1.5 hrs

Interpreting X-rays in Trauma

1.5 hrs

Splints, Bandages & Dressing

1.5 hrs

*The wound care workshop is 3 hours long is limited to 25 persons only.

– The ECG, X-ray and Splints workshops are repeated at 11.30am

– Workshop registration is offered on a first come, first-serve basis.

About the Workshops

ECG – Dr. Anne-Marie Cruickshank

  • What is ECG
  • What is normal/ abnormal
  • Practical Application

 Wound Care & Suturing Techniques – Dr. Bandele Majekodunmi

  • Suturing techniques
  • How to use adhesives
  • Wound closures

 Interpreting X-rays in Trauma – Dr. Sunil Rao

  • Introduction to reading X-rays in trauma
  • Practical interpretation of trauma X-rays

 Splints, Bandages & Dressings – Dr. David Byer

  • The application of splints, bandages and dressings in emergency situations



Payment Locations: 

Online: http://www.Ticketpal.com

Select Ticketpal Locations – Barbados:

A & B Music Supplies, Sheraton, Christ Church

Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael

Sundek Boutique, Limegrove, St. James