Updated Schedule of Continuing Medical Education Events!

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Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.

2017 – 2018 Schedule of Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars


Month CME Event
Sept 16 Caribbean Emergency Medicine Association ‘s  (CEMA) Emergency Medicine Conference – Day 1 – Barbados

From Office to Emergency Department

Sept 17 CEMA’s Emergency Medicine Conference – Day 2- Workshops

Wound Care, ECG, X-Rays, Dressings

Oct 7-8 Annual Women’s Health & Medical Conference – Barbados:

From Prenatal to Postpartum

Oct 29 Nutrition & Obesity Workshop – Trinidad
Nov 4 Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine: Amputee Care – Barbados
Nov 5 Wound Care Conference – Barbados
Nov 11 Considerations in Diabetes Management- Barbados
Dec 3 Chronic Cardiovascular Complaints – Barbados
Jan 12-13, 2018 Medical Technology – Barbados
June 23-24, 2018 Sexual and Reproductive Health – Barbados
More 2018 events to be added!

All events are held in Barbados unless otherwise specified. Some dates are subject to change and additional events may be added.

CPE Credit is awarded for all events.  

More Information:

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.

Weston, St. James, Barbados


Tel: 269-6183; 253-9384


Event Info & Registration

www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com or www.hibiscushealthcaribbean.wordpress.com.


Save the date! Nov 4 – Rehab Medicine; Nov 5- Wound Care.

Save the date! Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. will be hosting its Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference on November 4, 2017. The event will focus on the multidisciplinary nature of amputee care – a holistic approach. This event will be followed by a Wound Care Seminar on Nov 5. Guest speaker for both events will be Dr. Heikke Uustal, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist based in the USA. More details will be announced at a later date. Read on for more about Dr. Heikke Uustal.

Heikki Uustal, M.D.

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

Dr. Uustal received his medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed his residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in 1987.  He is Board Certified in PM&R since 1988.

Dr. Uustal has focused his clinical career in the subspecialty of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Amputee Rehabilitation.  He is nationally recognized as a leading educator and clinician in the field of prosthetics/orthotics.  Dr. Uustal is a regular speaker at several annual PM&R review courses and specialty courses in amputee rehabilitation.

Dr. Uustal has been a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation currently serves on the Board of Governors.  He previously served as Chair of the Program Committee for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine  in 1995.

Dr. Uustal has authored chapters in several PM&R textbooks and has been involved in clinical research related to mobility for the disabled.  He has been included in the listing of “Best Doctors in New Jersey” and “Top Docs” nationally.


Using SPIKES: Six steps to breaking bad news to patients

In your practice, do you use SPIKES?

Breaking bad news is a complex skill as, in addition to the verbal component, it also requires the ability to recognise and respond to the patient’s emotions, dealing with the stress that the bad news creates and yet still being able to involve the patient in any decisions and maintaining hope where there may be little. There is also the likelihood that it will be a triadic consultation with relatives present. SPIKES is a six-step protocol which has been shown to improve the confidence of clinicians who use it when breaking bad news to cancer patients:[1] :

Setting up the interview.
Assessing the patient’s Perception.
Obtaining the patient’s Invitation, as shunning information is a valid psychological coping mechanism.
Giving Knowledge and information to the patient.
Addressing the patient’s Emotions with Empathetic response.
Having a Strategy and Summarising.






Profile Speaker Jasmine Evelyn -Sexual & Reproductive Health


Jasmine Evelyn


Jasmine is a chartered physiotherapist and registered yoga teacher. She studied physiotherapy at the University of Brighton, England and first fell in love with pelvic health physiotherapy while on clinic placement there in the National Health Service.

She continued her pelvic health training with post graduate studies in Canada which included women’s and men’s health.

Jasmine is the founder of Mindful Movement, a practice that aims to promote pelvic health for everyone through physiotherapy and yoga. Her commitment to pelvic health has led her to become a trustee and the vice president of the Barbados Association of Endometriosis and P.C.O.S. Jasmine continues to be motivated by the interactions with her patients and seeing their quality of life improve.

Today, Jasmine will discuss how the pelvic floor can have an impact on sexual health and wellness.

At the conference, Jasmine will discuss how the pelvic floor can have an impact on sexual health and wellness.





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