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

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:

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

 

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 9AM-430PM

Draft Programme 

Time Topic Speaker
9am Opening remarks  
  Current situation: Prenatal to Postpartum –A public health perspective Vickie Blackman, RN, Senior Health Sister, MOH
915 Obesity and female fertility Dr. Damien Best, OBGYN
945 Use of ultrasound in obstetrics Dr. Natisha Robinson, OBGYN
1015 Water Birth: Evidence-based Andrea Jordan, Midwife
1100 Break  
1115 Analgesia/anesthesia in labour

 

TBA, Anaesthetist
1145 Pelvic floor after birth

 

Jasmine Evelyn, Physiotherapist
1200 Neonatal resuscitation

 

TBA, Paediatrician

 

1245 LUNCH  
1400 Postpartum depression

 

Dr. Nya Maughn, Psychiatrist
1430 Your customer as a client

 

Dawn Lovell, Customer Service Coach
1530-1630pm  

Obstetric emergency: Massive postpartum hemorrhage

Obstetricians/Midwives

 

Sunday, 29 October 2017 9AM-430PM

Draft Programme

 

Time Topic

 

Speaker
900 Respectful maternity care

(nurse and mother’s perspective)

 

TBA
945 Adolescent pregnancy ad perinatal outcomes

 

Dr. Cortney Yarbrough, OBGYN
1030 Nutrition and pregnancy

 

Karen Griffith, Nutritionist
1100 Alternative birthing positions

 

Dr. Nicole Durham, OBGYN
1145 Intrapartum fetal monitoring

 

Dr. Tracy 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

Dr. Gillian Birchwood, Paediatrician
1530 – 1630 Workshop:

Cord prolapse

Obstetricians