"Surgeons from South Florida to Share Latest Advancements during the 47th Annual Scientific Education Conference in Bahamas"

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March 13, 2019

The Medical Association of the Bahamas has invited the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon Dr. Alex Fokin, and Pediatric Otolaryngologist Dr. Sweeti Shah, from the South Florida Institution Memorial Healthcare System to the MAB Scientific Conference 2019, taking place at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Convention Center from March 13 – 15.

Since 1970 The Medical Association of the Bahamas has been hosting the MAB Scientific Conference, with the solid commitment of improve, support and promote high-quality health standards in the island of Bahamas. This year, the conference theme will be “Pursuing your passion, medicine and beyond”. 

Dr. Alex Fokin will be presenting on common shoulder ailments and evidence-based treatment that have been helping his patients to improve their quality of life. Tendon and ligament injuries are common in both high-functioning athletes and weekend warriors, which makes orthopaedic sports medicine a challenging yet exciting field.  

Dr. Fokin will review a wide spectrum of orthopaedic shoulder ailments ranging from simple shoulder bursitis and calcific tendonitis to rotator cuff and complex labral injuries, chronic shoulder instability as well as shoulder osteoarthritis.

“I’m honored and excited to be a part of this scientific conference, where we will have a chance to share our knowledge with colleagues of various sub-specialties from all around the world.  Bahamas has done a great job hosting this conference every year”. Dr. Alex Fokin said. 

On the other hand, Dr. Sweeti Shah, who is an otolaryngologist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, part of Memorial Healthcare System, will be presenting about pediatric neck masses with focus on airway involvement, and the importance of imaging in order to do the correct diagnose and treatments. 

According to the World Health Organization, pediatric neck masses are a frequent consultation in hospitals around the globe. Most of the patients can be classified in the benign side, but infants with malignant neck masses can find themselves in a very dangerous situation. The importance of Dr. Shah’s lecture is to share the practices that have being helping her patients to overcome this difficult condition.

The mission of the Medical Association of the Bahamas is to foster better relationships among the members of the medical profession in The Bahamas, to improve the standard of medical services in The Bahamas and to exert influence on behalf of, and for the benefit of the people of The Bahamas in matters of health.

About Memorial Global Health:
Memorial Global Health provides personalized coordination of specialized and emergency medical services for adult and pediatric international patients. Memorial Healthcare System offers premier clinical expertise throughout their six hospitals including Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, exclusively dedicated to the care of children. For more than 60 years, the physicians, nurses, specialists and healthcare professionals at Memorial have placed patients and their families at the heart of everything they do. The skilled team at Memorial offers patient-and-family-centered care by partnering with patients and their families.

About Memorial Healthcare System:

Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the United States and has served South Florida since 1953. Since, the South Florida community has benefited from compassionate healthcare delivered according to the service vision of Deeper Caring, Smarter Healthcare. Memorial has six hospitals and more than 150 employed physicians, who compose the Memorial Physician Group, a nursing home, home health services, research, and primary and urgent care centers and the South Broward Community Health Services. In 2013, Memorial Health Network led the way in putting the clinically integrated healthcare delivery model into action. By expanding on this new framework, Memorial will continue to improve the quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the services they proudly provide.

News date : 03/13/2019    Category : Caribbean News, Health, Press Releases

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