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March 01, 2013

Medical Association of The Bahamas 41st Annual Scientific Conference March 6 – 8, 2013 British Colonial Hilton Hotel


Stewardship of our Profession Pioneering a path to a brighter future
Session I Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:30 PM
Public Lecture


Dr. L. D. Britt

MD,MPH, FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng (Hon), FRCSEd (Hon), FWACS (Hon), FRCSI (Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon) Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Surgery Eastern Virginia Medical School; Professor School of Health Professions; Distinguished Professor of Surgery Uniformed Services University of the health Sciences; Professor in the Division of the History of Medicine; Chairman, Council of Clinical Chairmen Eastern Virginia Medical School.


Thursday March 7, 2013 Session II 8:00am – 10:00am


7:00am – 8:00am SATELLITE BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM - by invitation
7:30am REGISTRATION/ VIEW EXHIBITS


TOPIC: REGULATIONS OF MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PRACTICE Moderator - Dr. Freeman Lockhart
8:00am Continuing Medical Education (CME) and its role in medical practice Dr. Francis Williams BSc, MBBS, Director of CME credits


8:20am Responsible and Ethical Coding: Why should we care? Dr. Sandra E. McDonald, EdD, MHSA,RHIA Lee Memorial Health Systems


8:40am What Happens When Physicians Do Bad Things? Ms. Michaela Sumner-Budhi Attorney at Law, Doctors Hospital


9:05am Keynote Speaker: Is Malpractice on the Rise in The Bahamas Giahna Soles Attorney at Law, Graham Thompson and Company


9:30am Questions to the above panel of speaker
9:45am–10:30am COFFEE BREAK/VIEW EXHIBITS


Session III 10:30am – 12:00pm
TOPIC: MURDER COUNT: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU AND ME? Moderator - Dr. George Bruney
10:30am The Burden of Trauma on the Health Care System Dr. Delton Farquharson MBBS, FRCSC, Vascular surgeon, Nassau, Bahamas


10:50am The Forensic Pathology Aspect of Violence in The Bahamas Dr. Caryn Sands MBBS, Pathologist, Nassau, Bahamas


11:10am Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress In The Bahamas Dr. Desdemona Curtis-Downes MBBS, DM Psychiatrist, Nassau, Bahamas


11:30am Murder in The Bahamas for The Past 10 Years Commissioner Ellison Greenslade; Commissioner of Police Dr.H.C, QPM,MBA


11:50pm Questions to the above panel of speakers
12:00pm-2:00pm LUNCH/ VIEW EXHIBITS
12:10pm-2:00pm SATELLITE LUNCH SYMPOSIUM - by invitation


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Thursday March 7, 2013
2:00pm – 2:30pm The C.R. Walker Memorial Lecture “A JOURNEY THROUGH CHILDHOOD” Dr. Percival McNeil Paediatrician Nassau, Bahamas
Session IV 2:30pm - 5:20pm


TOPIC: THE COST OF MEDICAL CARE IN THE BAHAMAS IS TOO HIGH AND PHYSICIANS ARE THE CAUSE Moderator - Dr. Sheena Antonio-Collie


Panel debate: 2 teams (4 speakers)

PRO: Dr. Robin Roberts Director UWI.SCMR (Presenter- 10 min) Dr. Glen Beneby Medical Advisor PHA (Rebutter- 5 min)
CON: Dr. Paul Ward Chief of Staff, Rand Hospital (Presenter- 10 min) Dr. Duane Sands Cardiothoracic Surgeon (Rebutter- 5 min)


3:00pm Questions for debate panel


3:10pm BREAK/ VIEW EXHIBITS
TOPIC: CHRONIC NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES: STEMMING THE UPSURGE IN OUR SOCIETY
3:20pm Updates In Stroke Management in The Bahamas Dr. Charles Rahming MBBS, Neurologist and internist PMH Nassau, Bahamas


3:40pm Treating To Targets Dr. Winston Forbes MD, Cardiologist, The Rand Memorial Hospital, Freeport, Bahamas
4:00pm The Medical Management of Obesity and It’s Effectiveness in Our Society Dr. Nikkiah Forbes MBBS, DM Internal Medicine, Nassau, Bahamas
4:20pm Questions to the above panel of speakers
4:30pm Keynote Speaker: Local Experience With Weight Loss Surgery; Effect of Weight Reduction and Control of Co-morbid Conditions Dr. Charles Diggis, MBBS, FRCS(GLAG),Med Net
5:00pm Questions for keynote speaker


5:10PM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - MAB
5:00pm-7:00pm LIGHT COCKTAILS 7:00pm-9:00pm SATELLITE DINNER SYMPOSIUM - By invitation
Friday March 8, 2013 Session V 8:00am – 1:00pm


7:00am -8:00am SATELLITE BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM - By invitation
7:30am REGISTRATION/VIEW EXHIBITS
TOPIC: WOMEN'S HEALTH IN PREGNANCY & BEYOND Moderator - Dr. Richard Braham
8:00am Cervical Cancer Prevention In a Low Resource Setting Dr. Raleigh Butler, MBBS, FRCOG, Gynae/Oncology, Bahamas
8:20am A Look at The Outcome of Pre-term Infants in The Neonatal Intensive Care Dr. Carlos Thomas MD, Neonatologist, PMH Nassau, Bahamas


8:40am Antenatal Care on Our Country: Is it Effective Dr. Vrunda Sakharkar, OBGYN, Bahamas
9:00am Pioneering Operative Gynecological Laparoscopy at The Princess Margaret Hospital Dr. Lorne Charles, MBBS, ACOG, DM OBGYN, Bahamas
9:20am Questions to the above panel of speakers
9:30 am Keynote Speaker: Inter-Uterine Procedures: Diagnostic and Operative Dr. Ruben Quintero MD, Director Maternal-fetal Medicine, Jackson Memorial, Florida, USA
10:00 am Questions for keynote speaker
10:10am - 10:30am COFFEE BREAK/VIEW EXHIBITS


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10:30am- 12:30pm Session VI: The Residents’ Papers Moderator - Dr. Misty Spencer-Prince
12:30pm - 2:00pm LUNCH/VIEW EXHIBITS SATELLITE LUNCH SYMPOSIUM - By invitation


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Friday, March 8, 2013
Session VII 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


TOPIC: REGENERATIVE MEDICINE: STEM CELL RESEARCH Moderator - Dr. Locksley Munroe


2:00pm An Overview of Stem Cell Research and It’s Legislative Issues Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj, MB.ChB, MD, FRCP (Edin.), FRCP (Glas.),FRCPath, FACP, Director South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Clinical and Research Institute; Department of Internal Medicine Division of Hematology/ Oncology Bethesda Memorial Hospital Florida.


2:30pm Questions for speaker  TOPIC: BREAST CANCER: ARE WE ANY NEARER TO A CURE?


2:40pm Understanding BRACA 1 as a Treatment Strategy in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Dr. Jason Carey Ph.D.Dept. of Experimental Radiation Oncology M.D. Anderson, Houston Tx.


3:00pm Imaging for Triple Negative Breast Cancer in Young Patients Dr.Shantell Minnis MBBS,FRCPC, Maple, Ontario Canada


3:20pm Triple Negative Breast Cancer: What does it Mean to the Surgeon Dr. Wesley Francis MD, FACS Surgical Oncologist, Hepatobiliary and Pancreas surgery, General and Laparoscopic surgeon, Bahamas


3:40pm Reconstruction for Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Who, What, When and Why? Dr.Srikanth Garikaparthy MD, MCH, FRCS(Ed), Plastic Surgeon, PMH, Nassau, Bahamas


4:00pm Questions to above panel of speakers


4:10pm Results of resident papers, posters, announcements, thank you note etc.


6PM-9PM COCKTAILS HILTON HOTEL

News date : 03/01/2013    Category : About Bahamians, Press Releases

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