Agenda

Agenda

September 15, 2022 08:00 am

OPENING SESSION

September 15, 2022 08:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS/FEATURE LECTURE 1

COVID-19 and Digital Health Theme

September 15, 2022 08:45 am

PRESENTATION/PANEL DISCUSSION

Rebuilding after COVID-19: role of technology and digital health

September 15, 2022 09:45 am

COFFEE BREAK/POSTERS/EXHIBITS

September 15, 2022 10:30 am

Session 2: Student Researchers Forum –Building evidence from laboratory through to clinical research

September 15, 2022 10:30 am

(O-01) COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the Jamaican Populace: Prevalence and Associated Factors

P Thomas-Brown, D Wynter-Adams

September 15, 2022 10:45 am

(O-02) Perspectives of primary care providers and policy makers on the impact of Covid-19 on the health system in Dominica

K Celestine, H Harewood

September 15, 2022 11:00 am

(O-03) Psychological effect of COVID-19 on health care workers in primary care during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Trinidad for the period March 2020 to March 2021

N.D.Maharaj

September 15, 2022 11:15 am

(O-04) The association of birth weight and body composition during Infancy in 1-year-old Jamaican children

P Hall, M Gossell-Williams, G Gordon –Strachan, M Thame

September 15, 2022 11:30 am

(O-05) Uncovering the driving forces behind the trend in coronary heart disease mortality in Barbados from 2009-2018

F Carter, W Jones, N Sobers

September 15, 2022 11:45 am

(O-06) Assessment of pre-hospital measures on outcomes in snake envenomation.

C Hatcher, N Nguyen, S Bidaisee
September 15, 2022 12:00 pm

(O-07) A biological active enquiry of Tradescantia zebrina (Wandering Jew/ Red Watergrass)on blood glucose levels in normal Sprague-Dawley rats

S Newman, L Lindo, I Amarakoon
September 15, 2022 12:30 pm

LUNCH/POSTERS/EXHIBITS

September 15, 2022 01:30 pm

FEATURE LECTURE 2

September 15, 2022 02:15 pm

Session 3: COVID-19 PANDEMIC/DIGITAL HEALTH: Impact on Children

September 15, 2022 02:15 pm

(O-08) A comparative study of the spectrum of non-COVID-19 diagnosis among children visiting one of the pediatric primary health center during the COVID-19 pandemic and the immediate pre-pandemic period in Barbados

A Kumar
September 15, 2022 02:30 pm

(O-09) COVID -19 in Barbados lessons from a paediatric perspective

PM Lashley, NP Sobers, GHE Gay
September 15, 2022 02:45 pm

(O-10) Caribbean Children and the COVID 19 pandemic: A call for data-driven planning

T Evans Gilbert, PM Lashley, E Lerebours, C Sin Quee, I Singh-Minott, M Fernandes, J Walter Thomas, B Nelson, J Braithwaite
September 15, 2022 03:00 pm

(O-11) Nutritional status and COVID-19 in children: a Caribbean inpatient survey

T Evans-Gilbert, I Hambleton, C Taylor-Bryan, C Sin Quee, S Young-Peart, PM Lashley, B Gilbert, R-Ann Brown, M Fernandes, V Singh, The Paediatric Collaborative COVID Group
September 15, 2022 03:15 pm

(O-12) The use of Telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic - Practices and attitudes of Jamaican physicians who care for children and adolescents

V Julien-Pierre, M Gooden, A Garbutt, R Melbourne-Chambers, A Harrison
September 15, 2022 03:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK /POSTERS/ EXHIBITS

September 15, 2022 04:00 pm

Session 4: COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Public Health Impact

September 15, 2022 04:00 pm

(O-13) Registered Nurses' perceptions of their comfort and safety levels in the work environment during the COVID-19 pandemic at five (5) selected health institutions in Guyana

N Goodman, L Ramroop, S Russell
September 15, 2022 04:15 pm

(O-14) Resilient Coping is More Important that Previous Experience with Virtual Learning: Predicting Stress Experienced by Pharmacy Students in Trinidad and Tobago During the COVID-19 Pandemic

MH Campbell, S Maharaj, K Khan, B Sa, OP Adams, MAA Majumder
September 15, 2022 04:30 pm

(O-15) COVID-19 mortality in Suriname; a comparison of socio-demographic factors and hospitalization duration between epidemic waves

AR Gokoel, M Jairam, A Mendeszoon, L Liauw Kie Fa, F Poese, A Jarbandhan, V Jairam, F Abdoel Wahid
September 15, 2022 05:00 pm

End of Session

September 15, 2022 06:30 pm

Opening Ceremony

September 16, 2022 07:00 am

Breakfast Session - Title: Data Analysis/Writing an Abstract/Protocol

D Ramdath, M Reid, S Stewart/RAC
September 16, 2022 08:15 am

FEATURE LECTURE 3:

September 16, 2022 09:00 am

Session 5

 

Concurrent Sessions

 

Session 5a:                

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Vaccine and Testing

Session 5b:                

NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES I

     

9:00 am

(O-16) Safety Monitoring of COVID-19 Vaccines in the Caribbean through Regional and Global Systems

R Extavour, K Ottley

(O-21) Skeletal Muscle Adiposity is Associated with Lower Cognition in African Caribbean Women

A Acevedo-Fontánez, R Cvejkus, AL Kuipers, JM Zmuda, V Wheeler, C  Rosano, I Miljkovic

9:15 am

(O-17) Rapid antigen tests: a screening tool for SARS-CoV-2 but not a diagnostic test

CNL Macpherson N Cudjoe, N Noel, V Matthew-Belmar, B Sharma, E Chitan, TP Noel, and K Yearwood

 

(O-22) Preliminary Report of the First Epidemiologic Study of Cardiac Structure and Function in African Ancestry Adults in the Caribbean: The Tobago Heart Study

AL Kuipers, R Katz, DK Gupta, R Mallugari, CN Thomas, I Gonzalez, RK Cvejkus, V Wheeler, I Miljkovic

 

9:30 am

(O-18) The evolution of screening and diagnostic testing for SARS CoV2 in Grenada

N Cudjoe, N Noel, P Fields, V Belmar-Matthew, B Sharma, E Chitan, T Khan, N Steele, S Charles, TP Noel, K Yearwood, CNL Macpherson

(O-23) Stroke hospitalizations before and during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the Academic Hospital of Paramaribo: A retrospective study

A Jarbandhan, V Jairam, R Ramdas, D Lieuw, J Toelsie, R Bipat

9:45 am

(O-19) SARS-CoV-2 Variants and qRT-PCR Cycle Threshold Values

V Matthew-Belmar, N Noel, E Chitan, B Sharma, T Khan, N Cudjoe, B Osei Boakye, P Fields, T Noel, A Alhassan, C Macpherson

(O-24) Assessing microvascular complications in Diabetic Foot using novel diagnostic equipment

A Greenidge, K Quimby, I Hambleton, R Landis

10:00 am

(O-20) Pharmacists knowledge, perception and practice regarding medication disposal in Trinidad

S Jankie, A Villarroel Stuart, N Barsatee, V Dookhan, K Sookdeo, S Hernandez, C Mohammed

(O-25) Risk Factors associated with Change in Transcranial Doppler Velocities in Sickle Cell Disease: A Jamaican Study             

C Bryan, JP Louboutin, M Reid

September 16, 2022 10:15 am

COFFEE BREAK/POSTER/EXHIBITS

September 16, 2022 11:00 am

FEATURE LECTURE 4

September 16, 2022 11:45 am

Session 6

Time

Concurrent Sessions

Session 6a:          

CHILD HEALTH:

Session 6b:          

NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES II:

   

11:45 am

(O-26) Development, implementation and evaluation of a model for antenatal group care in Suriname: results from Perisur

A Hindori-Mohangoo, M Hindori

(O-30)  Diabetes Self-Care in a Barbadian Population: With and without diabetic foot

A Greenidge, K Quimby, I Hambleton, S Anderson, R Landis

12:00 noon

(O-27) Antenatal Corticosteroid and its Effects on Neonatal Health and Growth Parameters at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation from the period 2019-2020

S Davie Lall, PD Persaud

(O-31) World Health Organization global evaluation of palliative care of six countries: results in Jamaica

D Spence, CP Lin, K Thomas, K Segree, M Kodilinye, S Smith, K Brown, E Calvert, R Morecroft, R Harding

12:15 pm

(O-28) The most common respiratory condition admitted to the Pediatric Medical Ward (PMW) and the trend of admission of patients to the PMW and the pattern of pre and post COVID at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)

S Wright, M Persaud

(O-32) A Stakeholder Analysis of the Saint Lucian Mental Health (MH) System

KA Francis; AY Benjamin

12:30 pm

(O-29) The histopathology of steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome at the Bustamante hospital for children and the University hospital of the West Indies

D Clayton, R Thomas-Chen, L Gabay, S Young Peart

(O-33) Barriers to mental health treatment among young adults aged 18-35 in Barbados: Exploring The Health Professional perspective

R Cox, N Greaves 

 

September 16, 2022 12:45 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH / LECTURE

September 16, 2022 02:00 pm

Session 7

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 7a

CARPHA Qualitative Research Methods Workshop

Session 7b:  RESEARCH SKILLS CLINIC

Room:

Chairpersons: Saran Stewart

Room:

Chairpersons:

 

This workshop provides attendees with an understanding of critical concepts and principles of qualitative research design.  Attendees are provided with an opportunity to develop qualitative-based research questions and an overview of the five-main qualitative research designs. The workshop helps to develop the skills necessary for the proper understanding of sampling, data collection, analysis and interpretation of research findings. Attendees are provided with an opportunity to demonstrate these skills by undertaking an abstract template exercise.

 

On completion of this workshop participants should be able to:

 

(i)      Identity and design qualitative research questions and aim of the study;

 

(ii)     Select appropriate research designs for investigation of qualitative research phenomena;

 

(iii)    Construct a variety of data collection instruments that are useful for qualitative research;

 

(iv)    Develop an abstract template suitable for a peer-reviewed scholarly conference.

RESEARCH SKILLS

HELP DESK FOR ASSISTANCE WITH:

·        Polishing your manuscript

·        Analysing your data

·        Preparing a research proposal

 

September 16, 2022 04:00 pm

End of Sessions

September 16, 2022 06:30 pm

Awards Banquet

September 17, 2022 08:15 am

FEATURE LECTURE 5

September 17, 2022 09:00 am

Session 8

Time

Session 8a:                

NUTRITION

Session 8b:        

COVID-19 & DIGITAL HEALTH: Impact on Infectious Disease Management

Chairpersons:

Chairpersons:

Room:

Room Assignment:

9:00 am

(O-34) Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM: project overview

W Jones, MM Murphy, FJ Henry, L Dunn, TA Samuels

Impact of COVID-19 on tuberculosis and HIV services

9:15 am

(O-35) Food security and food safety safety: Implications for sustainable food systems in CARICOM

H Harewood, N Greaves, A Foster-Estwick, A Dunn, TA Samuels, MM Murphy

Midway group Session

9:30 am

(O-36) Sodium and Potassium Consumption in Jamaica: National Estimates from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2016-2017

TS Ferguson, N Younger-Coleman, K Webster-Kerr, M Tulloch-Reid, N Bennett, T Davidson, A Grant, KA Gordon-Johnson, I Govia, S Soares-Wynter, J McKenzie, E Walker, S Anderson, A Blake, J Ho, S Edwards, S McFarlane, S Spence, R Wilks

Lessons learned from the Covid pandemic, applicable to HIV and TB services

9:45 am

(O-37) Socio-demographic and Dietary Influences of Eating Habit Perception in Jamaica

A La Foucade, S Gabriel, C Laptiste, C Metivier, V Beharry, E Scott, K Theodore

 

10:00

(O-38) Differences in Biomarkers of Iron stores and growth by Breastfeeding Status in infancy

S Whyte, M Reid 

Real world examples of utilization of digital heath tools to HIV and TB management during the Covid pandemic

10:15

(O-39) The Microbial Burden in Poultry Broiler Chickens and the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the poultry meat handler in Barbados

J Browne, M Gittens-St. Hilaire

 

 

September 17, 2022 10:30 am

COFFEE BREAK/POSTERS/ EXHIBITS

September 17, 2022 11:00 am

Session 9

Time

Session 8a:                

NUTRITION

Session 8b:        

COVID-19 & DIGITAL HEALTH: Impact on Infectious Disease Management

Chairpersons:

Chairpersons:

Room:

Room Assignment:

9:00 am

(O-34) Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM: project overview

W Jones, MM Murphy, FJ Henry, L Dunn, TA Samuels

Impact of COVID-19 on tuberculosis and HIV services

9:15 am

(O-35) Food security and food safety safety: Implications for sustainable food systems in CARICOM

H Harewood, N Greaves, A Foster-Estwick, A Dunn, TA Samuels, MM Murphy

Midway group Session

9:30 am

(O-36) Sodium and Potassium Consumption in Jamaica: National Estimates from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2016-2017

TS Ferguson, N Younger-Coleman, K Webster-Kerr, M Tulloch-Reid, N Bennett, T Davidson, A Grant, KA Gordon-Johnson, I Govia, S Soares-Wynter, J McKenzie, E Walker, S Anderson, A Blake, J Ho, S Edwards, S McFarlane, S Spence, R Wilks

Lessons learned from the Covid pandemic, applicable to HIV and TB services

9:45 am

(O-37) Socio-demographic and Dietary Influences of Eating Habit Perception in Jamaica

A La Foucade, S Gabriel, C Laptiste, C Metivier, V Beharry, E Scott, K Theodore

 

10:00

(O-38) Differences in Biomarkers of Iron stores and growth by Breastfeeding Status in infancy

S Whyte, M Reid 

Real world examples of utilization of digital heath tools to HIV and TB management during the Covid pandemic

10:15

(O-39) The Microbial Burden in Poultry Broiler Chickens and the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the poultry meat handler in Barbados

J Browne, M Gittens-St. Hilaire

 

September 17, 2022 12:15 pm

FEATURE LECTURE 5

September 17, 2022 01:00 pm

Presentation of Prizes and Closing Remarks

Loyce Pace, MPH
Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs (OGA)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

In her current role, Ms. Pace is responsible for advancing the U.S. international health agenda through multilateral and bilateral forums. Reporting directly to the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS), she is the Office of Global Affairs’ lead on setting priorities and policies that promote American public health agencies and interests worldwide.

Ms. Pace oversees HHS’ engagement with foreign governments and international institutions as well policymaking bodies such as the G7, G20, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), and World Health Assembly. Previously, she served as President & Executive Director of Global Health Council (GHC) and was also a member of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. At GHC, she advocated for increased federal investments in global health, in the face of budget cuts to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, United States Agency for International Development, and World Health Organization (WHO).

Prior to her role at GHC, Ms. Pace spent over a decade working with community-based organizations and grassroots leaders in countries across Africa and Asia on campaigns calling for person-centered access to health. Additionally, she has held positions on various global and regional advisory committees and boards that focus on equity and inclusion. Ms. Pace holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in human biology from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in international health & human rights with the distinction of Delta Omega from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Victor S Blanchette, SCM, FRCP(C), FRCP

Topic: “Empowering local health care professionals to improve cure rates in children with cancer and blood disorders in the Caribbean: Lessons from the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI)”.

Dr Victor Blanchette is Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Canada. He is a Staff Pediatric Hematologist in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and a Senior Associate Scientist (Emeritus) in the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He is the McCaig Magee Family Honorary Medical Director of the SickKids-Caribbean Cancer and Blood Disorders Initiative in the Centre for Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children.

After completing his medical training at the University of Cambridge and St Bartholomew's Hospital in the United Kingdom, Dr Blanchette pursued subspecialty training in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA followed by fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Canada.

Dr Blanchette's research interests are in the area of the congenital and acquired bleeding disorders of children. He is Co-Director of the Pediatric Comprehensive Care Hemophilia Program at the Hospital for Sick Children, and Chair of the International Prophylaxis Study Group (IPSG). Dr. Blanchette is recipient of the Canadian Pediatric Society 2009 Alan Ross Award, the Canadian Blood Services 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2012 Distinguished Career Award, the 2018 University of the West Indies (UWI) Vice-Chancellor’s Award, the 2019 Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2019 Canadian Hematology Society (CHS) Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018 Dr. Blanchette was awarded the Order of Barbados (Silver Crown of Merit), the country of his birth, for his contributions to the field of medicine. Dr Blanchette is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom.

Professor Seeromanie Harding

Seeromanie Harding is Professor of Social Epidemiology at King’s College London. Her research focuses on inequalities in health over the life course, and participatory approaches to systems perspectives to engage with the complex socio-cultural-political contexts that drive health inequities. UK-based studies include those in London that are exploring how hairdressing salons and primary care can jointly promote early detection of cardiovascular disease and breast cancer among women living in deprived and ethnically dense neighbourhoods, the Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles for Diabetes (HEAL-D) study in African and Caribbean communities, and the eLIXIR programme that links information from routine health records and blood samples from mothers and their children to explores the early origins of physical and mental health disorders. International studies include the CONTACT (Congregations Taking Action Against Non-Communicable Diseases) study in the Caribbean, the Health Kiosks in community Markets (HEKIMA) study in Kenya and the Xunati Uti study in Brazil. These studies explore the embedding of community systems (e.g., places of worship, community markets, schools) into the primary care pathway for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. Before joining King’s College, she led the Medical Research Council Ethnicity and Health Research Programme at the University of Glasgow. Whilst there she established the Determinants of Adolescent, now young Adults, Social well-being and Health (DASH) study, a London based longitudinal study of ~6000 ethnically diverse young people. Equity, interdisciplinarity and collaborative partnerships with communities, policy actors and practitioners are key anchors in these studies. She is Head of the Department of Population Health Sciences at King’s College London, based within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, School of Life Course & Population Sciences. Population health research is led by over 160 experts, with patients and the public, to better understand how we can improve population health. Strong interdisciplinary research groups of social scientists, clinicians, health informaticists, statisticians and health economists, capacity building of early career researchers, and global health are key strengths of the Department

Dr. C James Hospedales

Dr H is a citizen of T&T with over 30 years’ experience in public heath, facing many epidemics and pandemics. A lover of nature, a person of faith, a father and grandfather, Dr Hospedales founded EarthMedic and EarthNurse to mobilise health professionals to address the climate crisis.

He chairs the Defeat-NCD Partnership executive committee, addressing NCDs in low-resource countries; and is Climate and Health Advisor to the Healthy Caribbean Coalition.

He was inaugural Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency, and Coordinator Chronic disease prevention and control in PAHO/WHO.

He played a key role in the 2007 CARICOM Heads of Government Summit on NCDs, leading to the UN High Level meetings on NCDs in 2012, ’14 and ’18.

Honours graduate of UWI in medicine; MPH from Lond Sch of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Fellow, UK Faculty of Public Health, Dr H has published more than 100 papers and writes for the G7/G20 on climate and health.

Joann O’Brien Vice President, Digital Ecosystems, TM Forum

Joann currently leads the Beyond Connectivity Initiative at TM Forum, helping our members to derisk their diversification strategy and grow their business beyond connectivity into new industry verticals such as enablement of connected healthcare and digital transformation of manufacturing.

She is a transformative technology leader who has led the development of two of the most successful areas of TM Forum, Open APIs and Business Architecture. The Open APIs from concept to global adoption in the Telecommunications industry and the Business Architecture methodology as the pivotal framework to enable capability driven CSP diversification for growth into and beyond new market opportunities.

Joann is a proven technology leader, with over 25 years industry experience, initially in consumer electronics and subsequently in Telecommunications working at both network and OSS/BSS architectural layers. Joann is TM Forum’s representative on Global Industry Organisations (GIO), leading the eHealth (Pandemic) focused initiative and represents TM Forum on NGIoT, Next Generation IoT and advisory board to the European Union. Joann also leads TM Forum’s representation in the 5GEM, Enabled Manufacturing project, a consortium lead by Ford Motor Car and Vodafone. Joann graduated with first class honors, BSc in Information Technology majoring in Telecommunications from Dublin City University and MBA from Open University.