OUR SCHEDULE

Friday March 19 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Section 1: “Ethics: Knowledge to advocate”

Moderator: Dr. Carolyn Jackson

 

6:00 pm        Welcome

                      Dr Carolyn Jackson, Paediatric Surgeon

6:10 pm        Custodial arrangements during parental separation & divorce-What options exist? 
                       Mrs. Alexis Robinson, Council of Jamaican Bar Association (member)

                       Chair Family Law Committee Partner MFG.

 

6:40 pm        The “Emancipated Child” 
                       Dr. Peter Glegg, Senior Legal officer, University Hospital of the West Indies

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7:10 pm        Practice Encounters & Solutions
                       Case 1: Suspected Sexual Abuse, Dr. Sheryl Burke, Superintendent Jamaica Constabulary Force,

                                                                                  Head Centre for Investigation Sexual Offences & Child Abuse

 

                      Case 2: Patient confidentiality       Dr. Peter Glegg, 

                                                                                  Senior Legal Officer, UHWI

                      Case 3: Reproductive rights of individuals with Intellectual Disability
                                                                                Dr. Christine Hendricks, 

                                                                                Executive Director
                                                                                Jamaica Council for Disabilities.

 

8:10 pm    Question & Answer

 

8:30 pm    Closing remarks

Saturday March 20 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am    Welcome, Dr. Andrea Garbutt, President, PAJ

9:05 am    Greetings, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie
                                     Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health & Wellness    

Section 2: Neurology

Moderator:     Dr. Roxanne Melbourne-Chambers, Paediatric Neurologist    

9:10 am        Current Classification & Treatment Approach to Epilepsy
                      Dr. Sharon Whiting
                      Associate Professor and Vice Dean Health/Hospital Services, 
                      Paediatric Neurologist, Epileptologist
                      University of Ottawa, Canada

9:40 am        Emergency Management of Seizures 
                      Dr. Nadine Morrison-Levy
                       Assistant Professor of Paediatrics & Paediatric Neurologist, Epileptologist
                       Queen’s University, Ontario Canada

 

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10:10 am    Mimickers or True seizures? 
                    Dr. Dave Clarke
                    Professor of Paediatrics, Neurology, Epileptologist
                    University of Texas at Austin

10:40 am     Sudden Death in Epilepsy 
                     Dr Judy Tapper
                     Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Neurologist
                     Associate Lecturer
                    Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

 

11:10 am    Question & Answer

Keynote Lecture: Cicely Williams Lecture

11:25 am     The History of Cicely Williams
                      Professor Minerva Thame, Perinatal and Paediatric Medicine

                      Department of Child & Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona
 

11:30 am    The Impact of Covid-19 on our Caribbean Children 
                     Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan, Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician
                     Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

 

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12:20 pm    Question & Answer

 

12:30 pm    Presentation of Awards 

                     Dr A. Harrison

Matthias Antoine Award: Outstanding Performance in Doctor of Medicine (Paediatrics),

Part 1
Dr. Moya Rhoe (2019)
Dr. Nadia Edgecombe (2020)

 

Leila Wynter Award: Outstanding Performance in Doctor of Medicine (Paediatrics),

Part 2
Dr. Kumarie Kooseram (2019)
Dr. Opal Dunn (2020)

 

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Special Awards
Dr. Andrea Garbutt

Outstanding Contribution in Education, Leadership and Advocacy During the Covid-19 Global Pandemic: 
Professor Celia Christie 
Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Public Health) 
Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona
Director Jamaica's Paediatric, Perinatal, Adolescent Infectious Diseases Program 

 

Outstanding Leadership During the Covid-19 Global Pandemic
Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor- McKenzie
Chief Medical Officer
Ministry of Health &Wellness

 

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12:45 pm    Coffee Break 

 

Section 3:     Endocrinology
Moderator:     Dr. Stephanie Clato-Day Scarlett
                         Consultant Paediatrician

1:00 pm        Faces of Paediatric Diabetes 
                       Dr. Kyle McNerney
                       Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes
                       Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis

1:30 pm        Precocious Puberty 
                      Dr. Leonardo Akan, 
                      Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Endocrinologist
                      Associate Lecturer, University of the West Indies (St. Augustine)

 

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2:00 pm        Obesity in the online era 
                      Prof. Michael Boyne
                      Professor of Metabolism & Endocrinology
                      Department of Medicine, University of the West Indies (Mona)

2:30 pm    The intricacies of thyroid hormone interpretation in the first year of life. 
                   Dr. Leslie Gabay
                   Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Endocrinologist
                  Associate Senior Lecturer, Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

3:00 pm        Question & Answer

Section 4:     The internet is here to stay!
Public Session:     Viewing at  www.paedassocja.org/

Moderator:     Dr. Natalie McNeil-Beecher
                          Consultant Paediatrician

3:10 pm        Screen media time guidelines
                       Dr. Andrea Garbutt, 
                       Consultant Paediatrician, Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician
                       Lecturer, Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

3:40 pm        Keeping kids engaged in online learning: challenges & solutions. 
                       Dr. Kasan Troupe
                       Acting Chief Education Officer 
                       Ministry of Education, Youth & Information

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4:10 pm        Dangers that lurk online.
                      Mr. Carl Berry
                      Deputy Superintendent of Police
                      Head, C-TOC Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit

5:10 pm        Questions & Answers

Sunday March 21 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

9:00 am        Welcome
                      Dr. Abigail Harrison
                      Consultant Paediatrician, Adolescent Specialist

9:05 am        Greetings
                       Dr. Andrew Manning, President, MAJ
       
Section 5:       Common Paediatric Encounters 1
Moderator:     Dr. Simone Dundas-Byles
                          Paediatric Surgeon

9:10 am        Routine eye examination for the Paediatrician 
                      Dr. Shamfa Peart
                      Consultant Ophthalmologist  
                      Kingston Public Hospital & Bustamante Hospital for Children

9:40 am        Paedodontal Gems 
                      Dr. Erica Gordon-Veitch CD
                      Paediatric & Family Dental Surgeon

 

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10:10 am    Toxic ingestions
                     Dr. Mara Hosang
                     Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Emergency Medicine
                    Bustamante Hospital for Children

10:40 am    Undescended Testis 
                    Dr. Garfield Badal
                    Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
                    Cornwall Regional Hospital
                    Associate Lecturer, University of the West Indies

 

11:10 am    Question & Answer

 

11:20 am    Coffee Break

 

 

Section 6:       Common Paediatric Encounters 2
Moderators:   Dr. Tracy Evans- Gilbert      

                         Consultant Paediatrician
 

11:30 am   Covid-19: Vaccines 
                    Professor Celia Christie
                    Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Public Health) 
                    Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

12:00 pm    Functional Abdominal Pain 
                    Dr. Emma Greenaway-Williams
                    Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Gastroenterologist
                    Associate Lecturer
                    Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

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12:30 pm    When is a Cough no longer just a cough.
                     Dr. Charmaine Crooks-Edwards, 
                     Consultant Paediatrician & Paediatric Pulmonologist
                     Bustamante Hospital for Children
                     Associate Lecturer
                    Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

1:00 pm       A clinical approach to menstrual irregularities 
                      Dr. Cathy Maddan
                      Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
                      Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of the West Indies (Mona)

 

1: 30 pm      Managing depression in your office: First steps. 
                      Dr. Diane Bloomfield
                      Assistant Professor, Pediatrics 
                      Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

2:00 pm        Question & Answer

 

Section 7:      Regional Highlights
Moderator:    Dr. Michele Lashley
                         Consultant Paediatrician

2:10 pm        An Interesting Case 
                      Dr. Cecilio Eck
                      Consultant Paediatrician
                      Chief of Paediatrics, Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital
                       Belize

 

2:25 pm        The Many faces of the flu 
                       Dr. Linden Swan
                       Consultant Paediatrician
                       Deputy Clinical Head of Department, Paediatrics
                       Cayman Islands Hospital, Health Services Authority
                        Grand Cayman 

 

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2:45 pm        Hyperkalemia: The never-ending story.
                       Dr. Shivon Belle
                       Consultant Paediatrician
                       Head, Department of Paediatrics
                       Mount St John’s Medical Centre
                        Antigua & Barbuda

 

3:00 pm         A Case Presentation
                        Dr. Roxanne Melbourne-Chambers
                        Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Neurologist
                         Head, Department of Child & Adolescent Health
                         Senior Lecturer, University of the West Indies
                        Jamaica

 

3:15 pm        Question & Answer

 

3:25 pm        Vote of Thanks
                        Dr. Anona Griffith