OUR SPEAKERS

We have assembled an exciting list of presenters to ensure you have a great virtual conference experience 

Section 1: Ethics: "Knowledge to advocate"

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Mrs. Alexis Robinson

Council of Jamaican Bar Association (member); Chair Family Law Committee
Partner MFG.

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Dr. Peter Glegg

Senior Legal Officer
UHWI

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Dr. Sheryl Burke

Superintendent Jamaica Constabulary Force, Head Centre for Investigation Sexual Offences & Child Abuse

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Mrs. Christine Hendricks

Executive Director
Jamaica Council for Disabilitites

Section 2: Neurology

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Dr. Sharon Whiting

Associate Professor and Vice Dean Health/Hospital Services,
Paediatric Neurologist, Epileptologist

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Dr. Nadine Morrison-Levy

Assistant Professor of Paediatrics & Paediatric Neurologist, Epileptologist
Queen’s University

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Dr. Dave Clarke

Professor of Paediatrics, Neurology, Epileptologist
University of Texas at Austin

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Dr. Judy Tapper

Paediatric Neurologist
Associate Lecturer
Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

Keynote Lecture: Cicely Williams Lecture

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Prof. Minerva Thame

Perinatal and Paediatric Medicine
Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

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Prof. Maureen Samms-Vaughan

Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician
Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

Section 3: Endocrinology

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Dr. Kyle McNerney

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis

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Dr. Leonardo Akan

Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Endocrinologist
Associate Lecturer, University of the West Indies (St. Augustine)

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Prof. Michael Boyne

Professor of Metabolism & Endocrinology
Senior Lecturer, University of the West Indies (Mona)

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Dr. Leslie Gabay

Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Endocrinologist
Associate Lecturer,
Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

Section 4: The internet is here to stay!

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Dr. Andrea Garbutt

Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician
Lecturer
Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

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Dr. Kasan Troupe

Acting Chief Education Officer
Ministry of Education, Youth  & Information

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Mr. Carl Berry

Deputy Superintendent of Police
Head, C-TOC Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit

Section 5: Common Paediatric Encounters 1

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Dr. Shamfa Peart

Consultant Ophthalmologist  
Kingston Public Hospital & Bustamante Hospital for Children

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Dr. Erica Gordon-Veitch

Paediatric & Family Dental Surgeon

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Dr. Mara Hosang

Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Bustamante Hospital for Children

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Dr. Garfield Badal

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Cornwall Regional Hospital
Associate Lecturer, University of the West Indies

Section 6: Common Paediatric Encounters 2

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Prof. Celia Christie-Samuels

Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Public Health)
Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

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Dr. Emma Greenaway-Williams

Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Associate Lecturer
Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

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Dr. Charmaine Crooks-Edwards

Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Pulmonologist
Bustamante Hospital for Children
Associate Lecturer
Department of Child and Adolescent Health, UWI, Mona

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Dr. Cathy Maddan

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of the West Indies (Mona)

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Dr. Diane Bloomfield

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Section 7: Regional Highlights

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Dr. Cecilio Eck

Consultant Paediatrician

Chief of Paediatrics, Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital

Belize

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Dr. Linden Swan

Deputy Clinical Head of Department, Paediatrics

Cayman Islands Hospital, Health Services Authority

Grand Cayman

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Dr. Shivon Belle

Consultant Paediatrician

Head, Department of Paediatrics

Mount St John’s Medical Centre

Antigua & Barbuda

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Dr. Roxanne Melbourne-Chambers

Consultant Peadiatrician, Peadiatric Neurologist

Head, Department of Child & Adolescent Health

Senior Lecturer, University of the West Indies, Jamaica