Day 1

08:00 AM

Session I

Presentation of finished projects
Peer comments
Expert comments

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10:30 AM

Session II

Session II Research agenda, opportunities and pearls  - 2.0 CME hrs
10:30AM – 12:30PM
The Universities Research Agenda Successes, Failures, Future directions
Denise Eldemire-Shearer
Surmounting Barriers to Health Research in The Bahamas
Morton Frankson
Opportunities for collaboration - The Regional Centers for Research Excellence Planning Grant Program.
Camille Ragin
The HEALinc: Creating New Knowledge and Advancing Innovation in Developing Countries
Desiree Cox
Analysis of the 144 abstracts of 2007-2016 at The Research Day, School of Clinical Medicine and Research Bahamas
Glenn Jones
The Submission Process
Camille Ragin
Panel Discussions What Reviewers look for.
Chair – Morton Frankson
Panel Camille Ragin, Desire Cox
Challenge of rejection and the threat of success
Chair- Robin Roberts
Panel Raleigh Butler, Donald Simeon, Denise Eldemire-Shearer
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12:30 pm -1:00 pm

01:00 PM

Session III

Session III– Obesity Epidemiology and Research - 1.5 CME hrs
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Welcome Remarks
Robin Roberts
Obesity,  A Growing Regional Problem
Donald Simeon
Obesity in The Elderly
Denise Eldemire-Shearer
Attitudes and Practices of Adult Patients with and without Chronic Diseases to Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Conventional Medicine in Nassau, New Providence
Sanita Belgrave*
Bahamas Health Research System Assessment
Nanika Clark/Camille Nairn
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Coffee Break 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

03:00 PM

Session IV

Obesity and Non communicable diseases - 2.0 CME hrs
3:00PM - 500PM
Lifestyle Medicine and Obesity Medicine – preparing for the Twenty-First Century
Robert Kushner
The Care, Connect, Communicate (Triple C) Study: Transforming Hospitals and Healthcare Centers to Health Innovation Spaces Powered by Activated Providers
Desiree Cox
Descriptive Epidemiology of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke Who Were Thrombolysed Having Met the Criteria at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas
Kandis Bannister
Dedication To My Medication: Factors that affect medication compliance/adherence in the Adult Hypertensive and Type II Diabetic population: A Bahamian Experience
Khia King-Strachan
Knowledge Attitudes and Practices of Primary Care Physicians in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in New Providence, The Bahamas
Gerrad Deveaux
What can I learn from the patient by taking a weight history?
Robert Kushner
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05:00 PM

Session V

Public Lecture - 1.0 CME  hrs
5:00PM – 6:30PM
Remarks from The Director SCMR
Robin Roberts
Royal Bank of Canada Representative
Nathaniel Beneby
Minister of Health
Duane Sands
University-based Health Research! A Decade+ Nourishing Bahamian Medicine
Morton Frankson
The Royal Bank of Canada Lecture: Can we meet the Challenges to Curb Obesity in the Caribbean?
Fitzroy Henry
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Day 2

08:00 AM

Session VI

Obesity and Cancer 2.0 CME hours 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Keynote lecture: Can cancer really be prevented by what you eat? Celine Heskey
Experience with an advocate-led community-based breast cancer screening fair in Antigua and Barbuda Glenn Jones
Hormone receptor and HER-2 status in breast cancer patients treated at the Oncology Centre of Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas Leigh-Ann Bartholomew*
Body mass index of breast cancer patients in the Princess Margaret Hospital Oncology Unit Kristine Parker-Curling
Inflammation polymorphisms and prostate cancer risk in Jamaican men: The role of obesity/body size Camille Ragin
Screening for cervical cancer in females under the age of 21 years in The Bahamas: Should this practice be abolished? Nneka Ijeroma*
A prostate cancer screening clinic in The Bahamas: A model for lower income countries Robin Roberts 
Coffee Break -10:00 am to 10:30 am
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10:30 AM

Session VII

Obesity and Pediatrics
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Keynote lecture: The role of civil society in curbing childhood obesity in the Caribbean
Maisha Hutton
Healthy Bahamas Coalition – United for a healthier Bahamas
Phillip Swann
Epidemiology of congenital cardiac anomalies at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas from 2009 to 2016
Lashan McKenzie*
A descriptive epidemiology of paediatric deaths (1–17 years old) at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas: A retrospective chart review
Ianthe Cartwright-Bastian*
Vasectomy concerns as a primary modality for reproductive health in New Providence, The Bahamas: A qualitative study
Deanna Delva Bain*
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Lunch 12.00 pm – 1:00 pm

01:00 PM

Session VIII

Obesity Prevention and Treatments – 3.0 CME hour
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Keynote lecture: The role of bariatric surgery in the management of chronic non-communicable diseases
Emanuele Lo Menzo
Bariatric surgery − The Bahamas experience
Locksley Munroe
Microfractured fat as a megavolume filler for buttocks augmentation
Gregory Neil
The implementation and utilization of a live CME management system in The Bahamas
Darron Halliday
Non-urgent patients’ perception of the acuity of their presenting complaints at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital
Robert Roper*
Helicobacter pylori detection in non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding in The Bahamas
Dia Serville*
Epidemiologic profile of cases of tuberculosis from 2014 to 2016 at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas
Javardo McIntosh*
Keynote lecture: The complete approach to weight management
Lawrence J Cheskin
Keynote lecture: The Contribution of Plant-based Dietary Patterns to Health and Disease
Celine Heskey
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