DAY 1 AGENDA: Friday, June 9, 2016

 

 

DAY 1: FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

MODERATOR

CMPPA

08:00 - 08:05 a.m.

INVOCATION

08:05–08:30 a.m.

SIR TREVOR HASSELL

CEO, HEALTHY CARIBBEAN COALITION

Barbados

 

08:30 - 09:10 a.m.

 

 

 

 

PRIYA GOMES

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Trinidad & Tobago

 

MS. MELANIE BUGE

REGISTERED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, OT BARBADOS​​ 

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

DR. VARLEISHA GIBBS, OTD​​ 

CHAIR & DIRECTOR OF MASTERS OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM

Wesley​​ College, Delaware, USA

 

Dr. Gibbs is currently the Chair and Director of the inaugural Masters Occupational Therapy Program at Wesley College, which is also the first ever in the state of Delaware. In addition, Dr. Gibbs served as an associate professor. Previously, she served as a full-time assistant professor and Director of the Doctoral Programs in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. ​​ Her career began after receiving a baccalaureate degree in psychology from the University of Delaware.  She continued studies in the field of occupational therapy and received professional degrees from Columbia University and Thomas Jefferson University.  In 2003, she founded Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc. in New Jersey. The company was established with the focus of providing interdisciplinary and quality therapeutic services to families. As founding president of the company, she provided education and treatment, in various areas with an emphasis on family-centered care. Dr. Gibbs specific interests are neurological conditions and diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, and cultural competency in treatment interventions. ​​ Through personal experience, and work mentoring students, her work has expanded into areas such as treatment and care for those dealing with cancer diagnoses and neurological changes. In addition, she has publications on innovative topics such as, “Family-Centered Occupational Therapy and Tele-rehabilitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” and inter-professional collaboration in geriatric and palliative care. She continues to lecture and provided training throughout the Unites States of America on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation. Her passions are to provide individuals with the tools that assist both the individual and the family system.

09:10 – 09:30 a.m.

DR. BEVERLY BECKLES, PHD, MRA, MOM

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NATIONAL CENTER FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES​​ 

Trinidad & Tobago

09:30 –​​ 10:10 a.m.

Optimizing Post Stroke Survivorship​​ 

 

MEDICAL DOCTOR BARBADOS:​​ 

LENNARD JACK, PT, DPT​​ 
DIRECTOR, PHYSICAL THERAPY, HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL​​ 

Washington, DC, USA​​ 

 

ROZLYN CYRUS MS, OTR/L​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 
DIRECTOR OF REHABILITATION FOR HEARTLAND OF HYATTSVILLE MANOR CARE
Hyattsville, Maryland, USA.​​ 

Clinical Instructor Training Level I and Level II for occupational therapy students. Bachelors and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Howard​​ University, Washington, DC. Certified neuromuscular Taping specialist.​​ 

MRS. AMELIA WARNER, RN​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 
STROKE NURSE MANAGER (RETIRED)​​ 

DR. NICOLA YARD, PT, DPT

REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST
PRESIDENT, BARBADOS​​ PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION

Barbados

 

10:10 - 10:30 a.m.

BREAK

10:30– 11: 10 a.m.

 

DR. YANSIE ROLSTON, PHD

Dr. Yansie Rolston FRSA is a disability and mental health specialist advisor offering technical expertise to corporate, government and civil​​ society organisations and international agencies, and a system change facilitator and trainer in health equality.

 

Yansie is a reflective practitioner and academic, combining community knowledge and experience with evidence to underpin her work. She designs and delivers innovative social change processes, and has implemented and evaluated actionable strategies on health equality and community cohesion. She also develops and sets up culturally appropriate health and social care programmes for marginalised and disadvantaged groups, and has published handbooks and articles.

 

 

 

KIMLIN TAM ASHING, PHD

PROFESSOR, BECKMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
FOUNDING DIRECTOR, CENTER OF COMMUNITY ALLIANCE FOR RESEARCH & EDUCATION,​​ CITY OF HOPE MEDICAL CENTER​​ 
Duarte, California, USA

Dr, Ashing received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As an advocate scientist, she has published over 70 peer review articles and 5 book chapters documenting her seminal work to advance community, theoretical​​ and methodological approaches in behavioral, health disparities and translational sciences. She is an internationally recognized expert on cancer survivorship, cultural and cancer and health disparities. ​​ She sits on the council for the Ethnic Minority Health group for the Society for Behavioral Medicine. She has served as faculty for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and the American Association of Cancer Researchers. She is active in several cancer related organizations: Board of Directors for​​ American Psychooncology Society, National Advisory Council for Asian Pacific Islanders Native Hawaiian Cancer Survivors network, Executive Council of American Cancer Society, Los Angeles, & Scientific Advisor to Komen for the Cure, LA., Latinas Contra Cancer, the African- Caribbean Cancer Consortium and the Southern Los Angeles Patient Navigation & Wellness Center.

MRS. HEATHER PAYNE-DRAKES

BARBADOS MENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATOR

Ms. Payne-Drakes has a Bsc. in Applied Sociology from the University of the West​​ Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados; MSc. in Healthcare Administration from Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida, USA; and an International Master’s Degree in Mental Health Policy and Services from the New University of Lisbon Medical School, Portugal. She is the acting Assistant Hospital Director at the Psychiatric Hospital, Barbados.

 

11:10 – 11:50 a.m.

Acute & Chronic Pain Management Access for the Caribbean Patient

DR. MARK JAWAHIR, MD

AMERICAN BOARD OF ANESTHESIA

DIPLOMATE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MANAGEMENT

SUNY AT STONY BROOK, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, ANESTHESIA

Private board certified practice anesthesia/interventional pain management for 19 years

 

NATALIE GREAVES, MBBS, PHD​​ 

GENERAL PRACTITIONER &​​ CHAIR OF THE​​ NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN BARBADOS

ASI CAVE’S MEDICAL AND REHABILITATION CENTRE BARBADOS.

 

DR. OBI ONYEWU, MD

MARYLAND PAIN MANAGEMENT

 

DR. PAULA U. A. DAWSON, FAAPMR

DIPLOMATE ABPMR 
MEDICAL​​ DIRECTOR, REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF THE CARIBBEAN LTD.
Suites 2B&C, Liguanea Post Office Mall
115 Hope Road, Kgn 6, Jamaica

11:40 - 1:00 P.M.​​ 

LUNCH

 

BREAK OUT SESSION: 1

Dry Needling -​​ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

DR. MARY CATHERINE HANNAH (Mary​​ Kay), PT, DPT, SCS, North Carolina, USA

Dr. Hannah graduated from the US Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy with Masters in Physical Therapy and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), Baylor University. She practiced physical therapy as an Army therapist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, and the 82nd​​ Airborne Division in Afghanistan. After retiring from 23 years in the Army, she has her own orthopedic and sports private practice in Cary, North Carolina and she is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical therapy and Sports Physical therapy. Adjunct​​ faculty at two North Carolina DPT programs and is an active participant in the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association and serves​​ as a Delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association’s House of Delegates. In 2013, she was honored to receive the 2013 Outstanding Physical Therapist Award from the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association.

DR. JEREMY FLEETCHER, PT, DPT, OCS,​​ CSCS

Dr. Fletcher is an assistant professor at the University of South Alabama. He has a BS, Health and Physical Education, University of Louisiana at Monroe. AAS, Physical Therapist Assisting, Arapahoe Community College. DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of South Alabama.


Cert, PT/OT Health Focused Care, University of Alabama-Birmingham. ​​ Dr. Fletcher is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, ​​ Orthopedic, Federal Section, American Physical Therapy Association, Alabama Chapter, APTA , ​​ a member of the United States Army Reserve, ​​ a Veteran of the Afghanistan War and recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.​​ 

 

 

 

BREAK OUT SESSION: 2

HEALTH AND WELLNESS - 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

DR. MELVIA AGBEKO, BSC, ND​​ 

Dr. Agbeko is a Naturopathic Doctor at​​ Trinity Health Clinic​​ in Toronto, Canada. Trinity Health Clinic is a family oriented private practice with special focus on women’s health, mind body medicine and oncology support. Dr. Agbeko engages people in their health process while liaising with other​​ health professionals in their health care team. She provides safe and effective long term care as part of treatment approach using all Naturopathic modalities.

DR. MELAIKA AGBEKO, BSC, ND​​ 

“Nutrition and the Cancer Survivor”

Doctor of Naturopathic​​ Medicine. ​​ A member of The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.​​ Dr. Agbeko helps address the health and wellness concerns of patients using: Homeopathy, Clinical Nutrition, Acupuncture, Botanical​​ Medicine, Lifestyle Counseling and Mind-Body Medicine. ​​ Trinidad & Tobago.

DR. DEREK M. GRIFFITH, PHD ​​ 
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, HEALTH AND SOCIETY
DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON MEN’S HEALTH  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
Nashville, Tennessee​​ 

MS. KARIE ANN DE GANNES​​ 
Ms. de Gannes is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist/ Founder of Lymphedema Association of Trinidad and Tobago; Certified kinesis taping practitioner and NCBTMB certified​​ massage therapist; graduate of Florida College of Natural Health in advanced therapeutic massage with a focus on rehabilitation. “Over time, I noticed a need and uncovered area of therapy initial for post breast cancer patients. I complete Decongestive Therapy at Academy of Lymphatic Studies as well as Klose Training.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAK OUT SESSION: 3

Swallowing & Dysphagia - 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

DR. ​​ MARLIS GONZALEZ-FERNANDEZ, MD, PHD

MEDICAL DIRECTOR & ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND​​ REHABILITATION, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY MEDICINE, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA. ​​ 

Expertise:​​ Amputee Rehabilitation, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Dysphagia, Dysphagia Evaluation - Adults, Neuro-Rehabilitation, Orthotics.​​ Research Interests:​​ Swallowing​​ disorders (Dysphagia) after stroke; Epidemiology of Swallowing Disorders (dysphagia); Neural Control of Swallowing​​ and Communication.​​ 

 

 

BREAK OUT SESSION: 4

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation After Strokes & Cancers - 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

MRS. ANELYN DELMONTE-PURIFOY, PT.​​ 
PELVIC FLOOR AND WOMEN’S PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALIST​​ 
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, U.S.A.​​ 

Mrs. Delmonte-Purifoy has been a physical therapist since 1992. She is a graduate of Howard University, Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She has worked in a shock trauma facility in Tampa, Florida and has experience with rehabilitation of coma, brain injury, spinal cord, and orthopedic injuries. Mrs. Delmonte-Purifoy also has experience performing functional measures for the Chronic Pain Clinic Research Team at Tampa, Florida Veterans Hospital, which is currently the only existing inpatient pain program for active duty military and veterans. Mrs. Delmonte-Purifoy developed and initiated the pelvic floor physical therapy program​​ at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii that provided rehabilitation services for all branches of the United States Military in the Pacific Rim.​​ 

 

CMPPA |​​ www.cmppa.org​​ | 276 Kahako St. Kailua, Hawaii, 96734 USA | (571) 237-6834