The Barbados National Registry

Barbados National RegistryThe Barbados National Registry for Chronic Non-Communicable Disease (BNR) is a national surveillance system being conducted by the Chronic Disease Research Centre on behalf of the Ministry of Health. The BNR is made up of 3 registries: BNR-Stroke, BNR-Heart and BNR-Cancer. Each registry collects data about new cases of cancer, stroke, and acute myocardial infarction (also known as a heart attack or cardiac arrest) and produces statistics concerning incidence, mortality, and survival. Information from the BNR is used to inform public health policy and clinical practice and is an important resource for Caribbean researchers investigating the problems of chronic disease.

The BNR is a unique initiative in the Caribbean. It is a Ministry of Health initiative being conducted by the Chronic Disease Research Centre of The University of the West Indies.

 
Upcoming Events

Presentations

The BNR will be giving a presentation at the upcoming Caribbean Association of Oncology and Haematology (CAOH) 2015 conference, April 24-25: Hilton Resort, Barbados, W.I.

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/caoh2015barbados?ref=hl

 

 

The BNR will be giving two presentations at the 60th annual Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) conference, June 25-27: St George’s University, Grenada, W.I.

For more information, please visit: http://conference.carpha.org/

 

 

Visits to our registry

We are very excited to welcome representatives from the following organisations to our registry in April and May: 

Health Information Management students from the Barbados Community College, April 14

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Disease Control (CDC), May 11-13

Martinique Cancer Registry, May 18-22

 

 

CPE Accredited seminars

BNR will be hosting two seminars this year on death certification and cancers of the female genital system. Stay tuned for more details including our new online registration process.

 

 

Community outreach

Look out for the BNR team at the upcoming annual UWI Health Fair in June 2014 and learn more about the salt and sugar content in the foods, drinks and snacks that we eat.

 
BNR hotline number +246 256 4BNR (4267) Kindly sponsored by Digicel  Email bnr@cavehill.uwi.edu
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