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Cancer Management Best Practices 2017
Friday, 24 November 2017 10:04

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Summary- Cancer Management Best Practices

The team at the Barbados National Registry would like to thank the event organizers, all the doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who joined us for our event on cancer management best practices. This seminar marks the 6th consecutive seminar hosted on cancer management. This seminar was held at the newly refurbished Radisson Aquatica Resort. This lively discussion was chaired by Professor Patsy Prussia with opening remarks by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth George. Participants were invited to hear seven informative and interactive presentations; a new feature was added to the line-up: participants in attendance, an estimate of 70 persons, were asked to partake in a BNR themed polling station.

Doctors Lynda Williams’ and Natalie Greaves’ opening lectures covered topics such as the proper diagnosis of cancer and offered insight into the National Cancer Action Plan.  At the half-time break attendees were invited to cast their vote, in the Registry’s first opinion poll, where we asked participants: Do YOU think Barbados should use the National Registration Number as a Unique Identifier (UID) for Lab Requests and Medical Procedures?  We had a high turnout at the ballot station.

By the second half of the seminar, Mrs. Shelly Ann Forde, the newly appointed Registrar of the BNR, provided preliminary statistics from the 2013 Cancer Report.  Doctors Lynda Williams and Greaves addressed the formalities of doctor-patient relationships: the etiquette and ethics of breaking bad news, Dr. Greaves presented the methodology of a research paper on the lived experiences of 12 women living with cancer. This research paper brought to life the fact that personal traits impact survivorship and through review of the types of themes discussed demonstrated the pathways and challenges faced by breast cancer patients. . Registered Nurse Broomes spoke on what the standard of supportive care for persons living with cancer should be. A panel discussion, entitled Decreasing Time to Treatment-What is the Best Route? , rounded up the final discussions of the seminar.

Overall the majority of participants positively reviewed the seminar with many strongly agreeing that the subject matter presented was done effectively and met their objectives. Three (3) Continuing Professional Education and three (3) Continuing Nursing Education Credits were awarded for attendance.


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