As part of our commitment to serving our community, Bayview Hospital in conjunction with the Barbados Drug Service, hosted a free public lecture on March 6th at the Lloyd Erksine Sandiford Centre to a packed house. Entitled, ‘Is it truly an Allergy? Exploring the differences between asthma, allergies and other irritants’, the lecture was an overwhelming success, with a large turnout of approximately 350 people!
From L-R: Pastor David Walkes, Ms. Marrianne Burnham (Managing Director; Health & Medical Events Coordinator of Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.), Ms. Pamela Payne-Wilson (Assistant Director; The Barbados Drug Service), Guest Speaker: Prof. Menachem Rottem, MD PhD; (Allergy of Immunotherapy Specialist, Emek Medical Centre & Technician – Israel Insitute of Technology Israel), Dr. Hilary Moore (Emergency Medicine Specialist with training in Allergy Testing & Immunotherapy)
Special guest speaker Professor Menachem Rottem, an Allergy and Immunotherapy Specialist from Israel, as well as Bayview’s very own Dr. Hilary Moore, delivered the lecture alongside Bayview nurses who kindly donated their time conducting blood pressure and blood sugar tests for guests.
Dr. Hilary Moore (Emergency Medicine Specialist with training in Allergy Testing & Immunotherapy) delivering her speech.
Bayview Hospital would like to thank the following staff members for volunteering:
- Clive Adams
- Rita Hall
- Audrey Alleyne
- Jacqueline Brathwaite
- Alicia Albert-Knight
- Kimya Compton
- Petrine Gibbs
- Michelle Greenidge
A section of the crowd at the free health lecture
Increasing Our Medical Knowledge
A CME workshop was held the following day at UWI with guest speakers Professor Menachem Rottem, Dr. Hilary Moore, Dr. Dawn Alleyne (Pulmonologist), and Dr. Sean Bullen (Paediatrician and Dermatologist) at the helm.
Called ‘Allergies, Asthma and Urticaria’, the workshop focused on increasing awareness of allergies and immunotherapy. Topics covered included assessment, diagnosis and treatment; allergic rhinitis and sinusitis; chronic urticaria; sensitivities, side effects and other drug-related intolerances; and the role of immunotherapy.
A participant at the CME Workshop
Bayview staff lecture volunteers from the previous day were treated to attend the workshop, as a token of our appreciation. We also thank Dr. Moore, Professor Rottem, Dr. Alleyne, Dr. Bullen, and Dr. Waterman for their contributions to this workshop.
Well done team!