Monday, July 22, 2013

2nd Annual Pathway to Wellness: reversing the trends Health & Wellness Symposium

Please join the One Eleuthera Foundation in collaboration with the Cancer Society of Eleuthera and Family Medicine Center for our 2nd Annual Pathway to Wellness: Reversing the Trends, Health and Wellness Symposium under the theme “The Pathway to the Cure”  August 1st through August 3rd, 2013.

In order to travel the pathway to wellness, we need to look at what we have for disease within the population, where are we in the disease continuum, and then identify what we have to do to begin to reverse the trends. This year, we will look primarily at cancer, as that is one of the largest contributors to morbidity and mortality in Eleuthera. We will speak to the scope of the disease, the options for management of it within the country and within our own local community, and what we need to do to begin to reverse the trends based on recent research.

Topics & Speakers

Cancer in The Bahamas: Epidemiology of Cancer Cases

Epidemiology of Cancer in The Bahamas
Dr. Delton Farquharson

Tracking Cancer in Eleuthera: Development of an Eleutheran Cancer Registry
Mike Kovatich

Breast Cancer Research: Factors that may impact outcome
Dr. Launi Jones

Prostate Cancer: The threat to Bahamian Men
Dr. Robin Roberts

The molecular basis of prostate cancer. Where we are heading: Scope of Project
Dr. Norad Morgan

Cancer Diagnostics

Ethical, Legal & Medical Parameters for genetic testing in The Bahamas
Dr. Indira Martin

Cancer diagnostics on the horizon
Dr. Indira Carey

Treatment options for cancer: Surgical, Oncological or Radiological
Dr. Wesley Francis

The Role of the Cancer Society of Eleuthera
Juanita Pinder

Community Outreach Coordinator/Emory Summer Research Results
Maisie Pinder, Meaghan O'Connor, Sara Tomaso, Alannah Kittle

Genetic Counselling
Megan Trottier

The role of Primary Health Care System (Clinics): the local experience
Dr. John Mensa

Prevention of Cancer and other Non-communicable diseases: local programme research

The benefits of nutrition and exercise in prevention and management of cancer
Dr. Kathryn DeSouza

August 1st, 2013 7:00 PM   through   August 3rd, 2013 12:00 PM
Phone: 242-334-4630
Event Fee(s)
Event Options
August 1st - Cocktail Reception $ 0.00
August 2nd - Registration & Health & Wellness Sessions $ 25.00