CME committee of Spartan Health Sciences University organized “SPRING CME 2018- MANAGEMENT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE VICTIMS.” in association with CCFP (Caribbean college of family physicians) on 12th August, 2017 at 4:00 pm-7:00 pm, at 4th Trimester Lecture Hall. The CME was accredited by CCFP and participants were awarded with 3 CME credit Hours. We had 110 participants including local Physicians from various specialty, Paramedical Staff, Nurses and Students who actively took part in the CME. Dr Ravindrasingh Rajput chaired the “Spring CME 2018.” And he welcomed all the attendees including Government officials from Police, Crisis center and Human services department. Dr Christopher Beabrun, president, CCFP, St Lucia chapter, also gave welcome remarks.

The first topic of the session was “Introduction to Rape & Sexual Violence.” Presented by Dr. Shubhakar K P, Forensic Physician, NHS Tayside & Police, Dundee, Scotland. This session gave overview of – Rape, why it matters? Who are affected by Rape / Sexual violence? Definition of Rape and Sexual Assault, Rape myths and its impact, Sexual abuse in children and Super sexualisation of teenagers. The second session covered “Confronting Rape & Sexual Violence.” Presented by Dr. Shubhakar K P. This session covered – Response to Rape & Sexual Violence (Role of Society, Judiciary and Police), Processing of the Rape or Sexual Violence VictimsRape and SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre). 

Followed by brief break for snacks, the third session commenced on “Treatment for patient of sexual Assault and Rape.” by Virginia Joseph, Counselling Psychologist. The objective of the session was to understand – Psychological consequences, Why Is Treatment Necessary, Difference in Adult and Child victims, Common issues affecting seeking treatments and Types of treatment for assault and rape victims (Psychological Intervention and Medications). End of each sessions were open for questions. The CME ended with the vote of thanks and Certificate of recognition to the speakers.

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