Summary report for CME (2010-2016)
Spartan health sciences University is involved in delivering medical education and at the same time school also involved in various CME activities at physician, teaching faculty and student level. There is an increasing emphasis today, however, on the need to start CME during the undergraduate phase itself, and for medical schools to play a greater role than in the past in providing CME opportunities to the practitioners. The Spartan medical school has come up with new revisions in CME guidelines in December 2011. Revision includes changes in general objectives, general guidelines, guidelines related to preparation and Credits for CME. School conducts CME programs in accordance, guidance of St Lucia medical council and Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA).
Cervical Health Awareness CME: Jan 2016
Spartan health Sciences University organized the CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS CME on 28th January, 2016 at 5:30 pm-7:30 pm, in association with Blackbay Medical Associates and SLMDA, St Lucia.
The venue for CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS CME took place at Spartan Auditorium, Spartan health Sciences University, St Lucia. The Primary objective of this CME was to target local Doctors from various specialty, Paramedical Staff and Nurses to update knowledge on- effective screening of Cervical Cancer, HPV & Vaccine and management of Abnormal PAP smear/HPV testing. The University in association with Blackbay Medical Associates provided free enrollment so as to encourage the primary health care providers to take active participation and update their clinical knowledge. We had overwhelming 130 participants including local Physicians from various specialty, Paramedical Staff, Nurses and Students who actively took part in the CME.
The Topics for CME has mainly highlighted on the update to Cervical Cancer and it’s prevalence in St Lucia which was effectively covered by Dr Lisa Monrose, a Family Practice Physician, in the first session. She also emphasized on need of effective Screening system and to include HPV testing as a norm for screening St Lucian woman population.
Second session was covered by Dr Claire Louisy, a Practicing Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, wherein she emphasized on overview of HPV virus, High risk HPV types causing cervical cancer and Genital warts. She also talked about the available HPV vaccines and its effectiveness. She concluded her topic by emphasizing on the need of effective HPV vaccine program in St Lucia for girls from age 11-13 years.
The Final session was covered by Dr Ravindrasingh Rajput, Associate Professor at Spartan health Sciences University. He mainly covered the session on management of Abnormal PAP smear and HPV testing. He covered stepwise screening and current guidelines of effective management of abnormal PAP/HPV. In the end, he talked extensively on Pharmacotherapy of Genital warts. Dr Srikrishna Penna was the moderator of the CME wherein he introduced all the guest speakers and delivered Vote of thanks. The CME was concluded with refreshments and drinks.
The participants of the CME were awarded 2 CME credit Hours by SLMDA (Saint Lucia medical and Dental Association); A St Lucian Accredited body. The CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS CME was a success for Spartan Health Sciences University.
Summer 2015 CME Updates,Neuroscience CME:
CME committee of Spartan Health Sciences University organized “Neuroscience CME, Summer 2015.” in association with CCFP (Caribbean college of family physicians) on 2nd July, 2015 from 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm at 3rd Trimester Lecture Hall. The CME was accredited by CCFP and participants were awarded with 1 CME credit Hours. Dr KC Tan who is a Interventional and Neuro-Interventional Radiologist from United States delivered the Seminar on “The changing landscape of stroke.”
Dr KC Tan focused on “How to approach a Patient having stroke.” This gave Local Physicians a better insight in dealing stoke patients . He also emphasized on the importance of immediate referral to tertiary hospital setup. Other important topics covered were viz. Role of Medical Imaging in Stroke management, Collateral Flow Grading and time, IV t-PA in Stroke, Endovascular Clot Removal, Clinical Trials in stroke- IMS III study, Role of Stent Retrievers. He ended the topic with management of Cerebral artery aneurysms and latest management options. Then the session was open for questions.
Spartan School of Medicine CME chairman, Dr Rajput thanked Dr Beabrun, CCFP St Lucia chapter President for his continued support to Spartan in carrying out quality CMEs. Dr Beaubrun awarded Certificate of Recognition to the Guest Speaker Dr KC Tan and the Associate Dean, Dr Abdul Sharifzad presented a Book on “St Lucia” as token of appreciation.
The CME ended with vote of thanks by Dr Ralf Hatch.
2014 CME Updates:
In 2014, “Sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents” by Dr Mansoor Raja on 19th February, 2014 at 4th trimester lecture Hall.
We had seminar on “Clinical pathologic conference” by Dr Edward Frieldlander on March 22nd, 2014 at 4th trimester lecture Hall.
In April 27th, 2014 we had seminar on “Anxiety disorders” by Dr John F Christensen at 4th trimester lecture Hall.
In May, 2014, Dr Louis Grenzer, M.D. presented seminar on “Overview of Clinical & Preclinical in Medical schools” at 4th trimester lecture Hall.
Summer CME 2014, Multi-Speciality Symposium:
Spartan health Sciences University organized the SUMMER CME 2014, MULTI-SPECIALITY SYMPOSIUM on 12th August, 2014 at 4:30 pm-8:00 pm, in association with (CCFP) Caribbean college of family physician, St Lucia. All the Invited Guest speakers were from United States and were experts in various specialty like family practice, pediatrics, Surgery, Geriatric medicine. The CME was organized by Spartan CME committee in association with Dr Christopher Beabrun (St Lucia Chapter President, CCFP)
The venue for MULTI-SPECIALTY SYMPOSIUM was fixed at 3rd Trimester Lecture Hall, Spartan health Sciences University, St Jude’s Highway, Vieux Fort, St Lucia. The Primary objective of this CME was to target local Doctors from various specialty, Paramedical Staff, Nurses and Students. The University provided free enrollment so as to encourage the local physicians to take active participation and update their clinical knowledge. About 90 participants including Faculties, local Doctors from various specialty, Paramedical Staff, Nurses and Students actively took part in the CME.
The Topics selected for CME was mainly highlighted on the update to common disease conditions prevalent in St Lucia and covered in 2 sessions. In the first session, the topics covered were “Neonatal jaundice” and “Maternal TORCH and HIV transmission” (Speaker: Dr Madhu B. Gudavalli), “Overview and update in the management of breast cancer” (Speaker: Dr Prasad Gudavalli). In the Second session, the CME topics were “Updates in Geriatric care” (Speaker: Dr Alka Nischal), “Outline of Obesity” (Speaker: Dr Archana Nischal), Treatment protocol in CHF, Hypertension and NIHSS, (Speaker: Dr Sanjeev Nischal). Dr AC Rao and Dr Gurumurthy (Dean) Presided over the CME. Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Benjamin Alemina.
The participants of the CME were awarded 6 credit Hours by CCFP (Caribbean college of family physician), Kingston, Jamaica; A Caribbean Regional Accredited body. The SUMMER CME 2014, MULTI-SPECIALITY SYMPOSIUM was a success for Spartan Health Sciences University.
2013 CME Updates:
In 2013 we had seminar on “MANAGEMENT OF A BREAST MASS AND BREAST CANCER” by O. O Gabriel MD DM (Oncol.), Consultant Oncologist, Victoria & Tapion Hospitals on Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 at 4th trimester lecture Hall.
In June 07th, 2013, we organized seminar on “Cardiology trends and practice in United states” By Dr K.C.KURIAN at 4th trimester lecture Hall.
Around 20 students signed up for CAOH 2013 Conference, based on updates in the field of Cancer, at Sandals resort, St Lucia which held for 3 days from 11th July – 13th July 2013.
2012 CME Updates:
In 2012, School organized a journal club coordinated by Hiam Albayati, in which medical students participated from various trimester.
Two of the faculty members have undergone a Online CME, organized by Medscape, accredited by AMA PRA category I Credits in various topics.
2011 CME Updates:
In 2011, School organized – International medical symposium “specialties for generalist” as a part of ongoing CME activity on March 4-6, 2011. It was organized in association with Wyckoff heights medical centre, NY, USA. CME carried 20 AMA PRA category I credit. The speakers and delegates from US and St Lucia participated in the CME. The credit points were accredited in accordance with the St Lucia medical council and Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) and American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). In total, 74 delegates participated in the Symposium.
“Specialties for the Generalist” conference, 3-6 March; 2011.
2010 CME Updates:
In 2010, Spartan Health Sciences University organized “The third symposium on advances in cardiovascular medicine.” as a part of ongoing CME activity on March 4-7, 2010. It was organized in association with Wyckoff heights medical centre, NY, USA. It was CME 12 hours AMA PRA category I. The speakers and delegates from US and St Lucia participated in the CME. The credit points were accredited in accordance with the St Lucia medical council and Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) and American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). Overall 52 delegates participated in the Symposium.
The Third Symposium on Advances in Cardiovascular Medicine; 4-7 March 2010