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Summary report for CME (2018)

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 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 an overview of – Rape, why it matters? Who is affected by Rape / Sexual violence? Definition of Rape and Sexual Assault, Rape myths and its impact, Sexual abuse in children and Super sexualization 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 a brief break for snacks, the third session commenced on “Treatment for a 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 session was open for questions. The CME ended with the vote of thanks and Certificate of recognition to the speakers.

Summary report for CME (2017)

CME committee of Spartan Health Sciences University organized “Summer CME 2017.”In association with CCFP (Caribbean college of family physicians) on 12th August 2017 at 4:00 pm-7:00 pm, at 5th Trimester Lecture Hall. The CME was accredited by CCFP and participants were awarded 3 CME credit Hours. We had 60 participants including local Physicians from various specialty, Paramedical Staff, Nurses and Students who actively took part in the CME. Dr. Ravindrasingh Rajput chaired the “Summer CME 2017.”

The first topic of the session was “Cholester-OIL and DIEt.” By Dr. Beabrun, Family Practice physician. This session gave an overview of Understanding various oils and Fat composition of the diet and ways to reduce dietary cholesterol. The second session covered “Antimicrobial Resistance, Current Threats to Public Health.” by Ms. Lydia Atkins, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in the Ministry of health and wellness. The objective of this session was to create awareness to Health professionals about current trends in the antimicrobial resistance and as well as current Threats to Public Health. Followed by a brief break for snacks, the third session commenced on “Anaesthesia in Ambulatory Surgery.” by Dr. Prakash Surapaneni, Anesthesiologist. The objective of the session was to make aware of the current protocols of Anesthesia employed for Ambulatory Surgery. End of each session was open for questions. The CME ended with the vote of thanks and Certificate of recognition to the speakers.

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 the 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. The revision includes changes in general objectives, general guidelines, guidelines related to preparation and Credits for CME. School conducts CME programs in accordance, with the 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 the need of effective Screening system and to include HPV testing as a norm for screening St Lucian woman population.
The 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 for effective management of abnormal PAP/HPV. In the end, he talked extensively about 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 1 CME credit Hours. Dr. KC Tan who is an Interventional and Neuro-Interventional Radiologist from the United States delivered the Seminar on “The changing landscape of stroke.”

Dr. KC Tan focused on “How to approach a Patient having a stroke.” This gave Local Physicians a better insight into dealing with stroke patients. He also emphasized 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 the 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 a 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 a seminar on “Clinical pathologic conference” by Dr. Edward Frieldlander on March 22nd, 2014 at 4th-trimester lecture Hall.
On April 27th, 2014 we had a seminar on “Anxiety disorders” by Dr. John F Christensen at 4th-trimester lecture Hall.
In May 2014, Dr. Louis Grenzer, M.D. presented a 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 the family physician, St Lucia. All the Invited Guest speakers were from the United States and were experts in a 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. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Benjamin Alemina.

The participants of the CME were awarded 6 credit Hours by CCFP (Caribbean college of a 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 a 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.
On June 07th, 2013, we organized a seminar on “Cardiology trends and practice in the 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 an Online CME, organized by Medscape, accredited by AMA PRA Category I Credits on 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 center, NY, USA. CME carried 20 AMA PRA Category I credit. The speakers and delegates from the 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 center, NY, USA. It was CME 12 hours AMA PRA category I. The speakers and delegates from the 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

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