Integrated Healthcare for the Elderly

January 27, 2017 to January 28, 2017



This course is open to St. Lucia physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, and allied health staff.



To provide live ongoing, relevant and accredited, continuing education opportunities for healthcare professionals in St Lucia and the wider Eastern Caribbean in order to promote development and optimal patient care.

Learning Objectives

  • Work with other relevant healthcare professionals to develop and implement a multidisciplinary care plan for all elderly patients.
  • Prescribe and advocate for appropriate medication usage in the elderly. 
  • Appropriately manage geriatric emergencies.


Friday, January 27, 2017
7:30 amRegistration and Poster Viewing
8:30 amOpening Remarks
Session One: Aging in St. Lucia
9 am

St. Lucia’s Epidemiology of Aging and Health Burden in the Elderly

Nahum Jn Baptiste
National Epidemiologist, St Lucia


10 am

St. Jude Hospital Elderly Patient Statistics

Carlene Radix, MD, MPH
Medical Director, St. Jude Hospital



11 amBreak
11:15 am

Round Table Discussions - Geriatric Issues in Healthcare in St Lucia

Carlene Radix, MD, MPH

12:45 pmLunch and Poster Viewing
Session Two: Geriatric Care in the Hospital Setting- Panel Discussion
2 pm


Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH, FAAFM
Geriatric Medicine and Memory Center, Broadlawns Medical Center


3 pm

Geriatric Emergencies

Paul B. Volker, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Des Moines University


4 pm

Perioperative Care of the Elderly

Charles Greenidge, MBBS, FRCS, FCCS
Vascular Surgeon, St Jude Hospital


5 pmQuestion and Answer Session
5:30 pmAdjourn
Saturday, January 28, 2017
7:30 amRegistration
Session Three: Transition from Hospital Back to Community or Long-Term Care
8 am


Paul B. Volker MD, FAAFP

9 am

Medication Use in the Elderly in St. Lucia

Francis Burnett
Head of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Pharmaceutical Procurement Service


10 amBreak
10:15 am


Ferhn Henry, DPT
Physiotherapist, St Jude Hospital



11:15 am

Pressure Ulcers

Gertrude Gustave
Manager of Comfort Bay Senior Citizens' Home 


12:15 pmAnnouncement of Poster Presentation Winners
12:40 pm


1:30 pm

Dementia Work-Up: Skills Building Workshop

Robert Bender, MD
Geriatric Medicine and Memory Center, Broadlawns Medical Center


3:15 pmBreak
5 pmAdjourn

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Commerical Support

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and St. Jude Hospital. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™


Carlene Radix MD, MPH
Medical Director, St Jude Hospital
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

1-758-459-6704 (direct line)
1-758-484-6716 (mobile)
1-758-459-6701 (fax)

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 14.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/27/2017 - 7:30pm CST
Event ends: 
01/28/2017 - 5:00pm CST
National Skills Development Centre
Bisee, VF
Saint Lucia

Available Credit

  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 14.25 CE Contact Hour(s)


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