Advancing the fight program

Day 1 May 13, 2023


7:30 am Registration + Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am Welcome – Dr. Ian Bambury
8:40 am Opening Remarks – Dr Raleigh Butler President
8:50 Greetings – Head Obstetrics & Gynaecology Unit UWI

SESSION I Chair – Dr Matthew Taylor
9:00 am Address – Minister of Health and Wellness, Jamaica or Representative
9:30 am Endometrial Cancer in the Caribbean – Trinidad (Dr Malini Bachan)/ Jamaica (Dr Paul Mitchell)
10:00 am Endometrial Cancer in the Young Patient- Fertility Options/Ovarian Conservation – Dr Troy Gatcliffe
10:30 am Molecular Testing for Endometrial Cancer and its Benefits in De-Escalating Adjuvant Treatments – Dr Ian Harley (Zoom Link)
11:00 am Genetic Testing for Gynaecolgical Cancer in the Caribbean Pros and Cons – Astra Zeneca sponsored presenter – Dr Sheray Ward-Chin
12:00 pm Luncheon Buffet

SESSION II Chair – Dr. Vikash Chatrani
1:00 pm “Controversies in Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers: How do we envision the management of these patients” (Speaker TBA)
1:30 pm Morbid Obesity in Gyne-oncology Patients: Strategies to Deliver Standard Treatment and Improve QOL, Reduce All-cause Mortality- Dr. Vishal Bahall
2:00 pm Sexual Function after Treatment in Gynaecologic Cancer Patients – Dr. Elaine Craig
2:30 pm Fellow case presentations-Discussion/Stump The Professor
3:00 pm Refreshment Break

SESSION III Chair – Dr. Natalie Medley
3:30 pm Challenges in the Management of Ovarian Cancer in the Caribbean – Dr D Lowe
4:00 pm PARP Inhibitors in the management of Ovarian Cancer – Caribbean Perspective (Speaker TBA)
4:30 pm Integrating Palliative Care in Patients with Gynaecologic Malignancy in the Caribbean – Dr Natalie Sharpe
5:00 pm Closing Remarks – Dr. Ian Bambury
5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm CGCS Business Meeting (Members Only)

Day 2 May 14, 2023


7:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am Welcome/Chair- Dr Ian Bambury
8:15 am Address – Earl Jarrett, Chairman Jamaica Cancer Society

8:20 am CHAIR -Dr Vikash Chatrani
8:30 am Update on MOH Role in the Fight Against Gynaecologic Cancer in Jamaica – Ministry of Health Representative
9:00 am Elimination of Cervical Cancer, Global Screening Issues
St Elmo Hall Memorial Lecture – Dr Raleigh Butler
9:30 am Cervical Cancer Screening Issues in the Caribbean – Dr Natale Medley
10:00 am Update on Management of the Abnormal Papsmear – New Guidelines Basic Colposcopy and IFCPC Terminology to Report and Diagnose CIN – Dr. D. Halliday Bahamas
10:30 am Update on HPV Vaccination in the Caribbean – Dr Vikash Chatrani Barbados
11:00 am Refreshment Break

Chair – Dr. Vishall Bahall Trinidad
11:30 am Radiation Therapy for gynaecological Cancer – Managing side effects – Dr. Martin Keish USA
12:00 am Social Media and its Role in the Fight Against Gynaecological Cancer in the Caribbean – Michael Abrahams Jamaica
12:30 Colposcopy Cases and Images: Discussion on Management – Dr. Thomas Randall USA
1:00 pm Q & A
1:15pm Vote of Thanks – Dr Ian Bambury