Caribbean SCI Congress 2018

Accessibility in broader perspective

The 3rd Caribbean Spinal Cord Injury Congress will be held on 28 – 30 September 2018.

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ACCREDITATION
This congress is accredited under ID number 327352 by the Dutch Association of Rehabilitation Physicians with 11 points and also by ‘CAN-Curacao’ under ID nummer A18.028 with 11 points.

2018-09-28
2018-09-28
2018-09-29
2018-09-29
2018-09-30
2018-09-30
08:30 - 12:30
Pre-congress Caribbean SCI Network

Pre-congress workshop to explore the possibility of a Caribbean SCI Network
For professionals and consumer organizations! Read more…

17:30 - 18:00
Registration/Networking
18:00 - 18:25
Opening + Speeches
18:25 - 18:30
Opening speech congress
Mrs Suzy Camelia-Romer
Minister
18:30 - 19:00
Policy and provision for inclusion
Ministry of Health, Environment and Nature – CUR
19:00 - 19:30
Accessibility to environment /Accessibility standard
Accessibility Standard Workgroup Curacao
19:30 - 20:30
Accessibility to achieve health, wealth and societal well-being
Dr. Stanley Lalta (Trinidad & Tobago)
BSc; MPhil; MSc; PhD, Health Economist
20:30 - 20:45
Q&A
21:00 - 22:00
Networking reception
08:30 - 09:00
Registration/Networking
09:00 - 09:15
Testimonial
Mr. Andrew Kirchner
09:15 - 09:45
Cervical Canal Stenosis
Dr. Elianne Dos Santos-Rubio (CUR)
Neurosurgeon and Head Medical Coordinator
09:45 - 10:15
How to keep your bones healthy after SCI
Dr. Kim Anderson Erismann (USA)
Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
10:00 - 10:15
Q&A
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00
Issues regarding fertility, pregnancy and delivery
Dr. Catja Dijkstra (NED)
Medical manager of the SCI and trauma unit of “the Hoogstraat”
11:00 - 11:30
Pain and SCI
Dr. Ayal Zahavi (CUR)
11:30 - 11:45
Q&A
11:45 - 13:00
LUNCH BREAK
13:00 - 13:30
Autonomic Dysregulation in Spinal Cord Injury
Dr. Juan Martina (CUR)
MD Physiatrist, senior consultant
13:30 - 14:00
Incontinence Management of Neurogenic bowel and bladder
Dr. Rutger Osterthun (NED)
14:00 - 14:30
Relationship between acute orthopedic/ neurosurgery management of spine injuries and rehabilitation in Jamaica.
Dr. Rory Dixon (Jamaica)
Consultant orthopedic surgeon and senior medical officer
14:30 - 14:45
Q&A
15:00 - 15:30
Pressure ulcers, can they be avoided in SCI
Dr. Rutger Osterthun (NED)
15:00 - 15:30
Activity Based Therapy – What is it/Why is it Important?
Mr Eric Harness (USA)
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
15:30 - 16:00
Adaptation and new rehabilitation techniques
Dr. Catja Dijkstra (NED)
Medical manager of the SCI and trauma unit of “the Hoogstraat”
15:30 - 16:00
Implanted stimulation devices for SCI
Dr. Kim Anderson Erismann (USA)
Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
16:00 - 16:30
Q&A
08:30 - 09:00
Registration/Networking
09:00 - 09:15
Testimonial
Mr. Sun-Mi Venema
09:15 - 09:45
Support from family members and others
Ms. Angelique van Landveld (CUR)
09:45 - 10:15
Challenges in finding adequate health care for people with SCI in Haiti
Mw. Sibille Buehlmann (Haiti)
Physiotherapist and Rehabilitation Coordinator
10:15 - 11:30
Dialogue between SCI patients and professionals
11:30 - 11:45
Q&A
11:45 - 12:00
Social closing
Emcee
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Congress location

The conference is being held at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort on Curaçao, a Caribbean charm, International and Elegance.

You can book rooms to stay before and after the congress because there is special room rates for all congress participants.

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About the Congress

Background

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating, life-altering injury, and a challenge for clinicians to treat under ideal circumstances. Until World War II, persons with severe SCI routinely died within the first couple of years of injury.

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Goal

Based on the possibilities for developments and the facts in growth of the population with spinal cord injury ‘Fundashon Alton Paas’ and the Curacao Rehabilitation Centre have partnered together to organize the 3rd Caribbean SCI congress.

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Purpose

Share information about spinal cord injury in the Caribbean and how the islands can work together to raise the living standard of what a good quality of live should be.

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Target audience

  • Policy Makers, Service providers, insurers, Disability and development actors
  • People with SCI and their families, Media, Donors, Practitioners, Academics
  • Caribbean community

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Speakers of 2018

Mrs Suzy Camelia-Romer

Mrs Suzy Camelia-Romer

Minister of Health, Environment & Nature

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Dr. Stanley Lalta

Dr. Stanley Lalta

BSc; MPhil; MSc; PhD, Health Economist

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Dr. Elianne Dos Santos-Rubio

Dr. Elianne Dos Santos-Rubio

Neurosurgeon and Head Medical Coordinator

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Dr. Kim Anderson Erismann

Dr. Kim Anderson Erismann

Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Caribbean SCI Congress 2018 “Understanding Spinal Cord Injury and the Life After” –
Subtheme ‘Accessibility in broader perspective’