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Premier Smith to be honoured at Surgeons' Conference

Premier Dr the Honourable Dr. D. Orlando Smith will be honoured by the Caribbean College of Surgeons at its 11th Annual Clinical Conference currently underway at Long Bay Beach Resort and Villas. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier Dr the Honourable Dr. D. Orlando Smith will be honoured by the Caribbean College of Surgeons at its 11th Annual Clinical Conference currently underway at Long Bay Beach Resort and Villas. The conference runs from June 13 – 16, 2013.

Founded in 2002, The Caribbean College of Surgeons is a professional association of specialty surgeons with the aim of collectively governing all aspects of surgery in the Caribbean. The four day annual clinical symposium facilitates educational training workshops for members.

The healthy membership of about 200 fellows and associate fellows comprises of surgeons from all Caribbean countries and surgeons from Belgium, USA, Canada, UK and the Netherlands. 

The current faculty includes members:

Current President - D. Sharma (Guyana)

Past President = Prof V Naraynsingh (Trinidad)

President Elect = R Jonnallagada (Barbados)-

General Secretary = C. Wilkinson (Antigua)

Scientific Secretary = SO Cawich (Belize) 

During the conference, the exchange of knowledge and different approaches in management strategies will improve the level of surgical outcomes among delegates. The Caribbean College of Surgeons will present papers from Caribbean research to share and compare different studies with the U.S. and other continents. Among the many moderators for the Conference are Premier Smith and Dr. Marjorie Yee Sing, who is coordinating the event. 

The Opening Ceremony was held on Thursday June 13 at Long Bay Beach Resort and Villas and was sponsored by the Ministry of Health. The Gala Awards Banquet is today, Saturday June 15, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. in the Pelican Conference Room at Long Bay Beach Resort and Villas at which our first surgeon in the BVI; Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, will be honoured.

Our own Dr. Joel Stevens, world renowned vascular surgeon from Washington University Hospital, will be presenting a study of BVI Dialysis patients and comparing it with the USA in terms of success and outcomes. Other eminent lecturers from Belgium, USA, Canada, the Netherlands and the UK will be presenting papers.

Leading surgical oncologist Dr Sotomayor, from HIMA Hospital, Puerto Rico, who conducts a monthly clinic at Peebles Hospital, is the guest speaker at the HIMA sponsored luncheon, Saturday. Pfizer sponsored the Friday luncheon.

Some time to relax is offered, afloat aboard a catamaran sponsored by Eureka and Bougainvillea Clinics and Voyage Yacht Charters, to Norman Island. Other sponsors include: Medicure Pharmacy, B &F Medical Complex, PicSmith Medical Complex, Qwomar Trading, Hon. Eileen Parsons and other anonymous sponsors.

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