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Major Oncology Conference to be held in Antigua

22nd April 2016

A major one-day Oncology Conference on Continuing Medical Education and the Growing need for Ethics Education will be held in Antigua this weekend at the Rex Halcyon Cove Resort.

The event, which will take place on Sunday, will feature a wide array of speakers including a renowned Ethicist from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Derrick Aarons.

According to Dr Thomas McGowan of the Antigua and Barbuda Cancer Centre, the exercise will be geared towards the general medical and nursing community across the twin island state.

Some of the subject areas that will be covered include Cervical Cancer - which will be presented by Dr. Chatrani from Barbados, Prostate Cancer - which will be done by Dr. Andrew Feiffer from Canada and Colorectal Cancer - which will be presented by Local Physician, Dr. Joey John.

Dr. Robin Roberts from Bahamas will speak on the latest advances in prostate cancer management and on prostate care in the Caribbean; Dr. Alicia Rodriguez from Trinidad will speak on advances in breast cancer management while Dominica's Dr. Kamalendu Malaker's presentation will focus on the Introduction to Chemotherapy.

Dr. Glenn Jones, a Canadian Radiation Oncologist who now lives and works in Antigua, will discuss the clinical importance of rapid access to care.

McGowan will give two brief talks, the first being "An introduction to radiation therapy while the latter will be a discussion on emergencies in Oncology and how radiotherapy can reduce Keloid recurrences.

His Excellency, Governor General of Antigua Barbuda, Dr Rodney Williams, is also slated to attend the function as well as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas, Dr. Maria Pereira, Dr. Conville Brown - Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Pavilion Antigua and Dr. Raymond Mansoor.

But before Sunday's main feature, there will be a Barbecue and Social gathering at the Cancer Centre on Queen Elizabeth Highway starting at 6pm Saturday evening.

The Conference is organized by the Cancer Center Eastern Caribbean and the Ministry of Health and the Environment.

For More Information Contact:
Debbie Francis
Communications Officer
Tel: (268) 464-8026