CIBC FirstCaribbean sponsors ophthalmology conference for second year running
The sponsorship of a recent regional ophthalmology conference by CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, for the second year running, should go some way to enhance eye care for patients in Barbados and throughout the region as well as the training of medical students.
This from Dr. Kim Jebodhsingh, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Conference Organiser of the Latest Updates in Ophthalmology Subspecialty Conference #3 which was held last weekend at Accra Beach Hotel & Spa. She said that the bank’s sponsorship “allowed the conference to sponsor medical students and expose them to ophthalmology as well as facilitate a huge amount of learning for medical professionals so as to enhance the level of eye care to patients in Barbados and the Caribbean.”
Dr. Jebodhsingh was speaking recently after the presentation of funds from Stephane Burke, District Manager (Retail) Barbados, CIBC FirstCaribbean for the two-day conference. The conference saw some 150 medical professionals from Barbados, the Caribbean and other countries, gathering to focus on paediatric ophthalmology, medical retina and uveitis.
During the presentation Dr. Jebodhsingh thanked the bank for its contribution. “Without CIBC FirstCaribbean the conference would not have been possible. We’ve developed a very good relationship with the bank and thank them for their support two years running.”
In response Ms. Burke noted that the bank was happy to assist with the further development of the health sector. “CIBC FirstCaribbean was pleased to become involved in order to assist with the continuing education needs of medical professionals and, by extension, with access to enhanced health care by the wider community.”
Presenters at the conference included experts from the Caribbean, Canada and the United Kingdom.