“The Amputee Patient: More Than A Loss of a Limb,” Saturday 4th Nov. 2017 at 3 W’s Pavilion, UWI

Prominent Physiatrist and Wound Care Physician Dr. Heikki Uustal will be visiting Barbados to present at the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference on Nov 4, 2017 at the University of the West Indies from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm.

The event, hosted by Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc., a local health communications company will be held under the theme “The Amputee Patient – More Than a Loss of a Limb” and will the objective of educating the health care practitioner on the holistic aspect of amputations and amputee care.

Guest speaker Dr. Heikki Uustal is the Medical Director, Prosthetic/Orthotic Team, JFK Johnson Rehab Institute; Wound Care Physician, St. Peter’s University Hospital Wound Care Center and an Associate Clinical Professor, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has focused his clinical career in the subspecialty of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Amputee Rehabilitation.

(CLICK FOR BIGGER) He is recognized in the USA as a leading educator and clinician in the field of prosthetics/orthotics. Dr. Uustal is a regular speaker at several annual PM&R review courses and specialty courses in amputee rehabilitation. Dr. Uustal will be presenting on “Options for Upper and Lower Extremeties” and “Phantom Limb Pain” among other topics. Dr. Uustal who is also a Wound Care Specialist will be sharing on Wound Healing and Offloading Techniques and the “Updates in Wound Care” medical education on Saturday afternoon.

Other guest speakers include the faculty from the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Department of Quinnipiac University, Connecticut. They will be sharing on “Camp No Limits” a multidisciplinary support programme for children with limb differences and their families. Brent White, Physiotherapist and Prosthetist from New Life Brace and Limb based in Texas will be sharing on “Physiotherapy for Lower Limb Amputations”.


Local presenters include head of the QEH Rehabilitation Department, Dr. Harley Moseley who is leading the programme; Dr. Selwyn Ferdinand, Consultant Surgeon; Paula Jordan, Prosthetist and other key members of the medical and rehabilitation community. A special feature in the medical education programme will be from local NGO – RESA: The Rehabilitating and Enabling Society for Amputees. President Maxine Phillips and member Tyrone Greene will be sharing their perspectives on “Living with an Amputation”. Interested health professionals are invited to attend the event. More information contact Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc at 269-6183/ 253-9384; hhccmeevents@gmail.com.

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