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T&TMA 29th Annual MRC 2023

Please see the program for our 29th Annual Medical Research Conference: “A Holistic Approach to Healthcare” below:

Registration Closed


Chairman – Dr Joel Teelucksingh

8:00am National Anthem (STEEL PAN RENDITION) – Mr. Michael Joseph
Welcome: Dr. Damion Basdeo – President TTMA
Greetings: Minister Of Health of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago – The (Hon.) Mr. Terrence Deyalsingh

Emergency Physicians’ Perceptions of the Benefits and Challenges of the Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record System in the Emergency Department at the San Fernando General Hospital
Dr. Ramona Sankar

Saving Legs – Revascularization Of Lower Limbs
Dr. Dave Harnanan, Prof. Vijay Naraynsingh

Managing Advanced Stage Lung Cancer in Trinidad and Tobago
Drs. Priya Maraj, Ian Ramnarine

Colon Cancer Screening – Saving Lives
Dr. Sanjiv Solomon

Reducing Cataract Surgery Backlog in the region through Partnerships
Dr. Ronnie Bhola

When A Red Eye is not just conjunctivitis – Ocular manifestations of Collagen Vascular Disease
Dr. Deo Singh

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy – Is Day Surgery Possible?
Dr. Vishal Bahall

Medical Students’ Knowledge and Attitude on Medical Ethics at the UWI
Mr. Ishaan Ganace

A 12-year review of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery
Prof. Dilip Dan

Knowledge, attitudes and preferences of Palliative Care and end-of-life care among adults in Trinidad & Tobago
Drs. Stephon Ramcharan, Lorna Merritt-Charles

Right Side Shift Of Colorectal Cancer in Trinidad & Tobago: Correcting the Record
Prof. Shamir Cawich, Drs. Alyssa Muddeen, Mikhail Barrow, Kavi Capildeo, Nazreen Bhim, Shaheeba Barrow

Laparoscopic Surgery
Dr. Yardesh Singh

Questions & Answers

Coffee Break


Health Status of Patients on Renal Replacement Therapy in T&T – Investigating the Kidney Disease Quality of Life and Kidney Transplant QOL
Dr. Sharlene Sanchez & Prof. Paul Teelucksingh

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Dr. Prithiviraj Bahadursingh

Characteristics & Ethnic Distribution of Aortic Aneurysms Disease in a Caribbean Cohort
Prof. Michael Ramdass

Knowledge and Attitudes of Caregivers to Contraceptive Methods, Menstrual Suppression and Sterilization in Young Females With Disability
Drs. Analissa Saroop, Natalie Dick, Virendra Singh

Deep Vein Thrombosis Treated With Factor X A Inhibitor
Dr. Nicole Maharaj, Prof. Kenneth Charles

National Blood Donation Contribution to Holistic Approach Healthcare in Trinidad &Tobago
Dr. Dunahisy Llerena Moreno

Air Pollution & Toxic Gases
Dr. Paula Henry

Quality of Life among Stone Formers
Drs. Arista Maharaj, Satyendra Persaud

Prevalence of probable Sarcopenia Over Age 60
Dr. Jo-Anne Kissoon

Screening for Gestational Diabetes
Drs. Artee Bridgelal-Gonzales, Rohan Maharaj et al

Barriers To Research in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Drs. Saksham Mehra, Vaneesa Harry et al

Colon Cancer Laparoscopic Vs Robotic Assisted Colectomy
Prof. Shamir Cawich

Hangman’s Tourniquet For Myomectomy
Drs. Lance De Barry, Vishal Bahall, Keevan Singh

Postoperative Residual Neuromuscular Blockage After Anaesthetic at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Drs. Binta Carrington-Robinson, Lorna Merit-Charles

Questions & Answer



Determinants of the Intentions of Health Care Workers towards the provision of Family Planning Services to patients aged 18 years and older in Eastern Trinidad
Drs. Chidiebere Ezeanya, Marsha Ivey

Prospective Audit of Fasting Times in Patients in an Obstetric Unit at Sangre Grande Hospital
Drs. Kristy Sewal, Salma Mohammed

Outcomes of a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Holistic Care in Spina Bifida Patients in T&T: a 17-year Retrospective Observational Review
Drs. Kimberly Ramsingh, Barbara Rampersad

Prostate Therapy For BPH – Rezum your Life
Dr. Hassan Khan

Accuracy of Electrocardiography in Predicting Anatomical Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in a Female Afro-Caribbean Population
Dr. Simone Mc Fee

Prevalence of Pneumothorax and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) in Pre Term Infants
Dr. Raulnel Neptune

Clinical challenges differentiating between Todd’s Paralysis mimicking a Transient Ischemic Attack in an adult patient with convulsions
Drs. Rashad Brahim, Darren Gopaul, Narine Mack

Blood Donors deferrals in T&T – Can this be reduced?
Dr. M. Friday, Prof. Kenneth Charles

Pioneering Lasers in Trinidad & Tobago From Holium To Greenlight
Drs. Trudy Kawal, Lester Goetz

Impact of Steroids with severe Covid 19 related pneumonia at Augustus Long Hospital
Drs. Stanley Giddings, Sheridan Ramrattan, Amla Ramlal

Primary Care Assessment Tool – Adult Edition and the Assessment of Primary Care in South West Trinidad during the COVID 19 Pandemic
Drs. Sara Ramjit, S Motilal

Questions & Answers

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