A planning meeting at Ross University Bahamas for the upcoming Grand Bahama Medical and Dental Association's annual conference. Left to right: Dr. George Charite, President GBMDA; Dr. Desiree Cox, Director of Community Clinical Education and Associate Professor of Behavioural Sciences, Ross University Bahamas; and Dr. Anthony Munroe, Executive Administrator, Ross University Bahamas Photo: Robbin Whachell
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama Medical &
Dental Association (GBMDA) will be holding their 9th Annual Scientific
Educational Conference on Thursday, October 1 through Saturday, October 3rd,
2009, at the Our Lucaya Resort.
Dr. George Charite, President of the Association explains
about this year's conference, "Our theme this year is, “Building New
Bridges,” to highlight the need to build richer networks with all
stakeholders and patrons, such as Insurance Companies, Faith-based
Organizations, Governmental, Non-governmental Organizations, Agencies and our
communities. We are delighted that Ross University has partnered with us this
year to share various modalities of management of diseases and Build New
The Hon Hubert A Minnis, Minister of Health will be giving
remarks at the conference and other speakers will be, Dr. Timothy Barrett,
President, Bahamas Medical Association; Dr. Mary Coleman, Dean Ross University
School of Medicine; Dr. Mauricio Lynn, Jackson Memorial Hospital; Dr. Keich
Kendall, Regional/Aventura Hospitals; Dr. Nieder, Mt. Sinai Medical Centre; Dr
Fred Kusumoto , Mayo Clinic; Dr. Viviane Connor, Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Homer Bloomfield, Princess Margaret Hospital;
and many others.
Along with Dean Coleman, presenting from Ross University
will be Dr Steve Fox, Dr. Jenifer Cannon, Dr. Santy Daya, Dr. Allen Parks, and Dr Janice
The GBMDA was formed in 1966, with the objective of the
promotion of the Art and Science of Medicine while providing high quality
healthcare to all. The annual Conference promotes the objectives of the GBMDA,
and provides opportunities for local Healthcare Practitioners to learn about
the most recent advancements in the art of medicine, while allowing both local
and international Practitioners a means to exchange experiences. Our cadre of
invited speakers/participants are nationally and/or internationally known with
impressive accomplishments in their fields of endeavor.
founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical and veterinary education
offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree
programs. The School of Medicine is located in Dominica, West Indies,
and the Freeport, Grand Bahama campus recently opened in January 2009.
The School of Veterinary Medicine is located in St. Kitts. Ross
University's administrative offices are located in North Brunswick,
NJ. Ross University has more than 9,000 alumni with M.D. and D.V.M.