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eSAC Caribbean Webinar Series

eSAC Caribbean Webinar Series

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:00 - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 11:30


The Public eHealth, Innovation and Equity (eSAC) project will host a 3-part Caribbean Webinar Series in the month of March 2014. Recognizing the need for more research, knowledge sharing, innovation and partnership in public health in the Caribbean region, the objectives of the series are to: create regional dialogue about public ehealth and equity; build and encourage a Caribbean community of interest; showcase various related projects, persons, organizations, publications across the region and promote public eHealth and innovation in public health regionally.

The event (held each Tuesday at 10:00am to 11:30 am Washington DC time) will be organized in a panel format with a maximum of three 15 minute presentations followed by a question and answer segment, in which participants will be able to ask questions and exchange views and experiences. Topics will include:

March 4: Public eHealth: ICT, Public Health and Equity (Media-Focused)
This session will highlight the use of media as an ICT in the region and its potency in communicating public health messages to vulnerable/marginalized target audiences
-Ms. Anya Cushnie, Public Health Specialist/PEPFAR Regional Program Manager, United
States Department of Defense. Wrote research paper:
Use of Social Media Among Sex Workers and Men Who Have Sex with Men in Jamaica

- Ms.Nancy Muturi, Associate professor and associate director for graduate studies and
research in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Writer
of “Gender, ICT and Health in the Caribbean”

- Dr. Marcia Forbes, Communications Specialist and Media Veteran. Writer of book
“Streaming-Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles”.

March 11: Public eHealth: in Action
This session will highlight projects in the Caribbean that use eHealth for equity. It will show practical examples of projects implemented on a local level.
- Professor Trevor Hassell (President), and Maisha Hutton (Manager), Healthy Caribbean
Coalition (HCC). The HCC has launched novel Caribbean campaigns for NCD
Awareness using Mobile phones in advocacy and education and a Caribbean Cervical
Cancer Electronic Petition (CCCEP).

- Dr. Pammla Petrucka, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, Regina Site. Her
work in the Caribbean is supported by International Development Research Centre and
focuses on technology and nursing in development (ICT4D) in five Caribbean countries.

March 18: Public eHealth: How to (Policy and Implementation)
This session will highlight local/regional plans surrounding public ehealth. Where is the Caribbean heading and what is the best way to get there?
- Professor Winston Mendez Davidson. Head, School of Public Health & Health
Technology University of Technology, Jamaica. Project: National Telemedicine Project
of Jamaica, Publication: National Telemedicine Project of Jamaica (Past, Present and
Future Development) 1995 to Present

- Mr. Daniel Doane, Senior health information systems consultant with over 15 years’
experience in the strategic planning, implementation and use of health information
technologies in public health primary care and hospital-based settings, and has provided
expertise to health organizations in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

- Dr. Tomas Sandor has experience in Caribbean Health Systems in Trinidad & Tobago
where he worked as National IT Director for the Ministry of Health and in the British
Virgin Islands and Belize as Consultant for the University of the West Indies and the
International Development Bank respectively.

Additional information on the agenda, presenters and their biographies, are available as downloads on this page. The session will be held in the eSAC Virtual Meeting Room (see link in agenda to the right).

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL! Please confirm your interest in participating and the session(s) of interest to you by emailing Ms Soroya Julian, eSAC Young Professional/PAHO Consultant Please include your full name, job title, organization and contact details.

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