WICB completes 2nd Medical
Bridgetown, Barbados – The West Indies Cricket Board successfully completed the hosting of its second annual Medical Conference over the weekend in Barbados.
The WICB Medical Conference was inaugurated in 2011. The debut conference was also held in Barbados. The WICB Medical Panel was formed out of the inaugural conference in 2011.
The WICB Medical Conference 2012 covered a wide range of issues and topics related to the health and wellbeing of cricketers, sports medicine and treatment including Nutritional Assessments and Adjustments, On-Field Emergency Management of Injuries and Anti-Doping.
Key presentations were made by chairman of the WICB Medical Panel Dr. Akshai Mansingh, Dr. Anyl Gopeesingh, Dr. Renee Best, WICB Head Physiotherapist CJ Clarke and WICB Fitness Trainer Hector Martinez-Charles.
The one day conference was described as a necessary and successful initiative and lauded by the participants.
Tony Howard, WICB Manager of Development Programmes commented: “The conference provided a great opportunity for sports medicine professionals across the region, to be brought up to date with the latest policies and procedures on injury management and patient care. It also provided a forum for identifying challenges and finding solutions to issues which may impede high standards of service delivery.”
WICB Head Physiotherapist, CJ Clarke also commented: “It is great to see the hard work of the WICB Medical Panel over the past year bearing fruit. Some progressive changes have been made, and the involvement of regional specialists is strengthening our Injury Management Network. There is much to be done, but the right people are on the team to help.”
Full list of participants:
Dr. Akshai Mansingh – Jamaica
Dr. Karen Julius – Jamaica
David Bernard Sr – Jamaica
Dr. S Tobias – St Lucia
Kim Jackson – St. Lucia
Dr. Dwain Archibald – St. Kitts
Dr. Hyder Khan – Guyana
Beverly Nelson – Guyana
Dr. Perry DeFreitas – St Vincent and the Grenadines
Janelle Viera-Ballah – St Vincent and the Grenadines
Denis Byam – St Vincent and the Grenadines
Dr. Anyl Gopeesingh – Trinidad and Tobago
Oba Gulston – Trinidad and Tobago
Zeph Nicholas – Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Adrian Lorde – Barbados
Dr. Jackie King – Barbados
Dr. Renee Best – Barbados
Dr. Karen Bynoe – Barbados
Andrew Simpson – Combined Campuses and Colleges
Neval Grazette – Combined Campuses and Colleges
Shannon Lashley – Sagicor HPC
CJ Clark – WICB
Ayana Cooper – WICB
Hector Martinez-Charles – WICB