Nursing Faculty Blog from Barbados

October 08, 2007

Greetings from Barbados, where the Duke University School of Nursing’s Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Office of Caribbean Program Coordination and the Barbados Ministry of Health and the Centers for Disease Control are sponsoring the 1st annual collaborative continuing education conference on Managing Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly.

Over 165 registrants representing 17 nations in the Caribbean are in attendance, along with representatives from the World Health Organization, 10 Duke faculty, and 11 faculty from the Caribbean have designed a highly interactive conference designed to explore opportunities to increase the capacity of providers and educators to provide evidence-based care to the growing numbers of older adults in the Caribbean region who are at risk for adverse health outcomes from cardiovascular disease.

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