Preliminary Program

Saturday March 15th

8.30-9.30 Welcome and casus quiz

9.30-10.00 Pathophysiology respiratory diseases

Ashley. J. Duits , Immunologist Curacao

10.00-10.20 Results of Sint Maarten study on allergies

Pieter Offringa, Pediatrician Sint Maarten

10.20-10.40 Saharan dust blows in

Marissa Gowrie, Trinidad (tentative)

10.40-11.20 Intermezzo

11.20-11.40 The role of the nose in airway disease

Gerold Rach, ENT surgeon Curacao

11.40-12.10 What is in the name? Clinical adult and pediatric airway diseases

Monique Wong Loi Sing, Pulmonologist Aruba

Anne-Mieke Oudshoorn, Pediatrician Aruba

12.10-12.30 Viral or bacterial? Clinical decision making on antibiotic use.

Clementien Vermont, Pediatrician – Infectiologist  Aruba

12.30-12.50 “Slijm” (mucus ) does it harm?

Irsa Rosina-Angelista, Pediatrician- pulmonologist Curacao

12.50-14.00 Box Lunch

14.00-14.20 Adenoid hypertrophy, allergy or infection?

Kenneth Liong a Jin, ENT surgeon Curacao

14.20-14.40 Lung function.  What do we need to measure?

Monique Wong Loi Sing, Pulmonologist Aruba

14.40-15.00 To puff or not to puff? Inhalation physiology and deposition

Mechelien Rövekamp, Pediatrician Bonaire

15.00-15.20 Intermezzo

15.20-16.40 Hands on workshops inhalation techniques and spirometry aerosols, powder inhalation, nebulizer, spirometry

16.40-17.00 Take home messages

18.00 – 21.00 Beach barbecue with a breathtaking view


Sunday March 16th

8.30-9.00 Syndromic surveillance

Izzy Gerstenbluth, Epidemiologist Curacao

9.00-9.30 RAST- test sense or nonsense?

Prof Ashley. J. Duits , Immunologist Curacao

9.30-10.10 New insights and current treatment guidelines for adults and children

Monique Wong Loi Sing , pulmonologist Aruba

Mechelien Rövekamp, Pediatrician Bonaire

10.10–10.30  Available medication in the Antilles. What to prescribe, mode of inhalation?

Ralph Brion, Pharmacist Aruba

10.30-10.40 How much is too much? Airway medication use on Bonaire

Pieter Zweers/ Jaap Ensink, Pharmacists Bonaire

10.40-11.00 Intermezzo

11.00-11.20 Chest X-ray indication? Difference between adult and pediatric population

Nazanin Ahmadi, Radiologist Bonaire

11.20-11.40 Airco facts and myths

Peter Moons, Pediatrician Bonaire

11.40-12.10 Bonairean traditions

Esther Bernabela, General Practitioner Bonaire

Loes Lont, General Practitioner Bonaire

12.10-12.50 Quiz answers, prize winning and take home messages

12.50-13.00 Final remarks