Free health conference opens next week

Organizers of the fourth Cayman Island Healthcare Conference are inviting medical professionals, students and members of the public to attend next week’s free three-day event, which this year is themed Taking Care of Business: A Shared Approach to Workplace Wellness.

The conference runs from Thursday Oct. 17 to Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and will bring together many local and overseas health-care industry professionals, who will provide an insight into health issues affecting people in the workplace and beyond.

Among the speakers at this year’s conference are Dr. James Merlino, CEP and associate chief of staff of the Cleveland Clinic Health System, who will speak on the opening night; Sir Robert Naylor, chief executive, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Maribeth Rouseff, assistant vice president of Employee Health Services and Wellness for Baptist Health South Florida; Christopher McAuliffe, CEO and founder of Accomplishment Coaching; Dr. Ebi Awosika, president of Pinnacle Occupational Health Consulting; Annikki Brown, country manager of Generali Worldwide; Dr. Lance Simkins, interventional cardiologist at Tenet Healthcare; and Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the Medical Tourism Association.

Workshop breakout sessions on a variety of subjects will also be held, and a “healthcare marketplace” at the venue will feature many local and overseas exhibitors.

For more information or to register for this free event, visit