2015 forum to focus on emerging healthcare trends

Mental health, palliative care and allied healthcare will be among the key topics at this year’s Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, which will focus on emerging trends. 

The conference, in its sixth year, is set for Oct. 29 to 31 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. 

Health Services Authority CEO Lizzette Yearwood, who also serves as chair of the conference planning committee, said, “We strategically choose our topics and speakers to convey messages to attendees that will not only be engaging, but provide inspiring words and knowledge to take back to the home or workplace. 

“We hope this conference will continue to better the lives and health of individuals as well as the Cayman community as [a] whole.” 

Interactive workshops will cover such topics as how to make end-of-life decisions, and mental health. 

Allied healthcare covers dietitians, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals who are not doctors or nurses. Palliative care refers to treating pain in seriously ill and terminally ill patients. 

Last year’s conference attracted 800 delegates, many from overseas, and sponsors covered the costs. This year’s event will also be free, and organizers said they expect more people to attend. 

2014 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference
The 2014 Healthcare Conference attracted 800 delegates, and organizers expect more this year.