New trends focus of Cayman healthcare conference

Palliative care, allied healthcare and mental health will be the focus of this year’s Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference on Oct. 29-31 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.  

Conference presentations will look at minimally invasive robotic surgery techniques, new treatments for heart disease, and caring for patients at the end of their lives. Dr. Jamil Bashir, with Regenexx Cayman, will talk about using a person’s own stem cells for treating serious ailments.  

“Over the next two decades, medical treatments will undergo a 21st century revamp equivalent to the discovery of modern day antibiotics,” he said in a press release. “As the future of healthcare continues to transform, alternative treatment options in regenerative medicine are becoming more prevalent. This talk will focus on the most advanced, orthopedic stem cell procedures available in the world today.” 

Several palliative care experts from the United States will address end-of-life care.  

The conference will also have interactive workshops for discussions about making decisions about the end of life and mental health care. 

Cayman Islands Mental Health Commission Chairman Dr. Marc Lockhart will address the state of mental health in the Cayman Islands. 

James Moore of the Urban Land Institute will bring public policy and land planning into the discussion with a talk on how city design and development impacts the health of the people who live and work there. 

Last year
Last year’s healthcare conference attracted 800 delegates, and organizers expect more this year.