MARCH 9th - MARCH 12th, 2020

We have an amazing schedule in store for you during your stay in Grenada!

From STROKE to a discussion on CURRENT PSYCHEDELICS TO GERD, learn about an amazing array of topics during the next four days.

Interested in some extra-curricular activities that we'll be hosting? Click here for the non-academic schedule.

*Please note the schedule below is from 2019, we are in the process of updating our schedule and should have it out soon.

Monday 3/4/19

07:30 - 08:00 Registration
08:00 - 08:10 Welcome: Drs. Bruce Bonanno and Daniel Herr
08:10 - 09:10 Traveler’s Medicine - Dr. G. Richard Olds

  • Discuss vaccines required versus recommended for international travel

  • Discuss how to protect travelers from malaria and other vector transmitted diseases

  • Discuss what medications travelers should take with them

  • Discuss how to manage diarrhea, fever, and eosinophilia in a returning traveler

09:10 - 10:10 Crohn’s Disease - Dr. Mike Aquino

  • Discuss acute versus chronic treatment options

  • Discuss maintenance treatments and for how long

  • Discuss when should surgical management be considered

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:00 - 10:45 DOACs - What, Who, How? - Dr. Shannon O’ Connor

  • Understand the mechanism of action of the new AC agents

  • Understand the risk of bleeding and reversal agents for the new AC agents

  • Learn how to use DOACs for your patients

11:20 - 12:20 Red Eye - What is it All About? - Dr. Vincent Lam

  • Understand the pathophysiology and how to differentiate the various types

  • Determine when a red eye is an emergency

  • Discuss the first line treatment options in a primary care and emergent setting

tuesday 3/5/19

08:00 - 08:10 Announcements
08:10 - 09:10 Simple Office Pulmonary Physiology Procedures - Dr. Craig Conoscenti

  • Understand the important measures of pulmonary function that should be considered during a PCP visit

  • Understand which tests can elicit this information during the visit

  • Understand how to perform these tests and their limitations

09:10 - 10:10 Update on Educating Students at SGU - Dr. Richard Olds

  • Discuss the recent advances in medical education

  • Discuss the growing emphasis on outpatient settings, active learning, competency based advancement, and student support.

  • Discuss how SGU is increasing its residency placement rates

  • Discuss the SGU new pathway into GME in Great Britain

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 11:20 Cataracts - Treatment and Surgery - Dr. Vincent Lam

  • Understand the local and global impact of cataracts in the population today

  • Review the history of cataract surgery and discuss the latest treatment options

  • Discuss how the PCP can help ensure that their patient has a successful cataract operation

11:20 - 12:20 Psychedelics in Medicine - Dr. Iru Fernando

  • Recognize the history of psychedelic use for humans and why it was banned

  • Distinguish the differences between various psychedelics and the potential uses in medicine

  • Evaluate the potential side effects, dependence, and lethality of various psychedelics

wednesday 3/6/19

08:00 - 08:10 Announcements
08:10 - 09:10 Hyperbaric Treatments - Dr. Craig Conoscenti

  • Understand the physiologic principles behind hyperbaric therapy

  • Understand the indications for hyperbaric therapy

  • Understand the risks and safety concerns associated with the use of hyperbaric therapy

09:10 - 10:10 What are these Cancer Drugs that end in …Mab? - Dr. Shannon O’ Connor


  • Understand the role of immunotherapy in the treatment of solid tumors

  • Understand the mechanism of action of monoclonal antibody therapy

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:10 - 11:20 Street Drugs, the Old, the New, and the Weird - Dr. Matt Melamed

  • Discuss the commonly used drugs and their typical presentations

  • Discuss street names for drugs

  • Identify trends in illicit drug use in the United States

11:20 - 12:20 Management of Migraine Headaches; New and Emerging Therapies - Dr. Guha Venkatraman

  • Discuss the different types of migraine headaches

  • Understand the pathophysiology of migraine headaches

  • Discuss and learn about new and emerging migraine treatments

thursday 3/7/19

08:00 - 08:10 Announcements
08:10 - 09:10 Stroke Pathophysiology and Treatment - Dr. Swarna Rajagopalan

  • Define stroke and its current epidemiology

  • Describe the pathophysiology behind stroke

  • Discuss its clinical presentation and management

09:10 - 10:10 Medicine in Grenada - Dr. Noel

  • TBD

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 11:20 GERD - Dr. Mike Aquino

  • Discuss diagnostic modalities

  • Discuss extra-esophageal symptoms and complications

  • Discuss and compare medical, surgical, and endoscopic management options

10:45 - 11:30 Preparing for the Next Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) at Your Institution - Dr. Matt Melamed

  • Discuss the frequency of MCIs and the different types

  • Discuss the common limited resources and other materials and potential solutions

  • Discuss methods to manage surge capacity