WICB completes 2nd Medical

Bridgetown, Barbados – The West Indies Cricket Board successfully completed the hosting of its second annual Medical Conference over the weekend in Barbados.

The WICB Medical Conference was inaugurated in 2011. The debut conference was also held in Barbados. The WICB Medical Panel was formed out of the inaugural conference in 2011.

The WICB Medical Conference 2012 covered a wide range of issues and topics related to the health and wellbeing of cricketers, sports medicine and treatment including Nutritional Assessments and Adjustments, On-Field Emergency Management of Injuries and Anti-Doping.

Key presentations were made by chairman of the WICB Medical Panel Dr. Akshai Mansingh, Dr. Anyl Gopeesingh, Dr. Renee Best, WICB Head Physiotherapist CJ Clarke and WICB Fitness Trainer Hector Martinez-Charles.

The one day conference was described as a necessary and successful initiative and lauded by the participants.

Tony Howard, WICB Manager of Development Programmes commented: “The conference provided a great opportunity for sports medicine professionals across the region, to be brought up to date with the latest policies and procedures on injury management and patient care. It also provided a forum for identifying challenges and finding solutions to issues which may impede high standards of service delivery.”

WICB Head Physiotherapist, CJ Clarke also commented: “It is great to see the hard work of the WICB Medical Panel over the past year bearing fruit. Some progressive changes have been made, and the involvement of regional specialists is strengthening our Injury Management Network. There is much to be done, but the right people are on the team to help.”

Full list of participants:

Dr. Akshai Mansingh – Jamaica

Dr. Karen Julius – Jamaica

David Bernard Sr – Jamaica

Dr. S Tobias – St Lucia

Kim Jackson – St. Lucia

Dr. Dwain Archibald – St. Kitts

Dr. Hyder Khan – Guyana

Beverly Nelson – Guyana

Dr. Perry DeFreitas – St Vincent and the Grenadines

Janelle Viera-Ballah – St Vincent and the Grenadines

Denis Byam – St Vincent and the Grenadines

Dr. Anyl Gopeesingh – Trinidad and Tobago

Oba Gulston – Trinidad and Tobago

Zeph Nicholas – Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Adrian Lorde – Barbados

Dr. Jackie King – Barbados

Dr. Renee Best – Barbados

Dr. Karen Bynoe – Barbados

Andrew Simpson – Combined Campuses and Colleges

Neval Grazette – Combined Campuses and Colleges

Shannon Lashley – Sagicor HPC

CJ Clark – WICB

Ayana Cooper – WICB

Hector Martinez-Charles – WICB

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