Schedule of Upcoming Sessions

Environmental Monitoring and Public Health Surveillance
Webinar Series

Understanding the Relationship between the Environmental and Public Health: Chemical Pollution, Air Quality Monitoring and Surveillance and Non-Communicable Diseases

9th June, 2022



Previous Webinar Sessions

Environmental Monitoring and Public Health Surveillance Webinar

9th June, 2022

Moderators: MR. RICHARD NELSON | MS. JODY-ANN MINOTT MARSTON | MS. VINTEE KALLIDEEN-RAMDATH

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World Food Safety Day: Caribbean On the Move for Safer Food, Better Health

6th June, 2022

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Tourism 101: COVID-19 Health Measures for Reopening Tourism

9th December, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

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Raising the Bar: CARPHA Guidelines on the Management of Diabetes in Primary Care & COVID-19 – Module 3

3rd December, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Tamu Davidson | Dr. Mike Campbell | Dr Diane Brathwaite | Ms. Jaunita James | Ms. Andicia Tuitt | Dr. Nancy Charles Larco

The recording of the webinar is available here.

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Tourism 101: COVID-19 Health Measures for Reopening Tourism

2nd December, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

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Raising the Bar: CARPHA Guidelines on the Management of Diabetes in Primary Care & COVID-19 – Module 4

26th November, 2020

Presenters: Ms. Nicole Ennis | Mr. Ainsley Jones | Mr. Francis Burnett | Ms. Pamela Payne Wilson

The recording of the webinar is available here.

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Raising the Bar: CARPHA Guidelines on the Management of Diabetes in Primary Care & COVID-19 – Module 2

19th November, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Christine Bocage| Ms. Alecia Surujlal| Ms. Takese Foga

The recording of the webinar is available here.

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Tourism 101: COVID-19 Health Measures for Reopening Tourism

18-Nov

18th November, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus| Dr. Maurice Frank

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Raising the Bar: CARPHA Guidelines on the Management of Diabetes in Primary Care & COVID-19 – Module 1

12th November, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Joel Teelucksingh

The recording of the webinar is available here.

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Virtual Workshop for Environmental Health Officers (EH0): Information Exchange on the COVID-19 Response, Hurricane and Vector Borne Diseases Preparedness (Closed Training)

6th November, 2020

Presenters: Mr. Bradshaw Isaacs | Dr.Kim Newton-James | Dr. Laura-Lee Boodram | Mr. Peter Williams

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Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Surveillance in the Caribbean (Closed Training)

5th November, 2020

Presenters: Dr José Luis Castro | Dr Desiree Pastor | Ms. Sharmaine Edwards | Dr. Rian Marie Extavour

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Under Pressure: NCDs & COVID-19 Part II

29th October, 2020

Presenters: Ms. Angela Hinds | Dr Trevor Ferguson | Ms. Sharmaine Edwards | Dr. Tamu Davidson

The recording of the webinar is available here.

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COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Reopening Hospitality Sector - Accommodations

28th October, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

Summary: As part of the COVID-19 Task Force “Caribbean Tourism Health Safety Training Series, and the CARPHA Health Rounds, CARPHA’s Tourism and Health Program conducted a training entitled “COVID 19 Proactive Health Guidelines for Hospitality (tourism 101) and The Tourism and Health information system (THIS)”on October 28th 2020. A total of 441 persons were trained from various countries. Certificates of participation will be provided for individuals that attended the session.

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Tackling Community Spread of COVID-19 Surveillance and Control Strategies

21st October, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Roshan Parasram | Dr. Narine Singh | Dr. Stephanie Fletcher-Lartey | Dr. Cheryl Jones

The recording of the webinar is available here.

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COVID-19 Proactive Health Guidelines for Hospitality: Tourism 101 and the Tourism and Health information System (THiS)

20th October, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

Summary: As part of the CARPHA COVID-19 Health Rounds, CARPHA’s Tourism and Health Program in collaboration with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority, conducted a training entitled “COVID 19 Proactive Health Guidelines for Hospitality (tourism 101) and The Tourism and Health information system (THIS)” presented to the hospitality sector in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on October 20th 2020. A total of 79 persons from the accommodation sector participated in training session. Certificates of participation will be provided for individuals that attended the session.

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Under Pressure: NCDs & COVID-19 Part I

15th October, 2020

Presenters: Prof. Jennifer Knight-Madden | Prof. Denise Eldemire Shearer | Dr Tracy Evans Gilbert | Dr. Cheryl Jones

The recording of the webinar is available here.

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Water Sanitation Hygiene and Waste Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

13th October, 2020

Presenters: Mr. Bradshaw Isaacs | Dr. Kim Newton-James| Mr. Kareem Charlemange

The recording of the webinar is available here.

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COVID-19: Laboratory Diagnostics and Patient Immunity

29th September, 2020

Presenter: Dr Gabriel Gonzalez-Escobar

Summary: September 29, 2020 - CARPHA COVID-19 Health Rounds Webinar 4 "Laboratory Diagnostics and Patient Immunity" was well attended by national laboratory directors, regional laboratory experts and laboratory professionals from both the public and private sector. During his presentation, Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez-Escobar, Head, Laboratory Services and Networks, CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory, discussed the various diagnostic platforms including antigen-based rapid tests, an update on serological assays and guidance on the use of the gold standard molecular methods (Polymerase Chain Reaction or PCR). A total of one hundred and thirteen (113) participants from seventeen (17) CMS joined the discussion on what is known about patient immunity, ongoing research into the link between asymptomatic presentation and immunity, and the most updated technical guidance available from the WHO, PAHO and CARPHA. An overview of CARPHA's Guidance on the Selection and Evaluation of Diagnostic Kits was given to attendees as a tool that can be used to evaluate existing and new test kits for COVID-19 diagnosis prior to purchase. The recording of the webinar is available here.

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Mosquito Borne Disease Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

16th September, 2020

Presenters: Dr Laura-Lee Boodram | Mr Rajesh Ragoo | Mr Peter Williams

Summary: Third in the CARPHA COVID-19 Health Rounds Webinar Series was “Mosquito Borne Disease Management during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was well received by over 230 participants from 24 countries, 18 of which were CARPHA Member States. Participants included Ministry of Health workers from various departments including environmental health, public health, vector control, national laboratories, as well as, universities, NGOs and the private sector. Certificates of participation will be provided for individuals that attended the session. The recording of the webinar is available here.

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Management of Evacuation Shelters during COVID-19 Pandemic

10th September, 2020

Presenters: Mr. Peter Williams | Dr. Stephanie Fletcher-Lartey Mr. Bradshaw Isaacs | Dr. Kim Newton-James

Summary: The second CARPHA COVID-19 Health Rounds webinar “Managing Evacuation Shelters During the COVID-19 Pandemic” was well received by over 120 participants from 20 countries, 17 of which were CARPHA Member States. Participants were Ministry of Health workers, disaster management coordinators, shelter managers, social workers, community development officers, health inspectors, and many others that work in disaster management and health fields. The recording of the webinar is available here.

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COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Reopening Hospitality Sector - Accommodations

2nd September, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar & Ms. Ornella Cyrus

Summary: As part of the COVID-19 Task Force “Caribbean Tourism Health Safety Training Series, CARPHA’s Tourism and Health Program conducted a training “COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Reopening Hospitality Sector – Accommodations & Tourism Health Information System (THiS) Overview.” A total of 256 persons were trained from twenty-five (25) countries, consisting of Eight-four (84) Hotels, Villas and Guest houses, One (1) Travel Agency, Fifteen (15) Tour companies, Ten (10) Tourism Authority and Institutions, Three (3) Taxi associations, and Four (4) Non-Tourisms related Organizations. Certificates of participation will be provided for individuals that attended the session. The link to the recording of the webinar can be found here.

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COVID-19 Essential Health Guidelines for the Food and Beverage Sector

8th December, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Dr Anuskha Bissoon-Pustam | Dr. Sastee Kissoondan

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COVID-19 Essential Health Guidelines for the Food and Beverage Sector

18th November, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

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Combatting the Big C’s: Cancer Data for Cancer Action in The Context of COVID-19

11thNovember, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Heather Armstrong | Dr. Natasha Sobers | Dr. Brenda K. Edwards | Dr. Narine Singh

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Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 Essential Health Guidelines for the Hospitality and Food and Beverage Sector

25th October, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

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Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 Essential Health Guidelines for the Transportation / Tour Sector

25th October, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

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Critical Actions for Food Labelling... Save Lives and Livelihoods

29th September, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Joy St. John | Mr. Dean Chambliss | Ms. Elizabeth Orlan | Mr. Rashad Braithwaite | Mrs. Laura Roberts-Hall | Ms. Phillipa O'Connor

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Gene Sequencing for COVID-19 Variants - Laboratory Testing Perspective

8th September, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

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Gene Sequencing for COVID-19 Variants - Laboratory Testing Perspective

12th August, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Christine Carrington | Dr. Gary Van Domselaar

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COVID-19 Essential Health Guidelines for Hospitality Sector

11th August, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

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COVID-19 Essential Health Guidelines for Hospitality Sector

9th June, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

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Basics of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Evaluation

2nd June, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Rian Marie Extavour

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COVID-19 Vaccine Recomendations: Astrazeneca; Pfizer-BioNTech

18th May, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Karen Broome | Dr. Rian Marie Extavour | Professor John Peter Figueroa

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CARPHA / CHTA / CTO Webinar - "Safe Return to Caribbean Tourism

22th April, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Joy St. John | Dr. Lisa Indar

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COVID-19 Essential Health Guidelines for Hospitality Sector

14th April, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

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Raising the Bar: CARPHA Guidelines on the Management of Diabetes in Primary Care & COVID-19 – Module 5: Systems for Monitoring

31st March, 2021

Presenter(s): Dr. Tamu Davidson

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Mosquito Borne Disease Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic – The 2021 Outlook

24th March, 2021

Presenter(s): Dr. Laura-Lee Boodram | Mr. Rajesh Ragoo | Dr. Cheryl Jones |
Mr. Jermaine Lake | Ms. Julienne Mannix

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Dying... for salt in our food and COVID-19. CESA Regional Framework on Sodium Reduction

11th March, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Joy St. John | Mrs.Jessie Schutt-Aine | Dr. Keisha Roberts |
Dr. Sa'eed Bawa | Ms. Dianne Charles | Ms. Dinte Conway

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Tourism 101: COVID-19 Health Measures for Reopening Tourism

10th March, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Ornella Cyrus

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Tourism 101: COVID-19 Health Measures for Reopening Tourism

10th February, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Dr. Maurice Frank

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Tourism 101: COVID-19 Health Measures for Reopening Tourism

20th January, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Dr. Maurice Frank

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