Weekly Newsletter

ACPJ NEWSLETTERS 2018


Campaign Against Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

The Editor: The Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica (ACPJ) represents internal medicine specialists, i.e. doctors specializing in the treatment of medical diseases in adults. We add our voices to the current conversation in the public space about obesity in Jamaica and the proposed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB). We too are extremely concerned about ...

Letter “Tobacco Breaks Hearts“

Colleagues, I am long overdue in sending out a letter, but it is appropriate to do so on World No Tobacco Day, which is observed every May 31 by the World Health Organization and its partners. WNTD 2018 will focus on the impact of tobacco on cardiovascular disease. As internists, we are aware that the ...

Letter to Gleaner

The Editor: The Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica represents internists (i.e. specialist doctors for adults) and we are involved in patient care, teaching trainees, and conducting clinical research. We note the current conversation in the press about obesity and the proposed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, as we are heavily invested in this area. We ...

Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease in Women

Overview Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem with adverse outcomes of kidney failure and premature death.1 It affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 deaths each year.2 The risk of developing CKD is at least as high in women as in ...

The Optimize Heart Failure Care Program

Hospitalization for heart failure (HF) places a major burden on healthcare services worldwide and is a strong predictor of increased mortality especially in the first three months after discharge. Though undesirable, hospitalization is an opportunity to optimize HF therapy and advise clinicians and patients about the importance of continued... ...

From the President’s Laptop

Colleagues: Although it is already February, on behalf of the Executive Committee, I wish that every ACPJ member has a happy and prosperous 2018. At the beginning of each year, we have to renew our registration with the Medical Council of Jamaica before the deadline of February 28. That implies that you have the mandatory ...

Letter “Tobacco Breaks Hearts“

Colleagues, I am long overdue in sending out a letter, but it is appropriate to do so on World No Tobacco Day, which is observed every May 31 by the World Health Organization and its partners. WNTD 2018 will focus on the impact of tobacco on cardiovascular disease. As...

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Campaign Against Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

The Editor: The Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica (ACPJ) represents internal medicine specialists, i.e. doctors specializing in the treatment of medical diseases in adults. We add our voices to the current conversation in the public space about obesity...

read more

Letter to Gleaner

The Editor: The Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica represents internists (i.e. specialist doctors for adults) and we are involved in patient care, teaching trainees, and conducting clinical research. We note the current conversation in the press about...

read more

Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease in Women

Overview Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem with adverse outcomes of kidney failure and premature death.1 It affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close...

read more

The Optimize Heart Failure Care Program

Hospitalization for heart failure (HF) places a major burden on healthcare services worldwide and is a strong predictor of increased mortality especially in the first three months after discharge. Though undesirable, hospitalization is an opportunity to optimize HF therapy and advise clinicians and patients about the importance of continued…

read more

From the President’s Laptop

Colleagues: Although it is already February, on behalf of the Executive Committee, I wish that every ACPJ member has a happy and prosperous 2018. At the beginning of each year, we have to renew our registration with the Medical Council of Jamaica before the deadline...

read more

UPCOMING EVENTS

HIGHLIGHTS FROM ACPJ ETHICS 2017


President’s Message

By Dr. Lilieth Johnson-Whittaker, Consultant Clinical Nephrologist, ACPJ President, Founder, CEO and Medical Director of Sunshine Dialysis Centre LTD.
It is my very great pleasure to welcome you to Ethics 2017, the annual ethics symposium of the ACPJ. The medical activities calendar is replete with ethics conferences, but we believe that our symposia have a special place as we endeavour to present topics that deal with the core principles of medical ethics, autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence and justice. ...

ACPJ Ethics 2017 Symposium Highlights

Conflicts of Interest in Medicine - Introduction to “ACPJ Ethics 2017” Panel Discussion
By Dr. Andrene Chung, Consultant Cardiologist, Chairman of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.
Conflicts of Interest are widespread in Medicine. Although doctors’ primary concern is patient welfare, we have many secondary interests. We are healers, educators, researchers, clinic managers and business persons. ...

The loss of our dear colleague

With heavy hearts, the ACPJ announces the passing of Dr Knox Hagley. Dr Knox Hagley was a past president of the ACPJ and a great mentor to many of our members. Our deepest sincere condolences go out to his immediate family and friends. He will be deeply missed. At the...

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Stem cell treatments can go wrong

Stem cells are the foundation of all our body cells before they differentiate to become specialised cells that grow into our tissues and organs, such as kidney cells, muscle cells, nerve cells, and so on. They commonly come from two sources: The embryo (embryonic stem...

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President’s Message

By Dr. Lilieth Johnson-Whittaker, Consultant Clinical Nephrologist, ACPJ President, Founder, CEO and Medical Director of Sunshine Dialysis Centre LTD.

It is my very great pleasure to welcome you to Ethics 2017, the annual ethics symposium of the ACPJ. The medical activities calendar is replete with ethics conferences, but we believe that our symposia have a special place as we endeavour to present topics that deal with the core principles of medical ethics, autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence and justice.

read more

ACPJ Ethics 2017 Symposium Highlights

Conflicts of Interest in Medicine – Introduction to “ACPJ Ethics 2017” Panel Discussion

By Dr. Andrene Chung, Consultant Cardiologist, Chairman of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.

Conflicts of Interest are widespread in Medicine. Although doctors’ primary concern is patient welfare, we have many secondary interests. We are healers, educators, researchers, clinic managers and business persons.

read more

UPCOMING EVENTS