Message From The Prime Minister
The Honourable Dr Hubert Minnis MP

I wish to applaud and commend the University of the West Indies School of Clinical Medicine and Research in The Bahamas on the commencement of its Annual Research Day as it convenes under the theme “Holistic Care: Integrating Mental, Social and Physical Health”.

I note that this event allows students to showcase their research projects and together with the hospital based physician and nursing staff and the health care community, to benefit from the experiences of an array of distinguished and renowned international guest lecturers.


Message From The Minister of Heath
The Honourable  Dr. Duane  Sands MP

It is my privilege to welcome this impressive group of international and national presenters, professionals and students to the 12th Annual Research Day Conference, organized by The University of the West Indies, School of Clinical Medicine and Research, here in The Bahamas. The findings, initiatives and practices that will be shared at this Conference will assist in the growth and well-being of the people in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.



Message from the Minister of Education
The Honourable Jeffrey L. Lloyd, MP

On the occasion of your 12th Annual Research Day, I wish to applaud Dr. Robin Roberts, Director, and his Associates at the University of the West Indies for once again executing this most valuable enterprise. We are repeatedly reminded of the fact that our health is our greatest wealth, and I believe that through your beneficial research and feedback on health and wholeness, you are contributing to the fortune of the people.



Message from Royal Bank
Nathaniel Beneby, Managing Director,

RBC Royal Bank is pleased to sponsor the 12thAnnual Research Day held by the University of the West Indies Clinical Programme, The Bahamas. For over a century RBC and our employees have been an integral part of The Bahamas helping causes, supporting needs, and giving back to the communities we serve.

Supporting research and educational initiatives that will improve the health of Bahamians is a core area of focus for our community involvement programmes. Our goal is to provide sponsorships and donations that will have a lasting social impact.



Message from the Director
Dr. Robin Roberts

Holistic Care, treating the whole person, humanizes the paradigm shift from the practice of medicine based on the traditional biomedical model to a biopsychosocial one. Joycelyn Elders, former US Surgeon General puts it plainly: “Health is more than the absence of disease. Health is about jobs and employment, education, the environment, and all of those things that go into making us healthy.”

It encompasses all the dimensions of healthcare: From the undergraduate medical school curriculum to subspecialist care and the expensive tertiary care needs to the imperative to address the complexities of the Social Determinants of health to community-based prevention initiatives.



Message from the Research Committe
Dr Darron Halliday

This year marks our Twelfth Annual RBC Research Day Scientific Conference in which our faculty and students showcase their research projects. The theme for this Research Day is “ Holistic Care: Integrating Mental, Social and Physical Health”. The two-day event is being held on September 27 – 28, 2018 and has been approved for twelve CME credits.

As one of the leaders in medical education and health research in The Bahamas, our training and research encompass the care of the whole person.