January 31, 2023

Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference- Dr. Gatcliffe

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Baptist Health South Florida announces the Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, from October 19th-21st, 2017 at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Grand Cayman.

This year, the conference is surrounded by the theme of ‘Food for Thought: Exploring the Relationship between Nutrition and Health’, where Dr. Troy Gatcliffe, part of the gynecologic oncology team at Miami Cancer Institute at South Florida’s Baptist Health, will be presenting on The Big C: the link between diet, obesity and cancer.

Gatcliffe will address the conference on Friday, October 20th at 9:30 a.m. to talk about research that suggests a Western diet, rich in meat, dairy and processed foods, refined sugar, salt and oils, is linked to higher incidences of cancer. However, he clarifies that ongoing studies efforts seek to confirm that. Still, he says that the healthiest populations of people around the world, with the lowest rates of our leading cancer killers (lung, colon breast, etc.) eat very little to none of these foods.

From Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA
Minister of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing

I welcome each of you to the Cayman Islands and to our eighth annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference.

This year’s theme “Food for Thought: Exploring the relationship between nutrition and health” is of particular importance, as we seek to explore the relationship between what we eat and how it can affect our health, the benefits of educating the community on making better choices, and taking control of their health and wellness through better nutrition.

By bringing together experts from a variety of disciplines, we aim to provide our local healthcare professionals the opportunity to improve and develop their knowledge of nutrition and its implications on health, ultimately encouraging their patients to maintain healthy lifestyles.

This conference also offers a wealth of knowledge to members of the wider community to educate themselves on ways to utilise food to support the health and wellness of themselves and their families.
It’s a conference for everyone – government, families, communities, employers, healthcare workers.
It is my sincere hope that every attendee will leave this conference with information that they can put into practice both at work and at home, to ensure the well-being of themselves and those around them.

Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA
Minister of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing


Troy A. Gatcliffe, M.D., is part of the gynecologic oncology team at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida.

He earned his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland and completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Gatcliffe then joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School/Parkland Hospital in Dallas as an assistant professor, teaching in the largest obstetrics/gynecology training program in the country and earning a national faculty teaching award. He completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange County, California where his research interests included molecular signaling pathways in ovarian cancer and chemotherapy of cervical cancer.

Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Gatcliffe is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons. He offers minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery, for all complex gynecologic and women’s reproductive cancer diagnoses. He has a strong personal and professional interest in caring for patients from the Caribbean and Latin America, has lectured throughout the West Indies and worked with public and private sector physicians in several countries to raise the standard of healthcare for women with gynecologic cancers.

Dr. Gatcliffe was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago.

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