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MAJ Symposium and conference debuts new technology

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 4:47 PM
Dr Kathy Brown shares a light moment with sales and training specialist at JN Bank — Michael Collins, during the President’s Cocktails following the opening of the Medical Association of Jamaica’s Symposium 2017 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel recently.-Contributed
Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton (right) greets Dr Leslie Samuels, CEO of DigiScripts. Looking on is Nikki-Ann Bernard operations manager for the new e-based medical management and transcription service.-Contributed.
Consultant neurosurgeon Dr Carl Bruce (left) has the ear of from left: chief of mortgage sales at JN Bank, Tiffany Gordon; chief medical officer Dr Winston De La Haye, and Dr Lucien Jones, general practitioner and vice chairman of the National Road Safety Council. -Contributed
President of the Medical Association of Jamaica, Dr Myrton Smith (left) greets Dr Leslie Samuels, CEO of DigiScripts. -Contributed
Janet Farr, President of the Nurses Association of Jamaica examines the DigiScripts platform. Looking on is its CEO Dr Leslie Samuels. -Contributed

Several of Jamaica's medical minds converged on the Jamaica Pegasus for the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) Symposium 2017 and conference held last weekend. 

Under the theme: 'A National Public Health Problem', the annual conference drew the attendance and attention of the likes of: Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, Chief Medical Officer Dr Winston De la Haye; leading neurosurgeon Dr Carl Bruce, and Dr Shane Alexis, family physician and former president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association.

Among the highlights of the three-day event, was the unveiling of three local technology-based medical service companies — Doctors on Call- a consultancy-based service, Advance Integrated Systems, a leading provider for large enterprise solutions, and DigiScripts — a new electronic medical management and transcription system.

The opening ceremony concluded with a cocktail hour hosted by the Jamaica National Bank.