The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dominica, in association with the Dominica Medical Association and Optical Services, will present the Seventh Annual Bernard A. Sorhaindo Memorial Lecture on Thursday, August 21, 2014 commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Young Hotel Marquis Ball Room, the UWI said in a release.

This year, the presenter is Professor Dalip Ragoobirsingh, Professor of Medical Biochemistry and Diabetology and Director of the Diabetes Education Programme at UWI Mona. Professor Ragoobirsingh will speak on the topic "Obesity: A Caribbean Dilemma." He will examine the definition, diagnosis, causes and complications of obesity and provide guidelines of preventing and treating the disorders associated with it.

The emphasis of this lecture series is on health care and promotion of healthy lifestyles. Dr. B. A. Sorhaindo, Dominica's first graduate of The UWI and one of the country's most celebrated medical doctors, was an advocate for the availability of proper health care facilities and personnel in order to improve the quality of life of Dominicans.

The lecture will provide an opportunity for guests to listen to the speaker present for about 40 minutes. Following the presentation, guests will be able to interact and to generate meaningful discussions about the influence of the topic on the Caribbean region.