BHB Appoints Neilson-Williams As CME Director

April 17, 2014

Neilson-Williams Anna - OfficialThe Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has appointed Dr. Anna Neilson-Williams [pictured left] as its Director of the Continuing Medical Education [CME] Programme. The position reports to the Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Weitekamp.

Dr. Neilson-Williams will be responsible for the management and development of the CME programme, which provides doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals with a schedule of regular presentations by international and local physicians and other healthcare experts.

These presentations are designed to educate attendees on advances in medicine, technology, research, and changes in the health care environment. The CME Programme is accredited by McGill University.

Supported by full-time CME co-ordinator Scymone DeVent, the Director of CME position is not full-time and Dr. Neilson-Williams will continue as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Deputy Chief of Psychiatry at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI], with responsibility for Community Mental Health service users from the eastern part of the island and the psychogeriatric population. She is also the resident co-ordinator for the junior psychiatry team.

Dr. Weitekamp said, “The ability for physicians, nurses and allied healthcare workers to remain informed about the latest advances in medicine require a strong CME programme to be in place. I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Neilson-Williams to this role and would like to thank Dr. Sharon Alikhani, BHB’s Director of Palliative Care, for all her work in this role since she took up the post in November 2010.”

“Originally a graduate in Medicine of Glasgow University, Scotland, Dr. Neilson-Williams has worked for Bermuda Hospitals Board since 2000, initially as a Resident Psychiatrist from the Edinburgh training scheme where she completed her training in Psychiatry.

“Dr. Neilson-Williams has also had experience in General Practice in Bermuda, and also has worked in BHB’s Continuing care unit and the medical clinic that used to operate at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Dr. Neilson-Williams was appointed as a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2009, and as the Deputy Chief of Psychiatry in 2011.

“More recently, Dr. Neilson-Williams completed a Masters in Transcultural Mental Health through Queen Mary’s, The University of London, UK with distinction in 2012. She is a member of the Diversity committee and has been part of the CME Committee for the past three years.”

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  1. cmbbda says:

    Awesome choice!

  2. Rhonda Neil says:

    She was my Dr. I sad when she left……a great people person…