Modern medicine is constantly evolving, and it can be challenging to keep track of leading-edge techniques in research and healthcare practice. With this in mind, Shell Point Retirement Community has launched an annual community healthcare speaker series, called Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries, as a resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area.
Hosted by the Shell Point Health Connection program, in conjunction with The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, this educational series features prominent local and national experts who will address recent advances in the fields of cardiology, healthcare developments in Southwest Florida, oncology, and Alzheimer’s research.
All four Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentations are free to the public, and will be held in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers. Sign up is required at 239-433-7936.
- Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2:15 p.m. – Healthy Heart: Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
- Wednesday, Jan. 13, 10:15 a.m. – The State of Healthcare in Southwest Florida
- Thursday, Feb. 25, 2:15 p.m. – Skin Cancer: Emerging Targeted Therapies for Melanoma
- Thursday, March 17, 2:15 p.m. – Alzheimer’s Disease: Quest for a Cure – Treatment & Research Advances
The Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series will kick off with “Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery,” on Nov. 18 at 2:15 p.m. Hear from Paul DiGiorgi, MD, FACS, a leading cardiothoracic surgeon from Lee Memorial Health System. DiGiorgi will describe the latest in minimally invasive heart procedures, including the Maze Procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Following the speaker’s presentation, a panel of experts will provide additional information about heart health. This event is free, but reservations are required by calling 239-433-7936.
Dr. DiGiorgi’s vision for the local Shipley Cardiothoracic Center of Innovation, Education, and Research is designed to transform the delivery of healthcare to cardiothoracic patients in Southwest Florida. He is part of an internationally recognized group of physicians awarded the highest quality rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for coronary artery bypass surgery in 2014.
The 2015-2016 season of Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentations is sponsored in part by: Lee Memorial Health Foundation; The News-Press Media Group; Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.; and UBS Genesis Wealth Management.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Fort Myers, Florida. A nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry, Shell Point is located just two miles before the Sanibel Island causeway. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents, with more than 1,000 employees supporting an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, four open-to-the-public dining venues, a championship 18-hole golf course, and numerous recreational facilities with educational and cultural programs. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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