Introducing Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries

Medical Breakthroughs and Discoveries

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 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 of four free presentations 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.

Save the Date!

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  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2:15 p.m. – Healthy Heart: Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, presented by Paul DiGiorgi, MD, FACS
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 10:15 a.m. – The State of Healthcare in Southwest Florida, presented by Jim Nathan, Lee Memorial Health System
  • Thursday, Feb. 25, 2:15 p.m. – Skin Cancer: Emerging Targeted Therapies for Melanoma, featuring a panel of speakers from Massachusetts General Hospital (ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & Report in late July)
  • Thursday, March 17, 2:15 p.m. – Alzheimer’s Disease: Quest for a Cure – Treatment & Research Advances, presented by Dr. Fred Schaerf

The 2015-2016 season of Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries 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. Thanks to the generosity of these organizations, each presentation is free to the public. Sign up is required at 239-433-7936.