It is estimated that as many as 1.5 million people in the United States have Parkinson Disease. In Southwest Florida, the progressive neurological condition affects about 9,000 and an even greater number of families and professionals involved in their care. Locally, Sarasota Memorial is pleased to partner with the Neuro Challenge Foundation to bring the nation’s best health options to people in our community – from early detection DatScan imaging and surgical advances like Deep Brain Stimulation, to a full range of rehabilitation and exercise programs designed to slow the progression of Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.
Distinguished Speakers Event – Oct. 13
This year’s Parkinson’s Distinguished Speakers Event – hosted by Neuro Challenge Foundation and Sarasota Memorial – will be held 9 am-noon (registration begins 8 am), Saturday, Oct. 13, at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota (1/2-mile west of I-75 off Clark Road). Speakers include: Cheryl Waters, MD, Glickman Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University; David Leventhal, founding teacher and program manager, Dance for PD® at the Mark Morris Dance Group, New York; and Dean Sutherland, MD, PhD, locally based neurologist who founded Southeastern Center for Parkinson Disease and serves as Medical Director of Neuro Challenge Foundation. CEUs available. RSVP required. Call (941) 926-6413 ext. 702 or visit: neurochallenge.org
The mobile Blood Bank unit also will be at two other Sarasota Memorial locations this month:
• Wednesday – Sept. 12, 2:30-5:30 pm – Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd, Sarasota (approx. 1/2-mile west of I-75 off Clark Road)
• Monday, September 17, 9 am-2 pm – Main Plaza (Siesta Room), 1991 Main Street, Sarasota
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Saturday, Oct. 13 (9-10:30 am) – Learn the latest options and minimally invasive treatments for women’s cancers, common gynecological conditions and breast reconstruction/reduction. Physician panel includes GYN Oncologist James Fiorica, MD; Gynecologist Mike Swor, MD; and Plastic Surgeon Alissa Shulman, MD. Tours of Sarasota Memorial’s Minimally Invasive Women's Surgical Suites will be available following the presentation.
Wednesday, Oct. 17 (6-7:30pm) – Learn how to guard against heart disease and other common conditions that affect women as they age. Physician panel includes: Cardiologist Chippy Nalluri, MD; Internal Medicine Specialist Karen Hamad, MD; and OB-GYN John Sullivan, MD.
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