Shell Point Retirement Community has announced the roster for its fifth annual 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series, a free community speaker series beginning in January, designed to share updates on the latest advances in medical research and health care practice.
Free and open to the public, this educational series will feature prominent local and national experts who will address recent advances in the fields of global health care, macular degeneration, memory disorders and modern medicine.
Four presentations complete the lineup for the 2020 speaker series, including:
- Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. – “Strategies for Improving Memory and Brain Health,” presented by Gary Small, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
- Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. – “What’s New in Macular Degeneration,” presented by Dr. Stephen G. Schwartz, medical director at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
- Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. – “What Is It and How It Can Improve Healthcare,” presented by Julie A. Johnson, D., dean and distinguished professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy
- Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. – “Innovation and Progress at a Modern Healthcare Company,” presented by Jay Saccaro, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Baxter International, Inc.
All four Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentations will be held in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Registration is requested by calling 239-433-7936.
The 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series is presented by The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point in conjunction with Shell Point Wellness Connection. The series is sponsored UBS Wealth Management.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,500 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.