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Shell Point to offer free educational seminars

By Staff | Jan 15, 2020

The Shell Point Retirement Community will host the 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, the educational series will feature local and national experts who will address recent advances in the fields of global health care, macular degeneration, memory disorders and modern medicine. Presentations in the lineup include:

– 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

– Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.: “What Is It and How It Can Improve Healthcare,” presented by Julie A. Johnson, dean and distinguished professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy

– 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

The presentations will be held in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.

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. It is sponsored UBS Wealth Management.

The Island at Shell Point is at 15100 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers.