Lecture Series

The 2018 Lectures

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Soothing that Barking Dog
in our Brains

Gregory Lewis Fricchione, M.D.

Associate Chief of Psychiatry & Director
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mind Body Medicine Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Preserving and Restoring
Your Vision

Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Director, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Holder, Kathleen and Stanley J. Glaser
Chair in Ophthalmology
Miami, Florida

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Emerging and Re-emerging
Infectious Diseases:
From AIDS to Zika

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Director, National Institute
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet?

Donald I. Abrams, M.D.
Chief, Hematology-Oncology Division
San Francisco General Hospital
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Red Wine, Dark Chocolate and
the Real Secrets to Heart Health

Marc Gillinov, M.D.

Chair, Department of Thoracic
and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Another Great Season; See You in 2019!

The Medical Center at Ocean Reef hosts a series of informative and entertaining lectures by leading members of the healthcare community during the winter and spring of each season. The 2018 season has ended, but check this page later this year for information about our lineup of lectures for the 2019 season. Information about past lectures is listed below. For more information about the Lecture Series, email or call us at 305-367-2600. We look forward to seeing you next season!

Past Lectures

Next on the Menu: Red Wine and Dark Chocolate! MCOR Lecture Series

Renowned thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Marc Gillinov of Ohio's Cleveland Clinic will present “Red Wine, Chocolate and the Real Secrets to Heart Health” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the Cultural Center Theater.

Lecture Series Explores "Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet?"

The 2018 Medical Center Lecture Series continues Tuesday, March 13, with "Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet?" presented by Donald L. Abrams, M.D., chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital.

Lecture Series: Infectious Diseases a Global Concern

Join us for the next lecture in this season's Lecture Series when Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., physician and scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, will speak about Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Lecture Series: Aging Eyelids and Macular Degeneration

Dual topics of interest to your vision will be the subject of the Tuesday, Jan. 30, installment of our annual Medical Lecture Series.

Medical Lecture Series: “Soothing that Barking Dog in Our Brains”

Barking dogs in our brains? What’s this about? Come on out to the Cultural Center Theatre next Tuesday, Jan. 9, to find out!

Medical Lecture Series: “The Latest Trends in Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis”

The 2017 Medical Center Lecture Series continues Tuesday, April 11, with "The Latest Trends in Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis" with Dr. Mehra Golshan, Medical Director of the International Oncology Program for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass.

New Lecture: "We've Only Just Begun Changing the Future of Cancer Care"

We've added a new Lecture to the 2017 MCOR Lecture Series! Join us Tuesday, March 28, when Baptist Health South Florida will present an in-depth look at the full spectrum of cancer treatments and technology at the recently opened Miami Cancer Institute.

Lecture Series: “Processed Food: An Experiment that Failed”

Join us Tuesday, March 7, for the next lecture in the 2017 Medical Center Lecture Series: "Processed Food: An Experiment that Failed," presented by Neuroendocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig.

February Lecture Showcases Newest Trends in Orthopaedic Surgery

“Regenerative Medicine Including Platelet-Rich Plasma and Stem Cells” will be the topic of the February installment of the Medical Center's 2017 Lecture Series.

January Spotlight: Medical Center Events

The Medical Center has an interesting and informative lineup of speakers for January that you won’t want to miss!


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