Lecture Series

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

The 2018 Medical Center Lecture Series

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 is here! This season's lectures are listed at left, and articles containing the details about each lecture will appear on this page and in our News section the week prior to each lecture. You can read the articles about past lectures in the window below. For more information about the Lecture Series, email or call us at 305-367-2600. We look forward to seeing you this season!

All lectures take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theatre.

We are looking for sponsors for this season's Lecture Series. If you're interested in sponsoring, please call Jenny Rigby at 305-367-4224.

Our Next Lecture

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!

Past Lectures

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!

Medical Lecture Series Presents: “Care of the Heart: Blood Pressure, Aspirin, Lipids & Diet (Why All the Confusion?)”

Aren’t we all a little confused about fat in our diet, daily aspirin and what is the new normal for lipids? Then you’ll be interested in this season's final lecture in our Medical Lecture Series by Physician and Professor Dr. James Young of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

Medical Center Lecture Series Presents: Why Proton-Photon Therapy in the Treatment of Cancer

Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Cultural Center Theatre for an informative and interesting lecture about Proton-Photon Therapy, an exciting and cutting-edge tool in the treatment of cancer.

Medical Lecture Series: Forging the Future of Cancer Care Through Innovation
We’ve all been touched by cancer. All of us either know someone lost to cancer or fighting the disease. On Tuesday, February 9 at 5 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theatre, you can hear about the newest advances and breakthroughs by two leading physicians and professors from a world-class cancer institute.
Treating Blindness: Dr. Neil Bressler speaks at 2016 Medical Lecture Series

Neil M. Bressler, M.D., Chief of the Retina Division of Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will discuss “A Revolution in Treatments Eliminating Blindness from Retinal Diseases: Breakthroughs in Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration.” You are invited to attend this lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Ocean Reef Club's Cultural Center Theatre.

Medical Lecture Series: What's New in Prostate Cancer Care?
Please join us in the Cultural Center Theatre at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, for a presentation sponsored by Healthnetwork called “What’s New in Prostate Cancer Care?” with speaker Eric A. Klein, M.D.


The Medical Center at Ocean Reef
50 Barracuda Lane
Key Largo, FL  33037

Main Phone: 305-367-2600
Fax Number: 305-367-4573
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