2014 Space Coast Medicine Week Set For Nov. 1-8
By Space Coast Medicine & Active Living // October 13, 2014
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Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Joins Space Coast Medicine Week With Expo, Ambassador Awards
The Doctors Goodwill Foundation will join the diverse array of medical-centric special events during Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine’s “Space Coast Medicine Week,” set for Nov. 3-8, 2014 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.
Space Coast Medicine Week will also once again feature the 5th Annual Central Florida Humanitarian Awards and 25th Annual Long Term Care Symposium, as well as the following events:
* Saturday, Nov. 1: “Meet The Deans” for high school aged students and their parents to meet and speak with the deans and administrators from a wide variety of colleges, universities and other institutions of learning. This free event will also feature guest speakers and informative lectures on issues facing high school students as the prepare for higher learning. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 4: District 16 Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association Meeting
• Wednesday, Nov. 5: Dr. John Potomski’s 25th Annual “Silver Anniversary” Long Term Care Symposium
• Thursday, Nov. 6: 5th Annual Central Florida Humanitarian Awards
The Doctors’ Expo will include a Health Fair and Health Insurance Expo from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., followed by a free Continuing Medical Education (CME) event with 4 available CME’s: E-FORCSE – Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Database; 2 CME’s for Medication Errors and 1 CME for Electronic Health Records.
The Doctors Goodwill Foundation, in collaboration with Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine, will present the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards Gala on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto.
The event will include dinner and feature a special multimedia program honoring and recognizing the people and organizations that have contributed so much to the successful efforts of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
Since it’s inception, the Doctors Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $1 million for charities both in Brevard and around the world.
One of Brevard’s most prolific philanthropic organizations, the DGF’s mission is to provide medical assistance in Brevard and around the world to those in need, and offer scholarships to students pursuing a career in health care.
The DGF’s exciting new “PASS” initiative is also being introduced to assist in the transfer and exchange of important information to help those in need.
The Doctors Goodwill Foundation is led by some of the most active and philanthropically-minded members of the Brevard medical community, including executive officers Kantilal Bhalani MD (founder), Naren Shah, MS, SCORE (executive director), Kiran Modi, MD (treasurer), Sumant Pandya, MD (chairperson), and Denis Perez, MD (secretary).
2014 CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN HONOREES ANNOUNCED
ABOVE VIDEO: The 2013 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala.
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Committee has announced the 2014 Central Florida Humanitarians who will be honored on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the annual awards dinner gala at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that dedicate their Time, Talent or Treasure to help people in need locally – and around the world.
ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE Ken and Colleen Braid, Mike Cadore, Brevard Alzheimers Foundation, Crosswinds Youth Services, Jeff Cleveland and Geoff Frasier of Clear Choice Health Care, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers, Dr. Ashish Dalal, Phil and Marilyn “Bunny” Finney, Honor Flight, Pam Gatto, Neil Jackson, Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, Kempfs Jewelers, Robert and Jesse Kirk, Garrett Lamp, Barbara Leggett, Dr. Phil Meinhart, Logan Morris, Bruce Nelson Jr., Dr. Giuseppe Palermo, Ted Parker, Paws For Boots, Bryan and Judy Roub, South Brevard Sharing Center and Dr. Ashish Udeshi.
The 2014 Central Florida Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement honoree is Dr. Maxwell C. King.
“Over the years, our editorial team has had the distinct honor and pleasure of identifying and featuring the many members of our community who give back so much and are dedicated to reaching out and helping others, here and throughout the world, in a multitude of ways,” said Maverick Multimedia Editor-In-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo.
Hospital and hospice volunteer honorees will be announced September 1.
“We remain firmly committed to identifying and telling those stories and providing a timely media platform to recognize Space Coast and Central Florida residents’ altruistic contributions on a regular basis in Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com,” said Dr. Palermo.
Central Florida Humanitarian nominations may be submitted to SpaceCoastMedicine@gmail.com. The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2014. For additional information call 321-615-8111.