Space Coast Daily Week Set November 1-5, Gala Will Honor Humanitarians Nov. 3
By Space Coast Daily // October 24, 2016
Long Term Care Symposium Set Nov. 2
BREVARD VOUNTY, FLORIDA – The 7th annual Space Coast Daily Week is set for Nov. 1 – Nov. 5 at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto.
Space Coast Daily Week will feature the following events sponsored by Space Coast Daily and produced by Brevard Productions – all to be held at The Melbourne Hilton Rialto:
Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association Meeting
• Tuesday, Nov. 1: The District 16 Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association meeting begins at 5 p.m. This meeting is an opportunity for physicians to be briefed on the latest legislative issues, earn CME credits and network with other physicians in their area of expertise.
“We are pleased to announce that the number of Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine has doubled over the past few years.” said Dr. John Potomski, who is the driving force behind the annual meeting.
27th Annual Brevard County Long Term Care Symposium
• Wednesday, Nov. 2: The 27th Annual Brevard County Long Term Care Symposium will begin at 4:30 pm and is sponsored by the Brevard County Medical Directors Association (BCMDA). BCMDA President John H. Potomski, Jr., D.O., CMD, who created the event, has been a medical provider for residents in Brevard County’s rehabilitation and nursing centers, as well as assisted living facilities for over 33 years.
Founder, Dr. Potomski spends much of his free time advocating for medical legislation at the national, state and local level care for the patients in practice settings.
For the time and talent he has devoted to ensure continuous quality, safe care and conditions for seniors – the most vulnerable demographic age group, Potomski was recognized as a Central Florida Humanitarian in 2011.
The purpose of this event, which is at no cost to all attendees, is to offer an educational dinner program for the staff of local long-term care facilities in Brevard.
“Twenty-seven years ago, this program was started as an educational dinner meeting for approximately 80 health care professionals in long term care and has now grown to a spectacular educational event for approximately 500 health care providers,” said Jo Ann Fisher, MSN, FNP-BC, organizer of the symposium and executive director of BCMDA.
This year’s speakers are Malcolm Fraser, MD, CMD; Bayside Geriatrics of Boulder,Colorado, who will speak about “The Treatment of Chronic Constipation;” Joseph Shega, MD, of Vitas Hospice, who will present on Palliative Care and Hospice: Differentiators in Care and Prognosis Determination; and Kevin O’Neil, MD,CMD, on the topic “Cross Train Your Brain.”
Several pharmaceutical companies, hospice and home health care organizations, as well as some of Brevard County’s assisted living facilities and pharmacies will support the symposium as exhibitors.
“Without their help this program would not be possible,” said Fisher.
The symposium’s invited attendees include medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nursing directors, administrators, pharmacy consultants, hospice and home health care representatives and facility department heads.
The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and attendees will have the opportunity to network and browse the more than 30 symposium sponsor’s vendor booths exhibiting and promoting various health care services and products before the symposium begins. The program begin at 6 p.m.
“Without the support of our loyal sponsors, we would not be where we are now and I can’t thank them enough,” said Dr. Potomski.
As in the past, the final highlight of the evening is BCMDA’s recognition of an individual, over the age of 60, who has devoted at least 20 years of their career to providing outstanding long-term care to their patients. The individual is nominated by their peers and selected for the honor by the BCMDA awards committee.
For more information and to register call 321-323-4460.
8th Annual Central Florida Humanitarian Awards
• Thursday, Nov. 3: 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.
This year, more than 30 deserving humanitarians will be honored during the Gala, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, with the festivities beginning at 6 p.m.
“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 Editor-In-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo.
“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 our magazines, as well as SpaceCoastDaily.com,” said Dr. Palermo.
This inspiring and compelling event is sponsored by SOAR, BioCellular Therapies, Community Credit Union, First Choice Medical Group, Brighthouse Networks, Knudson Brain & Spine Law Injury Office, Dr. Mark Pinsky, Brevard Geriatrics and Space Coast Daily.
For more information or to make a reservation to attend the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala call 321-323-4460.
Brevard County Medical Society Annual Installation and Fall Banquet
• Friday, Nov. 4: The Brevard County Medical Society’s annual election of officers will be held from 6 – 9:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto Place. A professional and scientific organization of medical and osteopathic physicians, the Brevard County Medical Society is the local aaffiliate of the Florida Medical Association and is a member of the Federation of Medicine.
The Brevard County Medical Society provides an environment for physicians to come together to try to find solutions to problems facing their patients. It also provides a forum for open discussion of important socioeconomic issues facing physicians, medical practices and patients. The dinner is free for physicians and guests if they register before November 3.
“The BCMS is an association of outstanding and dedicated physicians who care deeply for their community. Our goals include affecting positive change in our industry and the ongoing improvement of patient care,” said Devon Datta, Brevard County Medical Society Immediate Past President.
For reservations call 321-323-4460.
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Doctors Expo, Health Fair, Health Insurance Expo and CME Event
• Saturday, Nov. 5: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Health Fair will feature a wide variety of companies, exhibiting goods and services for the general public to learn more about the best options for healthy living. There will also be expert speakers who will present free talks for the public to learn about current health care topics.
Admission and parking are free and the event runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto. For a complete up-to-date list of speakers, log on to SpaceCoastDaily.com
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Keynote Speaker during the event will be Dr. Shonak Patel, whose subject will be “Terror at Pulse – Orlando; Testimony From a Physician On the Medical Front-Lines.”
Local hospitals and local physicians will provide various free health screenings and or free coupons for future health screenings eligible people for osteoporosis, hypertension, eye problems, PAD, mammography, ultrasound for abdominal aortic aneurysm, autism and more.
The Drug Take Back event, sponsored by the Brevard County Sheriff Department, will run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bring your unwanted prescription drugs and the Brevard County Sheriff Department will take and dispose of them safely.
CLICK HERE to register.
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards Gala
• Saturday, Nov. 5: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation, in collaboration with Space Coast Daily, will present the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards Gala on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto.
More than 30 individuals and organizations will be recognized as DGF Ambassadors at the awards program, which will be held at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto.
There will be a cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. featuring Red Carpet interviews with Space Coast Daily’s Danny Treanor and the dinner and presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
Doctors’ Goodwill Ambassadors to be honored will include Cynthia Flachmeier, Herman Cole, Dr. Maxwell King, Dr. Stanley Beberman, Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Joanne Longo, Dr. Joseph McClure, Jim Frazier and Dr. Shonak Patel.
Doctors’ Goodwill Junior Ambassadors include Jennifer Carter, Rory Sullivan, Delia Benitez, Tram-Anh Tran, Gabriel Perez and Anthony Polidora.
Each recipient will be honored with a special video presentation showcasing their volunteerism, and each will be presented with a special award. This inspirational program highlights the generous efforts of Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassadors, who have made significant contributions to their fellow man.
This Gala event will include dinner and feature a multimedia program honoring and recognizing the people and organizations that have contributed so much to the successful efforts of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
STEMed Spelling Bee For Brevard Students
• Saturday, Nov.5: Sponsored by the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation and Space Coast Daily, the third annual Spelling Bee competition for Brevard County school children will begin at 9 a.m. inside the ballroom at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto.
Brevard County school children in grades 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12 will have an opportunity to win cash, an Apple Watch and prizes.
Contestants will be divided into three age divisions, and students will be given a set of medical terminology words to learn and understand their meaning.
Registration forms are available online at DoctorsFoundation.org. There is no charge to enter the competition.
For information about any of the events of Space Coast Daily Week, go to SpaceCoastDaily.com, call 321-323-4460 or email Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com