Medical Center Lecture Series




Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Heart Talk
Mario Pascual, M.D.
Electrophysiology Medical Director
Allan S. Stewart, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Addiction Crisis & Solutions
Paul E. Keck, Jr., M.D.
President and CEO
Lindner Center of HOPE
Mason, Ohio

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Masters Athlete:
Emerging Sports Medicine Treatments
to Maintain an Active Lifestyle

James Voos, M.D.
Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Division Chief and Medical Director of Sports Medicine
University Hospitals Health Systems
Cleveland, Ohio

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Treating Untreatable Cancer with
Uniquely Personalized Gene Therapy

Bruce Levine, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility
Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Risks and Benefits
of Dietary Supplements

Bimal Ashar, M.D.
Executive Health
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

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. January is just around the corner and so is the 2019 Lecture Series! You'll find an article about the next lecture in the series 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 begin at 5 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theater.

Lecture Series: The Addiction Crisis and Solutions

Please join the Medical Center Foundation and the Healthnetwork Foundation in welcoming internationally renowned addiction expert Paul E. Keck Jr., M.D., who will host the next installment of this season’s Medical Center Lecture series on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Dr. Keck’s lecture will start at 5 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theatre.

Dr. Keck is President and CEO of the Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio. The Lindner Center is a state-of-the-art, University of Cincinnati-affiliated mental health center. Dr. Keck has been listed since 1996 among the top 10 scientists worldwide publishing in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. He also is listed in The Best Doctors in America, a directory of the top 1 percent of U.S. physicians as rated by their peers; and is counted among The World’s Most Influential Minds by ScienceWatch, a publication that has been tracking trends in performance and global research since 1989.

Dr. Keck and his team are pioneering solutions to the crisis of opioid addiction. The government is calling opioids, which possess properties characteristic of opiate narcotics but are not derived from opium, a nationwide public health emergency. The crisis has reached epic proportions and has touched Americans in all walks of life.

Prescription opioids can be used to treat moderate to severe pain. The most common drugs involved in prescription overdose deaths include oxycodone, hydrocodone (Vicodin) and methadone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “There has been a dramatic increase in the acceptance and use of prescription opioids for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain, such as back pain or osteoarthritis, despite serious risks and the lack of evidence about their long-term effectiveness.”

Please join us in learning how Dr. Keck and his addiction team are addressing the solution to the crisis. For more information about Dr. Keck’s lecture and other lectures in this season’s series, visit the Lecture Series page.

After the lecture you will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Keck and enjoy light refreshments. The Healthnetwork Foundation of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, has generously sponsored this lecture.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our next Night Out at the Medical Center, Feb. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Click here for details.