Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 35 | August 28, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events  
HCAG presents

Wine Tasting Event

Th., Sept. 10 | 5:30-8 pm


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SFMGMA presents
2nd Annual Symposium
How to Play the New Healthcare Game & Win

Sat., September 12 | 8 am-2 pm

Sheraton | Dania Beach

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The Florida Health Law Center & FHIcommunications present
Women in Medicine:
Healers & Leaders
2nd annual event     

Tuesday, September 29 th 
7:30-9:30 am
Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood

Proceeds to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

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Updates in Pediatrics,
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Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
The Campbell Foundation Funds Research to Study Heart Disease, Diabetes in Children with HIV
The Fort Lauderdale based Campbell Foundation has awarded a $48,900 grant to Dr. Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo, a physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, to study the impact of inflammation in the lining of blood vessels on young patients with HIV.
Thanks to antiretroviral therapy (ART) more people infected with HIV are living longer. However, with longevity comes other health-related problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, when compared to the general population.
There are many factors contributing to these complications, however ongoing inflammation in particular has been associated with these health-related problems. It is unclear how this relates to children and adolescents infected with HIV. This is particularly important as many have been treated with powerful antiretroviral drugs - some in utero - for a long period of time.
"Considering that older children and adolescents make up the largest percentage of HIV-positive children cared for at pediatric HIV clinics in the U.S., and that cardio and metabolic diseases are the leading cause of death in HIV-positive individuals, it is imperative that we evaluate children and adolescents' risk of developing these diseases," said Dr. Dirajlal-Fargo.


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Modernizing Medicine Unveils Telemedicine Solution and Other Enhancements in Dermatology EMR System at the American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting
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Boca Raton based Modernizing Medicine, Inc., the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system, announced recently that it will reveal a new telemedicine solution within EMA Dermatology® at this year's American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Summer Meeting in New York, New York. Ranked the #1 EHR system for dermatologists by Black Book Rankings for the second consecutive year, this native iPad and desktop application will now also include timesaving protocols, multispecialty functionality and advanced outbound faxing capabilities.

Opko Health completes acquisition of gene-sequencing company
Nancy Dahlberg | Miami Herald  
Miami-based Opko Health announced on Thursday <8.20.15> it has completed the $1.47 billion acquisition of gene-sequencing diagnostics company Bio-Reference Laboratories.
Under terms of the deal announced in June, shareholders of Elmwood Park, N.J.-based Bio-Reference will receive 2.75 shares of OPKO, a pharmaceutical and diagnostics company founded serial health entrepreneur Dr. Phillip Frost, for each share of Bio-Reference common stock.
"For almost thirty years Dr. Grodman and his team at Bio-Reference Laboratories have produced a record of innovation and organic growth while building cutting edge diagnostic franchises in women's health, cancer and genetics," Frost said in a statement.