Game Changers  
    Volume VIII, Issue 28 | July 12, 2019    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
South Florida Healthcare Networking Group presents  
Breakfast Networker
July 25 | 7:45-10 am 
Coral Gables Hospital
Florida Academy of Family Physicians presents
Family Medicine Summer Forum
August 9-11
The Breakers Palm Beach
South Florida Medical Group Management Assoc. presents
5th Annual Symposium:
Journey to a New Frontier in Healthcare  
Keynote Speaker: Kent Bottles, MD, Population Health Expert and Healthcare Futurist 
Friday, August 16
Hard Rock Hollywood
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South Florida Medical Group Management Association builds on past success  
5th Annual Symposium 'promises to meet the needs of any healthcare leader'
Featuring keynote speaker Kent Bottles, MD, Senior Lecturer and Fellow at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health in Philadelphia, the SFMGMA's 5th annual symposium will take place Friday, August 16 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Plan on being there early (registration opens at 7:15 am) and staying late (the finale is a networking cocktail reception).

"We have a tremendous line up of faculty for this year's symposium," states Rob Parker, MBA, CMPE, CPXP, Executive VP for the Hollywood based South Florida Medical Group Management Association. "The intellectual capital of our speakers is sure to engage every attendee of the symposium."

Entitled Journey to a New Frontier Healthcare, the program offers up an enticing menu of hot healthcare topics and provocative speakers. And the venue sizzles too. The networking function at the end of the event does not mean it should be the end of the excitement for attendees. All attendees will receive a $20 Play Card from the Hard Rock to use in the casino. Who knows? You might walk away with more than just knowledge from this event! Hurry. Early Bird pricing ends July 15. Sponsorships are still available.
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UHealth Launches New Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment for Epilepsy
A clinical team from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the Department of Neurosurgery recently performed Florida's second deep brain stimulation ( DBS) surgery for a patient with intractable epilepsy. The new treatment, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2018, offers a new therapeutic strategy for patients whose epilepsy cannot be treated effectively by medications or resective surgery.

"This is an important step forward in our program," said Andres M. Kanner, MD, professor of clinical neurology, chief of the epilepsy division in the Miller School's Department of Neurology, and director of the epilepsy center. "Many patients can potentially benefit from DBS, one of the types of neuromodulation therapy, which consists of sending electrical pulses to the anterior nucleus of the thalamus and from that structure, to electric circuits of the brain involved in the development of epileptic seizures."
Dr. Jaime Snarski of Palm Beach County Medical Center is interviewed on heat illness 
Dr. Jaime Snarski of PBGMC is interviewed on heat illness