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Cleveland Clinic Florida Places Spotlight on Heart Disease & Obesity with 2nd Lecture

Minister of Health to bring keynote address


Nassau, Bahamas. – Jan. 31, 2020 – For more than a decade, the leading cause of death among Bahamians has been heart disease with mortality numbers increasing year over year. In collaboration with physicians and key figures in the healthcare community of The Bahamas, Cleveland Clinic Florida hopes to raise awareness on this epidemic with the second in its series of lectures under the theme, Heart Health: Hypertension and the Impact of Obesity in Heart Disease. The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6pm in Salon II at Rosewood, Baha Mar.


“Cleveland Clinic Florida has a long history with The Bahamas and our commitment to educate the public and provide information on latest developments in medical research is ongoing,” said Ana Luisa Uria, Director of International Business Development, Cleveland Clinic Florida. “We are excited with the stellar caliber of medical professionals we’ve assembled to speak to the critical nature of heart disease, obesity and the overarching affect it has on the Bahamian population.”


The panel of speakers reads like a Who’s Who of the medical arena and includes local and international specialists highlighting the plight of this and other related non-communicable diseases. Presenters will include Dr. Jerome Lightbourne, Paediatric Cardiologist at Harbour Bay Medical Clinic, Dr. Graham Cates, Medical Director at Family Medicine Center, Dr. The Hon. Duane Sands, Minister of Health and Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon and Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu, Chairman, Internal Medicine from Cleveland Clinic Florida.


Uria has high turnout expectations for this upcoming event.


“These forums are ideal for the exchange of applicable medical data and dissemination of material in an easily digestible manner and the Bahamian public is hungry for the material if we were to use last year’s attendance as an indication,” she said. “It was standing room only and we’re looking forward to that same level of turnout.”


The seminar is open to the public and is free of charge. To register email or call 394-0677.


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Cleveland Clinic Weston, part of Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region, is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. With locations in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens, Cleveland Clinic Weston has more than 285 physicians with expertise in 55 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region now includes Cleveland Clinic Indian River and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and has hospitals and outpatient centers in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. The Florida region is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.