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Information to Benefit Our Community

Sarasota Memorial offers a variety of educational presentations and health resources to the community through our Speaker’s Bureau. Businesses, organizations, groups and schools may request a qualified speaker to present on a variety of topics. Please make requests at least two to three weeks in advance by sending email to Sam Solie at sam-solie@smh.com or calling 941-917-3590. 

Topics include:

  • Overview of Sarasota Memorial
  • Alcohol and drug issues
  • Nutrition & lifestyle coaching
  • Bone health
  • Cardiac care
  • Chest pain
  • Back pain
  • Childbirth education
  • Mental health issues
  • Managing chronic disease
  • Pain management
  • Diabetes education
  • Stroke prevention & treatment
  • Clinical research trials
  • Exercise 
  • Patient safety
  • Pediatric wellness and care
  • Eye care & diseases
  • Radiology/imaging services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Senior care
  • Health care careers 
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sports medicine
  • Home health services
  • Choosing a nursing home
  • Volunteer services
  • Women’s health issues
  • Hyperbaric medicine (diving accidents, wound healing)
  • Topics of particular interest to seniors:
    • Alzheimer’s 
    • Better balance
    • Pain management
    • Parkinson’s disease 
    • Caring for the caregiver
    • Caring for your heart
    • Changes with aging
    • Chest pain 
    • Stroke symptoms, treatment & research
    • Coping with loss & grief
    • Successful aging
    • Diabetes & the elderly
    • Tips to enhance your memory
    • Grandparenting
    • Understanding/managing medications
    • Insomnia & other sleep disorders
    • Understanding cancer
    • Vitamin supplements 
    • Living wills
    • Weight management
    • Maintaining good mental health
    • Your spiritual journey