“Innovations in Sports Medicine” at Guidewell Innovation Center on April 13, 2017
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I’ve just received an invitation/announcement of an event for “Innovations in Sports Medicine: An Expert Forum” that will take place on Thursday, April 13, 2017, starting at 6:00 pm, at GuideWell Innovation CoRE (6555 Sanger Road, Orlando, FL)
Some of the most innovative sports medicine teams in the country will be at this event, discussing cutting-edge treatments, potential gaps in care, and where startups and entrepreneurs fit in the sports medicine ecosystem.
The GuideWell Innovation Center is a 92,000-square-foot facility with state-of-the-art resources and the world’s fastest Internet speeds. It is designed to maximize flexibility and efficiency – in office and lab occupancy – to best serve health care and life science companies of all sizes and stages. Now available for leasing and build to suit opportunities, the three-story building offers several key advantages.
- Located in the heart of Lake Nona Health & Life Sciences campus, where collaborative opportunities abound with surrounding universities, research institutions and hospitals.
- Access to high-end technology and Collaborative Resource Ecosystem (CoRE) to accelerate the development of new ideas from concept to market launch.
- Less than 10 minutes from Orlando International Airport, one of the nation’s premier gateways to the world with more than 128 non-stop routes.
GuideWell, a major health care solutions provider and parent company of Florida Blue, will anchor the GuideWell Innovation Center. GuideWell’s goal is to “advance the transformation of the health industry by rapidly accelerating health innovation.” To that end, the first floor of the GuideWell Innovation Center will be the GuideWell Innovation CoRE (Collaborative Resource Ecosystem), a next-generation workspace built to bring business leaders, global academic communities and entrepreneurs together to create solutions that will reshape the future of the health industry.
Amenities available at GuideWell Innovation Center include:
- 3 stories, 92,000 RSF
- 45,000 RSF immediately available
- Modular design for suites from 2,000 to 30,000 +/- SF
- 15’ floor to floor heights for robust mechanical clearances
- Robust infrastructure suitable for wet labs and office
- Enclosed penthouse for customized laboratory mechanical infrastructure
- Dedicated loading facilities
- Steel frame / concrete floor structure for shaft size & location flexibility
- Laboratory friendly column spacing for efficient lab and office layouts
- Built to laboratory standards for vibration and sound dampening
- Advanced Glass / metal panel curtain-wall exterior, with solar shading to minimize heat gain.
- Individual metered power / optional power generation capabilities
- Dedicated passenger and service elevators for efficient movement of people and supplies
- Outdoor plaza with fountain and environmental art installations that will serve as a gathering space for collaborators from throughout Medical City
- Adjacent to leading academic and research institutions including:
- University of Florida Research & Academic Center
- Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
- University of Central Florida College of Medicine Burnett School of Biomedical Science
- Convenient to Orlando International Airport, with a variety of accommodation and entertainment options.
Speakers at this event, below:
Dr. William Felix
Dr. William Felix is a fellowship-trained, board-certified physician with Florida Hospital Group, focusing on the treatment of sports injuries as well as acute and chronic injury care for patients of all ages. Dr. Felix is one of only 125 physicians in the United States board-certified in both sports and emergency medicine.
Dr. Felix gained extensive experience in Sports Medicine at the elite university and professional level, serving as a team physician at Duke University and currently serving as Per Diem Medical Director/Event Physician for the National Basketball Association. As part of these duties, Dr. Felix provides the medical planning, organization of medical logistics and event coverage at events like the NBA Finals, NBA All-Stars and NBA Global Games since 2010. Dr. Felix was also a part of the NBA’s medical delegation for USA Basketball at the London Olympics in 2012 and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Dr. Sarah Gibson
Sarah Gibson, MD is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist who specializes in pediatric sports medicine. She joined the Department of Orthopedics at Nemours Children’s Hospital in September 2013. Prior to that, she was in private practice at Meli Orthopedics in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Gibson earned her medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile. She completed a combined residency/internship year in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She then moved to Boston for a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation followed by a fellowship in primary care pediatric sports medicine at Harvard’s teaching hospitals: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, respectively. She’s been a physician for sporting events such as the Boston Marathon, Boston Ballet, Miami Man Triathlon, Northeastern University Division 1 Hockey, ATP tennis events and more. Dr. Gibson is certified by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Leon Codner MBA, is the Co-Inventor of SHIVA, a cooling vest that utilizes wearable technology. The main purpose of SHIVA is to cool the body’s core temperature. SHIVA uses advanced Data Analytics to monitor, record, and report the individual’s vital signs while simultaneously extracting heat and moisture from the body using a kinetic energy assisted device. Leon has held leadership positions with Walt Disney World/ESPN Sports Complex, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ryder and Schering-Plough. With a professional background that encompasses operations, supply chain management and pharmaceutical sales plus a performance record in athletics, including soccer, football and martial arts, Leon brought the unique perspectives of both businessman and athlete to his role as former owner of All In Beverage, LLC. All In Beverage manufactured A-Game, a cross functional beverage which was distributed in over 3,500 stores nationwide.
Mr. Ed Ryan
Ed Ryan serves The Andrews Institute as the Director of Athletic Medicine providing service on behalf of Nemours Children’s Hospital to the US Tennis Association’s National Campus – the Home of American Tennis (HOAT). Ryan joined the USTA/Nemours/Andrews partnership in October 2016 to lead the athletic medicine program.
Prior to joining the Andrews Institute, Ryan served as the 2007-16 USA Basketball Women’s National Team athletic trainer and medical services coordinator for all USA Basketball teams. Additionally, Ed served as a healthcare and management consultant to the Ferris Mfg. Corp., the makers of PolyMem and SportsWrap.
A 21-year member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Sports Medicine staff, Ed served as the Medical Director and head athletic trainer for numerous events, including the Winter Olympics, Summer Olympics, Winter Paralympics, and the Pan American Games.
Ed is a graduate of Northeastern University with his bachelors of science in physical education and a master’s of science degree in exercise and sports sciences at the University of Arizona.
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