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FGCU and Lee Memorial Health System Host Palliative Care Conference

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University and Lee Memorial Health System, in conjunction with The Southwest Florida Palliative Care Coalition, will host a palliative care conference for the public including health care providers, hospice workers, caregivers, volunteers working with an aging population, religious leaders, and interested community members 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers.

"Body, Mind, Spirit - An Interdisciplinary Approach: Palliative Care," is a one-day health care conference featuring leading health professionals who will provide updates and insights on the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of palliative care. To review the agenda, go to:

Course coordinators include Dr. Andrew Esch, conference director and medical director at Q-Life, Lee Memorial Systems and Christina J. Gallagher, program manager at FGCU Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs.

Early bird registration at reduced rates for those desiring contact hours is available through Aug. 15. For fee information and to register online, go to:, or call (239) 425-3277.

Contact hours will be available for certified health education specialists, chaplains, social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, physicians, nursing home administrators, nursing, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

For further information contact Christina Gallagher at (239) 425-3277 or

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