BWH Inspires in Palm Beach

BWH Inspires in Palm Beach

BWH Inspires presenters Jorge Plutzky, MD, Erin McDonough, Betsy Nabel, MD, Reisa Sperling, MD, MMSc, and Steven Keating.

More than 190 friends and supporters of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) gathered at the historic Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, January 21, for the second annual presentation of BWH Inspires. Featuring the work of three visionary thought leaders, the exclusive, high-energy event provided thought-provoking commentary about the future of medicine.

Reisa Sperling, MD, MMSc, director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, shared the promising strides BWH is making towards secondary and primary prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Jorge Plutzky, MD, director of preventive cardiology, discussed the ways new science and personal lifestyle choices can help individuals chart their cardiovascular destiny. And Steven Keating, a patient and advocate for curiosity and patient data, shared the incredible story of how his life-long curiosity helped identify his brain tumor—and how curiosity about medical data can help others, as well.

BWH hosts the annual event to thank members of the Palm Beach community for their visionary philanthropy and support of the hospital’s $1.5 billion Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. campaign to transform the future of medicine. The event was capped by a formal dinner, live music, and words of thanks from BWH President Betsy Nabel, MD.

“Our Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. campaign is about all of us—donors, doctors, scientists, and staff—coming together to take on the world’s toughest medical challenges, with the goal of improving the lives of our patients and our families, locally and globally,” said Nabel. “Simply put, we couldn’t do our work without your support.”

To learn more about how you can bring more life-giving medical breakthroughs to patients and families here in Boston and around the world, contact Chelsea Keating at 617-424-4356 or cvkeating@partners.org.


Videos


CAN WE TREAT ALZHEIMER’S A DECADE BEFORE SYMPTOMS?
Hear Reisa Sperling, MD, MMSc, director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, share promising news about BWH’s efforts towards secondary and primary prevention of Alzheimer’s.


CAN YOU DEFY YOUR AGE?
Learn from Jorge Plutzky, MD, director of preventive cardiology, about the ways new science and personal lifestyle choices can help you chart your cardiovascular destiny.


CAN MEDICAL SELFIES SAVE OUR LIVES?
Listen as Steven Keating, a patient and advocate for open data and curiosity, shares his personal story and how patient access to healthcare data can save lives.


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Reisa Sperling, MD, MMSc,

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