Fourth Annual Amoeba Summit

Presented by the Jordan Smelski Foundation
Hosted by AdventHealth

Join clinicians and specialists as we launch a national and international movement to end deaths from Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM).

On Friday, September 13th we will hold the annual Amoeba Summit at Florida Hospital Church. The event is hosted by AdventHealth for Children and presented by the Jordan Smelski Foundation. In addition to the many experts that will be presenting, there will be many physicians, nurses and lab technicians in attendance.

For those unable to attend in person and for the international community, a Live Stream video coverage link is also available at

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Advent Health for Children

Opening Remarks

Rajan Wadhawan, MD, MMM Chief Medical Officer, AdventHealth for Children

Donna Walsh, MPA, BSN, RN, Health Officer Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

Steve & Shelly Smelski, Jordan Smelski Foundation, Jordan’s Mom & Dad

Keynote Speakers

Cecil Wilson, MD, Internal Medicine, he is the former President of the Florida Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the World medical Associations. Dr. Wilson is a recipient of COLA’s Perry A. Lambird Memorial Excellence in Medicine Award, a recipient of FMA’s highest award – the Certificate of Merit and is a recipient of the prestigious Laureate Award for service to internal medicine from the Florida chapter of ACP!

Session Speakers

Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FAAFP, former Health Officer, Florida Department of Health in Orange County

Humberto A. Liriano, MD, MA, FAAP Pediatric Critical Care Specialist, Orlando Health

Shiela Black, MHM, BSMT, (ASCP), Laboratory Coordinator, AdventHealth for Children

Juan A. Dumois, III, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg

Ibne Ali, PHD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jennifer Cope, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dennis Kyle, PhD, FASTMH, FAAAS, Health Professor, University of Georgia

Francine Marciano-Cabral, PhD, Professor and Researcher, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sandra Gompf, MD, FACP, Division of Infectious Disease & Internal Medicine

Kenneth Alexander, MD, PHD, Pediatric Indectious Disease Specialist, Nemours Children’s Hospital

Dennis Drehner, DO, Pathologist, Nemours Children’s Hospital

Swannie Jett, PHD, Health Commissioner for Brooklyn Public Health

Alejandro Jordan-Villegas, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

Vincent G. Vilente, DO, FACEP, Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians

September 13, 2019

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

2800 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804

Event will also be streamed live at


The Annual Amoeba Summit is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM designates the amoeba summit for a maximum of 5 credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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