Rollins Health Forum Series

Monday, March 9th, 2015

7:00 p.m. | Bush Auditorium

For more information: 407-646-2130

heart healthy across the ages

Join our renowned panel for an interactive presentation and discussion on keeping your heart healthy across the ages. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in America causing 26 percent of deaths every year. Coronary artery disease is the most common form of heart disease and it is vital to educate yourself about all risk factors. Although there has been a decrease in the number of people dying from heart disease every year, there are many risk factors on the rise including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Receiving the proper screenings, knowing your family history, and reducing risk factors are an essential part of keeping your heart strong and healthy.

Learn more about the lecture series and the Rollins Center for Health Innovation.


Chet Evans, MS, DPM, FACFAS - Moderator – Executive Director, Rollins Center for Health Innovation; Immediate Past-Chair, Florida Diabetes Advisory Council; Founder, American Board of Wound Management; Clinical Wound Specialist.

Kevin Accola, MD - Presenter and Panelist - Cardiovascular surgeon and managing partner of Cardiovascular Surgeons, P.A. of Orlando, one of the largest volume and most successful cardiothoracic practices in the southeastern United States. Executive board member of the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute and head of the Institute’s heart valve division.

Tara Gidus, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN - Presenter and Panelist - Co-host of Emotional Mojo, a national television show where she serves as the resident nutrition, fitness, and health expert. Tara is the co-author of The Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies, the team dietitian for the Orlando Magic NBA team, nutrition consultant to University of Central Florida Athletic Department, and official nutritionist for runDisney.

Jill Hamilton Buss, PanelistPresenter and Panelist - Executive Director of Healthy Central Florida. Together with community leaders, Healthy Community Leadership Team members, and volunteers, Jill and her partners are helping individuals and organizations make healthy lifestyle and behavior changes in greater central Florida.

tickets and parking information

Free public lecture in the Bush Auditorium on the Rollins College campus. No reservations or tickets required.

Free parking is available in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue with a validated ticket.

For more information: 407-646-2130