LLEXPO18 Speaker Descriptions

Medical Marijuana 101

Dr. Dan Stein, MD
An introduction to the science of Medical Cannabis will be presented. Content will include basic molecular chemistry, neuropharmacology and practical clinical applications.  The nuts and bolts of how to obtain a cannabis card, choose the best administration method and select the proper MMJ dose will also be discussed.

Dr. Daniel Stein is a board certified, fellowship trained neurologist, father of four and devoted husband.  He studied neuroscience at University of Rochester, earned his MD at Albany Medical College, completed residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and fellowship at The National Institutes of Health.  He and his pack moved to Sarasota in 1993.  In addition to cannabis medicine, Dr. Stein continues to practice general neurology, teach medical students at FSU and provide consulting services to The IMG Academy, The Baltimore Orioles and elsewhere. www.neurologyofcannabis.com

Sexy Seniors: Is it an Oxymoron?

Shelley Stein, Psychotherapist
Like a fine wine that opens with age, we can get better with time.  The subtleties and nuances that develop over the lifespan only serve to enhance our experience.  Let’s explore this together…

Shelley Stein has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for almost 30 years and in the mental health field for over 35 years. A skilled clinician with individuals, couples, and families dealing with the challenges of life, much of her practice has focused on finding solutions to problems related to anxiety and depression. She has also developed a specialization in working with people who have chronic illnesses, including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.
In addition to her work with clients, Shelley is also an experienced group leader and facilitator, and a frequent public speaker, on topics such as coping with disease and stress management.

Alsace-Basel tour

The Man Who Saved Paris: W.C. Bullit

Jean Renoux
All the foreign ambassadors left Paris when the German troops were only a few miles from Paris.  William C. Bullitt, the American Ambassador, not only did not leave, although the French Government was already on its way out but made a deal with the Germans, so Paris would not be bombed and destroyed as Rotterdam had been by the same regiment.

Jean was born in France but spent most of his childhood in Tunisia where his physician father was the director of the Pasteur Institute.  The family returned to France a few years after Tunisia gained its independence from France.  There, as a young man, he had the unique opportunity to work as personal assistant to Louis Malle, the famed movie director of Au Revoir les Enfants, My Dinner with André, Pretty Baby and many other award-winning films.
Research on Dementia Prevention:

Lifestyle Does Make a Difference

Dr. Cheryl Brandi, DNS
Dr. Brandi is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner and certified dementia practitioner with particular expertise in the diagnosis and management of neurocognitive disorders. Her work at the Roskamp Institute Clinic is aimed at early recognition and diagnosis of memory disorders with a goal of timely treatment and recruitment for clinical trial research. Dr. Brandi has ten years of experience as a nurse practitioner and over 40 years as a nurse and nurse educator. She is also a retired navy nurse corps commander with over 23 years of continuous active duty service in multiple roles.

Dr. Brandi holds a Doctor of Nursing Science Degree from the University of San Diego, a Post-Master Certificate as a Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Florida, a Master Degree in Human Resource Management Systems from Chapman University, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

Lunchtime Improv Workshop: Improv for Life

Will Luera, Director of Improvisation, Florida Studio Theater
Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv and serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Pilsen Improv Festival, Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, Artistic Advisor to the Women in Comedy Festival and Part-time Faculty at Boston College. Will is co-creator of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s, a non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy, and ministry for persons with dementia and their caregivers. Will tours globally as an improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.