The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation’s Movement is Medicine™ Program Expands to Florida and Continues to Shed Light on the Impact Exercise Has on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT)

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Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation 

Mar 03, 2020, 06:03 ET

NEW YORKMarch 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) Movement is Medicine™ is expanding across the US with its latest Summit announced for March 21, 2020 in Winter Park, Florida at the Center for Health and Wellbeing, which is a collaboration between the Winter Park Health Foundation and AdventHealth. The 80,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility offers the best community health and wellness programs in Central Florida.

“The Neuromuscular Division of the AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is overjoyed to partner with the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation as a Center of Excellence. The HNF has established itself as an organization in which individuals with hereditary neuropathies-also known as CMT-come first. Our division echoes this goal of patients coming first. We are excited to host the Movement is Medicine™ program here in Orlando; this program will demonstrate not only how much exercise is necessary in hereditary neuropathies, but also how much fun exercise can be by forming new friendships and creating positive energy that can be healing in every way.”

Nivedita Jerath MD, MS
Medical Director of Neuromuscular Medicine, AdventHealth

Sponsored by AdventHealth, this Movement is Medicine™ Summit will be free to attend and feature inspirational speakers, expert instructors and informational breakout sessions specifically curated by and for CMT patients.

Over 100 attendees are expected to participate, with children, caretakers and family members also welcome.

“HNF is thrilled to bring its groundbreaking Movement is Medicine™ program to Winter Park,” said Allison Moore, Founder and CEO of HNF. “Our patient-centered approach to the treatment of CMT disease is aligned with the terrific work that Dr. Jerath and her team are doing at the AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute, and we couldn’t be more excited to be holding our event at the Center for Health and Wellbeing.

Register for the Movement is Medicine™ Summit Orlando.

HNF is grateful for all who continue to help make these impactful Summits possible and who are making a difference in the lives of our courageous attendees.

The HNF team is also planning its annual 2-day Movement is Medicine™ Summit in Phoenix, AZ at Ability360 for November 13-14th, 2020.

About Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF)
HNF, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to increase awareness and accurate diagnosis of CMT and related inherited neuropathies, support patients and families with critical information to improve quality of life, and fund research that will lead to treatments and cures. HNF developed the Therapeutic Research in Accelerated Discovery (TRIAD) program, a collaborative effort with academia, government and industry, to develop treatments for CMT. Currently, TRIAD involves many groups that span the drug discovery, drug development and diagnostics continuum.

About AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division:
Founded in 1908 by pioneering Seventh-day Adventists who believed in whole-person health — healing the body, mind and spirit — AdventHealth has grown into one of the largest nonprofit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year in metro Orlando alone. AdventHealth operates more than 50 hospitals and hundreds of care centers in nearly a dozen states, making it one of the largest faith-based health-care systems in the United States.

AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division encompasses 20 hospitals in the seven counties in and surrounding metro OrlandoOrangeSeminoleOsceolaPolkLakeVolusia and Flagler. The Central Florida Division’s care network also includes more than 30 Centra Care urgent-care centers; dozens of sports-rehab and imaging centers; and hundreds of physicians, ranging from primary care to a full spectrum of specialties.

AdventHealth Orlando, the division’s flagship campus, serves both as a community hospital and as a major tertiary referral hospital for the region, much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America.

AdventHealth Orlando is a designated statutory teaching hospital and trains physicians from around the world on the newest technology and procedures. The system provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neuroscience, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs.

The AdventHealth Research Institute has more than 250 investigators and more than 500 clinical trials in progress. AdventHealth Orlando is also home to the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes and the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement.

Contact: Allison Moore
T:  1-855-HELPCMT (435-7268)
E: [email protected]

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