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10:30 in the BCP Theater

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 Tuesday, May 7 – The Industrial Potential of Panama’s Medicinal Plants.  There are key medicinal plants that have international markets and can be cultivated here in Panama.  We will provide advice on taking an arts & crafts production to the industrial export level. Presented by Frank Gruber

      Moderator:  Cheryl Schmidt


Tuesday, May 14 - Safety and Security.

Topics to be discussed include general safety and personal security of Expats livings in Panama. Items to be covered include self-defense and the laws surrounding any use of force, gun ownership laws and the current status of the gun permit process in Panama, personal security tips and suggestions, explanation of how the different police agencies function in Panama and what an Ex Pat can reasonably expect from Panamanian law enforcement and the Panamanian legal system. How the banking system works and tips and suggestions as to how to protect all your assets, from corporations to physical items. Suggestions on legal ways to avoid probate and alternative investment ideas to protect one’s wealth. Presenters will be Ralf Henrich, Andy Jaques, and Edison Meza.

      Moderator:  Joanie Feuerstein

Tuesday, May 21 – The Primates Project at UNACHI was born in middle 2016 inside an initiative of environment conservation and monitoring of the Primates population in lowlands of the Chiriqui province. The project reunites investigators and students from UNACHI with the public in general. This project has developed some activities in different districts and areas in the province; but its main objectives are orientated to the study and conservation of the primates, though talks, monitoring studies, internships, education campaigns and workshops in Chiriqui.

Dr. Ariel Rodríguez-Vargas, Biologist, specialist in conservation and environmental studies, works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI) and is the primate project director.

Dra. Laura Patiño Canom  chemistry specialist in natural products, works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI) and is the primate project group coordinator.

      Moderator:  Cheryl Schmidt


Tuesday, May 28  - The Healthy Living Series” presented by Boquete Health and Hospice

                             “It’s a Matter of Heart”

·         What to do if you think you might be having a heart attack in Boquete

·         Heart Health Snafus & Bungles

·         High altitude exposure and heart conditions

·         Blood Donation Initiative


Presenter: Charlotte Lintz

With a Master’s Degree as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, Charlotte worked in Critical Care & as a Critical Care educator for over 25 years.  After going back to school to be a Nurse Practitioner (at age 50) she worked for a Cardiovascular Physician group in Orlando, Florida.  She then moved to Gainesville, Florida, and was a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner for WWII Veterans until “retiring” in Boquete to volunteer for Boquete Health & Hospice and....rescue dogs.  If you have any skinny, starving, injured dogs or puppies, Please DON’T bring any more to her house!  5 are enough! 


             Moderator: Joanie Feuerstein


Tuesday, June 4 – Dr. Michael Hillyer  discusses the technique of dry needling. Dry Needling completely resolves chronic pain over 90% of the time.  Dr. Hillyer, a retired chiropractor with 45 years of experience, will explain the most recent research info on pain, pain treatments and demonstrate/teach self-treatment for many painful conditions that will improve the pain in a matter of seconds.


Tuesday, June 11What is grief?  How do we handle it?

Donna O'Brien, former grief counselor, will present a brief discussion of Grief, how we experience it, and when it becomes a problem for us.

     Moderator:  Sheila Strunk



 To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings, please email talks@eventsboquete.org

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