On November 29th, UB will host a panel discussion on the future of health care with experts from both local and national levels. The event will take place in the M&T Auditorium in the Jacobs School, and is free and open to the public. A virtual option is also available for those unable to attend in person.
The panel discussion will focus on topics addressed in the recent “Future of Health” report, a joint release by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB and the Jacobs Institute. Moderating the panel will be Allison Brashear, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School, and Adnan Siddiqui, CEO and CMO of the Jacobs Institute and vice chair and professor of neurosurgery in the Jacobs School.
Other panelists include Ethan Watters and David E. Duncan, senior and executive editors of the Future of Health Report, respectively. Diana Aga, director of UB’s RENEW Institute, Nancy Nielsen, senior associate dean for health policy in the Jacobs School, Rev. George Nicholas, pastor of Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church and CEO of Buffalo Center for Health Equity, Kelly Wofford, director of health equity at Erie County Department of Health will also participate in the discussion.
The “Future of Health” report not only highlights systemic challenges in healthcare but also emphasizes significant advancements that have potential to revolutionize healthcare. This report is a follow-up to 2017’s “The Future of Medicine” report which predicted disruptive changes due to emerging technologies and social movements including a global flu-like pandemic leading to political upheaval and rapid development vaccines development paradigm shift.