A panel discussion on the future of healthcare will take place at UB on November 29th, featuring experts from both the local and national levels. This event is free and open to the public, with a virtual option available for those unable to attend in person. 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.
The panel discussion will cover 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. The report highlights systemic challenges in the healthcare system but also emphasizes significant advancements and opportunities that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare.
The “Future of Health” report is a follow-up to the 2017 “The Future of Medicine” report, which predicted disruptive changes in the healthcare landscape due to emerging technologies and social movements. One of its predictions included a global flu-like pandemic that would lead to political upheaval and a paradigm shift in the rapid development of vaccines.
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 Buffalo Center for Health Equity; Kelly Wofford, director of health equity at Erie County Department of Health will also participate in this discussion.