A panel discussion on the future of health care will be held at UB on November 29th. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3-5 p.m. in the M&T Auditorium in the Jacobs School, with a networking reception following from 5-6:30 p.m. Experts from both the local and national levels will come together for this discussion, which 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.
The report not only highlights systemic challenges in the healthcare system but also emphasizes significant advancements and opportunities that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare. This report is a follow-up to the 2017 “The Future of Medicine” report, which predicted disruptive changes in healthcare 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 rapid vaccine development.
Moderating the panel will be Allison Brashear, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School, along with 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