On November 29th, experts from the local and national levels will gather for a panel discussion on the future of health care at UB. The discussion, 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. Those unable to attend in person can also tune in virtually.
The panelists, including Allison Brashear, the vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School, Adnan Siddiqui, the CEO and CMO of the Jacobs Institute and vice chair and professor of neurosurgery in the Jacobs School, Ethan Watters and David E. Duncan, senior and executive editors of the Future of Health Report, respectively, will discuss topics such as “Self-Health Rising,” “Navigating the Intersection: Politics, Climate Change, and Public Health,” and “Health Equity and the Path Forward.”
The “Future of Health” report highlights both systemic challenges in healthcare as well as significant advancements that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare. This report is a follow-up to UB’s 2017 “The Future of Medicine” report which predicted disruptive changes due to emerging technologies and social movements including a global flu-like pandemic that would lead to political upheaval and a paradigm shift in rapid vaccine development.