A panel discussion on the future of healthcare will be held at the University of Buffalo (UB) on November 29th. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature experts from both local and national levels. The panel 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 highlights both systemic challenges and significant advancements in the healthcare system. It 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 was a global flu-like pandemic that would lead to political upheaval and a paradigm shift in the rapid development of vaccines.
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, along with Ethan Watters, senior editor of the Future of Health Report, David E. Duncan, executive editor of the report, 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