Faculty from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will discuss the multidisciplinary impacts of COVID-19 on medicine at a webinar hosted by the Jacobs Institute (JI).
“COVID Unmasked: The Real Impact on the Future of Medicine” will be held from 4– 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Registration is free.
It is part of “The Future of Medicine” series that the JI launched last year as a conversation about what is possible in the next quarter-century in medicine, including new technologies and treatments across all fields of medicine and health care.
Kenneth V. Snyder, assistant professor of neurosurgery, radiology and neurology in the Jacobs School, is among the speakers who will discuss what the future of medicine looks like as a result of COVID-19. His talk is titled “The Virus Explained: What makes it so different and can we treat it?”
He says the Future of Medicine series has been transformative for the JI and the community. “In fact, it presciently predicted a major pandemic within a short time frame that would transform our world,” says Snyder, who is also vice president of physician quality at Kaleida Health, where he oversees COVID-19 patient care management.
As much as the pandemic has shaken global society as a whole, Snyder notes it will have a long-lasting and dramatic impact on all facets of health care and medicine.
“COVID has taught us all so much,” he says. “It has given us an incredible opportunity to learn about a disease process as a global community of providers and