Health Care Forums and Our Distinguished Medical Community

Stan Gerson

Last week, the School of Medicine held a series of four live, virtual health care forums and a student forum as a run-up to this week’s presidential debate at our Health Education Campus. Attendance was good for the live forums, the discussions were lively, and those who attended asked the moderators and panelists some terrific questions.
Each forum addressed critical topics facing global health care today. Collectively, the forums provided us an opportunity to demonstrate the world-class powerhouse that is Cleveland’s medical community. We discussed how our collaborative hospital and public health efforts are managing COVID-19 locally; how tax dollars are at work helping to advance medical research toward breakthrough discoveries; how we are driving to secure public health for underserved populations in our communities; and how critical investments in biotech have helped us adapt to the current pandemic and prepare us for the next crisis.   

The student forum, "What is Healthcare?", features groups of students who are proud to become future healers. Along with faculty, they share four discussions that highlight their definition of healthcare: learning, discovery, service to others, and healing. 
If you missed the forums, you can watch them on our YouTube channel. View the playlist of all five forums here.
Or link below to watch the forums individually:
Forum I: COVID-19 Collaboration: Shared Hospital and Public Health Efforts to Care for Greater Cleveland

Forum II: The Public Return on Investment: Federal Support for Medical Research 

Forum III: Advancing a Culture of Health and Equity in Cuyahoga County

Forum IV: Why Biotech Advances Matter Now More Than Ever

Forum V: Student Forum: What is Healthcare? 
After watching, we believe you will discover all the things that make our community such a robust leader in health care, one of the very best on the planet.
My sincere thanks to our moderators, panelists, faculty and students for their participation in our Health Care Forums, to our outstanding medical community who, day after day, rise to the challenge and save lives, and to you, for watching.

Stan Gerson, MD
Interim Dean, School of Medicine and Interim Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs
Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, National Center for Regenerative Medicine