WHAT: The president of the American Medical Association and an Obama administration official are among the nationally known experts on health care who will discuss reform during the seventh-annual Frank Bryant Jr., M.D., Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
The panel-style discussion, titled “Health Care is Broken: How Do We Fix It?,” brings together a diverse, thoughtful and scholarly group of presenters representing a variety of viewpoints. It is free and open to the public.
The Bryant Lecture is presented by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the UT Health Science Center, together with Methodist Healthcare Ministries and the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health.
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. The lecture is preceded by a 5 p.m. reception.
WHERE: UT Health Science Center Auditorium, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive in the South Texas Medical Center.
WHO: The moderator is Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., executive vice chancellor for health affairs at The University of Texas System. Dr. Shine is a Harvard-educated cardiologist and physiologist, as well as a past president of the Institute of Medicine.
• Stuart Altman, Ph.D., an economist and professor of national health policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
• David Hunt, M.D., chief medical officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, which falls within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
• Ana M. Malinow, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and past president of Physicians for a National Health Program.
• J. James Rohack, M.D., president of the American Medical Association.
NOTES: William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the UT Health Science Center, and Ruth E. Berggren, M.D., director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, will introduce the moderator and panelists.
The panel discussion will run about 90 minutes. Each panelist will make a seven- to 10-minute position statement; afterward, Dr. Shine will pose questions.
The Bryant Lecture receives support from the law firm Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.; the Salinger-Forland Endowment; and the Health Science Center’s Office of the President and the Office of the Dean of the School of Medicine.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $16.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $36 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 25,600 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and other health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit www.uthscsa.edu.