Alex Stagnaro-Green, dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford, provides insight into the future of medicine at Northwest Quarterly’s “Conversations” event on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford.
Since its start 50 years ago, the College of Medicine has been an economic workhorse for the Rockford region as it attracts new residents, engages physician teachers, and enriches the intellectual and economic prosperity of the community. Doubling down on that commitment, the school is planning a massive new expansion for next year.
The event, entitled “Medicine of the Future: Rockford’s Role in the Health Care of Tomorrow,” features a conversation between Stagnaro-Green and Northwest Quarterly’s editors. Topics include how physician training is changing, how the school contributes to medical advancements, how the school impacts rural medicine, our local economy, and the delivery of health care, and how the college’s expansion can further enrich our region. During the event, attendees can tour the school and see some of its work up close.
Not only is the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford a proven training ground for the physicians of tomorrow, but it’s also a place where groundbreaking research and new approaches to health care delivery are an everyday reality. Stagnaro-Green will address what new students can expect over their three years in Rockford, what current research is focused on, and how students infuse new dollars into the Rockford region.
The event is free to attend, but spots are limited. Attendees can pre-register by calling (815) 316-2300 or emailing Lisa Hughes at [email protected].