On December 14 and 15, Long Island Business News will debut a two-day virtual educational series on the future of the health care industry, including seminars and a panel discussion, and concluding with an exclusive post-panel networking opportunity.
The series, dubbed Long Island Health Care Forum, is powered by Hofstra University. Programming will be hosted on Zoom; recordings of each session will be shared with all registrants and LIBN subscribers.
The program is designed to offer health care experts a stage to review how 2020 has changed the face of the health care industry on Long Island and look ahead at what health care will be like in 2021 and beyond.
“This two day virtual event will be LIBN’s first foray into multi-day educational programming,” said LIBN events manager Jenna Natale. “When the concept was first considered in late September, there was an assumption a second wave was more than likely. Today, it’s clear that the assumption was valid. We are pleased to be able to offer a platform for health care experts to share with our audience their perception of what 2020 has thrown at us as a society, explore lessons learned, and reveal what processes have been developed to keep us safe as we move into 2021.”
LIBN will publish a follow-up special section in the Dec. 18 print edition of its newspaper, which will include a recap of each program session, a guide to forum speakers, and more.
The forum will kick off Dec. 14 at 10 a.m., featuring three, 30-minute educational seminars produced by health care experts. Target topics include elder care communities, technology and telemedicine, and the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on Long Island’s diverse populations. Speakers are yet to be announced.
On Dec. 15 at 12:30 p.m., LIBN Editor and Associate Publisher Joe Dowd will moderate a discussion with five key leaders in the health care community to discuss how COVID-10 impacted their industry in 2020, what lessons have been learned, how a second wave might be approached, and what changes are expected in the health care community in 2021 and beyond.
Panelists include: Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy, vice president and chief medical officer at Catholic Health Services; Dr. Robert Levy, partner at AFC Urgent Care – Long Island; Connie Kraft, emergency manager at Stony Brook University Hospital; Mary Mahoney, vice president of Emergency Management & Clinical Preparedness at Northwell Health; and Holly Seirup, dean of the School of Health Professions & Human Services at Hofstra University.
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To register for the post-panel virtual networking event, click here.
“The health care community has come a long way and endured so much since March 2020. I think it’s incredibly important as Long Island’s only business-to-business publication to help them provide information to our community,” Natale said.
She said sponsorship and advertising opportunities related to the program are available. She can be contacted by email at email@example.com and to receive more information.