On Sept. 22, Health Connect South gathered members of the health community to promote regional health collaborations and seek, define and advance the Southeast’s role in the future of health.
Health Connect South is a non-profit with the goal of serving regional health collaboration in the Southeast. The annual Health Connect South gathering is their largest in-person event. Here, hundreds of health leaders and professionals discuss a myriad of topics, including what’s new in health, current challenges facing the industry, and potential solutions.
Following a welcoming keynote speech from Dr. Robert M. Califf, the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, attendees were able to hear from various health leaders on topics such as: understanding and fortifying the pharmaceutical supply chain, telehealth, the future of hospitals, how technology is changing care delivery, and the future of healthcare workers.
During these panel discussions, attendees heard from healthcare leaders, including:
- Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Acting Principal Deputy Director for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Kevin Brown, President & CEO of Piedmont Healthcare
- Thomas Owens, MD, President of Duke University Hospital and Senior VP for Duke University Health System
- Johnathan Watkins, MPA, FACHE, Regional President (Atlanta) of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Part of City of Hope
- Deep Shah, MD, Primary Care Physician at Gwinnett Clinic
- Laura P. Dannels, PhD, MBA, SPHR, Chief Talent Officer & VP of Talent Management for Wellstar Health System
- Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, President & CEO of Morehouse School of Medicine
- Adrian Tyndall, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine
- Jayne Morgan, MD, Executive Director of the Covid Task Force at Piedmont Healthcare
- Adam Marcus, PhD, Deputy Director of the Winship Cancer Institute Emory University
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