Northwest Quarterly ‘Conversations’: How the Future of Medicine Impacts You

What does the future of medicine hold? Join the latest Northwest Quarterly ‘Conversations’ event on Nov. 15 and find out at Rockford’s College of Medicine.   

How well could you practice medicine on a lifelike, robotic patient? Or, how well could you dissect the cadaver who’s laid out before you – on a fully digital operating table?

The students at University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford don’t have to imagine. For these bright young physicians in training, such technologies are an everyday reality. And that’s just the start.

If you want to know what the future of medicine holds, this is where the breakthroughs of tomorrow have their beginning.

Few people outside our region’s medical establishment get an inside look at this school, but that’s about to change. Join the latest Northwest Quarterly “Conversations” event on Nov. 15 and get an up-close view of the College of Medicine and all of the ways that it’s shaping the future of Rockford and beyond.

The evening begins with refreshments and tours, as medical school students showcase the labs where they learn and study, including such spaces as the digital cadaver lab and the simulation training centers.

From your tour, join the editors of Northwest Quarterly and Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green, dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, for a lively conversation about the state of medicine and its future.

Along the way, be the first to learn about the groundbreaking new expansion that’s planned for this campus. Exactly what will this new building do, whom will it serve, and how does it promise to dramatically expand Rockford’s impact on the medical field? You’ll have to join us to find out.

Since its start in the 1970s, 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.

Join “Medicine of the Future: Rockford’s Role in the Health Care of Tomorrow,” and see for yourself how physicians are trained, how students contribute to major medical advancements, how the school impacts our region’s economy and the delivery of health care, and how the college’s latest expansion promises to further enrich our region.

This event is free to attend, but spots are limited. Register for the latest Northwest Quarterly’s “Conversations” event by calling (815) 316-2300 or by visiting and clicking on the “Conversations” tab.