Austin Forum Presents “Dell Medical School: Are We Being Disruptive Enough?

Posted on: February 25, 2016


On Tuesday March 1, 2016, the Austin Forum on Technology and Society will present an intriguing, challenging and engaging discussion on Your Medical School: Are We Being Disruptive Enough? Dr. Mini Kahlon, Vice Dean for Strategy & Partnerships at the Dell Medical School, will share progress toward making Austin a hub for the transformation of how we deliver and manage health and healthcare. For those unfamiliar with the term, disruptive technologies describes new technologies that disrupt the status quo.

Mini will share how the Dell Medical School (DMS) at The University of Texas at Austin has a unique opportunity to transform healthcare and academic medicine through technology, innovation, and a new, start-from-scratch design. She will address the questions: Can a new medical school build the best infrastructure and incorporate innovative technology into professional training and community health from the ground up? What makes UT Austin’s Dell Medical School different?

Mini will also share the strategies DMS leaders are using to rethink, redesign and build a unique healthcare ecosystem in Austin focused on accelerating the development and adoption of disruptive technologies. A key fact to consider – health technologies are a key route to disruption, but the changes required to overhaul legacy systems and practices can be prohibitive.

Mini will be joined by special guests in a dynamic discussion of the role advanced technology will play in educating future healthcare professionals and improving health and medicine for all. The commitment is to create a new type of medical school that will change our world and begin to answer the question, Are we being disruptive enough?

Every month, the Austin Forum brings people together for community engagement activities focused on how technology applications advance society. Through presentations, interviews, panels, and lightning talks, the Austin Forum reaches out to engage the audience. Covering topics such as technology applications, opportunities, and policies in health & medicine, business & industry, science & research, education, government, entertainment, and social good, Austin Forum makes it possible for the public to learn about diverse points-of-view from leading edge thinkers and dynamic technology leaders. For more information on the Austin Forum, and to register for priority seating please go to:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Discussion begins at 6 p.m.

Stateside Theater

719 Congress Avenue

Downtown Austin

Free and open to the public

Two 2016 SXSW Interactive badges will be given to two lucky registered attendees!

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