Oct. 7 LTU symposium to explore role of technology in healthcare

Oct. 7 LTU symposium to explore role of technology in healthcare

“The Role of Technology in Healthcare” is the topic of the annual President’s Symposium at Lawrence Technological University on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Matt Roush, director of communications and public relations for the Engineering Society of Detroit and the former technology editor at WWJ Newsradio 950. The panelists are:

  • Sean Bumstead, chief information officer of Employee Health Insurance Management, Inc.
  • Dr. Glenn Green, associate professor of pediatric otolaryngology, University of Michigan
  • Dr. John F. Tu, vice president and chief medical informatics officer, Beaumont Health System

LTU President Virinder Moudgil founded the annual symposium in 2012 to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to major challenges facing the Metro Detroit region.

“I believe healthcare will be the defining issue for our generation. Technology has helped bring about many wonderful advances in our ability to maintain good health or treat a disease, but there is much more to be done with technology to make our healthcare system both more cost effective and more responsive to the needs of all sectors of our society,” said Moudgil, who had a long career as a biomedical researcher before coming to LTU.

The symposium will be held in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium in LTU’s Science Building, 21000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Reservations can be made at lawrencetech.net/2014symposium. To RSVP or for information, contact Tracy Kash at (248) 204-3500 or tkash@ltu.edu. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for the salaries of its graduates, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.