Peoria physicians discuss “The Future of Medicine”

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Peoria physicians are looking for more innovative ways to approach healthcare. Thursday evening, doctors gathered for a discussion entitled The Future of Medicine at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Thursday’s discussion was prompted by the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s current exhibit, “10 Medical Inventions That Changed the World”.

Those visiting the exhibit get a chance to look back at pivotal medical inventions.

Physicians say the field of medicine is ever-changing, and providers need to adapt with it. Peoria is a city full of innovation and healthcare, recently being named one of the country’s “Most Innovative Cities”. Organizers say many of the people who can enact change in medicine, spoke during Thursday’s panel.

Among the topics covered included genomics and artificial intelligence in medicine, telemedicine hubs, tissue engineering and organ transplantation.

“We need to change what we’re doing in medicine, its happening rapidly,” said Sarah Zellek, Trustee of the Peoria Riverfront Museum. “The other thing is that some of that is happening right here in Peoria, these are people who are making the changes they’re not just talking about the changes.”

Those interested in viewing the exhibit have until April 28 to see it at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

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