Film Screening and Panel Discussion
ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue the American Healthcare System Screening and Panel Discussion
Join us Tuesday, September 17th from 2:30 – 5:30 PM as the University at Buffalo participates in a national event. The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, AMA Medical Student Section and Physicians for Human Rights, School of Management, School of Public Health and Health Professions Office of Public Health Practice and the UB Office of Interprofessional Education will screen the visionary documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012) for faculty, students and community partners as part of a nationwide screening event. The event will take place in 100 Allen Hall, UB South campus. Light refreshments will be served. "ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. This film follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation." - Matthew Heineman, Producer/Director. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by leaders in healthcare from our own Western New York community to explore ideas that can stimulate innovation among our future leaders and encourage collaborations with our community partners. To learn more about the film, visit http://www.escapefiremovie.com/. Hope to see you there.