Keynote Remarks by Jerome Adams, 20th Surgeon General of the United States
Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, served as the 20th Surgeon General of the United States from 2017 to 2021. He is now a Distinguished Professor, Presidential Fellow, and Executive Director of Health Equity Initiatives at Purdue University. Dr. Adams, a board-certified anesthesiologist, served as Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2014 to 2017. He is a Maryland native and earned bachelor's degrees in both Biochemistry and Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Adams will engage in a Q&A-style conversation with 340B Health CEO Maureen Testoni focused on the challenges pharmacists and other healthcare professionals face following the COVID-19 pandemic as well as their role in addressing the inequities in healthcare delivery. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask Dr. Adams questions.
- Identify changes in healthcare delivery affecting 340B professionals stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic
- Describe the roles 340B professionals can play in addressing the endemic issues surrounding inequities in healthcare
- Assess the important intersections between medicine and public health affecting patient care