The pandemic – an experiment on a live organism

Everyday work of medical workers is based on data that came from meticulous studies conducted by scientists. The sudden pandemic forced them to take action very quickly and made it almost – and sometimes not even almost – impossible to follow the rules. So in a sense, the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is an experiment on a living organism. Which healthcare problems were exposed during the pandemic? Or maybe we actually managed to improve some things?

In her short talk, doctor and entrepreneur Agnieszka Gaczkowska is looking critically at medicine in the midst of fighting the pandemic. She chooses to include some social context and the patient's perspective. The talk is about e.g. healthcare access inequality, phone consultation problems, or the speed-up of the exchange between scientists. Agnieszka Gaczkowska is asking important questions. Is the way that medicine chose to cope with the pandemic the right one? What effects of the pandemic and the methods of fighting it can we already see? And which will we see in 10 years?

Festiwal Przemiany 2020 - ekspert Agnieszka Gaczkowska
Agnieszka Gaczkowska

Medical studies graduate at Medical University of Warsaw, and MBA in medical personnel at Leon Kozminski Academy. She has completed internships in USA, Singapore, Costarica, and Italy. In 2012, she worked as a Teaching Fellow in Medicine and Neuroscience at Singularity University which is a part of the NASA Ames Research Park in Mountain View, where she was responsible for new technologies medical projects. For many years, she has worked for, among others, IFMSA-Poland and World Young Doctor's Organization.

Projekt dofinansowano ze środków Narodowego Centrum Kultury w ramach Programu „Kultura w sieci”.