Neuger Communications Group has announced that the next Common Good Breakfast Series event, slated for Thursday, October 22, will focus on the future of healthcare and medicine. The Common Good networking event will be held at the Minneapolis Hilton.

At this breakfast, panelists will lead the audience through some of the radical and evolutionary advances that will change healthcare as we know it. From surgical robots to telemedicine to personalized gene therapies, these experienced panelists will discuss the future of medicine and role of the physician.

Presented by Neuger Communications Group the event will feature presentations by Robin Young, CEO, Robin Young Consulting Group, RRY Publications, PearlDiver Data Technologies and Liventa Bioscience; Eric Timko, CEO, Blue Belt Technologies; and Brian Van Ness, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota.

  • Robin Young, CFA, is the founder and CEO of Robin Young Consulting Group, a firm specializing in evaluating and conducting market and technology research for orthopedic technologies, and RRY Publications, news outlets for the orthopedics industry, including Orthopedics This Week. He is also the founder and CEO of PearlDiver Technologies and Liventa Bioscience. Young is the author of numerous articles, over 1,000 research reports and five published books.
  • Eric Timko is the president and CEO of Blue Belt Technologies, a company focused on developing clinically relevant applications in computer-assisted technology and robotic orthopedic surgery. He has experience in medical technologies at both the start-up and late stages of development, from previously serving as president and CEO of NeuroVasx, Inc., president of Carl Zeiss Surgical, Inc. and vice president of Siemens Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Brian Van Ness, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Van Ness is also the founder and CEO of Target Genomics, LLC that focuses on guiding healthcare providers on the use of genomics. He has been an active member of a National Institute of Health (NIH) committee and has recently co-created a “Genetics and Law” course at the University of Minnesota Law School.

The Common Good Breakfast Series contributes event proceeds to the nonprofit organization featured at each session. The nonprofit recipient for this event is Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

The program costs $30 and registration can be completed online.

The Future of Medicine event is sponsored by Engage Print, First National Bank of Northfield and Flight Creative Media. For more information about the Common Good Breakfast Series and future topics, visit