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2017 C3 US-Arab Healthcare & Business Summit
“Creating Bilateral Partnerships Through Innovation,
New Technologies and Public-Private Partnerships"

Monday, September 25th, 2017

U.S. and Arab relations rooted in commerce and enterprise are historic and grounded in tradition and mutual interest. These unique relations across the Atlantic have influenced and shaped strategic healthcare partnerships, strengthened alliances, supported B2B and public-private partnerships.

The C3 U.S. – Arab Healthcare Summit 2017 will assemble business leaders, policy makers, educators and healthcare professionals from the Arab world and the United States to bolster and promote U.S. and Arab world initiatives that are focused on the most up-to-date healthcare topics including infrastructure, the shift from communicable diseases, the future of primary healthcare, and cooperative assistance for knowledge transfer.

In short, the C3 U.S. – Arab Healthcare Summit 2017 will address resources, research and access to the best healthcare services in order to improve survival from disease and the quality of life based on the exchange of knowledge and employment opportunities between the two regions.

AGENDA – Subject to Change

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Location: Main Lounge
(First Floor)

Carter, DeLuca, Farrell and Schmidt, LLP

Registration, Exhibit Review & Continental Breakfast

The Union League Club
38 East 37th Street / S.E. Corner of Park & 37th/ Entrance on 37th Street
New York, New York
212-685-3800

7:45 am - 8:00 am

C3 Summit

Welcoming Remarks: 2017 C3 US - Arab Business & Healthcare Summit

Mr. Ransel N. Potter,
Founder & Managing Partner,
C3 Summit International,
USA

Simply stated, this  C3 US-Arab Business & Healthcare Summit  is about exploring ideas, suggestions, and realistic recommendations as possible solutions to today’s bilateral security, technology, commercial development and healthcare challenges. Based on the insights of the Summit’s global leaders and thinkers, participants can begin to immediately implement what they will hear and learn to help bring these innovations, pilot projects, cases studies, public-private partnerships and other practical solutions to fruition in the global commercial and healthcare sectors.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Location: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

US State Department

United Nations

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Vision 2030 Saudi Arabia

Reza Group

Quincy

Opening Plenary: The Importance of Selecting and Managing Your Local Partners in the Middle East
Mr. Nawaf Althari,
(Moderator),
Political Adviser,
Counter-Terrorism,
Counter-Piracy Focal Point,
OIC Focal Point,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Permanent Mission to the United Nations,
USA

Ambassador Adam Ereli,
Former US Ambassador,
Kingdom of Bahrain

Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt,
Director of New Business Development,
Reza Investment Group,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ambassador Marc Ginsberg,
Former US Ambassador,
Morocco
Mr. Ken Close,
CEO,
The Quincy Group,
USA, KSA,
Netherlands

The best way to approach a partnership is to look for commercial synergy between the two organizations and intellectual synergy between the people from both parties. How does your business compliment the local partner company and what difference will it make to the local partner to be aligned with your firm? What are the incentives for the local partner to help and support you and are these incentives considered a big enough deal to doing business together.

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Session Break / Exhibit Review
Sponsored by: Brigham and Women’ s Hospital

9:10 am - 10:10 am

Location: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

International Medical Center

Keynote Address: The Future of Health Care for Both the US and Middle East: A Focus on Improving the Patient Experience

Dr. Walid A. Fitaihi
Founder,
Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Chief Executive Officer,
International Medical Center (IMC),
KSA

Improving the patient experience in hospitals and with their providers in the region is a critical factor in delivering necessary health care for a broad range of illnesses among a diverse population of patients. How are the most effective health care organizations in the U.S. sharing best practices with their Middle East partners to achieve patient safety goals and aspirations, and find ways to communicate with each other to design and enable caregivers to communicate effectively among themselves in addressing the most prevalent patient issues and answers.

10:00 am - 10:10 am

XS Conferences and Exhibitions

Session Break / Exhibit Review
Sponsored by: XS Conferences & Exhibitions

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Location: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Improving Quality of Care and Patient Experience in the Middle East: Maximizing Local Capacities through Middle East-US Partnerships

Mr. Steven J. Thompson,
(Moderator),
Senior Vice President,
Chief Business Development Officer,
Brigham and Women's Healthcare,
USA

Dr. Karl Laskowski,
Associate Medical Director,
Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO);
Instructor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School,
USA

Dr. Allen Kachalia,
Chief Quality Officer,
Vice President for Quality and Safety,
Brigham Health;
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School,
USA

Dr. Mark A. Davis,
Executive Director,
Business Development and Strategic Initiatives,
Brigham and Women’s Healthcare,
Harvard Medical School,
USA

Dr. Adam Landman,
Vice President and Chief Information Officer,
Brigham Health (BH),
Attending Emergency Physician at BWH;
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine,
Harvard Medical School,
USA

This panel will focus on:

  • Increasing Efficiency in Managing Populations of Patients to best utilize current capacity
  • Strategic Partnerships/Advising to grow local capacity
  • Leveraging Technologies for Middle East/US collaboration
  • Patient-focused Outcomes

11:10 am - 11:20 am

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Session Break / Exhibit Review
Sponsored by: Brigham and Women’ s Hospital

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Track #1

Location: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

UC San Diego Health System

American Mission Hospital

LIFNANO

Global Health

Cleveland Clinic

The Promise of Big Data Computing for Clinical Support and Personalized Medicine
Dr. Lawrence (“Larry” ) Friedman,
(Moderator),
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs;
CEO,
UCSD International Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine,
UC San Diego Health System,
USA
Dr. George Cheriyan,
CEO,
Chief Medical Officer,
American Mission Hospital,
Kingdom of Bahrain
Mr. Olivier Jarry,
CEO,
Lifnano,
UK
Mr. Suresh Kumar,
Consultant,
Past EVP,
External Affairs,
Sanofi,
France
Dr. Adnan Hammad,
President & CEO,
Global Health Research,
Management & Solutions,
USA
Dr. Rabi Hanna,
Director of Pediatric of Blood and Marrow Transplantation,
Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology,
Cleveland Clinic,
USA

Health and Life Science Health and Life Science technology are advancing at a blistering rate. Widespread adoption of electronic health records, new health monitor records, new health monitoring devices and sensors, and the $1, 000 genome are enabling new models for care. But how can we best use these new devices and data? Can we use them to make better clinical decisions, improve care improve car improve care management and outcomes, and reverse the continuing rise of healthcare costs?

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Track #2

Location: Main Lounge
(First Floor)

Bamboo Capital Partners

Children's National

Harvard School of Public Health

Duke University Health System

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Technological Innovations Transforming Healthcare In The Middle East and the US

Mr. Florian Kemmerich,
(Moderator),
Managing Partner,
Bamboo Capital Partners;
Founder,
Ryan-Kay,
Switzerland
Dr. Brian Jacobs,
Vice President,
Chief Medical Information Officer,
Chief Information Officer,
Children's National Health System,
USA
Dr. Nihal (“Nina”) Afifi,
Global Health Policy and Management,
EPOS Health Management,
Harvard,
T.H. Chan
School of Public Health,
USA
Dr. Gabi Hanna,
Executive Director,
Duke Translational Research Unit;
Associate Director,
Duke Cancer Institute, Surgical Facility;
VP,
American Remote Health,
USA
Dr. Ghassan Abou-Alfa,
Attending Physician,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;
Chair Heatobiliary Task Force,
National Cancer Institute,
USA

The rapid rise of non-communicable disease and increasing healthcare costs are placing a greater demand on US and Middle East healthcare systems than ever before. The role of technology is now a game changer in enabling simpler, more precise, and more affordable healthcare. To address these challenges, governments and key healthcare providers are investing in healthcare technology transformation to increase access to affordable and quality care, modernize the healthcare system, and increase workforce capacity through training and education.

12:20 pm - 12:30 pm

XS Conferences and Exhibitions

Session Break / Exhibit Review
Sponsored by: XS Conferences & Exhibitions

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

Education for Employment

Consolidated Contractors Company

United Nations

Brookings Institute

Middle East Broadcasting Centre

Mastercard Foundation

Business Keynote Panel: The Role That Women Play in Shaping US-Arab Perceptions & Global Business Relations/Development

Mr. Ron Bruder,
(Moderator),
Founder & Chairman of the Board,
Education for Employment (EFE),
USA

Mr. Samer Khoury,
President of Engineering & Construction,
Consolidated Contractors Company,
Greece
Ms. Mariam Farag,
Head of CSR,
Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC),
UAE

Ambassador Isobel Coleman,
U. S. Representative to the United Nations,
UN Management and Reform,
USA

Ms. Tamara Cofman Wittes,
Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy,
Center for Middle East Policy,
Brookings,
USA
Ms. Jasmine Nahhas di Florio,
Vice President,
Strategy & Development,
Education for Employment (EFE),
USA

In light of the significance of “ working women” in both the Arab world and the United States, the purpose of this keynote panel is to describe and to examine the role of their impact in shaping US-Arab perceptions and business relations. The panel discussion will explore similarities and differences in the role and effects of their contributions under seemingly very diverse circumstances.

The working theory holds that women the world over share many common characteristics. Among them are the necessities to deal with ownership, to adapt to rapidly changing technology and methods, to contend with the proliferation of means, to operate in diverse environments, and to deal with various challenges to provide credible and reliable SME’ s. A major problem is the issue of bias. The important question is not whether bias exists, but to what degree? And, with what perceived effects? Additionally, with what practical implications? What barriers exist for women business owners conducting business in the Middle East?

As the number of women entrepreneurs throughout the region continues to grow, what are the educational and training requirements necessary to participate in the most promising business opportunities emerging in the region for women. Comparative perspectives from this panel of experts will attempt to answer these and related questions.

1:30 pm - 1:40 pm

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Session Break / Exhibit Review
Sponsored by: Brigham and Women’ s Hospital

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm

Location: Main Dining Room
(Third Floor)

C3 Summit

National Council on US - Arab Relations

Consolidated Contractors Company

Mastercard Foundation

Luncheon Sponsor: UCLA HEALTHCARE
Luncheon Address: Cultural Diversity, Knowledge Transfer and Innovation
&
C3 Award Presentations

Dr. John Duke Anthony,
Founding President and CEO,
National Council on US-Arab Relations,
USA

&

C3 AWARD PRESENTATIONS

C3 Global Visionary Award Presented to:
Mr. Samer Khoury,
President of Engineering & Construction,
Consolidated Contractors Company,
Athens, Greece

C3 Women Empowerment Award Presented to:
Ms. Reeta Roy,
President & CEO,
MasterCard Foundation,
Canada

Ms. Mariam Farag
Head of CSR
MBC Al Amal
C3 Humanitarian Award
UAE

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Session Break / Exhibit Review
Sponsored by: Brigham and Women’ s Hospital

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Main Lounge
(First Floor)

Squire Patton Boggs

U.S. Export/Import Bank

Healthcare Keynote Panel: Preparing to Tender Public-Private Partnerships in Healthcare

Mr. Stephen P. Nash,
(Moderator),
Partner,
Co-Leader,
International Healthcare Practice Group,
Squire Patton Boggs,
USA

Ms. Annette Maresh,
Vice President,
Trade Finance and Insurance,
U.S. Export/Import Bank,
USA

Spurred by the insightful Saudi Vision 2030, the private sector will soon have a range of opportunities to engage and participate in improving the Kingdom’ s healthcare system: by providing greater access to better care while helping to control overall healthcare costs. These opportunities are likely to be tendered through a number of proposed public-private partnerships. Both the Ministry of Health and the private sector will have legitimate expectations as to the feasibility and bankability of these partnerships. This panel will address questions about how to align these expectations within the Kingdom’ s operational and regulatory environment, the role of both domestic and foreign participants, institutional considerations about models for the delivery of care, and how the Ministry of Health may otherwise maximize the chances for a successful transformation through a public-private partnership program.

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Session Break / Exhibit Review
Sponsored by: Brigham and Women’ s Hospital

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Track #1

Location: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

World Health Organization

Children's National

Pure Life

The Commonwealth Fund

Boston Childrens Hospital

Emory University

Middle East & U.S. Childhood Nutrition, Obesity and Viral Diseases: A Growing Healthcare Challenge
Dr. Ala Alwan,
(Moderator),
World Health Organization,
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Director;
Visiting Professor,
Department of Global Health,
University of Washington,
USA
Dr. Evan P. Nadler,
Co-Director,
Children's National Obesity Institute;
Director,
Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery Program,
Children's National Health System,
USA
Mr. John Payne,
Chairman & CEO,
PURELIFE Health Sciences Group, LLC,
USA
Mr. John L. Brooks III,
Managing Director,
Healthcare Capital LLC,
USA
Ms. Kathleen Regan,
Executive Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer,
The Commonwealth Fund;
Board of Trustees,
Boston Children’s Hospital;
Women’s Health Coalition,
USA
Dr. Raymond F. Schinazi,
Professor of Pediatrics,
Director of the Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology,
Emory University;
Co-Director,
HIV Cure Scientific Working Group,
NIH-sponsored Emory University CFAR
USA

According to recent research published in the Saudi Journal of Obesity, some experts believe that obesity has turned into a serious health problem for Saudi children, with an estimated 9.3 percent of school-age youths meeting the World Health Organization's body-mass-index criteria for obesity. By comparison about 18 percent of school-age children in the U.S. are considered obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In recent years there has been increasing attention paid to the changing patterns of infectious diseases. In particular, the factors that lead to increases in the rates of these so-called ‘emerging infectious diseases’ (EIDs) has focused primarily on the role of human activities, such as land use changes, population growth, increased contacts with wild animal reservoirs and the degradation of health care resources. It is estimated that the majority – some estimates place it as high as 75%, of these emerging diseases are derived from animals. But the most important event in new disease emergence is genetic changes in the pathogen that make it possible to become established in a new host species, productively infect new individuals in the new hosts (typically humans) and create local, regional or world wide health threats.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness that was recently recognized in humans. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries, including the United States. Most people identified as infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Many of them have died. This panel will address the ramifications of a healthy diet, good nutrition and the impact of both on global obesity and viral disease.

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Track #2

Location: Main Lounge
(First Floor)

Sultonate of Oman

Ministry of Health - Sultanate of Oman

Oman Medical Specialty Board: OMSB

Oman Chamber of Commerce

W J Towell

Mena Care

International College of Engineering and Management

The Ballard Group

Business Outlook: The Future of Healthcare in Oman

H.E. Dr. Adnan Al-Ansari,
(Co-Moderator),
Former Ambassador of Permanent Mission
of GCC to the United Nations,

Oman
Ambassador Frances D. Cook,
(Co-Moderator),
Former Ambassador,
Sultanate of Oman,
USA
H.E. Dr. Hilal Ali Al-Sabti,
Executive President,
Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon,
Oman Medical Specialty Board,
Oman
H.H. Dr. Sayyida Basma Al Said,
Founder,
Whispers of Serenity's;
Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist,
Oman
Mr. Affan Khalfan Al Akhzami,
Managing Director & CEO,
ICEM,
Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is noted for its strong fundamentals in the national healthcare system. In fact, the country’s healthcare sector has witnessed commendable growth over the last few decades. While the government has a strong presence in the sector, making available advanced health solutions and patient care services to people, it has always welcomed and encouraged the private healthcare providers to contribute to transforming Oman into a regional healthcare hub.

Providing universal healthcare to a mixed population of Omanis and expatriates has been quite a challenge, considering the sultanate’s unique topographical features and population distribution pattern. But today, even remote hamlets inhabited by a few have access to healthcare.

When His Majesty became the Sultan of Oman, the country had just two hospitals. Over the last 45 years, under His Majesty the Sultan’s visionary leadership, Oman’s health sector registered amazing growth. The government policy focused heavily on ensuring access to basic universal healthcare for all Omani citizens, and subsidized health services for expatriates.

Today, Oman is building new medical cities and hospitals with nearly 70 quality hospitals existing, having over 6, 400 beds, offering a range of specialized and general patient care services across the country. Its healthcare system has greatly benefited from foreign medical expertise which in turn helped improve the skills of the country’s homegrown medical professionals.

The new hospitals, medical centers, and clinics in the pipeline are expected to play a major role in achieving Oman’s Health Vision 2050, a long-term strategy issued in 2014 that aims to support the government’s goal of providing an equitable and responsive healthcare system, which in turn will create a productive population.

In this panel, Oman’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Commerce and Industry will headline an outstanding group of speakers with the requisite professional expertise to help U.S. and Arab commercial interests reap the mutual benefits of each region’s trade and healthcare opportunities. Join this critical discussion about Oman's efforts to increase participation of the U.S. private sector in both the region and Oman's healthcare and commercial industry, and the bilateral impact on business and investment initiatives between the regions. Topics to be discussed:

  • healthcare transformation
  • the expansion of the manufacturing sector
  • the delivery of bilateral knowledge transfer
  • opportunities for public-private sector partnerships

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Main Lounge
(First Floor)

Brigham and Women's Hospital

2017 C3 US-Arab Healthcare & Business Networking Reception

Sponsor Welcoming Remarks by:
Steven J. Thompson,
Senior Vice President,
Chief Business Development Officer,
Brigham and Women’ s Healthcare,
USA

Music By:
Mr. Joseph Mohan

We would like to thank our sponsors and our affiliates