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C3 Summit International Proudly Presents Our 8th Annual
2019 C3 US-Arab Healthcare and Business Summit:

FORTIFYING THE GLOBALIZATION OF HEALTHCARE AND COMMERCE
BETWEEN THE US AND MIDDLE EAST

We Welcome You to Continue Developing Relationships Both Existing and New
or
Discover This Important Global Summit for the First Time!

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

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

The 2019 C3 US-Arab Healthcare & Business Summit, themed Fortifying the Globalization of Healthcare and Commerce Between the US and Middle East, will assemble business leaders, policy makers, educators and healthcare professionals from the Arab world and the United States. The Summit’s objective is to bolster and promote US and Arab world initiatives that are focused on the most up-to-date commercial and healthcare topics including infrastructure, the shift from communicable diseases, the future of primary healthcare, and cooperative assistance for knowledge transfer.

In short, the 2019 C3 US-Arab Healthcare & Business Summit will address resources, research and access to the best healthcare and business services in order to improve quality of life against the battle of poverty and borderless disease. These Summit deliverables are based on the exchange of knowledge and the continuing development of employment opportunities between the two regions.

AGENDA – Subject to Change

7:30 am - 9:00 am
Room: Main Hall
(First Floor)

C3 Summit

Registration, Exhibit Review & Continental Breakfast

C3 Summit
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
Map/Directions

Founded in 1863 by a group of concerned citizens to help preserve the nation, The Union League Club of New York has built, over ensuing years, a record of distinguished service to our country. Members of The Union League Club were instrumental in establishing The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1870 as well as the Sanitary Commission, a predecessor organization to the American Red Cross. It helped erect the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor and the Lincoln Monument in Union Square. Its members were instrumental in bringing down the "Boss" Tweed ring and in raising funds to outfit American soldiers in several conflicts.

Many prominent civic, state and national leaders have enjoyed the fellowship of the ULC. Theodore Roosevelt managed his early political career from the Club's chambers. J. Pierpont Morgan was a regular, along with John Jay, William Cullen Bryant, Chester A. Arthur, and Thomas Nast. Fifteen Presidents, seven Senators, many Congressmen, diplomats, cabinet members, and scores of CEOs of major corporations have been members of the Club during the past hundred and fifty years.


8:00 am - 9:00 am
Round Table Discussion
(Invitation Only)

Room: Seward Suite
(Third Floor Mezzanine)

Erba Verde Group

Erba Verde Round Table Insights
Industrial Hemp: The Benefits & Economics of Medical CBD and Other Hemp Derivatives

(By Invitation Only)

Mr. Anthony Pepe,
(Moderator),

Founder,
Erba Verde Group,
USA

CBD has become quite topical over the last ten years, and now more than ever the mainstream adoption is gaining momentum, but why? Erba Verde Group is proud to present a round table discussion to provide an academically and honest exploration of the science of CBD, the non-euphoric cannabis component that has changed the national discussion about industrial hemp in the United States and abroad. Discussion will cover the short and long term effects of CBD; the history of CBD and hemp; the known medicinal qualities and ailments it effectively treats; and what the next steps are to bring CBD forward as a natural medicine to the nations around the world.

In addition to medical CBD, other aspects of hemp will be covered from economic and environmental issues; the overall impact hemp can have in emerging nations ranging from textiles to poured hemp-crete; and, 3D printed hemp-crete buildings, roads, and bridges. Textiles, clothing, paper, and hundreds of other products can be derived from hemp. All that remains is to tap this fast growing, environmentally friendly, versatile plant and we can rapidly accelerate the development of the emerging nations of the world


9:00 am - 9:10 am
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

C3 Summit

Cook Children's healthcare System

2019 C3 US-Arab Healthcare & Business Summit
Fortifying the Globalization of Healthcare and Commerce Between the US and Middle East

Welcoming Remarks:

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

Ms. Cynthia Gonzalez,
Executive Director,
International Patient Services,
Cook Children's Healthcare System,
USA

Aging and growing populations, greater prevalence of chronic diseases, exponential advances in innovative, and costly, new digital technologies continue to increase healthcare demand and expenditures. Healthcare stakeholders—providers, governments, payers, consumers, and other companies/organizations—struggling to manage clinical, operational, and financial challenges-envision a future in which new business and care delivery models, aided by digital technologies, may help to solve today’s problems and to build a sustainable foundation for affordable, accessible, high-quality healthcare. This vision may have a greater probability of becoming a reality if all stakeholders actively participate in shaping the future by way of shifting focus away from system of sick care in which we treat patients after they fall ill, to one of healthcare which supports well-being, prevention, and early intervention.

This 2019 C3 US-Arab Healthcare & Business Summit tackles the current state of the global healthcare sector and explores trends and issues impacting healthcare providers, governments, payers, patients, and other stakeholders. It also provides suggestions for them as they seek to redefine the healthcare ecosystem based on examples from the market.

Simply stated, the 2019 C3 US-Arab Healthcare & Business 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, on the importance of moving healthcare, commerce and philanthropy beyond bilateral borders, 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.


9:10 am - 10:10 am
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

Cook Children's healthcare System

2019 C3 US-Arab Healthcare & Business Summit
Opening Plenary:
Childhood Nutrition & Obesity: A Global Diabetic Challenge
Ms. Cynthia Gonzalez,
(Moderator),
Executive Director,
International Patient Services,
Cook Children's Healthcare System,
USA
Dr. Pamela Sherman, MD,
Medical Director,
International Patient Services and Director;
Hand Surgery Program,
Cook Children’s Medical Center,
USA
Dr. Don P. Wilson, MD,
Medical Director,
REACH Program,
Cook Children’s Medical Center,
USA

Overall, two billion people are now overweight worldwide. With nearly 130 million at risk, aged between 5 and 19, the largest number of obese children appeared in East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and high-income English-speaking countries. These facts highlight, remind and reinforce that obesity is a global health crisis today, and threatens to worsen in coming years, unless we start taking drastic action. In order to reduce child and adolescent obesity, countries should aim to reduce consumption of cheap, ultra-processed, calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods.


10:10 am - 10:20 am

Cook Children's healthcare System

Session Break / Exhibit Review

Sponsored by:
Cook Children's healthcare System

10:20 am - 11:20 am
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Harvard School of Public Health

Precision Medicine and Big Data: The Blistering Pace of Change That Is Saving Lives Now
Dr. Mark A. Davis MD, MS
(Moderator),

Vice President,
Brigham Health International;
Executive Director,
Business Development and Strategic Initiatives,
Brigham Health;
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine,
Harvard Medical School,
USA
Dr. Jeffrey Golden, MD,
Chair,
Dept. of Pathology,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital;
Ramzi S. Cotran Professor of Pathology,
Harvard Medical School,
USA
Dr. Giles W.L. Boland, MD,
Chair,
Department of Radiology,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital;
Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology,
Harvard Medical School,
USA

Precision medicine is bridging the worlds of medicine and informatics, integrating patient data to fundamentally change healthcare delivery. The most notable focus to date of precision medicine has been understanding changes in genomics that initiate or drive cancer to target those mutations during treatment. The applications are much broader, however, extending to patients with cardiac disorders, neurologic disease, and a range of other diseases. Previously, much of the data clinicians collected was evaluated in silos. Precision medicine is integrating this data, bridging the worlds of medicine and informatics. By developing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that combine and analyze numerous data sources—genomic, imaging, pathology, ECG, family history —care can be more efficient and effective for individual patients. Then, over time, entire patient populations, as a knowledge base, can be created. Both Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic have already implemented deep genomic sequencing of patients with cancer and conditions in which genes play a key role. These include certain types of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and susceptibility to nosocomial infection by Clostridium difficile. The evolution and broadening of precision medicine and its application to many common conditions represents a new strategy in patient care.

At Brigham Health, and its parent organization Partners HealthCare, clinicians, health informatics specialists, and others are working together with industry experts to unlock the full potential of AI. For example, in February 2019, IBM Watson Health announced a 10-year, $50 million investment in research collaborations with Brigham and Women's Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The goal is to improve utility of electronic health records and claims data to address significant public health issues, including patient safety and health equity.


11:20 am - 11:30 am

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Session Break / Exhibit Review

Sponsored by:

Brigham and Women's Hospital


11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)




Cleveland Clinic


Children's National

Potential Models of Collaboration in U.S.-U.A.E. Healthcare
Mr. Danny E. Sebright,
(Moderator),

President,
U.S.- U.A.E. Business Council,
USA
Dr. Nizar N. Zein, MD,
Director,
Hepatology Center,
Chairman,
Global Patient Services,
The Cleveland Clinic,
USA
Ms. Cathy Easter,
President and CEO,
Houston Methodist,
Global Health Care Services;
Senior Vice President,
Community Development,
USA
Dr. Kurt Newman, MD,
President and CEO,
Children's Hospital,
Washington, D.C.,
USA
Dr. Djaoued Bedjaoui, MD,
Senior Medical Advisor,
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates,
Washington, D.C.,
USA

Given the economic and political importance of trade between countries, globalization will continue to impact the stability and potential for healthcare expansion through its influences on improving patient care. As the U.A.E. and other Gulf countries aim to send fewer patients abroad because of the rise in overall healthcare costs, the US healthcare sector will have to rethink the design of its infrastructure and its international relationships with existing and potential partners on the way it can collaborate and provide healthcare services.

Moreover, artificial intelligence will significantly impact this collaboration and present new challenges and opportunities in the future.

The objectives of this panel are:
1. To discuss present and future models of collaboration between US and U.A.E. healthcare institutions.
2. To discuss how US healthcare providers can participate in the success of the U.A.E.’s National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031 as it relates to healthcare.
3. To discuss how US healthcare providers can help contain rising healthcare costs in the U.A.E. and the broader Gulf region.


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: Main Dining
(Third Floor)

C3 Summit

Brigham and Women's Hospital


Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain


Gulf Corporation Council


League of Arab States Mission


National Council on US Arab Relations


Luncheon Sponsor: Brigham Health

C3 Welcoming Remarks & Award Presentation - Luncheon Buffett & Address:
The Impact of Healthcare Diplomacy on Foreign Policy


Welcoming Remarks:

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

Ambassador Salah Sarhan,
Chief Representative,
League of Arab States Mission,
Washington, DC,
USA

H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Bin Rashid Al Khalifa,
Ambassador U.S. Embassy,
Kingdom of Bahrain

Luncheon Address:

H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani,
Secretary-General,

Corporation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC),
Kingdom of Bahrain

The Impact of Healthcare Diplomacy on Foreign Policy

The threats from emerging and reemerging infectious diseases like SARS, avian influenza, fears about bioterrorism, and controversies involving trade and health have forced foreign policy makers to deal with issues and principles of public health. For this reason, globalization has forced developed and developing countries to recognize healthcare as increasingly important to the fulfillment of governance functions traditionally served by foreign policy.

Dr. John Duke Anthony,
Founding President & Chief Executive Officer,
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations,
USA

Presents:

H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani,
Secretary-General,

Corporation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC),
Kingdom of Bahrain

2020 C3 Global Visionary Award:

Criteria: A private or public individual / institution that best exemplifies how universal healthcare must work together in the context of "share responsibility." Specifically, to help both their own citizens, and those of other countries, form a more diverse healthcare system that is solution driven and forward looking with vision and purpose for the betterment of mankind.


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Track #1
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

Cleveland Clinic


Duke University Health System


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Creating Financial Stability in an Uncertain Health Economy
Dr. Nizar N. Zein, MD,
(Moderator),

Director,
Hepatology Center,
Chairman,
Global Patient Services,
The Cleveland Clinic,
USA
Dr. Maan Fares, MD,
Vice Chairman,
Global Patient Services,
The Cleveland Clinic,
USA
Dr. Gabi Hanna, MD,
Executive Director,
Duke Translational Research Unit;
Associate Director,
Duke Cancer Institute, Surgical Facility;
VP,
American Remote Health,
USA
Dr. Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, MBA,
Attending Physician,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;
Chair Heatobiliary Task Force,
National Cancer Institute,
USA

Healthcare providers are stressing rigorous financial management, efficient operational performance, outcomes-based care, and innovative solutions development. These could result in improved care provision, reduced costs, counter declining margins, and align cost structure and care models with reimbursement trends and payment models. Developing public-private partnerships, investing in prevention and well-being, and learning from industries outside of healthcare will also be key.


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Track #2
Room: Main Hall
(First Floor)

University of Texas MD Anderson

Recruiting, Developing and Retaining Top Talent
Michael E. Kupferman, MD, MBA, FACS,
(Moderator),

Senior Vice President, Division of Clinical and Academic
Network Development,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,
USA

Healthcare leaders need to maintain the talent continuum that offers resources for redefined roles of the healthcare practitioners Providers should proactively seek opportunities for augmentation and automation in clinical workflows, which will allow clinicians and patients to benefit from an aligned financial reimbursement system, new technologies, innovative talent models, and extended locations where care is delivered


3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

Cleveland Clinic

Session Break / Exhibit Review

Cleveland Clinic

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Track #1
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

Responding to Humanitarian Crises with Cash Transfers
Ambassador Isobel Coleman,
(Moderator),

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

The world is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII. The conflict in Syria has displaced some 3 million people - more than a million Syrian refugees are in Lebanon alone. More than 700,000 Rohingya have taken refugee in Bangladesh, while state failure in Venezuela has dispersed more than 3 million migrants to neighboring countries. In Yemen, the grinding conflict there has left nearly half the population on the brink of famine.

To address these crises, the international community will spend $30B in humanitarian aid this year. In the past, almost all humanitarian aid was delivered as in-kind assistance: food (often surplus commodities), clothing and shelter - shipped across oceans at enormous expense, depressing local markets once delivered, and providing inflexible, one-size-fits-all, often unwanted responses to people in need. In recent years, humanitarian actors have begun to recognize that cash transfers are a far more efficient and effective way to respond, eliminating expensive supply chains and layers of overhead, and putting choice in the hands of recipients. The multiplier effect of direct cash transfers, estimated as much as 2.5 times the transfer itself, also stimulates local markets, reducing the burden on host communities who themselves are often living in difficult circumstances.

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Track #2
Room: Main Hall
(First Floor)

Pure Life

American Mission Hospital

The Rise of Autism: Where Does the Arab World Stand
Mr. John Payne,
(Moderator),

Chairman & CEO,
PURELIFE Health Sciences Group, LLC,
USA
Dr. George Cheriyan, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, MBA
Corporate CEO,
Chief Medical Officer,
American Mission Hospital,
Kingdom of Bahrain
Dr. Aftab Ahmed,
Vice President & Chief Science Officer,
PURELIFE Health Sciences Group,
USA

Although autism-specific statistics on the Middle East are lacking, WHO estimates place the 12-month prevalence of mental disorders for the region between 11-40 percent, well above the global average of 4.3-26.4 percent. The WHO further estimates that the global median rate of autism prevalence has been estimated at 62 per 10,000, although some studies have placed it substantially higher. And for the Middle East, it may be an even bigger concern. To compound the problem for the Middle East, there is no legal recognition of autism-that means no military exemptions, no legal right for special needs children to be in schools, and no legal support.

Also, according to a regional adviser for WHO's Eastern Mediterranean offices "Rates of mental disorder are significantly higher in countries with complex emergencies." For this reason, autism is one of many mental disorders that can be affected by living in a volatile environment-which is the case in much of the Middle East. Available scientific evidence suggests that various factors, both genetic and environmental, contribute to the onset of autism spectrum disorders by influencing early brain development. This panel will discuss a possible breakthrough in treating autism with an ingredient indigenous to the Middle East region: camel's milk! Come learn how this amazing discovery may be a partial answer to stemming the rise of autism in the Middle East...and the world!

4:10 pm - 4:20 pm

Session Break / Exhibit Review

Sponsored by:

4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
Track #1
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

Confronting the Gender Digital Divide in Healthcare and the Middle East
Ms. Carmel Mulvany,
(Moderator),

Advisor,
United Nations,
Office for Partnerships,
USA

In the Middle East, women tend to outnumber men in universities and account for almost a third of all students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Arab universities. Yet the women’s labor force participation rate is among the lowest in the world. The MENA region ranks last in terms of the Global Gender Gap Index and the World Economic Forum projects it will take the region 153 years to overcome the gender gap.

So what does the gender gap refer to in healthcare? As it relates to economic participation, the female employment rate is just one component. It also refers to equality of pay, income level, the percentage of women in professional and technical jobs and the percentage of women in senior and leadership positions. This panel will explain how the digital era is bridging the gender gap.

4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
Track #2
Room: Main Hall
(First Floor)


Assessing the Pharmaceutical Potential in MENA: A $50 Billion Forecast by 2025
Mr. Olivier Jarry,
(Moderator),
Managing Partner,
Imagiance LLC,
United Kingdom
Mr. Philippe Krolicki,
Founder & CEO,
p-valorem,
USA
Ms. Oualae Alami,
Vice President,
Cluster Lead,
Egypt, Levant, Iraq and Iran
Biopharmaceutical Group,
Pfizer,
Dubai

The Middle East and North African (MENA) pharmaceutical market offers significant growth strategies for both innovative and generic players, with the potential driven by rapid population growth, expanding health-insurance coverage and changing disease burdens. The market is expected to reach a value of USD 50 billion by 2025 driven by the private sector in value, spurred by innovator products and the prevalence of brand perception in the region, and in volume by the public sector, which utilizes large government tenders. The government policies are leaning towards the promotion of the pharmaceutical investment environment, although still favoring local manufacturers.

For the immediate-to-medium term growth opportunities, originator drugs should continue to have a strong hold over the market, although they should be taken into consideration with the possible pitfalls such as cost-containment initiatives, alignment of incentives and regulations to promote the use of generics and protectionist legislation. To unlock the full market opportunity, domestic players shall turn market challenges into opportunities with, for example, expanding mutually beneficial partnerships with global players. On the other hand, multinational pharmaceutical companies have an edge mainly through their in-depth technical know-how, advanced R&D capabilities, substantial brand equity, as well as economies of scale. Ultimately, the best positioned players will be those who understand their respective strengths and weaknesses and possess the strategic agility to navigate the changing landscape accordingly.

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

US Chamber

2019 C3 US - Arab Healthcare & Business Summit
Closing Remarks:
Fortifying the Globalization of Healthcare and Commerce Between the US and Middle East

More than ever before, globalization is becoming a reality with the world becoming more interconnected through social media and internet in areas like economy, energy, environment, security and healthcare. Considering "healthcare diplomacy" has become a valuable "commercial" commodity to bring people and countries together to win the fight against disease and death, the 2019 C3 US-Arab Healthcare & Business Summit has focused on how best to capture and help grow this global healthcare market by building a cohesive global business community through bilateral cooperation.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room: Main Dining Room
(Third Floor)

Brigham and Women's Hospital

2018 C3 US-Arab Healthcare & Business Networking Reception

Welcoming Remarks:

Dr. Mark A. Davis MD, MS

Vice President,
Brigham Health International;
Executive Director,
Business Development and Strategic Initiatives,
Brigham Health;
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine,
Harvard Medical School,
USA

Music By
Mr. Ruben Allen, Pianist

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