Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Morning Business Conference
8:00 am – Breakfast & Registration
9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Program

Fairmont Hotel
Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Note – Agenda is to date, and will be updated daily, as we continue to confirm moderators and panelists.

President & CEO, American Middle East Institute

MORNING FEATURED SPEAKER:  His Excellency Dr. Ismail Sallam, Former Minister of Health, Egypt (1996-2002) and Chair of AMEI Advisory Council

CONVERSATION on INSURING THE FUTURE: A Guide to Health Insurance in the Middle East

Introduction by Brian Mulligan, CEO, Assist America

MODERATOR:  Gregory Curtis, Chairman & Managing Director, Greycourt

PANELIST: George W. Howard, III, Chairman, Assist America
PANELIST: Lutfi Fadel El Zein, Chairman & Director of the Mediterranean Gulf Insurance

CONVERSATION on INSURING THE FUTURE: Innovations in Healthcare Finance

MODERATOR:  Gregory Curtis, Chairman & Managing Director, Greycourt

PANELIST: Dr. Enis Baris, Sector Manager MENA, the World Bank
PANELIST: Nadeem Al-Duaij MD, MPH, Founder & President SAHA Institute Kuwait; Instructor Harvard University

CONVERSATION on BUILDING THE MEDICAL CITY: Healthy Trends in Design & Construction

MODERATOR: Chuck Dittrich, National Foreign Trade Council & US-Libya Business Association

PANELIST: Peter Molnar, Director of Middle East Operations, Allen & Shariff/Consortio International
PANELIST:Rick Allen, Vice President of Global Healthcare Services, dck worldwide

CONVERSATION on Global Partners: Sharing Success in Healthcare Management

Moderator: Bill Flanagan, Executive Vice President, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

PANELIST: Chuck Bogosta, President, UPMC International and Commercial Services
PANELIST: Steve Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine International
PANELIST: Dr. William Ruschhaupt, Chairman, Global Health Center, Cleveland Clinic


Moderator: Dennis Yablonsky, Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

PANELIST: Patricia M. Loui, Member, Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States
PANELIST: Chuck Dittrich, National Foreign Trade Council & US-Libya Business Association
PANELIST: Ambassador Patrick Theros, US-Qatar Business Council

LUNCHEON FEATURED SPEAKER:  Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer, Mylan, Inc.

CONVERSATION on THE LEADING EDGE: The Promise of Medical Device Technologies

Moderator: Frank Bilotto, VP Strategic Partnerships & Corporate Development at First Stop Health

PANELIST: Professor Howard Choset; Medrobotics, Carnegie Mellon University
PANELIST: Vincent Carew, GE Healthcare
PANELIST:  Dr. Robert Friedlander, Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery and Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh
PANELIST: Dr. Harvey Borovetz, Professor and chair in the Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh

AFTERNOON FEATURED SPEAKER: His Excellency Dr. Salah Fahad Al MazrouaDeputy Minister for Medical Supplies and Engineering Affairs, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

CONVERSATION on BUILDING CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE: Access and Utilization of Pharmaceuticals

Moderator: Bill Flanagan, Executive Vice President, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Part 1:

PANELIST: Dr. Abdulla Moulokia, Chairman of European Pharmaceutical & Board member of Egyptian Industrial Pharmaceuticals Chamber
PANELIST:  Dr. Sherine Helmy, CEO, Pharco Pharmaceutical
PANELIST: Walid Kattouha, Head Middle East Cluster, Dubai, Novartis
PANELIST: Jonathan Kimball, Deputy Vice President, Europe, the Middle East and Africa,PhRMA

Part 2: 

PANELIST:  His Excellency Dr. Fouad El Nawawy, Former Minister of Health, Egypt (2011-2012)
PANELIST: Dr. Makram Mehany, Chairman of The Industrial Pharmaceuticals Chamber & Chairman & Managing Director Of Makram Mehany Group Of Companies
PANELIST:  Dr. Ken Thorpe, President, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
PANELIST:  Mohamad Nasser, General Manager, Saudi Arabia, Eli Lilly

CLOSING REMARKS, Simin Curtis, President & CEO, AMEI

Evening Conversation with Tom Brokaw

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For more information please contact Maria Hastings, 412.995.0076 or mhastings@americanmei.org.