Program

4th MENA MedTech Forum 2018 Program

07:30 – 09:00

Registration and Reception

09:00 – 09:45

Opening ceremony by Rami Rajab, Chairman, Mecomed and Keynote addresses

09:45 – 10:15

Global Trend of Healthcare Digitization and impact on the MENA region

Speaker: Ivy Teh, Global Managing Director Healthcare Consulting, Economist Intelligence Unit and Managing director Clearstate

10:15 – 10:45

Networking coffee break

10:45 – 11:45

Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Healthcare in MENA region

Moderator: Neil O’Flaherty, Partner, IP Practice Group, Baker & McKenzie
Panelists:

  • Maher Abouzeid, President and CEO, Eastern Growth Markets, GE Healthcare
  • Erik Koornneef, Watson Healthcare Executive, Cognit
  • Dr. Nazeeh Alothmani, VP Medical Devices, SFDA (TBC)
  • Mr. Ali Alajmi, Director, Information Technology Department, MOHAP UAE
  • Colin Fincham, ‎Chief Medical Officer at Cerner and Healthcare Information Technologies evangelist – ‎Cerner Corporation MEA and APAC

11:45 – 12:15

Cybersecurity for Medical Devices

Speaker: Paul Epping, Principal Consultant, Philips Healthcare

12:15 – 13:15

Value-based healthcare- Forecasting the future

Moderator: Rasmus Prior Gjesing, Director, Health Economics & Market Access Emerging Markets, Johnson & Johnson
Panelists:

  • Atiq Mirza, Head of Business Development and strategy MEACAT, Medtronic
  • Dr. Nezar Khalifa, Consultant Anesthesiologist and Director of Perioperative Services at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, KSA
  • Jennifer Clawson, Partner, BCG Switzerland
  • Daniel Whitehead, Director of Medical Strategy, DAMAN Insurance (TBC)

13:15 – 14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30 – 15:15

Patient Case Study

15:15 – 15:45

Managing organisational and patient change to a digital healthcare solution

Speaker: Allistair Booth, Partner, Pinsent Masons

15:45 – 16:30

Networking Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30

How can MENA region keep pace with MedTech innovation?

Moderator: Rami Rajab, VP Market Access International Markets, Livanova and Chairman of Mecomed
Panelists:

  • Maher Elhassan, VP GM MENA, BD
  • Dr. Adham Ismail AbdelMoneim, Coordinator, Essential Medicines and Technologies, WHO (TBC)
  • Dr. Amer Sharif, CEO Education Dubai Healthcare City (TBC)
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Executive Director, Dubai Science Park
  • Dr. Rakesh Suri, Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (TBC)

17:30 – 18:00

Mecomed awards and Closing ceremony

18:30 – 20:30

Networking Dinner

09:00 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 10:45

Parallel session 1

  1. Market Access stream: Value-Based Procurement MEAT model in action (Part 1)
    Moderator: Jennifer Clawson, Partner, BCG Switzerland
  2. Regulatory stream: Cybersecurity for Medical Devices
    Speakers: John Ramesh, TUV Rheinland LLC; Paul Epping, Principal Consultant, Philips Healthcare
  3. Talent stream: Unleashing potential of biomed engineering and medical graduates in MedTech industry
    Moderator: Dr. Iyad Mobarek, GM GE Healthcare Education solutions EGM (TBC)

11:15 – 12:00

Parallel session 2

  1. Market Access stream: Value-Based Procurement MEAT model in action (Part 2) (Participation in Part 1 is necessary)
    Moderator: Jennifer Clawson, Partner, BCG Switzerland
  2. Compliance Stream: Best practice and challenges in implementation of Mecomed new Code of Business Practice
    Moderator: Louis Lelou, Regional Director, MEAP, Third Party Compliance and Monitoring, Abbott
  3. Regulatory Stream: Digital Health: Scope, regulations and trends
    Moderator: Neil O’Flaherty, Partner, IP Practice Group, Baker & McKenzie

12:00 – 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 – 16:00

Mecomed working groups meetings (for Mecomed members only)

  • Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • Compliance Committee
  • Market Access Committee
  • Government Affairs and Communication Committee
  • Talent and Human Capital Committee
  • Legal working group

16:00 – 17:00

Mecomed General Assembly (for Mecomed members only)

+ Day 1 (25th April)

07:30 – 09:00

Registration and Reception

09:00 – 09:45

Opening ceremony by Rami Rajab, Chairman, Mecomed and Keynote addresses

09:45 – 10:15

Global Trend of Healthcare Digitization and impact on the MENA region

Speaker: Ivy Teh, Global Managing Director Healthcare Consulting, Economist Intelligence Unit and Managing director Clearstate

10:15 – 10:45

Networking coffee break

10:45 – 11:45

Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Healthcare in MENA region

Moderator: Neil O’Flaherty, Partner, IP Practice Group, Baker & McKenzie
Panelists:

  • Maher Abouzeid, President and CEO, Eastern Growth Markets, GE Healthcare
  • Erik Koornneef, Watson Healthcare Executive, Cognit
  • Dr. Nazeeh Alothmani, VP Medical Devices, SFDA (TBC)
  • Mr. Ali Alajmi, Director, Information Technology Department, MOHAP UAE
  • Colin Fincham, ‎Chief Medical Officer at Cerner and Healthcare Information Technologies evangelist – ‎Cerner Corporation MEA and APAC

11:45 – 12:15

Cybersecurity for Medical Devices

Speaker: Paul Epping, Principal Consultant, Philips Healthcare

12:15 – 13:15

Value-based healthcare- Forecasting the future

Moderator: Rasmus Prior Gjesing, Director, Health Economics & Market Access Emerging Markets, Johnson & Johnson
Panelists:

  • Atiq Mirza, Head of Business Development and strategy MEACAT, Medtronic
  • Dr. Nezar Khalifa, Consultant Anesthesiologist and Director of Perioperative Services at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, KSA
  • Jennifer Clawson, Partner, BCG Switzerland
  • Daniel Whitehead, Director of Medical Strategy, DAMAN Insurance (TBC)

13:15 – 14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30 – 15:15

Patient Case Study

15:15 – 15:45

Managing organisational and patient change to a digital healthcare solution

Speaker: Allistair Booth, Partner, Pinsent Masons

15:45 – 16:30

Networking Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30

How can MENA region keep pace with MedTech innovation?

Moderator: Rami Rajab, VP Market Access International Markets, Livanova and Chairman of Mecomed
Panelists:

  • Maher Elhassan, VP GM MENA, BD
  • Dr. Adham Ismail AbdelMoneim, Coordinator, Essential Medicines and Technologies, WHO (TBC)
  • Dr. Amer Sharif, CEO Education Dubai Healthcare City (TBC)
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Executive Director, Dubai Science Park
  • Dr. Rakesh Suri, Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (TBC)

17:30 – 18:00

Mecomed awards and Closing ceremony

18:30 – 20:30

Networking Dinner

+ Day 2 (26th April)

09:00 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 10:45

Parallel session 1

  1. Market Access stream: Value-Based Procurement MEAT model in action (Part 1)
    Moderator: Jennifer Clawson, Partner, BCG Switzerland
  2. Regulatory stream: Cybersecurity for Medical Devices
    Speakers: John Ramesh, TUV Rheinland LLC; Paul Epping, Principal Consultant, Philips Healthcare
  3. Talent stream: Unleashing potential of biomed engineering and medical graduates in MedTech industry
    Moderator: Dr. Iyad Mobarek, GM GE Healthcare Education solutions EGM (TBC)

11:15 – 12:00

Parallel session 2

  1. Market Access stream: Value-Based Procurement MEAT model in action (Part 2) (Participation in Part 1 is necessary)
    Moderator: Jennifer Clawson, Partner, BCG Switzerland
  2. Compliance Stream: Best practice and challenges in implementation of Mecomed new Code of Business Practice
    Moderator: Louis Lelou, Regional Director, MEAP, Third Party Compliance and Monitoring, Abbott
  3. Regulatory Stream: Digital Health: Scope, regulations and trends
    Moderator: Neil O’Flaherty, Partner, IP Practice Group, Baker & McKenzie

12:00 – 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 – 16:00

Mecomed working groups meetings (for Mecomed members only)

  • Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • Compliance Committee
  • Market Access Committee
  • Government Affairs and Communication Committee
  • Talent and Human Capital Committee
  • Legal working group

16:00 – 17:00

Mecomed General Assembly (for Mecomed members only)