New Frontiers of Health

Tue. Oct 18, 2016 8:30am - 3:00pm EDT
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American Middle East Institute's 9th Annual Business Conference
New Frontiers of Health plus Annual Energy Update
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

With this ticket purchase you also receive admission to the evening lecture with renowned television journalist Dan Rather, 8 pm at Carnegie Music Hall. The general business ticket is $195* and the VIP ticket is $1500.

The Center for Connected Medicine is an exclusive executive briefing center and space is limited.

The main day of the Business Conference is on Tuesday, October 18th. (The following day, October 19th, is reserved for private roundtables, meetings, and site visits for sponsors and dignitaries.) 

Business Conference Ticket for $195 includes:  Daytime Business Conference & Dan Rather Lecture Only.

VIP Ticket for $1500 Includes: Daytime Business Conference, VIP Sponsors' Reception, Dinner & Dan Rather Lecture. 

Schedule of Events  - General Business Ticket:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

8:30 am to 9:00 am – Registration
9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Business Conference at Center for Connected Medicine (Lunch Included)
8:00 pm – Lecture by Dan Rather at Carnegie Music Hall

Schedule of Events - VIP Ticket Only:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

8:30 am to 9:00 am – Registration
9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Business Conference at Center for Connected Medicine (Lunch Included)
5:30 pm – VIP Reception & Dinner at Carnegie Music Hall
8:00 pm – Lecture by Dan Rather at Carnegie Music Hall

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Private roundtables and exclusive site visits for dignitaries and sponsors to premier hospitals and companies in the tri-state region of Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.  



Each year, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based American Middle East Institute convenes a high-level forum for business leaders interested in pursuing the rewarding path to economic opportunity in the Middle East. The AMEI Conference offers an intimate environment for corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to showcase their successes and engage in personal interaction with dignitaries from the Middle East.

ATTENDANCE: Daytime business conference sessions are limited to 100 guests. Audience members include government officials, senior corporate decision makers, entrepreneurs, and university leaders. (The evening keynote, Dan Rather, will speak before 2,000 people.)

TOPIC: The 2016 AMEI Conference is focused on understanding emerging trends in Health and Technology including the latest in treatment for chronic diseases, telemedicine, best practices in hospital management, and bio-technology.  As always, AMEI will feature a special panel on doing business in the Middle East, along with an annual energy update.

FORMAT:  Panel discussions are led by CEO and senior-leadership level presenters. Featured speakers include dignitaries from the Middle East. 

New Frontiers of Health Conference Topics to Include:

  • Telemedicine

  • Hospital Management

  • Bio-Technology and Precision Medicine

  • Chronic Diseases 

  • Doing Business in the Middle East 

  • Energy Update


Daytime Business Conference- Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8:30 am - Registration and Networking
9:00 am to 3:00 pm - Program (Lunch Included)
Center for Connected Medicine
60th Floor of U.S. Steel Tower
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Evening VIP Sponsors’ Reception, Dinner & Lecture with Dan Rather
(Included with VIP Ticket)
8 pm 
Carnegie Music Hall

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Speaker line-up to date:

Simin Yazdgerdi Curtis, President, American Middle East Institute

Introductory Remarks
His Excellency Dr. Ismail Sallam, Chair of Advisory Council, American Middle East Institute, and Former Egyptian Minister of Health & Population

Morning Featured Speaker
His Excellency Professor Dr. Ahmed Emad El-Din Rady, Minister of Health and Population, Arab Republic of Egypt (Confirmed)

Presentation on Saudi Arabia:
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and Opportunities for Healthcare & Biopharmaceutical Industries

Dr. Basmah S. Al Buhairan – Managing Director of Health Care & Life Sciences, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

One on One with Dr. Basmah S. Al Buhairan
Moderated by Mr. Samir Khalil, Executive Director, Middle East & Africa, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

How tele-medicine is saving lives across the globe

Presenter:  Mr. Harun Rashid, Vice President, UPMC Global/Passport Care – UPMC International TeleHealth

How Doing Business in the Middle East Makes Good Business Sense

MODERATOR: Mr. Bill Flanagan, Chief Corporate Relations Officer, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Presenter: Mr. Khush Choksy, Senior Vice President, Middle East and Turkey Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Presenter: Mr. George Howard, Chairman, Assist America


MODERATOR: Dr. Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA, Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC, Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises

Part 1:
How innovation is reinventing medicine and bringing life saving technologies to market.  
Featuring the health technology partners of the Center for Connected Medicine:  GE, IBM, Nokia & UPMC 

Presenter:  Mr. Harry Reynolds, Director, Health Industry Transformation, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry, IBM

Part 2: 
How pharmaceuticals and precision medicines are winning the fight against chronic disease.

Presenter: Dr. Nizar Zein, Chairman & Medical Director of Global Patient Services, Cleveland Clinic; Board of Governors, Cleveland Clinic 

Energy Update:
Perspectives on the Energy Sector

Presenter: Mr. Morgan O’Brien, CEO, Peoples Natural Gas on U.S. Domestic Outlook




For up to date information on the panels, speaker’s biographies and sponsorship opportunities please visit -, email - or call- 412.995.0076.


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Center for Connected Medicine 600 Grant Street, 60th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219