THE MOONSHOT INITIATIVE
The combination of research, education and entrepreneurship is widely accepted to be the foundation of most global economies. The objective of the Moonshot Initiative is to help create platforms that will position economies like the United Arab Emirates in the top of the knowledge economies. This platform will help develop enterprising scientists, innovative entrepreneurs and educators to help address the challenges facing society today and tomorrow.
The 2019 Moonshot Initiative Agenda:
The world faces complex challengesin healthcare, how to avoid preventable deathsfrom infectious diseases; how to addressthe “slow motion” non-communicable disease epidemic; or how to provide therapiesto the developing world to meet ever-increasing financial demands. Some of these challenges need transformational innovations to “leapfrog” a generation of change. bility of complex and expensive, but curative therapies? What lessons can be learned to support academe, the private and public sectors to leapfrog to the next level of medical research and technology and establish a world class medical ecosystem in the UAE and the region?
Plenary Panel Discussion
The Right Honourable
Stephen J. Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Dr. Ferid Murad
Nobel Laureate in Medicine
Dr. Stefan Peterson
Chief of Health,
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil
Dr. Solomon Zewdu
Bill and Melinda Gates
Hamad Abdullah Al Mehyas
Deputy Chief Executive offcer,
The National Health Insurance Company – Daman, UAE
Dr. Peter Adams
Professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA.
Dr. Humaid Al-Shamsi
Consultant Medical Oncologist at Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE.
Dr. Taleb Al Mansoor
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE.
Dr. Thomas Buchholz
M.D., Corporate Senior Vice President and Medical Director, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA.
Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi
M.D. Faculty at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA, and at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, KSA.
Dr. Stanley R. Hamilton
M.D. Professor and Head of the Division of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Hatim Husain
M.D. Professor and Head of the M.D., Assistant Professor of Hematology-Oncology, The University of California San Diego, CA, USA.
Dr. Lynn Kirkpatrick
PhD., President and CEO of Ensysce Biosciences Inc. and PHusis Therapeutics Inc.
Dr. Garth Powis
D.Phil., Director of the SBP Medical Research Institute Cancer Center in La Jolla, CA
Kirsten Sadler Edepli
Ph.D., Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Professor of Biology, New York University Abu Dhabi CA
Dr. Martine Mcmanus
Head, Pathology Medicine, VPS Healthcare