7:00-9:30 Pm
Grand Hyatt
Abu Dhabi

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?

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Plenary Panel Discussion

Stephen J. Harper

The Right Honourable

Stephen J. Harper

22nd Prime Minister of Canada

Dr. Ferid Murad

Dr. Ferid Murad

Nobel Laureate in Medicine

Dr. Stefan Peterson

Dr. Stefan Peterson

Chief of Health,
UNICEF

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil

Chairman and
Managing Director
VPS Healthcare

Dr. Solomon Zewdu

Dr. Solomon Zewdu

Deputy Director
Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation

Dr. Solomon Zewdu

Hamad Abdullah Al Mehyas

Deputy Chief Executive offcer,
The National Health Insurance Company – Daman, UAE

Discussion Leaders

Dr. Peter Adams

Dr. Peter Adams

Professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA.

Dr. Humaid Al-Shamsi

Dr. Humaid Al-Shamsi

Consultant Medical Oncologist at Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE.

Dr. Taleb Al Mansoor

Dr. Taleb Al Mansoor

Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE.

Dr. Thomas Buchholz

Dr. Thomas Buchholz

M.D., Corporate Senior Vice President and Medical Director, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA.

Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi

Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi

M.D. Faculty at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA, and at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, KSA.

Dr. Stanley R. Hamiltonr

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

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

Dr. Lynn Kirkpatrick

PhD., President and CEO of Ensysce Biosciences Inc. and PHusis Therapeutics Inc.

Dr. Garth Powis

Dr. Garth Powis

D.Phil., Director of the SBP Medical Research Institute Cancer Center in La Jolla, CA

Kirsten Sadler Edepli,

Kirsten Sadler Edepli

Ph.D., Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Professor of Biology, New York University Abu Dhabi CA

Dr. Martine Mcmanus

Dr. Martine Mcmanus

Head, Pathology Medicine, VPS Healthcare

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