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The US Cooperative for International Patient Programs (USCIPP), a program of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), welcomes you to the 2021 US-Israel Healthcare Partnership Forum! We are pleased to co-host the forum with our Israeli event partner, CompHealth, a consulting, marketing intelligence, and business development firm with 20 years of experience working with American and Israeli experts and companies in the healthcare sector.

The forum is being held in cooperation with 
HealthIL, a joint venture of the Israeli Ministry of Economy, Digital Israel Bureau, and the Israel Innovation Institute that works in close collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Health and the Israel Innovation Authority. HealthIL's mission is to improve healthcare through a holistic, challenge-centric approach to healthcare innovation by supporting innovation management for healthcare stakeholders, engaging entrepreneurs in the field of healthcare innovation, and bridging the gap between the tech community and the public health sector.

 

The two-day event will feature sessions on the current state of the Israeli healthcare market, including telemedicine, digital pathology, and the remote second opinion landscape; clinical trials and research; public-private partnerships and management agreements; and innovation.

 

Attendees from USCIPP's members, American health systems and academic medical centers, will include presidents, vice presidents, senior directors, and other executives in international services; international medical directors and physicians interested in cross-border collaborations and research; senior leaders of global business development and strategy; senior leaders of international operations, finance, and marketing; telemedicine departmental leaders; leaders in innovation; and more.


Wednesday, December 15 & Thursday, December 16

10:00 AM–2:30 PM Central Time | 6:00–10:30 PM Israel Time
 


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15

WELCOMING REMARKS: WHY ISRAEL?
10:00–10:05 AM CENTRAL TIME / 6:00–6:05 PM ISRAEL TIME

 

  • Jarrett Fowler, Director, USCIPP, NCHL

  • Avi Rosenzweig, CEO & Co-Founder, CompHealth
     

WELCOMING REMARKS
10:05–10:10 AM CENTRAL TIME / 6:05
–6:10 PM ISRAEL TIME
 

  • Mike Calvert, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, US Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce, US Embassy Jerusalem - Embassy Branch Office Tel Aviv

ISRAEL'S INTERNATIONAL HEALTHCARE COLLABORATIONS
10:10–11:00 AM CENTRAL TIME / 6:10–7
:00 PM ISRAEL TIME

  • Moderator: Stephen Young, DHA, COO, Convergence Telehealth

  • Rafael (Rafi) Beyar, MD, Former CEO, Rambam Medical Center

  • Yael Ophir, Executive Director, HealthIL

  • Eyal Zimlichman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Sheba Medical Center

This panel will come together to share how Israel is partnering with other countries in the healthcare space. How is Israel partnering with other countries? How do hospitals cooperate internationally? Where are the gaps and opportunities? What have been some examples of mutual exchange and two-way relationships? What do Israeli organizations look for in a partner? What are some of Israel's current needs for international collaborations in healthcare?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • International Department Leaders

  • Innovation Department Leaders

  • Chief Academic Officers

  • Strategy Leaders
     

BREAK
11:00–11:10 AM CENTRAL TIME / 7:00–7
:10 PM ISRAEL TIME
 

OVERVIEW OF ISRAEL'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
11:10–11:55 AM CENTRAL TIME / 7:10–7:55 PM ISRAEL TIME

  • Moderator: Avi Rosenzweig, CEO & Co-Founder, CompHealth

  • Ran Balicer, MD, Chief Innovation Officer and Director, Health Policy Planning, Clalit Health Services


Hear about Israel's unique, centralized healthcare system directly from an executive of Israel's leading HMO, Clalit. Understand how Israel's "payvider" system, funded by Israeli tax dollars (but not a single payer system), is essentially a value-based system that reduces risk and drives the development of technology and preventive medicine for all.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • International Department Leaders

  • Innovation Department Leaders

  • Population Health Leaders
     

 

BREAK
11:55 AM–12:05 PM 
CENTRAL TIME / 7:55–8:05 PM ISRAEL TIME

 

CROSS-BORDER HEALTHCARE POLICY
12:05 PM–12:50 PM CENTRAL TIME / 8:05–8
:50 PM ISRAEL TIME

  • Stephen Young, DHA, COO, Convergence Telehealth

  • Tamar Tavory, Special Counsel, Yigal Arnon & Co.
     

Join Dr. Stephen Young and Tamar Tavory as they discuss the current use of telemedicine in the local system, the potential for international use, and cross-border telehealth policies and regulations.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • International Department Leaders

  • Innovation Department Leaders

  • Telemedicine Department Leaders

  • Legal Counsel
     

BREAK
12:50–1:00 PM CENTRAL TIME / 8:50–9:00 PM ISRAEL TIME
 

THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF ISRAELI TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN DIGITAL PATHOLOGY
1:00–1:45 PM CENTRAL TIME / 9:00–9:45 PM ISRAEL TIME

  • Moderator: Douglas J. Hartman, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair, Division of Pathology Informatics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

  • Joseph (Yossi) Mossel, CEO & Co-Founder, Ibex Medical Analytics

  • Gabe Siegel, CEO & Founder, Augmentiqs

  • Avi Viedman, CEO, Nucleai

For this panel, we are bringing together the leaders of Israeli digital pathology technologies for a discussion of what they are doing in Israel and globally as well as implications for remote second opinions, triage, telepathology, and research.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • International Department Leaders

  • Innovation Department Leaders

  • Telemedicine Department Leaders

  • Pathology Leaders (Clinical and Non-clinical)
     

BREAK
1:45–1:50 PM CENTRAL TIME / 9:45–9:50 PM ISRAEL TIME
 

NETWORKING/BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:50–2:30 PM CENTRAL TIME / 9:50–10:30 PM ISRAEL TIME

  • Breakout Room 1: Israel's International Healthcare Collaborations

  • Breakout Room 2: Overview of Israel's Healthcare System

  • Breakout Room 3: Cross-Border Healthcare Policy

  • Breakout Room 4: The Global Impact of Israeli Technological Advances in Digital Pathology 


 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16

WELCOMING REMARKS: WHY ISRAEL?
10:00–10:10 AM CENTRAL TIME / 6:00–6:10 PM ISRAEL TIME

 

  • Jarrett Fowler, Director, USCIPP, NCHL

  • Avi Rosenzweig, CEO & Co-Founder, CompHealth
     


HOW DID ISRAEL BECOME A HUB FOR INNOVATION?
10:10–11:00 AM CENTRAL TIME / 6:10–7:00 PM ISRAEL TIME

Part 1: Overview

  • ​Aviad Tamir, Appointed Head, Economic and Trade Mission to the UAE, Foreign Trade Administration, Israeli Ministry of Economy & Industry
     

Nicknamed the "start-up nation," Israel is home to over 6,000 start-ups as well as the country of choice for the R&D of 300 multinational corporations. Israel has the world's highest number of engineers per capita, the second-highest R&D expenditure as percent of GDP, and the highest number of start-ups and unicorns per capita. But why? What is so special about Israel? As leaders have become more interested in how to foster a culture of innovation, there has been increasing interest in understanding the "secret sauce" to Israel's success in innovation. This panel will then present Israel's innovation ecosystem, elaborating on the combination of government support, military experience and the corresponding talent pipeline, the HMOs and over 30 years of EMR data, as well as its Western-oriented culture.

Part 2: Driving Healthcare Innovation

  • Moderator: Jarrett Fowler, Director, USCIPP, NCHL

  • Sally Frank, Worldwide Lead, Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft for Startups, Microsoft

  • Meital Shamia, Global Programs Manager, Microsoft for Startups, Microsoft

  • Benny Zeevi, MD, Managing General Partner, Tel Aviv Venture Partners; Managing Partner, RunYoung Technology Transfer Organization; Managing General Partner, DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures; Founder and Director, Lahav Executive Education, Tel-Aviv University
     

This promises to be an exciting conversation between two leaders involved in taking concepts and bringing them to commercial markets. Learn about how Microsoft accelerates new technologies and how Tel Aviv Venture Partners invests in and supports healthcare start-ups.
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Innovation Department Leaders

  • International Department Leaders

  • Strategy Leaders
     


BREAK
11:00–11:10 AM CENTRAL TIME / 7:00–7:10 PM ISRAEL TIME
 

COMPHEALTH: BRIDGING ISRAELI HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS TO THE US MARKET
11:10–11:55 AM CENTRAL TIME / 7:10
–7:55 PM ISRAEL TIME

 

  • Dolev Melamed, Vice President, CompHealth

  • Ravit Ram Bar-Dea, CEO & Co-Founder, Well-Beat

In several case studies, CompHealth will share examples and stories of how they identify, vet, and work with Israeli healthcare startups to support them in their entry into the US market. How does CompHealth partner with US healthcare organizations and executives to ensure product-market fit and to explore and define the value proposition and use cases? How can US healthcare organizations get involved to help shape the development of solutions and technologies?
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Innovation Department Leaders

  • International Department Leaders

  • Population Health Leaders
     

 

BREAK
11:55 AM–12:05 PM CENTRAL TIME / 7:55–8:05 PM ISRAEL TIME

 

FROM THE LAB TO THE MARKETPLACE: CLINICAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
12:05 PM–12:50 PM CENTRAL TIME / 8:05–8:50 PM ISRAEL TIME

  • Moderator: Avi Rosenzweig, CEO & Co-Founder, CompHealth

  • Shulamit Levenberg, PhD, Director, Technion Center for 3D Bioprinting; Director, Rina & Avner Schneur Center for Diabetes Research; Stanley and Sylvia Shirvan Chair in Cancer and Life Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

  • Tamar (Tami) Raz, PhD, CEO, Hadasit Medical Research Services & Development

Join renowned researcher Prof. Shulamit Levenberg and technology transfer expert Dr. Tamar (Tami) Raz for a panel discussion on taking academic research through clinical trials and commercialization.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Innovation Department Leaders

  • International Department Leaders

  • Chief Academic Officers

  • Research Leaders
     

BREAK
12:50–1:00 PM CENTRAL TIME / 8:50–9:00 PM ISRAEL TIME
 

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
1:00–1:45 PM CENTRAL TIME / 9:00–9:45 PM ISRAEL TIME
 

  • Moderator: Jarrett Fowler, Director, USCIPP, NCHL

  • Assaf Barnea, CEO, Sanara Ventures

  • Omer Carmel, Director, Business Development, The Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation

  • Nili Shalev, Vice President, International Collaborations Division, Israel Innovation Authority


Building on the earlier session on innovation, this panel discussion will focus on how the Israeli Government works with private organizations to fund and promote innovation locally and internationally. How did the Israeli Government create a system to reduce risk for early-stage investors? How does the Israeli Government continue to build government-funded programs, largely through private organizations?

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • International Department Leaders

  • Innovation Department Leaders
     


BREAK
1:45–1:50 PM CENTRAL TIME / 9:45–9:50 PM ISRAEL TIME
 

NETWORKING/BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:50–2:30 PM CENTRAL TIME / 9:50–10:30 PM ISRAEL TIME

  • Breakout Room 1: Bridging Israeli Healthcare Solutions to the US Healthcare Market

  • Breakout Room 2: From the Lab to the Marketplace: Clinical Research & Technology Transfer

  • Breakout Room 3: Public-Private Partnerships