DAY ONE – MONDAY, November 5


8:00 am -- Registration


8:30 am -- Introduction Presentation - Stefan Minovici - President & CEO RABC  


8:40 am -- H.E. George Maior – Romanian Ambassador to Washington DC  

8:45 am -- Hon. VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., US Surgeon General (invited) 


9:00 am -- H.E. Sorina Pintea, Minister of Health Morning Plenary Sessions

9:10 am -- Overview of the Romanian Health Care, Research and Education System - A view from the top, overview of healthcare services, education and research conducted in Romania - Highest-ranking medical professionals reveal


Dr. Victor Velculescu Professor of Oncology and Co-Director of Cancer Biology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (invited) 


10:00 am - 10:15 am -- Coffee break

Plenary Session: The Status of Medicine in the US: what do we measure, what are we investing in, what do we care about?

10:20 am – 10:40 am -- Arthur Klein, MD, President of The Mount Sinai Health Network, “Accelerating Innovation in Healthcare Industry”


10:40 a.m.- 10:55 a.m. Hortenzia Beciu, M.D., M.P.H Johns Hopkins Medicine International Leadership Team


10:55: – Noon -- Johns Hopkins, “Personalized medicine, the role of research and education in advancing personalized medicine” 


Noon – 12:20 p.m. Mr. Tudor Socea, Founder and Partner of Polaris Recovery Hospital – Transylvania/ Cluj


12:30 – 1:45 p.m.  -- Lunch Break

1:45 pm – 4:30 pm -- Parallel Afternoon Sessions 

Panel One - The value of interventional medicine (minimally invasive procedures, interventional radiology). Romanian and US talks


Panel Two - Oncology present and future

- The role of genetic medicine in cancer prevention, detection and treatment

- Partnerships in value added healthcare solutions (home care)

- Generics/biosimilars vs. Branded 

- What’s new in the market 

- Improving value/ reducing costs


Mr. Peter D. McCann, M.D. Northwell Health – Zucker School of Medicine / Director of Orthopedic Surgery 


Mr. Lee C. Rogers, DPM, FRCPS Strategies to Reverse an Epidemic of Diabetic Amputations in Romania


Mr. Daniel Kline. M.D., Executive Director, New York State Podiatric Medical Association ____________________________________________________________

· Generics vs. Branded 

· What’s new in the market 

· Improving value/ reducing costs


DAY TWO - TUESDAY, November 6 



8:30 am - 10:00 am -- Plenary Session

Mr. Michael Dowling – President & CEO Northwell Health (Invited)  

"What makes for a great health care system, Northwell Health "

From private sector in Romania, “Opportunities   for Investing in the Romanian Healthcare System” - Building a US Hospital Model for International Medicine in Romania 

10:00 am - 10:30 am -- Coffee break


10:30 am - 12:00 am -- Parallel Sessions 


Panel One - Innovations and solutions for Healthcare: Romanian IT companies


Panel Two - The role of tele-medicine in national and international health


Panel Three - Medical exchange programs between Romania and the United States



7:00 pm – Informal meetings with the speakers

9:00 pm -- Ministry of Health of Romania Ceremony Award:

"2016 - 2018 Best Romanian-American Doctors in the United States"

10:00 P.M.  Closing remarks




Visit to Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins International MEDICINE (optional) 

11:00 am - 11:15 am -- Meet and greet with JHI Executive, JHI Management team
Participants:  Johns Hopkins Medicine International

· Welcomes remarks (JHI), Review the visit agenda, Any other matters


11:15 noon - 12:00 pm -- Johns Hopkins Health System & Research and Development Presentation
Participants:  Johns Hopkins Health Systems

· Overview of the Johns Hopkins Health System: (capacity of hospital network; faculty and staff; 

· Maryland paying system; research and awards; future of Johns Hopkins), Questions and answers 


2:00 pm - 12:15 pm -- Grab your lunch
Participants:  All participants
Objectives:  Short break for all participants to grab their lunch


12:15 pm - 1:15 pm -- Lunch Presentations and Discussions
Participants:  Johns Hopkins Genomic Center

· Present the Johns Hopkins Genomic Center and discuss the importance of integration of the four labs that are part of the center (molecular diagnostic lab; center for inherited disease research; high throughput sequencing lab; and DNA diagnostic Lab)

· Discuss identifying genetic alterations in cancer affecting sensitivity and resistance to targeted therapies, and connecting such changes to key clinical characteristics and novel therapeutic approaches.
· Discuss opportunities for research collaboration


1:15 pm - 1:30 pm -- After lunch coffee break
Participants:  All 


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm -- Johns Hopkins Innovation Hub: Fast Forward and Johns Hopkins Technology Venture
Participants:  Hopkins Venture and Fast Forward

· Present the ideas behind the Johns Hopkins technology Ventures and the achievements so far; 

· Present and discuss in more detail the fast forward entity and the relationship with the Johns Education and Research capacity as well as with other Maryland innovation communities


2:15 pm - 3:15 pm -- JHI Global Partnership Initiatives and International Patient Services
Participants:  Johns Hopkins Medicine International

· Overview of the JHI twenty years of global partnerships; 

· Overview of the international patient services opportunities and medical second opinions at Johns Hopkins; 

· Assess the interest of collaborating with Johns Hopkins from the Romanian public and private enterprises; 

· Discussion opportunities and conclude the meeting.


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm -- Hospital Tour including International Patients
Participants:  All RABC and Hopkins 




New York City Hospital Visits:


8:30 am – 10:30 am -- Northwell Health – Lenox Hill Hospital Park Avenue 

Lenox Hill Hospital Greenwich Village 


11:00 am – 1:00 pm -- Mt. Sinai Hospital – 1468 Madison Avenue 


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm -- Lunch - Central Park 


3:00 pm – 4:30 pm -- NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell



6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Reception – Mission of Romania to the United Nations – offered by H.E. Ambassador Ion Jinga, Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN 

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