BAC Meeting: Muscat, Oman

Health Care Challenges in the Developing World

November 10-12, 2012        Photos

Grand Mosque

Buck CEO Brian Kennedy shares a moment with His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health, Sultanate of Oman

The beautiful Sultanate of Oman is the destination for the fall 2012 Buck Advisory Council meeting. We will spend two nights in Muscat, a sparkling port city and capital of Oman situated on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman.

Our theme for the meeting is “Health Care Challenges in the Developing World.” We will focus on the critical problems facing emerging countries, including the changing nature of public health—heart disease and can>cer are now more dominant killers than infectious diseases—and rapidly aging populations.

Both the meeting and lodging have been booked at the Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton hotel set on a private beach with acres of lush gardens.

All events at the Al Bustan Palace, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, except as noted


Saturday, November 10, 2012 - Al Bustan Palace

08:00     Side trips departing from Al Bustan lobby
17:00     Welcome Reception - Al Bustan Palace hotel, Pearl Terrace

18:00     Dinner on the Pearl Terrace
19:30     The Honorable Mazen Darwazeh,
             Hikma Pharmaceuticals:  Keynote Address

21:00     Close

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - Al Bustan Palace

9:00      Dr. Brian Kennedy, PhD, Buck Institute President and CEO
            The Chronic Diseases of Aging - Emerging Challenges and
10:00    Dr. Lisa Ellerby, PhD, Buck Institute
            Fixing the Brain: Collaboration to Cure Neurodegenerative

10:50    Break
11:00    Jeffrey Rose, PhD, Paleo-archaeologist and National
             Geographic Explorer, University of Birmingham, UK
             Human Origins in Arabia 
Noon     Lunch buffet in the Al Khiran restaurant, Al Bustan Palace
13:30     Joseph Antoun, MD, Buck Institute, CEO of Health Systems
             Healthcare in MENA: Challenges and Opportunities for Reform
14:30     Break
14:45     H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health,
             Sultanate of Oman 
15:45     Meeting adjourns for non-BAC members
16:00     BAC roundtable in Pearl Room - for BAC members only
18:30     Shuttle departs hotel for dinner
19:00     Dinner at Mumtaz Mahal Indian Restaurant

Monday, November 12, 2012 - Al Bustan Palace

09:30     Carlotta Duncan, PhD, Buck Institute
             The Business of Science
10:15     Mrs. Assilah Al Harthy, CEO of Group 6 Capital Management,
             Muscat, Oman and the GCC:  A Local Perspective
11:00     Brian Kennedy, PhD
             Closing session - Strategy and Roadmap to the Future
Noon      Lunch in Al Khiran restaurant, Al Bustan Palace
13:30     Official Close

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

08:00     Optional side trips - meet in hotel lobby


Guest Speakers Include
Dr. Lisa Ellerby, Buck Institute

• Mrs. Assilah Alharthy

Dr. Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute

• Representative from Oman Ministry of Health

• Representative from Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Joseph Antoun, Buck Institute and Health Systems Reform

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