History in the Making: Global Healthcare Leaders Gather in Jerusalem to Pave the Way for the Future of Health
A proactive forum of pharmaceutical and medical device representatives, academics, entrepreneurs, CEOs, medical centers, investors, and policymakers, FOH endeavors to redesign the future of health through a shared vision. In addition to other events and activities, FOH hosts an annual global summit.
This year’s event, led by Sheba Global and Prof. Eyal Zimlichman, Sheba’s Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer, as well as Director and Founder of ARC Innovation Center, explored pressing issues, including ensuring equitable access to healthcare, big data, and clinical decision making, along with global cooperation.
Among the summit’s highlights were discussions of health collaborations made possible by the Abraham Accords, underscored by the presence of healthcare leaders from Morocco, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, who visited Israel for the first time to participate in the three-day FOH Jerusalem forum.
“As global healthcare leaders, we must create, design, plan and dream the future for ourselves. I am proud that this year we have our friends, partners, and brothers from Bahrain, the Emirates, and Morocco sharing the design of that future with us,” said Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba, in his opening remarks. “Following the great success of the Abraham Accords, this sort of cooperation is the next stage of peace. Healthcare innovation is a gateway for that.”
For his part, US Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Thomas Nides, added: “Our relationships with existing partners need to be strengthened. Through the Abraham Accords, we can create a global healthcare innovation hub. As someone who cares deeply about diplomacy and knocking down walls – healthcare can be a powerful tool for global collaboration and innovation.”
Among many other distinguished guests and speakers, the summit included presentations by former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett; Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Nachman Ash, Dr. Umang Patel, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer at Microsoft, Charles ‘Chip’ Kahn, President and CEO of The Federation of American Hospitals; and Prof. Shelly Dolan, CEO of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Australia).