2022 US-Caribbean Healthcare Partnership Forum

June 21-22, 2022 | Virtual

About the event

The US Cooperative for International Patient Programs (USCIPP), a program of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), is pleased to announce that we will host a two-day, virtual event intended to foster collaborations in healthcare between the US and the Caribbean.


The 2022 US-Caribbean Healthcare Partnership Forum will feature sessions about the current state of the healthcare market in seven Caribbean nations and focus on opportunities for US healthcare providers to work collaboratively with international partners. Sessions will include discussions by experts on legal and regulatory considerations for US healthcare organizations interested in working the region; the region’s telemedicine and digital health landscape; nuances in the health insurance market; medical education and training program development; international patient referral partnerships in select markets; and international collaborations in healthcare facility design and development.


By participating in this event, organizations will be able to:


• Gain market insights

• Make industry contacts

• Solidify business strategies

• Advance specific projects

• Identify potential international partners

• And more


Participants from the Caribbean will include:


• Healthcare administrators and other healthcare professionals

• Physicians

• Governmental officials 

• Representatives from private and public healthcare systems and hospitals

• And more


Participants from USCIPP member organizations will include:


• Vice presidents, senior directors, and other executives in international services at US hospitals

• 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


The 2022 US-Caribbean Healthcare Partnership Forum will focus on the following seven nations: 


• Bahamas
• Barbados
• Bermuda
• Cayman Islands
• Dominican Republic
• Jamaica
• Trinidad & Tobago


Working Agenda

DAY 1: TUESDAY, JUNE 21

 

11:00-11:20 AM CT | WELCOME REMARKS & USCIPP MARKET INSIGHTS IN THE CARIBBEAN 

• Alia Ibrahim, Senior Manager, USCIPP, NCHL | Chicago, Illinois, United States

• Ed Stephenson, CEO & President, ECS International | Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States

• TBA Speaker, USCIPP/NCHL 

 

11:20 AM-11:55 AM CT | WHY THE CARIBBEAN? 

• TBD Speaker, Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

• Jodi-Ann Quarrie, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce – Jamaica | Kingston, Jamaica

 

NOON-12:30 | OPPORTUNITIES FOR HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIP IN THE CARIBBEAN 

TBA Speaker


 12:30–12:55 PM CT | HOW TO FINANCE PROJECTS IN THE CARIBBEAN

• Rashanda Johnson, Director of Client Development, Office of Development Credit, US International Development Finance Corporation | Washington, DC, United States

 

1:00-1:55 PM CT |  LEGAL AND REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF INTERNATIONAL TELEMEDICINE AND REMOTE SECOND OPINION SERVICES IN THE CARIBBEAN 

• Adilene Rosales, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells | Washington, DC, United States

 

2:00-2:40 PM CT | PANEL DISCUSSION: CROSS-BORDER DIGITAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, JAMAICA, AND BARBADOS

• Moderator: Jarrett Fowler, Senior Director, Strategic and International Initiatives, NCHL | Chicago, Illinois, United States

• Rafael Mena Canto, MD, Director Unidad Centro de Obstetricia y Ginecología–Pediatra e Intensivista | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

• Ché Bowen, MD, CEO, MDLink | Kingston, Jamaica 

• Dale Trotman, CEO, MedRegis, LTD | St. Philip, Barbados

 

2:40–3:00 PM CT | NETWORKING AND OPEN DISCUSSION

• Moderator: Jarrett Fowler, Senior Director, Strategic and International Initiatives, NCHL | Chicago, Illinois, United States

This session will be a networking session for all attendees!  Join to meet fellow attendees and have open discussions. We encourage attendees to turn their cameras on and participate in the open discussion.

 

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22


11:00-11:10 AM CT | WELCOME REMARKS
• Alia Ibrahim
, Senior Manager, USCIPP, NCHL | Chicago, Illinois, United States

 Eric Wolff, Regional Senior Commercial Officer for the Caribbean Region, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 


11:10-11:55 AM CT | OVERVIEW OF HEALTH INSURANCE IN THE CARIBBEAN

• Trevor Stewart, DBA, President, InConServ, Inc. | Hialeah, Florida, United States 

• Willard Brown, Executive Vice President, Employee Benefits Division, Sagicor Life Jamaica, LTD | Kingston, Jamaica


12:00-12:55 PM CT | DEVELOPING CAPACITY-BUILDING MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

• Amado Alejandro Báez, MD, PhD, President, Santo Domingo Health Cluster; Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia | Augusta, Georgia, United States & Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

• Karen Pierre, PhD, Assistant Professor/Program Leader (Health Science), The University of Trinidad and Tobago | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago    


1:00-1:55 PM CT | FRAMEWORKS FOR DEVELOPING HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIPS IN BERMUDA AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

• Ricky C. Brathwaite, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Bermuda Health Council | Hamilton, Bermuda
 Alejandro Cambiaso, MD, President and Founder, Dominican Republic Health Tourism Association; Medical Vice President, Seguros Reservas | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

2:00-2:40 PM CT | INTERNATIONAL HEALTHCARE COLLABORATIONS IN JAMAICA AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

• Carol Straw, Manager, Jamaica Promotions Corporation | Kingston, Jamaica

• Carlos Prato, CEO, Hospital IMG | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

 

2:40–3:00 PM CT | NETWORKING AND OPEN DISCUSSION

• Moderator: Jarrett Fowler, Senior Director, Strategic and International Initiatives, NCHL | Chicago, Illinois, United States

This session will be a networking session for all attendees!  Join to meet fellow attendees and have open discussions. We encourage attendees to turn their cameras on and participate in the open discussion.

REGISTRATION

 

All participants should register by Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The USCIPP team at NCHL will provide individual Zoom links to registered attendees the week prior to the event. We will also provide a business development list that includes contact information for all attendees so you may continue discussions and schedule follow-up meetings after the event.

 

Registration is managed on the NCHL Event Registration Portal.

 

USCIPP Members

Participation is on an organizational rather than individual basis, and an unlimited number of attendees may participate from each USCIPP member organization that submits an organizational registration. To confirm your participation in the event, please have one member of your team submit an organizational registration by Monday, May 30, 2022. Additionally, individual attendees at each USCIPP member organization should submit an attendee registration to attend the virtual live event.

 

Participation includes:

 

• Unlimited attendance to the two-day virtual live programming featuring Caribbean healthcare experts

• Full attendee business development list (attendee name, organization, job title, city, and email address)

• Access to session recordings and presentations

• Organization listed on event page

• Recognition during the live event

• Virtual networking opportunities with US & Caribbean healthcare professionals during and after the event

 

Caribbean Healthcare Organizations and Professionals

We are extending complimentary attendance to healthcare professionals and select other colleagues based in the Caribbean. Caribbean healthcare professionals will have an opportunity to network with leaders and healthcare professionals at leading hospitals in the US. Please submit an attendee registration by Wednesday, June 15, 2022. 

 

Sponsoring Organizations

Organizations that are not USCIPP members may participate as event sponsors.

 

Hosted live virtually on Zoom

Participating USCIPP Members

• Baptist Health South Florida

• Broward Health

• Cancer Treatment Centers of America

• Cedars-Sinai

• Cleveland Clinic

• Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

• Cook Children’s Health Care System

• Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Health

• Nemours Children’s Health

• Mayo Clinic

• Memorial Healthcare System

• Texas Children’s Hospital

Sponsors

• Temos International

Sponsorship

Organizations that do not belong to the USCIPP program at NCHL may participate through a sponsorship opportunity.


Click here to sign up as a sponsor today!