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Antigua, Guatemala Meeting Agenda
March 31 - April 3, 2009

March 31
  • 6:00pm: Reception (meet @ Casa Santo Domingo Bar)
  • 7:00pm: Dinner (Welcome and Introductions)

April 1
  • 1:00pm: Plenary Session Convenes in Gallery II
    • Welcome
    • GKEN Progress Update
      • Report on governance, research output, ally development, work streams, external communication.
      • GKEN objectives Antigua and 24 months ahead
      • Task Force Reports
        1. Communication: Governor Marty Davis
        2. Health Promotion and Wellness: Governor’s progress report, Governor Beverly Malone presented by Task Force Advisor Neil Trautwein
        3. Chronic Illness: Governor’s progress report, Governor Murray Ross presented by Task Force Adviser Rick Norling
    • Facilitated discussion
    • Global Environmental Scan (Understand impact of contemporary events and key drivers/trends in HC Globally)
      • Mike Taylor, Principal Towers Perrin
      • Catharina Maulbecker-Armstrong, McKinsey
    • Facilitated discussion
  • 5:30pm: Recess
  • 6:30pm: Reception (meet at Sala Bar)
  • 7:30pm: Dinner (Casa Santo Domingo)
April 2
  • 8:00am: Breakfast in dining room
  • 9:00am: Plenary Session Convenes in Gallery II
    • Health Promotion and Wellness and Chronic Illness:
      Opposite ends of the same continuum:
      • Presentations: Influencing Global Change
        • “How does media shape/influence human behavior?”
          Massimo Vergnano, CEO, Multimedia Systems International/Argon Global Healthcare
        • Facilitated discussion
        • “Socializing health and global learning exchanges”
          Tommy Hutchinson, Founder/CEO i-genius and director, Equator Media Ltd
        • Facilitated discussion
  • 1:00pm: Plated lunch served in dining room
    • Health Promotion and Wellness and Chronic Illness:
      Opposite ends of the same continuum:
      • Case Example: “The KP experience”
        Louise Liang, MD, former Senior Vice President for Quality
      • Facilitated discussion
      • Global Research Example: "The Challenge of Chronic, Non-Communicable Disease in the Asia Pacific Region"
        Meng Kin LIM, Professor, National University of Singapore
      • Facilitated discussion
    • GKEN better practices style and format review
      • How do we best present content to maximize its impact? Three examples.
      • Facilitated discussion
    • 5:00pm: Recess
    • 6:30pm: Reception (Mason Panza Verde, 5a Avenida Sur #19 Tel: 502 7832 1745
    • 7:30pm: Dinner
    April 3
    • 8:00am: Breakfast in dining room
    • 9:00pm: Plenary Session Convenes in Gallery II
      • Determining definition of ‘better’ and ‘emerging better’ practices
        • The continuum
        • Science/evidence and branding criteria
      • Facilitated discussion
      • How do we maximizing GKEN’s impact as an influencer: partnerships, ownership and promotion
      • Facilitated discussion
    • Adjourn
    • Noon Lunch (TBA)