Mount Sinai is hosting its third annual Health Hackathon (October 19-21st, 2018) event preceding this year’s SINAInnovations symposium, supported in part by Conduits, our NCATS funded CTSA. This experiential Team Science event is an innovative venue in support of entrepreneurship, where medicine meets technology to create novel solutions for healthcare. This year (our 3rd annual event) the theme is addressing problems related to Rare Diseases, a major challenge in healthcare.
The Health Hackathon is a 60 hour weekend event designed to bring together likeminded individuals with complementary expertise in clinical & translational medicine, basic research, digital technology, engineering, computation and applied science, in order to brain storm, develop strategies and harness technology to create novel solutions for this pressing healthcare problem. The organizers for this event include Kevin Costa, Peter Backeris and Janice Gabrilove, along with a larger team of talented colleagues. Please find attached a Save the Date Announcement. Please also find a link to the website for this event http://icahn.mssm.edu/about/sinainnovations/health-hackathon
We anticipate at least 100 participants from a variety of clinical, scientific, computer science, business and engineering backgrounds will gather for a weekend to develop creative technological solutions to compelling problems in the field of Rare Diseases.
We welcome colleagues in science, medicine and allied healthcare professionals, to share with each other specific problems or unmet needs they have discerned related to preventing, diagnosing, monitoring, treating, rehabilitating or caring for patients with Rare Diseases. If you know of such a problem or unmet need, please take a moment to complete this form. Submissions will be posted on a Trello board (a web-based project management application) where participants can view all submitted problems and form teams to work on a solution. Submitters will be notified and invited to the board to facilitate interaction with participants interested in developing solutions to their proposed problems.
We hope that a wide range of participants from outside and from within the Mount Sinai Health System will be interested in registering for this event. Registration is now live and the registration fee is minimal at $10.
Thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration. We encourage you learn more and participate in Mount Sinai’s 2018 Health Hackathon. We look forward to welcoming you all to this exciting forum.