Geoff Capraro, MD, MPH, will be attending Brown Hack Health 2018 as the keynote speaker. Dr. Capraro is a pediatric emergency sub-specialist and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Brown University. During the first Brown Hack Health, Dr. Capraro met Soojung Ham, Professor of Industrial Design at RISD and worked her and RISD students, and her colleague, Professor Claudia Rebola on the first iterations of Naloxbox, cabinets containing life-saving naloxone and rescue masks which are paired with community trainings in opioid overdose recognition and rescue. Fifty-seven NaloxBox pilots were deployed with the support of the RI Dept. of Health. Now, the RI Disaster Medical Assistance Team is taking over NaloxBox operations in order to scale up the instate, and beyond. Dr. Capraro’s focus on community-based emergency response will set the tone for Brown Hack Health 2018.
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"Hackathon" is a "hack" + "marathon" and not the nefarious "hacking" seen in Mr. Robot. Rather "to hack" in the old Silicon Valley term means to "to create."
is a broad field. As you hack your solutions, consider a wide definition of the theme: community tools and trainings and disaster preparedness and response are as much a part of emergencies as medical care in an ER.
In 24h of developing fast prototypes for healthcare issues, we can make strides towards eliminating disparities in our local community and other communities nationwide.
Alpert Medical School provides access to large, modern spaces in which allow for intense collaborations with a diverse array of passionate healthcare experts & students. Its location near the Providence healthcare community, including hospitals in Lifespan, Care New England, and Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, allows for participants to engage in discussion identifying important healthcare needs in Providence.
8:00AM — Breakfast & Check-In
8:25 AM - Hack 101
8:45AM — Problem Pitching
9:30AM — Team Formation
10:00AM — Hacking Begins
12:00PM — Lunch
1:00PM - Hacking Continues
6:00PM — Dinner - Sponsored by Pizza Pie-er http://www.pizzapie-er.com/
7:00PM - Hacking Continues
11:00PM — End of Day 1
Brown Hack Health would like to acknowledge the generous support of our 2016 gold sponsors, the Africk Family Foundation, Inc. and The Center for Nutritional Research Charitable Trust.