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Brown Hack Health 2018

A new kind of hackathon that aims to create solutions to medical problems and barriers. This weekend is your opportunity to work with fellow designers, engineers, developers, physicians, artists, entrepreneurs, mentors, and others to help develop tools that could change the worlds of medicine and health.

Keynote Speaker 2018 Geoff Capraro, MD, MPH

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.

"The NaloxBox mission is to improve the capacity of bystander rescuers to save the lives of victims of opioid overdose by strategically placing these innovative smart cabinets in settings most in need of quickly accessible, public use naloxone." —NaloxBox website

Image credit: Geoff Capraro

National Problems, Clever Solutions

"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."

Assemble 200 bright minds of all backgrounds who would otherwise never get to interact.

Emergency care

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.

THEME: Emergency Care

Brown University Main Campus

Brown University's campus, located on the idyllic College Hill, presents diverse spaces 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.

Our 24h Event Schedule

Friday Warm-Up
Featuring the Charles O. Cooke M.D. Distinguished Visiting Lectureship

9/14 | Engineering Research Center

5:30PM — Check-In & Reception w/ Refreshments
6:30PM — Hackathon Description and Message about the Cooke Lectureship
7:00PM — Keynote Address: The Charles O. Cooke M.D. Distinguished Visiting Lectureship delivered by Dr. Geoffrey Capraro
8:00PM — Networking Night

* Schedule subject to change

Saturday All-Day

9/15 | Friedman Hall

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
7:00PM - Hacking Continues
11:00PM — End of Day 1

Sunday Home Stretch

9/16 | Friedman Hall

8:30AM — Breakfast
Hacking Continues
12:15PM — Lunch
12:30PM - Draft Presentations Due (Link on Website)
Hacking Continues
1:30PM — Pitch Presentations
3:30PM — Judging
4:00PM — Awards

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.

Get Involved

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Mentors & Judges

To help participants develop healthcare solutions, we need your involvement!

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