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23rd September 2015 BioBriefing – Why Hack? – Hackathons for healthcare technology

September 23, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

BioMelbourne Network with Open Knowledge Foundation and Carlton Connect Initiative present this briefing..

When: Wednesday, 23rd September
3:45pm Registration
4:00pm – Presentation
Followed by a Networking session (end at 6:00pm)
Where: Carlton Connect Initiative
LAB-14, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton
3053 VIC, Australia
Speakers: Sam ‘Frenchie’ Stewart
eHealth Start-Up

Dr Ben Fulcher, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow in the Brain and Mental Health Laboratory at Monash University.

Jarrel Seah – Team Eyenemia

Associate Professor Kwang Lim -Clinical Program Director Continuing Care/ Chief Medical Officer, Northern Health
Price: Members $65.00
Non-members $110
(Prices include GST)

Cancellation Policy:
Full refund given up to 7 days prior to the event.
No refunds within 7 days of the event.
RSVP: 18th September, 2015

About the Event

About this event

This BioBriefing will explore the ways hackathons are bringing together IT, engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs, and designers to develop innovative solutions to health problems. The event will showcase some of the Hackathon events happening here in Melbourne and develop your understanding of the power of these events for driving healthcare innovation in biotech and medtech.

About the Host

The Carlton Connect Initiative (CCI)
The Carlton Connect Initiative (CCI) is creating Australia’s premier innovation precinct anchored by the University of Melbourne. As an open platform, CCI unites talented people who extend and deepen the application of knowledge throughout the Australian economy.

At the CCI we:

• Actively bring together people from diverse disciplines to co-locate in one precinct

• Create and curate partnerships inside and outside our immediate environment – locally, nationally and globally

• Pursue new technologies as a means of harnessing the overlaps between research streams and industry sectors

• Provide the next generation of innovation leaders with a new way to navigate the challenges facing our region

• Invite communities of people through our front door to discover and connect

CCI is committed to the proactive development of a world-class innovation precinct with two key characteristics – a vibrant central place and a bias for collaborative impact. This confluence will turn the talent and energy of people from academia, business, and all levels of government into outcomes that will improve people’s lives and create new careers.

The Open Knowledge Foundation
Open Knowledge Australia is part of a global network dedicated to creating a world where knowledge creates power for the many, not just the few. Open Knowledge believes that everyone should have access to essential knowledge and promotes openness in science and research.

About the Speakers

Sam ‘Frenchie’ Stewart
eHealth Start-Up

Sam has been involved in the Melbourne startup community for almost 5 years. He is an experienced entrepreneur having founded three businesses: an information security consulting practice, a health-tech venture and a social startup. (NB: “Experienced entrepreneur” is startup-code for having failed at least one startup). He has a severe substance dependence on wifi and coffee, which was well nurtured during his time as a coworking space community manager. In his spare time, he mentors at hackathons and MCs tech meetups.

Dr Ben Fulcher

Dr Ben Fulcher is a physicist working on a range of quantitative problems in psychology and neuroscience, focusing on the structure of brain connectivity. He completed a BSc (Adv) (Hons) in physics from the University of Sydney (2007), an MSc in physics-based brain modelling from the University of Sydney (2008), and a PhD in time-series analysis from the University of Oxford (2012). He is now an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow in the Brain and Mental Health Laboratory at Monash University.

Jarrel Seah – Team Eyenemia

Jarrel is a medical student and honorary research associate at a large metropolitan hospital in Melbourne Australia. His research interests include the applications of machine learning in medicine. Jarrel is the awardee of a Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Grant for the application of machine learning and computer vision in medicine. He has been invited to present internationally, including at the 2014 Above All Human conference and the Microsoft TechEd Europe in Barcelona.

Associate Professor Kwang Lim -Clinical Program Director Continuing Care/ Chief Medical Officer, Northern Health

Assoc Professor Kwang Lim, MBBS (NSW), MD (Melb), FRACP is a geriatrician. He also works as the Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Director of Continuing Care at Northern Health in Melbourne. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine for the University of Melbourne. His research experience involves health service interventions in the care of older patients. He has had previous National Health and Medical Research Council funding, most recently performing a study on older adults with obesity. He has an interest in technology in ageing and helped organise and judge the recent Hackaging event in Melbourne in conjunction with Health XL and IBM.

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September 23, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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