[@OKau] Fwd: BioBriefing - "Why Hack? - Hackathons for healthcare technology"

Fiona Tweedie fiona.c.tweedie at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 05:19:53 UTC 2015

Hi there Melbourne!

Just a reminder that this event will be taking place next week at Carlton
Connect. BioMelbourne have been great advocates for HealthHack and the
discussion should be lively. We have a limited number of discount tickets
available. If you would be interested in purchasing one from us, please
contact me directly (Fiona.C.Tweedie at gmail.com).

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Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

*Why Hack? -*
* Hackathons for Healthcare Technology*

*Presented by BioMelbourne Network with Open Knowledge Foundation
and Carlton Connect Initiative*

*About the 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

*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.

*When:      *Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

*Time:*        *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

*RSVP:    *  18th September, 2015

*Gladly introducing the Guest 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*
Team Girror

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 Eyenaemia

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

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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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

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

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