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Health Innovation Hackathon 2021

How would you use technology to improve healthcare?


Warwick SMT is delighted to organise and host our very first Health Innovation Hackathon this May.

Running from 09:00-16:00 on Sunday 2nd May, this engaging and fast paced event can be completed from your own home. Participants from different universities will be in teams of 4-6 and will be allocated based on their skill set and interests. This will be a great opportunity for individuals interested in health innovation and medical technology to meet like-minded individuals from different universities.

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Due to the incredible number of interests submitted, Warwick SMT are closing the sign ups at 5pm 16/04/2021.

Teams will be asked to generate novel solutions to one of a selection of problems currently facing the healthcare field. The event culminates in a Dragons' Den pitch, with teams in the running to win exciting prizes from our sponsors - The British Medical Association, Medical Defence Union and Wesleyan.

The event is open to students of ALL disciplines who are interested in healthcare and medical technology. Please note that you do not have to have a technical or coding background to participate.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

We are so excited to announce our four judges for our Health Innovation Hackathon:

Dr Gabi

Dr. Gabrielle Macaulay

NHS General Practitioner, Founder and Medical Director of Dr Gabi Clinic, Co-founder and Medical Director of MAHAAH group limited.

Dr Gabi is a family medicine doctor (GP) with over 10 years’ experience in the medical field. Her journey started at Imperial College London, where she obtained her MBBS and First Class Honours BSc degree in Diabetes and Endocrinology. In 2019, Dr Gabi had initially launched a skin clinic that approached clients in a holistic way using toxin free skin care regimes as well as using traditional medical treatments. She later extended this combined approach to other aspects of patient health, and thus MAHAAH group limited was born. MAHAAH Group Limited is a female founded healthcare company that integrates the best of science, technology and medicine coherently with a range of complementary, multi-axial holistic approaches, to creatively co-curate unique health visions into bespoke sustainable daily living practices.

Dr Gabi has been asked to feature on domestic and international TV channels, discussing health and wellbeing. Of note she has been on Channel 4 - Michael Mosley Lose a Stone in 21 Days talking about inflammation and a recurrent guest on the African News Channel - Channels TV.

Simon Fleming

Mr Simon Fleming

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Advisory Board for NIHR Clinical Education Incubator, Founder of Hammer It Out

Simon is a London-based Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar. He is a co-chair for the International Conference in Residency Education (ICRE), on the advisory board for the NIHR Clinical Education Incubator, Associate Editor for Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher and a Ph.D candidate in Medical Education at Barts & The London Medical School. He is also past Vice Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG) and a Past President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA).

While passionate about Orthopaedics, surgical training and mentoring future surgeons, he has special interests in hand surgery, competency decisions and combating bullying, undermining, harassment and the lack of diversity and equity in healthcare, through the award winning #HammerItOut and #CutItOut campaigns, on which he has delivered a TEDx talk and spoken internationally.

He undoes all the good work he does in the gym with a love of great food and tries to change the world in his spare time.

Michelle Kearns

Michelle Kearns

Chief Information officer at Caredoc, Founder and Director of One HealthTech Ireland, WHO Adviser

Michelle is the Director and Founder of One Healthtech Ireland which is part of a Global community and network who inspire celebrate, enable and champion diversity & inclusivity in health technology. Michelle’s ‘day job’ is as CIO of Caredoc, a not-for-profit organisation delivering healthcare services throughout Ireland. In 2020, Michelle was named among the ‘CIO 100’ most transformational and disruptive CIOs, and awarded a fellowship with the Irish Computer Society. Michelle is an active member of the UK Digital Health Network, CHIME, and the Health Informatics Society of Ireland. Michelle’s voluntary positions include Board member of International Foundation of Integrated Care Ireland, adviser to the World Health Organisation, member of a Citizens’ Jury on Health Information.

Dr Will Bolton

Dr. Will Bolton

Academic Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Innovation Lead for the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT), NIHR PhD Clinical Research Fellowship in the Global Health Research Group Surgical Technologies

Dr. Will Bolton is the Innovation Lead for the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) where he works to bring the latest technology and innovation enhanced training opportunities to trainees across the UK and Ireland. He recently completed an NIHR PhD Clinical Research Fellowship in the Global Health Research Group Surgical Technologies in Leeds. His research interests include the innovation and evaluation of novel surgical technology, its applications to low- resource settings and clinical trial design in Global Surgery. His clinical interests include neurosurgery and global surgery. He works with the NIHR Surgical MedTech Cooperative as Co- Founder of the affiliated student and early career medtech innovation collaborative called the MedTech Foundation, where he delivers innovation training and research internships. He is the Global Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetric Collaboration (GASOC) Innovation and Technology Lead where he works to promote global innovation training and frugal innovation for healthcare technologies. He is also the Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group (NANSIG) Innovation Lead where he develops opportunities for trainees to gain experience in surgical innovation and neuroscience.

Sponsored by:

BMA MDU Wesleyan

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