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I'd like to announce a local Boston event run by the NIH Center for Future Technologies for Cancer Care. The event is focused on innovation in cancer diagnostics, treatments and screening tools specifically for poor settings.

Here is the info!
We are also looking for speakers to bring clinical needs to the group! Please contact Lena Liu () for more information or speaking opportunities!

Thanks, Cathie

Create to Innovate for Cancer Care
Starts: 10:00 am on Saturday, October 5, 2013
Ends: 10:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2013
Location: Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th Floor, One Broadway, Cambridge,

Hosted by Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care What: Hackathon and prototyping event focused on cancer care! When October 5th, 2013, 10 am to 10 pm Who: Anyone and Everyone! Engineers, Scientists, Clinicians, Students, Hackers and More. Create to Innovate for Cancer Care is a hack-a-thon focused on developing innovative new technologies to solve diagnostic issues related to cancer care. This specific event will involve the development of prototypes, software, and ideas at the event by the participants. The event is aimed towards the research community at large – including students, clinicians and public health practitioners from academia, and industry - to engage a multidisciplinary audience to develop creative healthcare solutions. Participants will spend 12 hours together working and building, researching and discussing new technologies with experts and innovators. The event addresses the prototyping, training and clinical needs assessment aims of the Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care. Specifically, participants will take a current issue in cancer care that needs to be addressed and then provided with time, space, and equipment to develop prototypes to address these healthcare issues. Participants will work in a team environment to encourage interdisciplinary learning and training. A week following the event, teams that have developed the most promising, creative, and suitable solution to a cancer care problem will be rewarded with a prize and given the option to further develop their ideas in the Prototyping Alpha Core with the support of the CFTCC.

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Jennifer Joe
Replied at 7:11 PM, 6 Oct 2013

Hi Dr. Klapperich,

Thank you for putting on such an exciting event with brilliant people sharing ideas. This is an exciting opportunity for Boston--to have an NIH funded Alpha Core Lab that is looking for teams to fund and prototype with!

I think they would call that an NIH funded incubator!

More can be found about the Hackathon at the MedTech Boston Blog, an innovative blog to provide a meeting ground for all the medical and healthcare innovation and technology in Boston.

We hope to cover all events in Boston. So please email us if you are putting on an event!

We also welcome contributing authors!

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