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Diagnostics by Design: A hack day for global health
Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (PST)
UPDATE: Frequently Asked Questions regarding this event have been updated here, http://www.teklalabs.org/2013/12/20/what-is-dxd-faq/
The Diagnostics by Design hackathon is a cross-communities effort to bridge the gap between makers and do-it-yourself innovators and the sphere of global health. The event is posed as a challenge to participants: with minimal materials or through innovative coding, tackle a technological or informatic need in the space of point of care diagnostics. These can range from generating DIY lab equipment alternatives for medical clinics with limited resources, informatics for disease monitoring, or redesign of diagnostic tools for resource-limited settings. Attendees from the Maker community will work with participants from academic and professional spaces: the goal is an interface between the innovative expertise of the former with the needs assessments and field knowledge of the latter. We not only explore, but get hands on experience with pressing health and design needs.
The DxD hackathon is a two day event, from Saturday (1/11/13) from 9AM to 9PM, and Sunday (1/12/13) from 9AM to 3PM. Eventbrite only shows the Saturday date; registration covers participation and meals for both days.
Saturday (Invention Lab, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley)
9:00-9:30 am Opening remarks and brief overview of logistics
9:30 am-9:00 pm Open building time (all equipment in the Invention Lab is available for use; Hackathon organizers will be available to run jobs on the 3D printers, laser cutters, mills and lathes for each Hackathon team)
12:00-1:00 pmLunch available in conference room
4:00 pm Afternoon tea, coffee and snacks served
9:00 pm Invention Lab closes for the day
9:00 am -12:00 pm Open building time (Invention Lab, Sutardja Dai Hall)
12:00-1:30 pm Team Presentations (CITRIS auditorium)
1:30-2:30 pm Lunch
2:30-3:00 pm Awards and closing remarks (CITRIS auditorium)
This event is sponsored by the following organizations:
Invention Lab @ Berkeley
The Blum Center and BigIdeas @ Berkeley
The Institute of International Studies
The Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND)
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Thursday, January 9th 2014: Diagnostics by Design: A workshop on the design, development and implementation of global health technologies
Friday, January 10th 2014: The 6th Annual CEND Symposium, Academia and the Global Health Pipeline: Basic Science, Innovation and Translation.
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Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND)
The Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases (CEND) was established as a multi-disciplinary research unit at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008, with the support of a generous donation by Henry H. “Sam” Wheeler, Jr. The mission of CEND is to help the University of California, Berkeley make innovative and substantial contributions to the global response to emerging and neglected infectious diseases. We at CEND believe that by educating potential innovators, connecting researchers from diverse disciplines, and investing in research, we can help the best and brightest minds at UC Berkeley access the resources they need to make meaningful and innovative contributions to our scientific understanding and ability to combat emerging and neglected diseases. For more information, visit us at: http://cend.globalhealth.berkeley.edu