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Hacking Health Waterloo Café #6

Hosted by Hacking Health Waterloo Region

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Are you a developer, designer or engineer interested in the healthcare industry?

Are you a doctor, nurse or a researcher with an interesting idea?

Are you someone simply looking to learn more about innovating within healthcare?

Join us at Hacking Heath Cafe Waterloo for a fun and inspiring evening!

Our goal is to foster relationships between healthcare experts and the technology talent in Waterloo Region. The idea is simple: hackers love to solve problems and the healthcare industry has plenty to go around.

Agenda for the evening:

• 6:30 - 7:00 pm: Networking and Refreshments

• 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Intro, Presentations and Q/A

• 8:00 pm onwards: Networking


• Dave Fleischer ( from the Kitchener Waterloo Civitan Club ( KW Civitan Club is part of a larger international organization of volunteers dedicated to helping people in their own community with a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. On the campus of the University of Alabama is the UAB Civitan International Research Center. This world class research facility is a center for research into disorders such as autism, down syndrome, brain tumors, epilepsy and many more. The KW club was chartered in 1964, and in that time they have built and operate a 24 unit apartment building for low income seniors on Erb St. They donated $125,000 to the building of the Children’s Safety Village and most recently donated another $15,000 for them to purchase 30 ipads to implement an internet safety program to our school kids (watch for the press release on March 30). Dave has been an active member of service clubs for 15+ years, and he is here to talk about the importance of being involved with a service club and of course about KW Civitan 2.0.

• Sherri Sutherland is the Director of Development for Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington ( Your local Alzheimer Society fundraises to support people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias ( One such fundraiser is Purse-Suasion ~ Purses with Purpose. Purse-Suasionis May 6th from 7-10pm at Kitchener City Hall Rotunda. Proceeds fund counselling, education, and support groups so that clients can have access to programs and services at no cost to them.

• John Gregory ( from Opencity Inc. ( McKinsey & Company estimated a market potential of US$44 billion in beyond-the product solutions for medical technology companies in the US alone. Research shows that healthcare systems providers continue to incur significant costs from preventable Healthcare Acquired Conditions. Despite guidelines and toolkits healthcare facilities struggle to implement sustainable programs. John will present examples of how Med Tech business are offering outcomes based solution models, to benefit patients, healthcare systems and industry providers.

• Dr. Shannon Viana ( is a local chiropractor and community leader who has developed a children's posture pilot project through the Faculty of Social Work at WLU. Dr. Vianna is looking to connect with software developers to help with the development of technology to help people properly set up their work stations.

• Graham Campbell ( from the McMaster School of Medicine will talk about the third annual Waterloo-Wellington Clinical Research and Quality Improvement Symposium ( to be held on May 25th, 2016 (12-5pm) at McMaster University School of Medicine Waterloo Regional Campus.
This year’s theme focuses on the intersections of technology and health, and we’re delighted to welcome members of the local technology and start-up community to join us to exhibit their work and to network among health professionals in the Region.