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Personal Health Informatics Kickstart for Aspiring Scientists (partner event)

From: Joshua
Sent on: Thursday, October 9, 2014 12:35 PM

Use your creativity to change lives with health technology

Personal Health Informatics Kickstart for Aspiring Scientists

Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 9 AM to 5:15 PM, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Spend a high-paced, action-packed day working with multi-disciplinary teams to reimagine a new age of healthy living. This invite-only event is an opportunity to network with aspiring scientists and collectively design and implement a high-impact research project that could be funded using a crowd-funding site such as Experiment.com.

The day will begin with inspirational talks from faculty to get your creative juices flowing. Next, you’ll develop ideas for impactful research projects, consulting with top experts in personal health informatics, mobile health, pattern recognition and machine learning, epidemiology, and various health domains.

The event will culminate with a healthy dose of competition! You’ll present your research idea to all attendees and to a distinguished panel of experts who will evaluate your idea, provide feedback, and award prizes to the first ($1,000), second ($500) and third place teams ($250). Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

For more information and to apply: http://phi.neu.edu/kickstart

Personal health informatics is the study of person- and patient-facing technologies and how they can be used to improve health and change the nature of our healthcare system. Examples of personal health informatics technologies include assistive technologies that aid persons with disabilities, consumer wellness promotion technologies, patient education and counseling systems, interfaces for reviewing personal health records, advanced ambulatory monitoring for supporting health, automated eldercare systems that support independent living, and social networking systems connecting families and their social and medical support networks.

Sponsored by the Personal Health Informatics Program based in the College of Computer and Information Science and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences.

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