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Saturday, September 26, 2015 (all day) to Sunday, September 27, 2015 (all day)

Hackathon to benefit those living with degenerative neurological conditions 

Word cloud in the shape of a head with the words Hack4Health where the brain is locatedRegistration is now open for participants!

If you plan to attend the event as a spectator, please complete the spectator registration webform.

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) along with the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) at the University of Waterloo host this hackathon specifically focused on two neurological conditions: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Such an event typically brings together computer programmers, software and hardware developers, graphic designers and project managers alongside other enthusiastic participants who will collaborate in an effort to create new and accessible technology.

Hack4Health will provide an exciting space for the creation of practical applications (software, hardware, and social solutions) for people living with MS or Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The application(s) that emerge from this productive 2-day event will benefit people affected by and/or living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, enhance the profile of both conditions, inspire cutting-edge research at the University of Waterloo, and provide an invaluable platform for social innovation. 

Event details

Hack4Health Logo

When: September 26 & 27, 2015

Where: Accelerator Centre, 295 Hagey Boulevard, Waterloo ON N2L 6R5

Hack4Health is a non-traditional, continuous day/night/day hackathon aimed at social impact rather than profit motivation.

Be sure to follow #Hack4HealthUW on Twitter and like us on Facebook for all the action!

Please make sure to read the Hack4Health Rules and Regulation (PDF version or accessible version) before registering for the event. 

Schedule

September 26

September 27

Opening & welcome

Keynote presentations

World Cafe - Networking & Brainstorming

Team registration

Hackathon competition begins

Private team consultation meetings with mentors

Hackathon competition continues

Hackathon competition continues

Shortlist judging

Finalists announced

Final demos and judging

Winners announced and awarded

Networking reception

Registration

Registration is now open for participants!

Follow the link above to register online (credit card or WatCard payment only)

To pay by cheque, download the PDF file, complete the form and send it with a cheque (payable to University of Waterloo - MAREP) to:

MAREP, University of Waterloo, LHI 1629
200 University Ave. West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

Your registration fee will include breakfast and lunch on both days, dinner on Saturday, and refreshments on Sunday at the networking reception, as well as an assortment of beverages throughout the event.

Participants will also receive a free Hack4Health t-shirt and a survival kit with swag items that will help keep you going around the clock! 

If you have any dietary restrictions we should know about, please email ahscpm01@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4567, ext. 36880. We will do our best to accommodate your nutrition needs.

Prizes

Pathfinder Market Validation Canvas ($500 value) – Sponsored by the Accelerator Centre Waterloo  

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) Prize - one-term (four-month) stay at the St. Paul's GreenHouse, St. Paul's University College, for one student (retail value $4,000) - Sponsored by the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation Ken Murray Funds for Distribution

St. Paul's GreenHouse Prizeone-term (four-month) stay at the St. Paul's GreenHouse, St. Paul's University College, for one student (retail value $4,000)

An opportunity to apply for up to $15 000 in research grant funding through the MS Society of Canada and work under the mentorship of a UW faculty member

Four - $5,000 scholarships to enroll in the Masters of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Program at the Conrad Centre, University of Waterloo

Learn more about MS and dementia

Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias

Alzheimer Society of Canada: http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/About-dementia

Global news documentary on dementia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkvIZaSfUxc

​Blog post: http://changingaging.org/blog/manifesto-for-radical-inclusion/

Existing apps for dementia

Multiple Sclerosis

MS Society of Canada support materials for Hack4Health PDF (accessible version) - PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING ON AN IDEA FOR MS AT HACK4HEALTH

Website resources:

Dr. O’Connor book: https://beta.mssociety.ca/images/book/ms-the-facts-you-need.pdf

Common questions: https://beta.mssociety.ca/newly-diagnosed/common-questions

MS Overview: https://beta.mssociety.ca/about-ms/what-is-ms

Symptoms: https://beta.mssociety.ca/about-ms/symptoms

Treatments: https://beta.mssociety.ca/about-ms/treatments

Videos:

PMSA playlist: https://youtu.be/1BlufiE46Ps?list=PL2rqY0xxHmw0mpvAfo5QGR0hAW_oCAkXq

Research Priority #1: Translational: https://youtu.be/oni7O0HpoJc?list=PL2rqY0xxHmw39rrqYkL451QN1dZGlne5W 

Research Priority #2: https://youtu.be/VfS3ijfQuLM?list=PL2rqY0xxHmw39rrqYkL451QN1dZGlne5W 

MS Society of Canada: https://beta.mssociety.ca/about-ms

Mapping Multiple Sclerosis Around the World [Report]

Existing apps for MS

Mapping Connections: An Understanding of Neurological Conditions in Canada: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cd-mc/mc-ec/index-eng.php

Neurological open data:
http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset?q=neurological
http://infobase.phac-aspc.gc.ca:9600/PHAC/readPPReports.jsp?l=en-US,en;q=0.8&folder=iE8A45BB87A2D4F97B2487DDAEB09BAF0

Sponsorship packages available

Why sponsor Hack4Health? 

There are many people in Canada and around the world living with these conditions. While we wait for a cure, we need to provide as much support to those affected by dementia and MS so they can have the best quality of life possible. The time is ripe to develop effective technologies that aim to help people affected by and/or living with MS and Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By sponsoring Hack4Health, you will help to create a space of social breakthrough - and play a vital role as an agent of change in our community!  Will you help? 

For sponsorship details see sponsorship package (PDF)

An online accessible version of the sponsorship package is also available.

Sponsors

Lead sponsors

Biogen logoOntario Brain Institute logo

Silver sponsor

CIBC Mellon logo

Bronze

Faculty of Applies Health Science logoNetwork for Aging Research wordmarkPiller's Fine Foods logoON Semiconductor logo

Prize/gift sponsor

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation colour logoConrad business school logo

accelerator centre logo

4imprint logoPhilips logo

Vincenzo's logo        waterloo Smiles dentistry on king logo

Exhibitors

     Alias Apps logo         Emmetros logo

Food sponsors

Piller's logoVoortman logoWeston bakery logo             Panago logo

Partners

University of Waterloo Faculty of Applied Health SciencesMAREP logo

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Logo

EndMA Research and Training Network logo

Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington

 

Venue

accelerator centre logo

Cost 
$15.00
Location 
ACW - Accelerator Centre Waterloo
295 Hagey Boulevard
Waterloo, ON N2L 6R5
Canada

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