Hack-a-thon for Health

Published: 02nd October 2015 04:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2015 04:14 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Global Health will host a Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon in Hyderabad on October 10 and 11. The event brings together some of India’s creative minds to develop innovative and affordable health technologies that will improve the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes in India and globally.

com.jpgThe event will take place at the Indian School of Business, Gachibowli. Prior to the Hack-a-thon, CAMTech will host the Diabetes Clinical Summit: An Ecosystem Approach, at LV Prasad Eye Institute. This day-long event will have a series of panel discussions featuring a diverse group of stakeholders, including patients, physicians, nurses, ASHA workers, government and industry representatives, and public health experts – focused on tackling pressing clinical health challenges and barriers to diabetes care in India. Dr Gullapalli N Rao, founder and chair at LVPEI and an ophthalmology expert, will give the keynote address at the event. The day concludes with the CAMTech Technology Showcase, an interactive presentation of early-stage and newly-marketed diabetes focused technologies.

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