Hacking Women’s Health Care

Date: July 8-9, 2019               Place: Tel Aviv University               Time: 30 Hours

As a preliminary event of The World Congress on Women’s Health Innovations and Inventions: Addressing Unmet Needs, we invite you to participate in a Hackathon.

We are looking for: Obstetric and Gynecology residents, healthcare professionals, graduate students form health science, computer science, physics, mathematics and more. Patient organizations, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, developers and others 

This is your opportunity to join forces and talent for 30 hours and propel innovation in Women’s’ healthcare.

Why focusing on Women’s’ Healthcare: Significant unmet medical needs profoundly affect the lives of hundreds of millions of women worldwide. Women are experiencing a fair share of unmet medical needs for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Women’s healthcare needs vary substantially over the life cycle, from childhood to menopause; this increases the challenge of understanding and addressing a diverse and evolving set of health issues.
  • Several chronic diseases disproportionately affect women, including type 2 diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis and depression.
  • Diagnosis of some women’s health conditions, including ovarian cancer, requires invasive procedures that tend to delay detection and treatment and exacerbate outcomes.
  • Therapeutics for some common women’s health conditions are lacking in efficacy, durability or tolerability.

New technologies are being developed rapidly. Participating in the Hackathon is part of shaping the future of Women’s Health.

The process in general: Teams will be invited to choose from several projects representing real-world challenges. Unmet clinical needs in women’s health are attached. Project details will be described at the event, some examples include:

  • Develop a mobile application for collecting data sets
  • Develop natural language processing methods to extract coded data items from clinical text
  • Diagnostic technologies for unmet needs of women’s health.
  • Predictions for complicated women’s health issues such as: Preterm pregnancy, success of IVF and more

After 30 hours of hacking, teams will present their solutions to a panel of judges. Projects will be evaluated based on criteria including:

  • Creativity
  • Potential for real-world application
  • Potential impact

WHII Hackathon Topics
Main Topic: The future of Maternal Fetal medicine – Prediction and Prevention of Pregnancy Complications and later Prevention of early Maternal and Child Non- Communicable Diseases (NCD)

  • How to prevent unnecessary cesarean deliveries- intrauterine fetal metabolic status assessment
  • Preterm deliveries? Prediction and prevention
  • Fetal growth restriction? Prediction and prevention
  • Gestational and pre-gestational diabetes? Early diagnosis and prevention of complications
  • Post Partum – How to prevent future NCD in women with pregnancy complications

Main Topic: Gynecological Oncology, including cervical, ovarian and breast cancer: diagnosis, treatment and follow up

  • New imaging technologies to identify early ovarian cancer
  • Hybrid technologies (imaging & molecular) to identify early cancer (ovary, breast, cervix)
  • How Big Data can assist in identification of women at risk to develop ovarian cancer / cervical cancer

Next Step: If this world intrigues you, and you wish to dedicate your time and talent to develop innovative solutions for the unmet needs, this hackathon is for you.
We invite you to be a part of fast-growing community for digital healthcare innovation.
Registration for participants is now open: click here

Due to limited availability participants will be selected on a first come first served basis. Accepted participant will receive a confirmation email one month prior to the event.

Notes for you to know:

  • Registration Price: 100 NIS
  • We will hold the hackathon in conjunction with The 1st World Congress on Women’s Health Innovations and Inventions (WHII): Addressing Unmet Needs.
  • The winning teams will present their demo to the congress participations
  • The IP is public
  • High level facilities with various devices, equipment and real live data
  • Each team should include at least two female team members
  • We promise a lot of fun

For more information please contact: whii.hackathon@comtecmed.com