Apply to Attend: Gun Violence Prevention Challenge Summit & Hack-a-thon
During the Gun Violence Prevention Challenge Summit & Hack-a-thon, the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) will employ a public health approach to gun violence prevention by generating innovations that can address gun safety, mental health, community resilience and policy.
Gun Violence Prevention Challenge Summit
Friday, April 13, 2018
Edward M. Kennedy Institute
210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
Gun Violence Prevention Hack-a-thon
Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15, 2018
MGH Simches Research Center
185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA
Through its “co-creation” model, CAMTech will convene experts in health, engineering and business to increase awareness and generate solutions to improve gun safety.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 6, 2018
*By registering for the Challenge Summit & Hack-a-thon, you are giving CAMTech permission to publish photos of you at the event including but not limited to print, digital, and social media. Please let us know ahead of the Challenge Summit & Hack-a-thon if you have issue with being identified in any photos.
Questions? Please contact Nicholas Diamond, Marketing & Communications Manager, at:
The entity (company/university/organization) you are currently affiliated with. Please enter N/A if this does not apply to you.
Where do you currently live or work? [City, State]
Where do you currently live or work? [Country]
If you are traveling from outside the Boston area, do you have funding to support your travel?
* Please note that at this time, we are not able to provide travel support for hack-a-thon participants.
Are you a student?
Choose the one that describes your background the best. If you are a student, choose your field of study.
Clinical (doctor, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse, paramedic, midwife, community health worker)
Technical & Design (engineer, developer, industrial design, web design, human-centered design)
Business (entrepreneur, sales, go-to-market)
Administration (public health, health services administration, law enforcement, police officer, government)
Affected community member (survivor, family, friend)
Have you participated in a health hack-a-thon before?
If yes, was it organized by CAMTech?
What are your primary goals for the hack-a-thon?
You can choose more than one.
Co-creation (working with clinical end-users and people with different skill sets)
Build something/rapid prototyping
Learn about medical technology innovation
Work with mentors
Win a monetary or in-kind prize
Solve a specific clinical challenge
Join a community of medtech innovators
Attending the hack-a-thon from 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 is essential. Will you be able to attend both days?
If you answered "no" for the above question, please explain.
In case you answered yes, please enter N/A.
What strengths will you bring to your team while putting a hack together?
600 characters or less.
Describe a gun violence challenge that you would like to address during the hack-a-thon.
600 characters or less. Focus on articulating the problem statement. Who is affected by it? How severe is the problem? Why are current solutions inadequate?
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Feel free to use this section to talk about anything else that will help others seek you out as a valued teammate (including any personal stories about how you've been affected by gun violence).
Are you interested in attending the Gun Violence Prevention Challenge Summit from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13? This all-day event will include keynotes and expert panels to identify challenges related to gun safety.
I only plan to attend the Gun Violence Prevention Challenge Summit
How did you find out about this event?
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