This workshop focuses on the unique needs faced by the medical community in low-resource settings and how to apply scientific and technological tools to create designs adapted to these environments. The problem calls for an approach that marries practical ingenuity with advanced biotech know-how, and attendees will be introduced to the relevant design principles and led through a number of successful case studies. This event, co-sponsored by Scientists Without Borders, will be led by Dr. Jacqueline Linnes, who is a researcher at MIT's Innovations in International Health program (http://iih.mit.edu), a collaborative research consortium focused on developing innovative solutions to global health issues.
Graduate students, postdocs, medical students, and other physicians-in-training interested in contributing their time and expertise towards problems in the developing world are encouraged to attend. Practical resources to identify actual problems, find on-the-ground organizations for partnering, and how to share and implement their solutions will be provided.
About Scientists Without Borders:
Scientists Without Borders is a public/private partnership that uses open and collaborative innovation to generate, share, and advance innovative science and technology-based solutions to the world's most pressing global development challenges. More info can be found at http://www.scientistswithoutborders.org
This event will also be broadcast as a webinar.
Please note: Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City where possible.
|This meeting is free for all.
Networking reception to follow