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Northeast Global Surgery Hackathon

Event Details

Keynote Address by Dr. Gregory Peck

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Day Of Materials:



Date: Sept 20-22nd, 2019

Location: Tufts University School of Medicine

Tickets: $10

Students, trainees, and faculty from healthcare fields, public health, engineering, education, business, policy/government, are all invited!

What is a hackathon?

From MIT Hacking Medicine: “Hackathon” is a combination of the words “hack” and “marathon.” A “hack” is a solution to an existing problem that is developed by intense innovative teamwork in a short amount of time, also known as “hacking.” A hackathon is therefore a race to solve challenges against time. Hackathons are commonly associated with programming and computer science but, in health hackathons, not all participants are coders. They come from diverse backgrounds, address pain points in healthcare delivery, and assess business viability as an integral component of their hacks. Our hackathons bring together people members spanning the whole healthcare ecosystem. Our teams usually consist of patients, nurses, doctors, engineers, developers, designers, business people, insurance, and policy experts. Together they attack healthcare challenges using a diverse and interdisciplinary approach.


A message from the planning committee:

The Northeast Global Surgery Hackathon is happening this September 20th-2nnd! We are bringing together multidisciplinary skill sets from graduate schools, health care facilities and companies across Boston and the Northeast. We will tackle relevant and imminent challenges in the delivery, access and infrastructure of global surgery.

Please contact the planning committee at

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