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MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge Showdown TODAY (#GGMed14)- What to expect?!

What’s the scoop on the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge Showdown (official Twitter is #GGMed14) happening tonight at 6pm at the Boston Google Headquarters at 6pm? We think this is going to be the event of the seasons–bringing together under one roof the incredible talent housed at our world class educational institutions and community. You’ll get to meet and mingle with the pioneering leaders from Google Glass New England, Medstro, MIT H@cking Medicine, Hacking Pediatrics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital iHub, Health Innovators, and the Boston Young Healthcare Professionals.

Currently, the power of Google Glass is unknown, but thought to be a likelygame changer. Tonight will confirm that medical leaders believe it will revolutionize medicine.

Making the Magic happen tonight:

    1. Jennifer Joe, MD (@MedTechBoston, @JenniferJoeMD, @Medstrodotcom)- Founder and Editor-in-Chief of MedTech Boston, CEO of Medstro.com, Nephrologist and Emergency Room physician
    2. Sony Salzman (@SonySalz)- Managing Editor of MedTech Boston
    3. Donald Schwartz (@GraniteView, @GoogleGlassNE))- Chief Explorer of VectorSpect, Organizer of Google Glass New England
    4. Jim Ryan (@FarpointVenture)- Founding Partner at Farpoint Ventures, COO of Medstro
    5. John Bachir (@JohnJoseph)- Co-Founder and CTO of Medstro

Boston MedTech Leaders to find tonight:

    1. Andrea Ippolito (@AndreaKIppolito, @hackmedmit)- PhD Candidate at MIT, Co-Lead of MIT’s Hacking Medicine (@hackmedmit), doing Program Evaluation Research of the MA Statewide Health Information Exchange (Mass HIWay), and Co-Founder of Smart Scheduling. She is the woman visionary of all the incredible hackathons in Boston that are taking over the nation!
    2. Michael Docktor, MD (@MichaelDocktor, @HackPediatrics)-Director of Clinical Mobile Solutions at Boston Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Physician Lead of Hacking Pediatrics, probably one of the earliest physicians to make his own app, “I Earned That.”
    3. Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS (@LandmaAd, @BWHiHub)- CMIO for Health Innovation and Integration for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Core committee of The Brigham and Women’s iHub, Emergency Room physician
    4. Chris Sanders (@Innometheus, @BYHP)- Board Member of Boston Young Healthcare Professionals, Business Operations Consultant for Astella Pharma Global Development

Amazing Members of the Press to look for:

    1. Nicole Sanseverino (@NSanseverino, @CBSNews)- Digital Journalist, Associate Producer at CBS National News
    2. Susan Rojahn, PhD (@SLYoung11, @TechReview)- Science Writer, Biomedicine Editor at MIT Technology Review
    3. Callum Borchers (@CallumBorchers, @BostonGlobe)- Business Reporter at The Boston Globe


6pm-Opening Remarks by Seth van der Swaagh, Google’s Head of Performance Marketing for the NorthEast

6:10-6:20pm– Introductions from all of our fantastic Boston MedTech sponsors and collaborators who make the Boston medical innovation ecosystem a real powerhouse

6:20-7:20pm– Keynotes

    1. Nayan Jain (@supernayan)- Presidential Innovation Fellow, Healthcare Hacker, Google Glass Explorer
    2. Rafael Grossmann, MD (@ZGJR)- General, Trauma, Advanced Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgeon; First person to ever use Google Glass during a live surgery. Will keynote and demo.
    3. Chris Coburn- VP of Partners Innovation, Responsible for the commercial application of the unique assess and capabilities of the $10 billion, Boston based Partners Healthcare System. Partners Healthcare is the largest academic research enterprise in the US with nearly $1.5 billion in sponsored research.
    4. Karandeep Singh, MD (@BWHiHub, @BWHResearch)- Leader of the BWH’s first Google Glass application. Will keynote.
    5. Steve Horng, MD (@BIDMCNews, @BIDMCHealth)- ED Lead for the Google Glass Project at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Will keynote and demo.

7:20-7:30pm– Food & Wine

7:30-8:30pm– Pitch Offs

    1. Florence Doo– MD Candidate at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
    2. Matthew Snyder- Biomedical Science and MBA Candidate at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    3. Timothy Aungst, PharmD (@TDAungst)- Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University
    4. Todd A Theman, MD– Surgical Intern at The Massachusetts General Hospital
    5. Andrew Gonzalez, MD (@DrAGonzMD)- Vascular Surgery Health Services Research Fellow at The University of Michigan Medical School
    6. Lilit Sargsyan, MD (@UTHealth)- Pulmonary Fellow at UT Health- Houston
    7. Maulik Majmudar, MD (@MassGeneral)- Associate Director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab
    8. Piyush Gupta, MD– Internal medicine resident at Rhode Island Hospital with Brown University
    9. Ed Chung, MD– Chief Medical Information Officer of the New England Market at Tenet Healthcare. Remote presentation
    10. Austin Chiang, MD (@AustinChiangMD)- Internal medicine resident at New York Presbyterian Hospital with Columbia University
    11. Jordan Safirstein, MD (@CardiacConsult)- Director of Transradial Intervention at Morristown Medical Center. Not able to demo in person, but will be considered in this judging
    12. Merritt Brown, MD– Chief Resident at Harvard Neurology. Not able to demo in person, but will be considered in this judging

8:30-9pm– Food and Wine, Announce Winners

9:15pm– Panelists, Breakout Networking

    1. Maulik Majmudar, MD (@MassGeneral)- Associate Director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab
    2. Ozanan Meireles, MD- General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Digestive Healthcare Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
    3. Karandeep Singh, MD (@BWHiHub, @BWHResearch)- Leader of the BWH’s first Google Glass application
    4. Nabeel Ali (@NabeelUAli)- MD Candidate and Research Fellow at The Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
    5. Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD (@VahabzadehMD)- Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MGH/Harvard Medical School and Leadership Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
    6. Alia Rashid, MD– Ophthalmic Pathology Fellow at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
    7. Gajen Sunthara (@Gajen_Sunthara)- Principal Software Architect for Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation Acceleration Program and Google Glass Explorer

Sponsors: My Happy Health (@MyHappyHealth)

Jennifer M. Joe, MD

Jennifer M. Joe, MD

    My passion is healthcare optimization, whether that is with innovation, making scientific discoveries, or improving delivery. I love bringing people and ideas together and making projects work. With this, medicine exists to improve lives, and I will strive to always help patients and those around me.

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