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HIP613 Café

Hacking Health Ottawa

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

HIP613 Café

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Designer 31 Dec 2016 $6.99 $1.01
Developer 31 Dec 2016 $6.99 $1.01
Healthcare Professionals 31 Dec 2016 $6.99 $1.01
Others 31 Dec 2016 $6.99 $1.01
Student 31 Dec 2016 Free $0.00

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HIP613 Café

Following our very successful Health Innovation Program (#HIP613) launch in partnership with CHEO-OCTC, join us for a panel on tech innovation as well as audience Q & A, informal discussions and networking opportunities.

You can expect to hear thoughtful perspectives from leaders in the space of design, medicine and technology that will help us re-imagine problems and solutions. The goal is to connect with healthcare and non-healthcare professionals that have a different skill set and are equally passionate about solving problems so that you can start forming your power team for the hackathon.

The panelists are:

Dr. Mark Dermer (Family Physician and Healthcare Consultant at Mark Dermer and Associates Ltd.)

Dr. Adrian Chan (Professor and Associate Dean (Programs & Awards) at Carleton University)

Jeannine Lafrenière (Founder & President at Forget For a Moment Foundation)

Monica Zaczynski (User Experience Design & Research Consultant at Telus Health)

Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau (Founder at

The panel will be moderated by Adam Freed.

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

All ticket proceeds go towards supporting the Health Innovation Program.

Dr. Mark Dermer is the founder and managing associate of the Central Ottawa Family Medicine Associates (COFMA), an 11-doctor, 4-nurse family medicine practice that uses a full electronic medical record and which is recognized as a Canadian leader in innovative, high quality interdisciplinary care.After taking a mid-career sabbatical he focused on meaningful disruptions and change of our healthcare systems.

Dr. Adrian D. C. Chan  is currently a Professor with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, and the Associate Dean, Programs and Awards, with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, at Carleton University. He is the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Research Education Accessibility and Design (READ) Initiative, the former Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering, and co-founder of NeuroQore Inc. His research interests include biological signal processing, signal quality assessment, biomedical image processing, pattern recognition, assistive devices, and noninvasive sensor systems. Dr. Chan has over 100 refereed publications and has been recognized with a number of honours including: Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation Capital Educator's Award (2008), IEEE Ottawa Outstanding Engineering Educator Award (2011), Carleton University Research Achievement Award (2013), and Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Outstanding Biomedical Engineer of the Year (2015).

Jeannine Lafrenière, the is founder and president of the Forget for a Moment Foudantion, knows first-hand about the stress, anxiety and apprehension experienced by patients in health care institutions. Diagnosed with cancer, and waiting anxiously in a hospital waiting room for test results, she wished for something other than old magazines to distract her from her worries. 

Monica Zacynski is a User Experience Designer and Researcher. After completing her masters in Human Computer interaction, Monica spent several years at Akendi Inc, an experience design and research consultancy here in Ottawa. A number of personal health experiences led her to really examine the healthcare experience for patients and re-evaluate her own career path. Feeling the need to get more involved in meaningful design in healthcare, she began consulting with Telus health where she is now.

Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau started her entrepreneurship journey at the age of 18 years old. She founded three startups: Camp Pulsion, AmbiZion, and Welbi. Now a graduate of the Telfer School of Management, uOttawa, she is working full time on Welbi. Welbi uses existing wearable technology, like Fitbit and Garmin, to help families take care of their older loved ones. Welbi analyzes sleep quality, activity, and heart rate patterns and sends notifications to families if a risk or abnormal change is detected. Welbi's main objective is to help families keep their loved ones at home longer and happier. 

Adam Freed is currently Principal, Human Factors and Healthcare Engineering Consultant at FactorSafe Solutions, an Ottawa-based consultancy dedicated to proactive safety management through the enhancement of human performance. Originally a high-tech R&D engineer, influential experiences with the healthcare systems in Canada and abroad led him to refocus on improving the patient experience. Since obtaining a Masters of Applied Science from Carleton University in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Human Factors, Adam has worked with various healthcare organisations, including The Ottawa Rehab Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, Algonquin College’s School of Health and Community Studies, Human Factors MD, Health Canada, and CHEO. Outside of his consulting work, Adam is the Chair of CapCHI (local branch of an international computer-human interaction special interest group), the founder of IoT613 (Ottawa’s Internet of Thing Conference), and a sessional instructor at Carleton University.

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Impact Hub Ottawa
71 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K1P5N2

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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