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      November 15, 2019

      Friday   5:00 PM

      Wieblinger Weg 19 , Ground Floor - Building A
      Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg

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      EIT Health AMR Hackathon 2019

      EIT Health invites all medical and veterinarian students and doctors, infection control practitioners and individuals working in the health sector interested in making a real change in the field of AMR to be part of this unique event! when: 15th to 17th November 2019where: Akademie für Gesundheitsberufe, Wieblinger Weg 19, 69123 Heidelberg, Germanyregistration deadline: 4th November 2019 The Hackathon aims to investigate unique approaches to deal with Antimicrobial Diseases (AMR) in European countries in case of drug-resistant superbug outbreak. The Hackathon will have several challenges based on the outlined scenario initiated by various pharma, industry, insurance and governmental entities. There are various novel methods and possible alternative therapies that may be used to face such an outbreak. The approaches that are proposed are to be considered the challenges and will be tackled by the respective teams. The teams will address the following points revolving around the challenges: What is the science/biology behind the method and how does it work? (side effects, effectiveness, impact, etc.)​ Who is leading this method? (institutions, countries, labs, etc.)​ How can this be taken into other countries despite the politics and regulations? (regional/national/international regulations, prevention and public safety measures/rules, readiness and adaptability in countries).​ Solutions for these challenges will be developed by the participating teams as the main goals of the Hackathon. During the Hackathon, the participants will be divided into groups, while each group will hold a presentation on the last day about their approach and solution. Moreover, there will be presentations during the Hackathon from experts and representatives that will serve as guidance for the participating teams. Following that, the solutions will be communicated with the respective interested entities and will also be published in the form of a White Paper. That White Paper will be submitted to DG Santé and afterwards to local and national authorities, therefore aiming to impact the policy and decision makers in Europe. Agenda: Friday 15th November 17:00– 17:30 Gathering & Registrations 17:30 – 18:00 Welcome & Introduction 18:00 – 18:30 Kick-Off Groups and Activities 18:30 – 19.15 Kick-Off Presentation: AMR 19:15 – 22:00 Dinner & Networking and Initiating Saturday 16th November  08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast & Launch 09:00 – 13:15 Working Groups 09:00 – 13:15 Intermittent Presentations from Experts (Biology, Policy, Clinicians, Applications, Public Health) 13:15 – 14:15 Lunch 14:15 – 16:00 Working Groups 16:00 – 16:45 External Presentation: Pitching for Health 16:45 – 18:45 Working Groups 18:45 – 21:00 Dinner Sunday 17th November 08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast 09:00 – 12:00 Working Groups 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch 13:00 – 14:00 Final Presentations of the participants 14:00 – 14:20 External Presentation: AMR and the Next Steps 14:20 – 15:30 Results & Closing Ceremony On the last day, there will be a jury panel that will evaluate the different outcomes and presentations. The evaluation criteria will be provided on the first day of the Hackathon. Win and be part of the EIT Health Summit 2019 in Paris, France The winning team, nominated by a jury of experts and based on the outcomes and the presentation on the final day, will win an entry ticket to the EIT Health Summit in Paris, France on 4th-5th Dec 2019. How to apply Medical and veterinarian students and doctors, infection control practitioners and individuals working in the health sector are more than welcome to send their CVs to and to register below via Eventbrite. Having publications in the field of AMR is encouraged. The hackathon language will be English thus you must have excellent command of the language. All participants will be selected based on merit only. There will be a limited number of scholarships with reimbursement of reasonable T&A expenses (up to 200€ per person). Participants applying for the scholarship should send a short motivational letter, in addition to the CV. Join the challenges and be part of this year’s EIT Health AMR Hackathon! Contact: For more information please read here. If you have any queries regarding this event, contact us on 

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