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September 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Hacking Health NYC is hosting a Kickoff Meetup for an exciting three-part series we’re co-organizing: the inaugural SHIELD SKIN HEALTH DIGITAL COLLABORATORY – LET’S CONNECT AND TRANSFORM SKIN HEALTH!
This Meetup is the first of three SHIELD digital collaboration events and will feature a talk and Q&A with Dr. Warren Winkelman from Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD (Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development). At this Meetup, Dr. Winkelman will introduce you to the basics of skin health, why it matters to all of us now more than ever, and what the innovation opportunities are for you in this emerging field.

The purpose of the Kickoff Meetup is to gather a diverse group of individuals from the technology, research, health, and business worlds and get you thinking about the potential for a new technology to transform the healthcare landscape by focusing on our largest organ: our skin. Following the Kickoff Meetup, you will be invited to the SHIELD Digital Design Collaboratory, where you will be able to connect in-person with those who are likely to benefit from innovation in skin health and other experts, form teams, and begin planning for the final SHIELD Hackathon event. At the Hackathon, to be held in early 2017, teams will develop and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. The winning team will be optioned for a year of development support in partnership with Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD.

The SHIELD Skin Health Digital Collaboratory is sponsored by Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD and co-organized by SHIELD, Hacking Health, and the Global Coalition on Aging.

About Dr. Warren Winkelman
Warren Winkelman is Senior Medical Director and Head of Medical Innovation for SHIELD (Nestlé Skin Health Investigation, Education, Longevity Development). He is a board-certified dermatologist with more than 25 years’ experience in innovation science, patient care, medical education, clinical and qualitative research, and medical affairs. Prior to joining SHIELD, Warren served in medical leadership positions for Schering-Plough, Merck, Janssen and Galderma. He holds a PhD in eHealth Innovation and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation from University of Toronto, an MBA in healthcare management from Binghamton University, an MD from SUNY-Buffalo School of Medicine and is a proud graduate of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at CCNY.

SHIELD is a global network of innovation and education hubs gathering today’s most creative and visionary thinkers from diverse disciplines to generate, develop and incubate ideas to advance skin health for tomorrow. SHIELD explores creative partnerships, new concepts and technologies to help preserve lifelong skin health, mitigate the emergence of skin conditions and integrate the skin dimension into the organization of age-friendly cities.

About the Global Coalition on Aging
GCOA is the world’s leading business voice on aging policy and strategy. We advance policy and market solutions to ensure aging is a path for economic growth, winning business strategies and social well-being.




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