The 48-hour event, powered by AMEE (The Association for Medical Education in Europe) and headline sponsored by Elsevier Education will take place at the SECC Glasgow from 4th-6th September, and will run alongside the 2015 AMEE Conference.
80 developers, designers and thinkers will be selected from over 300 applicants. Their aim will be to compete against one another, and build software with the ability to change the face of today’s medical education.
Elsevier the world’s leading provider of information solutions for science, health and technology are opening up their medical catalogues for participants to use and build new technologies with. There will also be medical education mentors on hand to motivate and guide every team to ensure their idea is developed to it’s full potential.
When the 48 hours is complete, the teams must pitch their product to the panel of judges, with the winning team taking home several prizes and the opportunity to visit the Netherlands and have an exclusive tour of Elsevier’s Amsterdam Headquarters.
Jeremy Chui, lead organiser for MEDx said, “The medical education industry remains largely untapped, which is why we decided to work with AMEE to host the world’s first hackathon in this field.
“It’s not every day that you get the chance to bring together Europe’s most highly skilled developers and designers, with the sole aim of creating products to improve medical education. We’re very excited to see the outcome from the hackathon, as it will no doubt create huge benefits for healthcare professionals, but society as well.”