Fall is officially here! And with the changing leaves and cooler temps comes our biggest season for events here at Microsoft New England.
Here are three not to miss this week:
HealthCamp Boston is an unconference that is designed to provide a creative environment to bring together diverse groups of people who otherwise might not meet at traditional health or medical events. Participants themselves provide the content, with break-out sessions they develop themselves and plug into a schedule grid on the day of the event. Anyone can present and host a session in nearly any format. The agenda for the day grows organically as the conversations and ideas develop. Discussions cover topics such as participatory healthcare, the use of social media in healthcare and mHealth. Multiple sessions run in parallel. Participants will hear and network with some of the extraordinary and innovative people transforming health care.
The Boston area is a center of innovation for all aspects of healthcare, so you can be certain that people at HealthCamp Boston will be discussing things like:
– Big Data in healthcare
– Improving engagement and outcomes through mobile devices and social media
– Personalized medicine and translational medicine
– Empowered patients
– Practical impacts of healthcare reform
– and more…
HealthCamps are often scheduled adjacent to other conferences to increase the opportunities for synergy. This year’s HealthCamp Boston will be held the day before the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit. So come a day early and turbocharge your conference experience by joining other passionate healthcare innovation people at Health Care’s leading unconference – HealthCamp.s
2) Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith Talks Online Privacy, Surveillance with Harvard Law’s Jonathan Zittrain at the Berkman Center
Tuesday, November 4, 12:00pm
Twitter: @BradSmi @zittrain @berkmancenter
The Berkman Center and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) are hosting Microsoft’s General Counsel, Brad Smith, in conversation with Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain this Tuesday, November 4th. The afternoon luncheon discussion may fall right after Halloween weekend, but it tackles a scary notion to many: that governments are watching us online, and the threat of overreaching government surveillance. From the other side, governments want to have a certain level of access to our online info to enforce their laws.
This discussion will explore the role of law in protecting our rights in the physical world online, as well as the complementary roles that law and technology play to protect us, and the need for governments to come together so that companies (and customers) don’t face conflicting legal obligations—another scary thought.
3) A Night to TargetCancer: The 5th Annual TargetCancer Gala
Thursday, November 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
A Night to TargetCancer: The 5th Annual TargetCancer Gala is the annual fundraiser for TargetCancer, a Cambridge not-for-profit dedicated to funding innovative research into rare cancers. This event brings the scientific community, patients, patient families, and supporters together to raise funds for TargetCancer’s rare cancer research initiatives. The gala, which features a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, speeches, and music, was held at Microsoft New England in 2013 and attracted 225 guests, raising $125,000. TargetCancer was founded by Cambridge resident Paul Poth after he was diagnosed with a rare cancer at age 38. Paul passed away in 2009, but his family is continuing his mission by providing specific, targeted grants supporting rare cancer research.
TargetCancer promotes the development of lifesaving treatment protocols for rare cancers. TargetCancer directly supports initiatives at the forefront of cancer treatment by funding innovative research, fostering collaborations, and raising awareness among scientists, clinicians, and patients.
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