SHILAC 2015

San Juan, Puerto Rico | November 20-22, 2015

Symposium of Health Informatics in Latin America and the Caribbean & Hacking Medicine in the Caribbean

Spurring Innovation in Healthcare

The second Symposium of Health Informatics in Latin America and the Caribbean (SHILAC) has been expanded to two and a half a days. With the objective of spurring innovation in healthcare, we have incorporated the Hacking Health in the Caribbean hackathon with MIT Hacking Medicine – an interdisciplinary, diverse, innovation gathering with $4000 in prizes!

A description and paper about the first SHILAC can be found here.
To better understand what an MIT Hacking Medicine hackathon looks like, please click here.

There are four main objectives of the symposium and hackathon:

  1. To identify common issues that may be addressed with informatics
    • public health issues
    • importance of collaborative solutions that include a wide array of disciplines
    • importance of collaborative solutions that include decision makers
  2. To showcase the health informatics research and industry in Latin America and the Caribbean and describe the challenges and lessons learned
  3. To brainstorm how to bridge the gaps among disciplines to develop more collaborative and diverse research and industry teams for more efficient solutions to health informatics issues in developing countries
  4. To solve healthcare problems and implement computational and informatics solutions for developing and developed countries using mobile technology

For more information about SHILAC 2015 and the Hacking Medicine in the Caribbean, please reach us at info@shilac.org.