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Hack4Rare webinars

The Children’s Tumor Foundation and MIT Hacking Medicine are calling for healthcare startups, developers, solutions architects, and hackathon enthusiasts to drive innovation and improve the lives of patients living with a variety of rare diseases. Provided at this 5-week virtual hackathon are exclusive data sets, mentor support, and input from rare disease patients to help make your hackathon solution as real as it gets.

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Before the hackathon begins, there will be a series of webinars. The first introductory session will focus on neurofibromatoisis and the NF track challenges. During this webinar, you will learn about the main features of NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis from leading researchers in the field. We will also present the NF track challenges and the data sets that will be provided.

Date and Time: June 8, 2021, 12 pm – 1 pm ET


Nancy Ratner, PhD
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, CCHMC

Marco Giovannini, MD, PhD
Professor-in-Residence, Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA

Salvo La Rosa, PhD
CSO, Children's Tumor Foundation

Jineta Banerjee, PhD
Senior Scientist, Sage Bionetworks

The complete schedule of webinars can be found here.