Empire State Opioid Epidemic Innovation Challenge

September 28-30, 2018 | #OpioidSolutionsNY

Compete for $10K While Curbing the Opioid Epidemic

During the Empire State Opioid Epidemic Innovation Challenge, innovators will co-create solutions to curb the local and national opioid epidemic while competing for cash prizes, eligibility for $10K and six months of acceleration support in the CAMTech Accelerator Program (CAP).  Join us at #OpidoidSolutionsNY!

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Challenge Summit

Friday, September 28, 2018

Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research

Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

530 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027

Solutions Sprint

Saturday, September 29 – Sunday, September 30, 2018

Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research

Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

530 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027

The Challenge Summit will convene clinicians, government representatives, public health experts and affected community members to facilitate a discussion of challenges and provide critical insight into the opioid epidemic. The Solutions Sprint will serve as an open-innovation platform for a diverse community to co-create innovations over a 48-hour period. Through cross-disciplinary collaboration, mentorship and award incentives, teams can accelerate ideas into breakthrough innovations with the potential to curb the opioid epidemic.

Through its “co-creation” model, CAMTech and partners will convene experts in health, engineering and business to increase awareness and generate solutions that can address the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid addiction. Innovators will develop technologies that are not only user-centric, technologically-disruptive and socially-impactful, but also commercially-viable. Working together, there is the power to effect real change and save lives.

TimeDescription
7:45 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:10 AMWelcoming Remarks: Dr. Kristian Olson, CAMTech Director
9:10 AM - 9:20 AMMorning Keynote 1: James Oddo, Staten Island Borough President
9:20 AM - 9:35 AMMorning Keynote 2: State or City Official
9:35 AM - 9:50 AMMorning Keynote 3: Michael Dowling, CEO, Northwell Health
9:50 AM - 10:05 AMMorning Keynote 4: Arlene González-Sánchez, OASAS Commissioner
10:05 AM - 10:30 AMFireside Chat: Dr. Hillary Kunins, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Robert Kent, OASAS General Counsel; Dr. Benjamin Bearnot, Massachusetts General Hospital (Moderator)
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMBreak
10:50 AM - 11:35 AMPanel 1 - Introduction to the Opioid Crisis, Progress, and Challenges: Dr. Anthony Ferreri, Health and Human Services Regional Director; Dr. Silvia Martins, Columbia School of Public Health; Michael McMahon, Staten Island District Attorney; Dr. Daliah Heller, CUNY School of Public Health
11:35 AM - 11:50 AMPersonal Story: Linda Ventura, Thomas' Hope Foundation
11:50 AM - 12:35 PMPanel 2 - Prevention: Chris Ivanoski, CVS; Dr. Laura Ficarra, OASAS Director of Prevention Services; Joshua Vinciguerra
Director, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement at New York State Department of Health
12:35 PM - 12:50 PMPersonal Story: Avi Israel, Save the Michaels
12:50 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:35 PM - 2:20 PMPanel 3 - Treatment: Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Dr. Harshal Kirane, Northwell Health; Dr. Pia Mauro, Columbia University School of Public Health
2:20 PM - 2:35 PMPersonal Story: Carlee Hulzsizer, Friends of Recovery New York
2:35 PM - 2:55 PMAfternoon Keynote: State or City Official
2:55 PM - 3:35 PMInteractive Coffee Session: Challenge Identification
3:40 PM - 4:25 PMPanel 4 - Recovery: Gary Mendall, Shatterproof; Donna Mae DePola, The Resource Training Center; Adam Barea, Google; John Tavalacci, Odyssey House

4:25 PM - 4:40 PMPersonal Story: Stephanie Campbell, Friends of Recovery New York
4:40 PM - 5:00 PMClosing Remarks: Dr. Kristian Olson, CAMTech Director

Saturday

TimeDescription
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
9:05 AM - 9:15 AMWelcoming Remarks: Dr. Kristian Olson, Director of CAMTech
9:15 AM - 9:30 AMPersonal Story
9:30 AM - 9:45 AMMorning Keynote: Andrew Schwartz, GEMs Boxes
9:45 AM - 10:45 AMSolutions Sprint 101: An introduction to the Solutions Sprint model, expectations for the weekend and overview of the schedule
10:45 AM - 11:00 AMBreak
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMPitching: All participants, mentors and speakers have an opportunity to present a challenge related to the opioid epidemic in 60 seconds or less
1:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch and Networking: Innovators self-assemble into cross-disciplinary teams
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMMentor Debrief: An overview of the mentoring process and expectations (mentors only)
1:30 PM - 6:00 PMHacking Commences: Participants finalize their teams and begin to develop their ideas, innovations and prototypes with mentor support. Hack Shop opens. Team registration link opens.
6:00 PM - 6:30 PMDinner
6:30 PM - 2:00 AMHacking Continues: Teams continue working and iterating through the evening
11:59 PMDeadline for Team Registration and Practice Pitch Sign-Ups: Teams must register their concepts online to be eligible to present on Sunday

Sunday

TimeDescription
7:00 AM - 2:00 PMDoors Open and Hacking Continues: Teams work with mentors to refine their ideas, develop prototypes and think through implementation models (optional start time for participants)
9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMPractice Pitch Sessions: Teams prepare their final presentations
12:00 PMLunch
12:30 PMJudges Debrief: Judges convene to discuss evaluation process (judges only)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PMFinal Presentations: Teams deliver 3-minute final presentations and 2-minute Q&A with judging panel
4:30 PM - 5:00 PMJudge Deliberation, Feedback Session, and Next Steps: Participants and mentors share feedback with event organizers and learn about post hack-a-thon opportunities
5:00 - 5:30 PMPrizes and Closing Remarks

Speakers

Dr. Kristian Olson, CAMTech Director

Staten Island Borough President James Oddo

Michael Dowling, CEO, Northwell Health

Arlene González-Sánchez, OASAS Commissioner

Dr. Hillary Kunins, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Robert Kent, OASAS General Counsel

Dr. Benjamin Bearnot, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Anthony Ferreri, Health and Human Services Regional Director

Dr. Silvia Martins, Columbia School of Public Health

Michael McMahon, Staten Island District Attorney

Dr. Daliah Heller, CUNY School of Public Health

Linda Ventura, Thomas’ Hope Foundation

Chris Ivanoski, CVS

Dr. Laura Ficarra, OASAS Director of Prevention Services

Joshua Vinciguerra, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement at New York State Department of Health

Avi Israel, Save the Michaels

Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Harshal Kirane, Northwell Health

Dr. Pia Mauro, Columbia University School of Public Health

Carlee Hulsizer, Friends of Recovery New York

Gary Mendell, Shatterproof

Donna Mae DePola, The Resource Training Center

Adam Barea, Google

John Tavalacci, Odyssey House

Stephanie Campbell, Friends of Recovery New York

Mentors

Cole Jorissen, Rhode Island School of Design

Charlotte McCurdy, Rhode Island School of Design

Allegra Schorr, Coalition of Medication Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates

Dr. Sara Abiola, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Dr. Silvia Martins, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Dr. Kellie Bryant, Columbia University School of Nursing

Avi Israel, Save the Michales of the World

Dr. Simita Mishra, Northwell Health

Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, Northwell Health

Jeffrey Yim, Northwell Health

Kevin Goldston, Northwell Health

Andrew Elkind, Northwell Health

Robert Kent, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Trisha Schell-Guy, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Pat Lincourt, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Steve Hanson, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Zoraida Diaz, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Dr. Charles Neighbors, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)

Chad Putnam, New Choices Recovery

Check soon for a list of Challenges!

Check soon for a list of prizes!

Check soon for a list of Judges!

Judging Criteria

CategoryDescription of Category
Public Health or Clinical NeedFocuses on a significant unaddressed public health or clinical need. This innovation demonstrates potential for addressing a significant component of the identified need.
Clear Problem StatementClear understanding of the problem statement; well-dissected problem statement.
Technology InnovationOffers new and creative process or technology solution (‘better/faster/cheaper’). Provides convincing rationale for why this unique approach has the potential to work (if not already developed). Addresses significant process or technical issues relevant for the users and implementation setting.
Sustainable Business Model & Plan Moving ForwardIdentifies clear model to build and sustain business strategy. Feasible to partner with organizations to disseminate technology/process. Clear plan for the next 60 days - what does the team intend to do?
TeamBrings cross-disciplinary expertise in technology development, clinical medicine, social sciences, business/implementation, and/or other relevant skill sets. Incorporates end-user input/feedback.
PitchDemonstrates the prototype or solution effectively. Clearly articulates the problem the process, communication strategy, or technology proposes to address.

Questions about the Empire State Opioid Epidemic Innovation Challenge? Contact Nicholas Diamond at ndiamond@mgh.harvard.edu.