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Making Health: Inspiring Innovative Solutions for Research and Clinical Care

Making Health: Inspiring Innovative Solutions for Research and Clinical Care
June 20, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Masur Auditorium

Keynote Speaker: Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The National Week of Making (June 17-23, 2016) celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of the diverse community of inventors in the Maker Movement. Join in celebrating the National Week of Making with a special symposium at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) titled “Making Health: Inspiring Innovative Solutions for Research and Clinical Care.” The symposium will take place Monday, June 20 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Masur Auditorium in the NIH Clinical Center, Building 10.

Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will present on the significant impact the Maker Movement has had on the democratization of a new class of technologies like 3D printing, and how everyone—researchers, clinicians, and patients alike—can improve their health, and the health of others, through Making and innovation. This event advances the HHS Invent Health Initiative, born out of the HHS IDEA Lab, which seeks to empower inventors, both inside and outside government, to create tools for better living and better clinical care. Short presentations and demonstrations by NIH staff will be followed by a panel discussion.

Agenda:

12:00 – 12:05 p.m.       
Introduction by Dr. Leapman, Scientific Director (NIBIB)

12:05 – 12:20 p.m.      
Keynote Speaker: Susannah Fox

12:20 – 1:10 p.m.      
Short presentations (5 - 10 minutes)

1:10 – 1:30 p.m.        
Panel Discussion, led by Susannah Fox 
George Dold (NIMH)
Paige Derr (NCATS)
Maria Jaime (NIDDK)
Stephan Jaeger (NLM)
Pete Liacouras (Walter Reed)

The symposium is free and open to the public. No registration is required. If you have any questions about the symposium, please email 3Dprint@nih.gov.

Making Health: An Interactive Celebration of How Tinkering, Technology and Design Tools are Transforming Healthcare
June 23, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Leavey Center
Co-hosted by MedStar Health, HHS Idea Lab, and NIH

A second Making Health event titled "Making Health: An Interactive Celebration of How Tinkering, Technology and Design Tools are Transforming Healthcare" will take place at the Georgetown University Leavey Center. On Thursday, June 23 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. this interactive event, primarily co-hosted by MedStar Health and the HHS IDEA Lab, is designed to expose you to how nurses, doctors, designers, cognitive engineers, students, and tinkerers are creating healthcare solutions by transforming an idea from a quick sketch on the back of a napkin to a working prototype.

The event will be made up of a series of exhibit tables, demonstrations, and talks led by key leaders, health care professionals, startups, clinicians, and researchers who have been tinkering, tweaking, dismantling, creating, and building solutions to health care problems. The exhibits and talks will be designed to inform people about tools and resources available for the continued development of their ideas.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, please visit maker.medstarhealth.org.

Week of Making Events at the NIH Library

The NIH Library will also host several events and training classes throughout the Week of Making, highlighting a variety of 3D printing and modeling software, and 3D printers available for use at the NIH Library. These events and training classes are free and open to NIH and HHS and will be held in the NIH Library Training Room, Building 10. Registration is required.

  Examples of how NIH researchers are using 3D printing

Monday, June 20, 2016

uPrint 3D Printer Training
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Verma Walker (NIH Library)

Learn how to print on the NIH Library's newest 3D Printer, which has soluble supports as well as other advantages. Learn how to submit print jobs to the queue, how to prepare a 3D model for printing on a uPrint printer, and about common problems that can occur and how to prevent them. To register for this class, please go to http://nihlibrary.beta.libcal.com/event/2506560.

Basic Medical Imaging Segmentation and Model Optimization with 3D-Slicer and Pixelogic Z-Brush
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kristen Browne (NLM)

Learn how to transform medical images from CT and MRI into 3D printable models using 3D-Slicer and Z-Brush. To register for this class, please go to http://nihlibrary.beta.libcal.com/event/2583363.

Modeling Proteins for 3D Printing
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: James Tyrwhitt-Drake and Phil Cruz (NIAID)

Learn how to create protein models using Chimera and how to prepare them for printing using Meshmixer. To register for this class, please go to http://nihlibrary.beta.libcal.com/event/2557007.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Introduction to SOLIDWORKS
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Charles Zhu (NIMH)

This is a demonstration of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS is one of the most powerful modeling tools used in industry and academia and can create 3D parts and assemblies. In this class you learn about how to document your model, assemble multi-part models, change interface settings, and how to work with 3D printers. To register for this class, please go to http://nihlibrary.beta.libcal.com/event/2506570.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Introduction to 3D Modeling with Blender
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ryan Dale (NIDDK)

Introduction to 3D modeling with Blender. Blender is an open source program that allows a wide range of creative work. This class will focus on how to use Blender to create 3D models that can be printed on one of the NIH Library’s 3D printers. To register for this class, please go to http://nihlibrary.beta.libcal.com/event/2506568.

3D Modeling with OpenSCAD
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Ball (NEI)

This is a hands-on class in which students will design a small 3D model from start to finish using the open source software OpenSCAD and export it to Makerware for pre-print slicing. To register for this class, please go to http://nihlibrary.beta.libcal.com/event/2572693.

 

If you have any questions about the Week of Making events at the NIH Library, please contact Verma Walker at verma.walker@nih.gov.

Sign language interpreters and other reasonable accommodations can be provided. If you require such accommodations, please contact the NIH Library Information Desk at 301.496.1080 five business days in advance. For TDD users/callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1.800.877.8339.

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