Inside the Brigham: Innovation in Action

Inside the Brigham: Innovation in Action

Hosted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Oct 11

03:00 06:00 PM


Brigham and Women's Hospital - Building for Transformative Medicine

60 Fenwood Rd Boston, MA 02115



Scavenger Hunt: 3:00-5:00PM

Explore innovation happening inside Brigham Health through an interactive scavenger hunt. You will have the opportunity to discover breakthrough research and cutting-edge technologies by finding Brigham Health clinicians, researchers, and staff using the Brigham’s new indoor navigation tool. Complete tasks and challenges as you find out what it’s like to be a physician in space, co-create an digital experience, and learn how to save a life. During your adventure, you’ll have a chance to win various prizes. End your scavenger hunt by hearing pitches from this year’s BRIght Futures finalists and networking with the Brigham community and the greater Boston innovation ecosystem.

Check in will take place at the registration desk, located in the Schlager Family Innovation Lobby (60 Fenwood Rd., ground floor), where you will be given different route options to navigate the Brigham halls. You will go on a scavenger hunt to different areas of the hospital where you will be presented with tasks and challenges from teams highlighted below:

Co-Create the Mobile Brigham Experience: Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

You will have the opportunity to provide opinions, feedback and personal stories which could inform the design of the Brigham App. This session will follow the iHub Innovation Series “Problem Pitch” format. You’ll be able to:

  • Tell your health care experience stories (from being a patient, visiting loved ones, etc.)
  • Brainstorm app features
  • Vote on features you believe are the most important

Featured Innovators: Bev Hardy, Chen Cao, MPH, Brian Mullen, PhD

Be a Doctor in Space!: Presented by the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation

See what it’s like to become a “Doctor in Space” by gearing up and stepping into a state-of-the-art space station medical bay:

  • Step into a NASA Space suit and experience “blast-off!”
  • A fellow “astronaut” will complain of chest pain and difficulty breathing.
  • Under the guidance of an expert physician, get hands-on experience by treating the mock medical emergency.
  • Learn the basics of team work from world-renowned experts.

Featured Innovators: Steven Yule, MA, MSc, PhD, Jamie Robertson, PhD, MPH

Stop the Bleed: Presented by the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation

“Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to train bystanders to prevent an injured person from dying of blood loss. Locally, the program has been led by Dr. Eric Goralnick, the Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  His research has been used to train personnel at hospitals and Gillette Stadium this year. You will learn life-saving techniques on how to use tourniquets to stop bleeding after a traumatic injury.

Featured Innovator: Dr. Justin McCarthy, DO

Live BRIght Futures Event: Presented by the Brigham Research Institute; 5:00-5:20PM

Join us for a special, live pitch session and help shape the future of research! Hear from the 2017 BRIght Futures finalists whose cutting-edge projects focus on using ultrasound waves to treat patients with epilepsy (Break the Shake: Ultrasound Treatment for Epilepsy); targeting cancer cells to treat brain tumors (Ready, Aim, Fire: Targeting Advanced Brain Cancer); and a pill people can take to help reverse type 2 diabetes (Surgery in a Pill: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes). Finalists will deliver short, engaging talks focused on how their ideas will solve a challenging problem and improve the lives of patients. The event will be livestreamed on BWH’s Facebook channel and will be available for viewing after the event for those who cannot attend in person. The public vote will determine which finalist will receive a $100,000 prize from the Brigham Research Institute to catalyze their innovative, translational research. 

BRight Futures Showcase: 5:20-6:00PM

After the presentation portion of the event, the 2017 BRIght Futures finalists will share their research projects with you. Individual “perspective booths” will give you the opportunity to meet these innovators in person, ask any questions you may have about their projects and vote for a winner. This will take place in conjunction with an overall networking event, which will also feature expo tables highlighting other innovative teams and projects within Brigham Health.