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Prosthetists Meet Printers: 
Mainstreaming Open Source 3D-Printed Prosthetics for Underserved Populations
Sunday Sept 28, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD. 

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Crowd-sourced collaborative innovation is changing the face of modern medicine. e-NABLE, an online volunteer community of humanitarian technologists is leading the way by designing, building, and disseminating inexpensive 3D-printed prosthetics. 

Come join the e-NABLE organization and thought leaders in medicine, industry and public policy for a ground-breaking, industry-defining event at at Johns Hopkins Hospital that will include the delivery of donated prosthetics to children with upper limb disabilities. 

Help us bring 21st-century technologies, practices, and philosophies to prosthetists, parents, and patients. Help us develop enlightened policy recommendations and strategies in advance of FDA regulatory workshops in October.

Please visit enablingthefuture.org to read about the work we are doing, find open source hand design files to print and peruse the heart warming stories of the children, adults and Veterans who have been gifted these 3D printed hands from a global network of e-NABLE volunteers. 

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Sunday, September 28 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Wonks: Policy Issues and Opportunities

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Open-source 3D-printed prosthetics seem to be creating a textbook case of disruptive innovation.  


This workshop will provide an early look at implications for public policy, for regulation, and for healthcare.  It aims to help shape a conversation that can hopefully bring less-expensive prosthetics and vastly-expanded coverage to underserved populations in the United States and worldwide.

Participants in the poicy workshop will have time to  to visit the hands-on worksopps to witness the practice of hand-making first hand. 


Speakers
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Robert Graboyes

Senior Research - Economics Of Healthcare, Mercatus Center
Robert Graboyes is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in the economics of healthcare. Previously, he was a sub-Saharan Africa economist at Chase Manhattan Bank, a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and an economics professor at the University of Richmond. Twice he was a visiting health care scholar in the Republic of Kazakhstan. He has chaired the National... Read More →
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Adam Thierer

Senior Research - Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center
Adam Thierer is a senior research fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in technology, media, Internet, and free-speech policies, with a particular focus on online safety and digital privacy. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, theWashington Post, the Atlantic, and Forbes, and he has appeared on national television and radio. Thierer is a... Read More →
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Richard Williams

Vice President For Policy Research, Mercatus Center
Richard Williams is vice president for policy research at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is an expert in benefit-cost analysis and risk analysis, particularly associated with food safety and nutrition. Williams has testified before the US Congress and addressed numerous international governments, including those of the United Kingdom, South Korea, Yugoslavia, and Australia. His media appearances have included NPR, Reuters... Read More →


Sunday September 28, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Johns Hopkins Medical Baltimore, MD