Innovation Challenge

We believe innovation and technology are key to advancing healthcare, improving outcomes, and driving pain medicine forward.

Join us in finding novel and creative ways to advance our mission by taking part in our Innovation Challenge, designed specifically for innovators, healthcare entrepreneurs, startups, researchers and teams with solutions to improve the lives of people living with pain across all specialties and fields of medicine.

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Introduction

We want to identify aspiring healthcare entrepreneurs, startups, researchers and teams with solutions and technologies aimed at improving the lives of people living with pain across all specialties and fields of medicine and provide them with the opportunity to pitch their ideas and solutions in a “shark tank” style competition in front of patients, providers, institutional and industry leaders, and venture capital firms for a chance to win prizes, mentorship, and exposure to advance their innovations.

This is the first pitch competition of its kind presented by one of the world’s leading pain medicine organizations: The American Academy of Pain Medicine. Combined with the resources and support of the world’s most prestigious healthcare innovation group, MIT Hacking Medicine, this opportunity is not to be missed!

Who can participate in The AAPM Innovation Challenge?

  • Anyone over age 18
  • Anywhere in the world
  • We are accepting all submissions from idea stage to advanced stage start-ups

Do I have to be an AAPM member to participate in the Challenge?

No! This challenge is open to anyone and non AAPM members are encouraged to apply.

About the Keynote Speaker

John Halamka, M.D., is the president of Mayo Clinic Platform. In his role at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Halamka will oversee the future direction of the Mayo Clinic Platform that will help establish Mayo Clinic as a global leader in digital healthcare.

“Dr. Halamka has a proven track record of success in innovation and value creation,” says Gianrico Farrugia, MD president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. “His extensive experience and network will help power the Mayo Clinic Platform forward to benefit our patients and to support Mayo Clinic’s path for the future.”

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