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May 26, 2021, 5:17:07 AM5/26/21
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Hi all ✨ =]

### This Month ###

SisonkeBiotik Monthly Meet this week Thursday 27 May @ 18.00 UTC/GMT +2h

Schedule:

18:00 - 18:10     Welcome and community update 🌍❤️

18:10 - 18:30     Talk - Wits Healthcare Innovation

18:30 - 19:00     Questions and  general discussion 🧠

19:00 - ?     Interest group / social breakout rooms 🔬🫀🧬🧲🎼🧩

Dr. Benji Ozynski will be talking on the Wits Healthcare Innovation group, a model for bringing healthcare and tech together.

Benji Ozynski is a medical doctor who graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the Director of Business Development of Wits Healthcare Innovation and a co-founder of Market Mx. He discovered his passion for entrepreneurship after starting his first business in medical school, and is working to build a career integrating business, health and technology.

Wits Healthcare Innovation's primary goal is to create bottom-up innovation within the South African healthcare industry to develop and support scalable solutions to South Africa’s most urgent health problems, aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals. More here info [here]

Talks at SisonkeBiotik Monthly Meets aim to alternate their focus between machine learning and healthcare, this month the focus is more towards healthcare, next month will be more towards machine learning.

### Last Month ###

Archana (Archie) Arakkal (MIT) talked to us about their research on Federated Learning for privacy in Healthcare - video recording available here [https://youtu.be/1tCL8DPFnGQ]


### General Details ###


SisonkeBiotik is an open and inclusive community of researchers, practitioners and enthusiasts at the intersection of Machine Learning and Healthcare working together to build capacity and drive forward grassroots research initiatives in Africa for Machine Learning and Healthcare ❤️🌍


Every week a Thursday at 18:00 UTC +2h  🕕  there is an open meet to discuss and develop research initiatives.  


Every last Thursday of the month at 18:00 UTC +2h  🕕  there is an open meet for about an hour towards developing the community. This includes (but is not limited to) opportunities for community members to: 

  • present talks on research or topics of interest 🎤

  • an open forum for discussion 🗣️ and brainstorming 🧠🌩️

  • social activities 🛼🪘

  • engage with visitors 🛸 to the community 



### Join us ###


Keen to join SisonkeBiotik


Visit us at https://www.sisonkebiotik.africa

Join the SisonkeBiotik Discord [https://discord.gg/YKDeK2QeUB]

Sign up to the mailing list [https://groups.google.com/g/sisonkebiotik]

Or complete a membership form [https://forms.gle/5rmbGG9Nd6FkBQfM6] 


### Forks and acknowledgements ###


SisonkeBiotik is a fork of the Masakhane research community model - find their repository here [http://bit.ly/Masakhane-Repo] and fork your own community today =D

or fork the SisonkeBiotik community repository here [http://bit.ly/SisonkeBiotik-Repo]


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Dr. Chris Fourie | +27645240720 | chrisfourie.africa | twitter | LinkedIn
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