In cooperation with Department of Health, Abu Dhabi Danat Al Emarat Hospital is thrilled to announce its first healthcare hackathon (Preg-a-thon) to be held on 26-27 February 2021. Themed “The Road to Safe Pregnancy Hackathon”, the hackathon aims to bring together interested researchers, students, and practitioners to form a community around an innovative resource to finding solutions to manage pregnancy complications.

The focus of this 48-hour hackathon is on 3 pathways

  • Prevention - Screening programs, create awareness & analytics.
  • Early Detection - Early diagnosis & patient support.
  • Prediction - System management & risk management.

Reputed local and international speakers will discuss a range of topics with a focus on creating a solution through prediction model/AI to support Danat Al Emarat in managing pregnancy complications proactively.

This Preg-a-thon aims to provide an excellent opportunity for participants to learn working in new environments as well as meeting and networking with local and global healthcare professionals.


1. Why Danat Al Emarat Preg-a-thon?
Danat Al Emarat Preg-a-thon aims to bring the Abu Dhabi Health Ecosystem together to find innovative solutions around a systemic problem facing the system, focusing on identified pillars. During the hackathon, team players will work together to create realistic solutions and build a prototype to help manage pregnancy complications.

2. Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Programmers
  • Designers
  • Healthcare Professionals

3. Why you should attend?
Danat Al Emarat Preg-a-thon provides excellent opportunity to network with like-minded trend-setters in the healthcare industry. You will get an opportunity to learn how to develop meaningful solutions, by creating prototypes and advanced business models based on feedback from diverse stakeholders.

MAKE SURE TO REGISTER BEFORE 18 February 2021 TO BE PART OF THIS FIRST OF ITS KIND PREG-A-THON! Register NOW!   https://doh.gov.ae/en/hackathon


DAY ONE (27 February 2021)

08:00 - 08:30
Opening remarks by
  • H.E. Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi Undersecretary of Department of Health Abu Dhabi
  • Majd Abu Zant Acting CEO, UEMedical
  • Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany CEO, Danat Al Emarat Hospital
  • Dr. Hamed Al Hashemi Director of Strategic Affairs at Department of Health (Abu Dhabi)
08:30 - 09:00
Introduction to the Hackathon (ground rules & problem statement)
  • Hodan Al Sheikh Head of Excellence and Innovation, Danat Al Emarat Hospital
  • Dr. Yousif Al Zaabi Head of Foresight Unit and the AI Lab Lead, Department of Health
09:00 - 09:30
Danat Al Emarat speaker: Pregnancy Journey normal vs complication
  • Dr. Lara Koussayer Specialist, Obstetrics & Gynecology
09:30 - 10:00
Talk1: Ai Lab Team
10:00 - 11:30
Team working
11:30 - 12:00
Danat Al Emarat speaker: Fetal development and pregnancy complication
  • Prof. Hisham Mirghani Mubarak Head of Fetal Medicine and Academic Affairs Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fetal Medicine
12:00 - 01:00
Prayer Break
01:00 - 01:30
Danat Al Emarat speaker: Clinical Decision support for pregnancy
  • Dr. Lama Elhossary Specialist, Obstetrics & Gynecology
01:30 - 02:00
Talk 2: Ai Lab Team* Q&A
02:00 - 04:00
Team work
04:00 - 05:00
Mentor check in
05:00 - 07:00
Team work

DAY TWO (28 February 2021)

08:00 - 08:30
08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 11:00
Team working session
11:00 - 11:45
Mentor check in Q&A
11:45 - 01:00
Prayer Break
01:00 - 03:00
Team working and presentation preparation
03:00 - 04:30
Pitch time
05:00 - 05:30
Jury discussion
Winner’s announcement




  • DOH
  • Danat Al Emarat
  • UEmedical
  • Microsoft


  • Alpha Data


  • Cubit

Q & A

1. Where is it?
Virtual (Microsoft Teams).

2. Who can attend?
It is open to all! As long as you’re prepared to learn, brainstorm, and build cool things, we welcome you to join. We encourage participants to form teams of up to 5 people.

3. How much does it cost?
It is free for all admitted participants.

4. Can I work on past projects?
No. All projects must be started from scratch at the event

5. What can I create?
You can build whatever your heart desires, whether it’s a web app, mobile app, or an open-source tool.

6. What if I don’t have a team?
Not to worry! We’ll have a team-formation session prior to the hackathon through the website channels.

7. What is the final Prize?
21,000 AED for the 1st Winner Group.


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