2nd Annual Hoag Advances in Clinical Virtual Reality Symposium

Advanced Visualization and Immersive Therapeutics: State-of-the-Science

Event Details

Friday, October 1, 2021
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Join us for this educational conference focusing on the latest applications in clinical Virtual Reality. International experts in the field of Virtual Reality will speak about how virtual and augmented reality technology is changing health care. A preview of the new Hoag Center for Advanced Visualization and Immersive Therapeutics Lab will be presented at this symposium.

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This program is designed for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and community members.

Program Presentations

AR and VR Technology– Converging with Machine Learning, Biosensing, and Telemedicine to Transform Healthcare

Walter Greenleaf, PhD
Neuroscientist and Medical Technology Developer
Virtual Human Interaction Laboratory
Stanford University

Solving Problems with Advanced Visualization Technologies

Robert Louis, MD, FAANS
Empower360 Endowed Chair in Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Director, Skull Base and Pituitary Program

Beyond Questionnaires: Measuring What Matters in Immersive Training and Therapy Using Biosensing VR Technology

Charles Nduka, MA, MD, FRCS
CEO & Chief Scientific Officer
Emteq Labs

XR for Simulating, Comforting, and Assisting Patients

Gregory F. Welch, PhD
Pegasus Professor and AdventHealth Endowed Chair in Simulation
College of Nursing, Department of Computer Science, and Institute for Simulation & Training
University of Central Florida

The Promise of Virtual Reality in Healthcare: It’s All in the Neuroscience

Todd Maddox, PhD
Vice President, Research & Development

VR for Chronic Pain – 3 Month Post-treatment Efficacy Data

Beth Darnall, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology,
Perioperative, and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Chief Science Advisor, AppliedVR

Advancing Surgical Epilepsy Care with VR/AR

Vivek Mehta, MD
Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute

Use of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Urologic Oncology

Jeffrey C. Bassett, MD, MPH
Urologic Oncologist
Hoag Urologic Oncology

Tackling Anxiety and Depression with Immersive Therapeutics

Aaron Gani
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Virtual Reality is Real and Here to Stay

Brendon Hale, PhD
Sr. Principal Research Scientist

Integrating Immersive Therapies into Practice Through Purposeful Design and Accessibility

Adam Elsesser
President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
Penumbra, Inc.

Use of Virtual and Augmented Reality Technologies in the Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Disorders

Lauren Bennett, PhD
Director of Neuropsychology and Clinical Training

Are We in the Metaverse Yet? Understanding Immersive Technologies and Why They Matter to Everyone.

Pearly Chen
Emerging Tech VR/AR Executive

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