agenda.

DAY 01 - 3/25

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration / Continental breakfast

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF IMMERSIVE HEALING

9:00 – 9:35 AM

The empathy machine: How VR strengthens the humanity in healing

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

9:35 – 10:00 AM

Is medical VR ready for primetime in 2020? Why 30 years' worth of data says "Yes!" 

Skip Rizzo, PhD, University of Southern California

10:00 – 10:25 AM

Where will medical VR be in 2030? Predictions from the VR futurist 

Rafael Grossmann, MD, FACS

10:25 – 11:00 AM

Exhibitor demos

11:00 – 11:25 AM

The self blends: How virtual embodiment enhances cognitions and emotions

Mel Slater, PhD, University of Barcelona

11:25 – 11:50 AM

A new perspective on addiction: How virtual reality can curb cravings

Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

11:50 – 12:15 PM

The Grenfell Tower tragedy: How the NHS used VR to support the community affected to access specialist care and recover from catastrophe

Ross O'Brien, Digital Innovation Director, NHS

12:15 – 12:25 PM

Hackathon Winners Announcement 

Kate Donovan, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital 

Steven Max Patterson, Grassroots Developer Education, Inc. 

12:25 – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Exhibitor demos

AVOID THE OPIOID: VR AS A DRUG-FREE PAIN THERAPY

1:30 – 1:55 PM

Immersion at scale: How we operate the world's busiest inpatient XR pain service at Stanford Children's Hospital 

Samuel Rodriguez, MD, Stanford Children's Health 

Thomas Caruso, MD, MEd, Stanford Children's Health

Ellen Wang, MD, Stanford Children's Health

1:55 – 2:20 PM

Battling the opioid epidemic with virtual reality: Latest experience from the clinical trenches

Ted Jones, PhD, CPE

2:20 – 2:45 PM

Bringing it home: Do's and don'ts of home-based VR pain therapy

Brandon Birckhead, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

1:30 – 1:50 PM

The patient factor: Do’s and don’ts for integrating the patient voice into product development

Josh Sackman, MBA, AppliedVR

1:50 – 2:10 PM

The cyberdelic tripp: How VR promotes cognitive flow

Nanea Reeves, TRIPP Inc.

2:10 – 2:30 PM

Designing VR apps for pediatric procedures: Research and outcomes

Simon Robertson, KindVR

2:30 – 2:50 PM

Classroom of the future: How VR is changing medical education

Mike Marett, Confideo Labs

2:50 – 3:10 PM

Why VR is the ideal medium for behavioral health interventions

Aaron Gani, MBA, BehaVR

2:45 – 3:25 PM

Exhibitor demo break

THE VIRTUALISTS: LATEST EVIDENCE FROM THE CLINIC

3:25 – 3:50 PM

Virtuo-Birthing: Latest research on using VR to ease labor pain

Melissa Wong, MD, MHDS, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 

3:50 – 4:15 PM

The VR psychologist: How I use virtual exposure therapy in everyday clinical practice 

Howard Gurr, PhD, BC-TMH

4:15 – 4:45 PM

TBA

3:25 – 3:45 PM

Virtual embodiment training: An opioid-sparing form of chronic pain treatment

Lincoln Nguyen, Karuna Labs

3:45 – 4:05 PM

The virtual hospital: Improving the inpatient experience through immersion

Susan Mazer, PhD, Healing HealthCare Systems

4:05 – 4:25 PM

TBA

Jordan Tsigarides, MD, NHS

4:25 – 4:45 PM

Powering VR and AR with your physiology: Current applications, research findings, and future directions

Jeff Tarrant, PhD, Healium

4:45 – 5:30 PM

Meet the faculty, networking, and exhibitor demos

11:00 – 11:20 AM

Bringing humanity into technology: How XR improves quality of life for patients with dementia 

Tara Kruse, Crosswater Digital Media

11:20 – 11:40 AM

XR Telehealth: Experiences using an AR/VR platform to connect doctors and patients remotely

Eran Orr, MBA, XR Health

11:40 – 12:00 PM

Taking therapy to a new world: Redefining the couch, how social virtual reality can enhance the patient-provider relationship  

Erin Bogdanski, MA, THERA Inc.

WALKING IN THE SHOES OF ANOTHER: THE POWER OF PERSPECTIVE TAKING

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8:00 – 8:55 AM

8:55 – 9:00 AM

Registration / Continental breakfast

Welcome back and Day #2 overview

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

BECOMING WHOLE: HOW VR RESTORES THE FRACTURED SELF

9:00 – 9:25 AM

Harnessing the power of VR to unlock the mysteries of memory 

Nanthia Suthana, PhD, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

9:25 – 9:50 AM

Body and mind: How immersive exercise can slow cognitive decline in dementia

Judy Pa, PhD, USC Keck School of Medicine

9:50 – 10:20 AM

Virtual trialogue therapy: How a three-way conversation between patient, provider, and inner voice can treat schizophrenia

Richard Breton

Alexandre Dumais, MD, Université de Montréal

9:00 – 9:15 AM

How I use VR in a high-volume neurosurgical practice

Alfred Marc Iloreta, MD, Mount Sinai Health System

9:15 – 9:30 AM

Good vibrations: The importance of virtual soundscapes for healing and immersion

Walter Werzowa, MA, HealthTunes

9:30 – 9:45 AM

VRchitecture: Building a blueprint for therapeutic virtual worlds

David Beach, AIA, Drury University

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Practice makes perfect: How VR optimizes medical training

Carol DerSarkissian, MD, New York University School of Medicine

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Digital sedation: How VR manages anxiety and pain in anesthesia 

Diane Jooris, MS, JD, Oncomfort

10:15 – 10:30 AM

Hearts and minds: Physical and emotional benefits of using VR in cardiology

Austin Gibbs, MBBS, Allan Immersive Tech Lab

DAY 02 - 3/26

MAIN STAGE

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10:20 – 11:00 AM

Morning break & Exhibitor demos

THE PATIENT PERSPECTIVE: FIRST PERSON EXPERIENCES USING THERAPEUTIC VR

11:00 – 11:30 AM

A journey within: How I saw my own brain and how it changed my life

Danielle Collins, EMPOWER360

Robert Louis, MD, Hoag Memorial Hospital

11:30 – 11:50 AM

Reality check: VR can't cure my pain, but it can make life more livable

Tom Norris

11:50 – 12:00 PM

Distinguished abstract plenary presentation

11:00 – 11:15 AM

Using VR as a training tool for pediatric emergency medicine resuscitation: Evidence and best practices from an academic simulation center

Todd Chang, MD, CHLA

11:15 – 11:30 AM

A VR MRI simulator to reduce patient anxiety and avoid sedation

Shachar Weis, Emma Rye

11:30 – 11:45 AM

Harnessing design thinking and immersive technology in a high school program to impact clinical care

Marie Graham, MS, Mount Vernon School

11:45 – 12:00 PM

Scaling healthcare VR: How UCHealth is evolving an experimental technology into a system-wide standard of care

Nicole Caputo, MS, UCHealth 

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Exhibitor demos

DEEP DIVE SESSIONS

Four concurrent deep dive sessions will run between 1:00PM and 3:00PM.  Participants will select one session to attend.

Deep Dive A

PEC4/5

Pediatrics / 

Kate Donovan, PhD / Moderator

Ellen Wang, MD; María Menéndez, MD / Panelists

Jeffrey Gold, PhD / Panelist

Deep Dive A made possible through generous support from:

Deep Dive B

PEC6/7

Patient Stories / 

Denise Silber, Doctors 2.0 / Moderator

Danielle Collins, Tom Norris / Panelists

Richard Breton, Amanda Greene / Panelists

Deep Dive C

Main Auditorium

Mental Health / 

Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA / Moderator

Les Posen, PhD; Skip Rizzo PhD / Panelists

Alexandre Dumais, MD; Howard Gurr, PhD / Panelists 

Deep Dive D

XR Theater

Neurorehab / 

Keith Black, MD / Moderator

Judy Pa, PhD; Nanthia Suthana, PhD / Panelists

Walter Greenleaf, PhD; Robert Louis, MD / Panelists

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: FUTURE OF MEDICAL XR

3:20 – 3:45 PM

Minimal embodiment, effects of experienced users, and identity on embodiment experience

Andrea Stevenson Won, PhD, Cornell University 

3:45 – 4:10 PM

TBA

4:10 – 4:30 PM

Top 10 Takeaways from vMed20 

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

4:30 PM

Adjourn

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