AGENDA

day 01 - 3/28 

THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF MEDICAL VR: EVIDENCE REVIEW & LESSONS LEARNED

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Registration and check-in 

Virtual Medicine: A Brave New World

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

Does VR really help patients? A critical review of the evidence

Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA

The psychology of VR: what 17 years of working in the clinical trenches has taught me

Les Posen, PhD

Best practices for integrating VR into the clinical workflow:

What works, and what doesn't work?

Matthew Stoudt, MBA

1:40 – 2:00 PM

Keynote 01 / The exponential future of VR in healthcare

Daniel Kraft, MD         

Afternoon break & visit exhibitor demos

12:00 – 12:30 PM

12:30 – 12:50 PM

1:15 – 1:40 PM

2:00 – 2:30 PM

12:50 – 1:15 PM

VIRTUAL REALITY FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Session made possible by generous support from

2:30 – 2:55 PM

2:55 – 3:20 PM

How virtual reality is revolutionizing pain management

Walter Greenleaf, PhD

Battling the opioid epidemic with virtual reality: Front-line experiences from the clinical trenches

Ted Jones, PhD

3:20 – 3:45 PM

3:45 – 4:10 PM

4:10 – 4:30 PM

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Blocking the pain: VR as a drug-free treatment in orthopedics

Aenor Sawyer, MD

Virtually better: How VR is easing pain, calming nerves, and improving health in primary care

Keith Grimes, MD

Keynote 02 / Medical Virtual Reality: Lessons from the Bumpy Implementation of other Health IT

Bob Wachter, MD

Meet the faculty, networking, and visit exhibitor demos

day 02 - 3/29 

VR IN THE CLINIC: CASE STUDIES &

PATIENT VIGNETTES

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration & continental breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 AM

9:05 – 9:30 AM

9:30 – 9:55 AM

Welcome back and day #2 overview

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

From bench to bedside: the evolution of VR from lab tech to front-line therapeutic

Skip Rizzo, PhD

Gloves, Scalpel...VR-AR! Is this the Future of Surgery & Surgical Training? Rafael Grossmann, MD

9:55 – 10:20 AM

Virtual reality therapies in neuropsychiatry

Kim Bullock, MD

10:20 – 10:45 AM

10:45 – 11:10 AM

11:10 – 11:35 AM

11:35 – 1:00 PM

Serious games: Helping pediatric patients with VR

Jeffrey Gold, PhD

"So-HELP" me God: How VR helped reduce blood pressure in the Holman United Methodist Church

Bernice Coleman, RN, PhD; Pastor Kelvin Sauls

Roundtable with the clinical virtualists / read more

Brandon Birckhead, MD / moderator

Kate Donovon; Keith Grimes; Rafael Grossmann / panelists

Lunch, networking, & visit exhibitor demos

MORE ROUNDTABLES WITH THE EXPERTS

1:00 – 1:40 PM

Psychiatric and neurocognitive applications of VR and AR / read more

Waguih Ishak, MD / moderator

Kim Bullock, MD; Skip Rizzo PhD; Jeff Gold / panelists

1:40 – 2:20 PM

Practice makes perfect: Training doctors with VR & AR / read more

Rafael Grossmann, MD / moderator

Moty Avisar; Justin Barad, MD; Randy Osborn / panelists

2:20 – 3:00 PM

The patient perspective: First-person experiences using therapeutic VR / read more

Denise Silber; Swamy Venuturupalli, MD / moderators

Harmon Clarke; Amanda Greene; Erin Martucci / panelists

SUPERCHARGING VR: NEW TECH TO DEEPEN 

THERAPEUTIC IMMERSION

3:00 – 3:20 PM

Mind and body: enhancing VR immersion through biofeedback

Josh Sackman

3:20 – 3:40 PM

Virtual soundscapes: how immersive audio compositions will revolutionize therapeutic virtual reality

Jeremy Soule

WHAT'S NEXT FOR MEDICAL VR? 

3:40 – 4:00 PM

4:00 – 4:25 PM

4:25 – 4:40 PM

4:40 – 6:00 PM

How do we improve the science of medical VR?

New guidelines from an International Working Group

Brandon Birckhead, MD

Keynote 03 / On the cutting edge of therapeutic virtual reality

David Rhew, MD, MSHS / CMO, Samsung Electronics America

Top 10 takeaways from the conference

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

Meet the faculty, networking, and visit exhibitor demos

PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE