AGENDA

day 01 - 3/27

HOW DOES MEDICAL VR WORK? THE NEW SCIENCE OF VIRTUAL HEALING

8:00 – 9:00 AM

9:00 – 9:35 AM

9:35 – 10:00 AM

Registration / Continental Breakfast

Virtual Healing: How the Science of Immersive Therapeutics is Revolutionizing Mind-Body Medicine

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

How VR Cures by Enabling Self-Awareness

Diane Gromala, PhD, Simon Fraser University

10:00 – 10:25 AM

Keynote 01 / The Promise of VR and the Brain: Lessons Learned from Neuroscience

Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, UCSF Medical Center

10:25 – 11:00 AM

Exhibitor Demo Break

BEYOND THE COUCH: HOW VR IS EXPANDING MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Keynote 02 / Transforming the Self Through Immersive Virtual Reality

Mel Slater, PhD, University of Barcelona

11:30 – 11:50 AM

Is VR Ready for Primetime in Psychiatry?

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

11:50 – 12:15 PM

SimCoach: Expanding the Reach of Psychology through Virtual Humans

Skip Rizzo, PhD, University of Southern California

12:15 – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Exhibitor Demos Break​

LUNCHTIME SYMPOSIUM

Symposium made possible by generous support from

12:50 – 1:20 PM

How XR is Enabling the Business Process of Healthcare Delivery:

Use cases of virtualization in healthcare administration, clinical training and public health / read more

Chris Ingwalson, VP of Marketing & Communications

CHILD’S PLAY: RISKS AND BENEFITS OF

DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS IN PEDIATRICS

Session made possible by generous support from

1:30 – 1:55 PM

Pediatric Digiceuticals: How Digital Technology is Improving Pediatric Care

Kate Donovan, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital

1:55 – 2:20 PM

Pediatric Digital Therapeutics versus Gaming for Behavioral Health and Pain: Demystifying the Risk of VR Dependency with Kids

Jeffrey I. Gold, PhD; Director, Pain Clinic - Children’s Hospital Los Angles​

2:20 – 2:50 PM

Keynote 03 / How The Walt Disney Company is Reimagining the Pediatric Hospital Experience

Elissa Margolis - SVP Of Enterprise Social Responsibility

2:50 – 3:25 PM

Exhibitor Demo Break

PAYING AND SCALING: HEALTH ECONOMICS AND MARKET IMPLEMENTATION OF VR

3:25 – 4:00 PM

Working with the FDA: Insights From Startup Companies

Amir Kalali, MD / Moderator

Jennifer Silva, MD; Eran Orr; Joe Powers, PhD, Gaurav Gupta / Panelists 

4:00 – 4:35 PM

How Do We Scale Therapeutic VR? Opportunities and Barriers

Brandon Birckhead, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center / Moderator

David Rhew, MD; Korak Sarkar, MD / Panelists

Anne Wellington; Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD / Panelists 

4:35 – 5:05 PM

Keynote 04 / Through the Looking Glass: How Immersive Technology Will Transform Surgical Education for the Better

Rafael J. Grossmann, MD, FACS, 

5:05 – 5:30 PM

Meet the Faculty, Networking, and Exhibitor Demos

day 02 - 3/28

IS VR HELPING PATIENTS? LATEST EVIDENCE FROM THE CLINIC

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:55 – 9:00 AM

Welcome Back and Day #2 Overview

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

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Virtuo-Birthing: Experiences Using VR to Ease Labor Pain

Melissa Wong, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

9:20 – 9:40 AM

Make No Bones About It: VR Helps Orthopedic Pain

Milton Little, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

9:40 – 10:00 AM

Virtual Healthcare: Towards Best Practices for Clinical Implementation 

Howard Rose, M.Ed, CEO and Co-Founder of Firsthand Technology

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Keynote 05 / On the Cutting Edge of Therapeutic VR and AR

David Rhew, MD, MSHS, CMO Samsung Electronics America

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Morning Break & Exhibitor Demos

THE PATIENT PERSPECTIVE: FIRST PERSON EXPERIENCES USING THERAPEUTIC VR

11:00 – 11:15 AM

11:15 – 11:50 PM

Virtual Reality: “The Bicycle of the Mind”

Harmon Clarke, VR Patient Advocate

Patient Panel

Denise Silber, Doctors 2.0 / Moderator

Harmon Clarke; Tom Norris; Jason Leiberman; Mark Holden / Panelists

Lunch & Exhibitor Demos

11:50 – 1:00 PM

LUNCHTIME SYMPOSIUM

Symposium made possible by generous support from

12:20 – 12:50 PM

Immersive Environments, Machine Learning, Neuroimaging, And Wearable Sensing Technology - Treating Depression, Addictions, and Facilitating Behavior Change Using A Precision Medicine Model / read more

Walter Greenleaf, PhD, Stanford University

BREAKOUT SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Two slates of breakout sessions will run between 1:00PM and 3:50PM. For each slate, there will be three concurrent breakout sessions (A through C). Participants will select one breakout per slate, attending two of the six breakouts.

Slate 1 Time 1:00 – 2:20 PM

Breakout A made possible by generous support from

Breakout A1

PEC6

Pediatric applications of therapeutic VR / read more

Jeffrey Gold, PhD / Moderator

Jennifer Hoag, PhD; Tom Caruso, MD / Panelists

Kate Donovan, PhD; Anne Marsh, MD / Panelists

Breakout B1

Main Auditorium

Mental health applications of VR / read more

Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA / Moderator

Les Posen, PhD; Skip Rizzo PhD; Noah Robinson, PhD(c) / Panelists

Diane Gromala, PhD; Jessica Stone, PhD / Panelists

Breakout C1

PEC7

Supercharging medical education through immersive learning / read more

Bruce Gewertz, MD / Moderator

Shafi Ahmed, MD, PhD; Rafael Grossmann, MD; Mike Marett, Rebecca Allen, PhD / Panelists 

Slate 2 Time 2:30 – 3:50 PM

Breakout A2

Main Auditorium

Making Tech That Matters: Insights From Companies Leading the Charge / read more

Lisa Suennen / Moderator

David Rhew, MD; Howard Rose, M.Ed; Andy Mathis / Panelists 

MaryKate Mahoney, Brian Kane, MBA / Panelists

Breakout B2

PEC6

Practical Aspects of Integrating VR into Clinical Workflows / read more

Brandon Birckhead, MD / Moderator

Keith Grimes, MD; Brennan Spiegel, MD / Panelists

Matthew Stoudt, MBA; Tom Caruso, MD / Panelists

Breakout C2

PEC7

Educating and Engaging Patients Through VR / read more

Swamy Venturapali, MD / Moderator

David Axelrod, MD; Kate Donovan, PhD; Kory Zimney, DPT; Chris Madsen / Panelists 

WHAT’S NEXT FOR MEDICAL VR?

4:05 – 4:25 PM

Unmet Needs in Medical VR Research

Brandon Birckhead, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

4:25 – 4:55 PM

Keynote 06 / How VR is Supercharging Medical and Surgical Education

Shafi Ahmed, MD,  PhD

4:55 – 5:10 PM

Top 10 Takeaways From vMed19

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

5:10 – 5:30 PM

Meet the Faculty, networking, & exhibitor demos