agenda.

DAY 01 - 3/25

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration / Continental Breakfast

MAIN STAGE

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF IMMERSIVE HEALING

XR THEATER

XR PHARMACY

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

9:00 – 9:35 AM

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9:35 – 10:00 AM

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10:00 – 10:25 AM

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10:25 – 11:00 AM

Exhibitor Demos

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

XR PHARMACY

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 AM

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

11:00 – 11:25 AM

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11:25 – 11:50 AM

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11:50 – 12:15 AM

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12:15 – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Exhibitor Demos

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

XR PHARMACY

1:30 – 1:55 PM

The Science of Virtual Analgesia: How VR Can Manage Acute and Chronic Pain

Beth Darnall, PhD,

Stanford University School of Medicine

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 – 1:55 PM

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1:55 – 2:20 PM

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2:20 – 2:45 PM

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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

VR at Scale: How We Operate the World's Busiest Inpatient Clinical VR Service at Stanford Children's Hospital 

Samuel Rodriguez, MD, Stanford Children's Health 

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

4:45 – 5:30 PM

Meet the Faculty, Networking, and Exhibitor Demos

DAY 02 - 3/26

8:00 – 8:55 AM

Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:55 – 9:00 AM

Welcome Back and Day #2 Overview

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

MAIN STAGE

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

XR THEATER

XR PHARMACY

9:00 – 9:25 AM

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9:25 – 9:50 AM

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9:50 – 10:20 AM

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10:20 – 11:00 AM

Morning Break & Exhibitor Demos

THE PATIENT PERSPECTIVE: FIRST PERSON EXPERIENCES USING THERAPEUTIC VR

XR PHARMACY

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 Session Winners Announced

11:00 – 11:30 AM

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11:30 – 11:50 AM

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11:50 – 12:00 PM

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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

Tom Caruso, MD;  Ellen Wang, MD  / Panelists

Jeffrey Gold, PhD /Panelist

TBA / Additional Panelists

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 

TBA / Additional Panelists 

Deep Dive D

VRX Theater

Neurorehab / 

TBA / Moderator

Judy Pa, PhD; Nathania Suthana, PhD / Panelists 

TBA / Additional Panelists

Deep Dive A made possible through generous support from:

XR PHARMACY

WORKSHOPS

AppliedVR

OxfordVR

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