webinar series.

vMed Webinars bring to you a dynamic group of speakers with experience employing XR technologies in clinical care, from the developers of interactive experiences to the physicians validating and delivering immersive therapeutics on the front lines of healthcare.

10/06 9:00AM PST

VRX: HOW VIRTUAL THERAPEUTICS WILL REVOLUTIONIZE MEDICINE

10/06/20

9:00 - 11:00 AM PST

VIRTUAL MEDICINE WEBINAR

Join us at the event link on 10.6.20 for this YouTube Premiere Event

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Not so far from now, instead of prescribing another pill, doctors might recommend a beach vacation to ease aches and pains. Psychiatrists might treat social anxiety by inviting patients to a dinner party, or reminisce with Alzheimer patients in a replica of their childhood home. Hospitals might immerse children in fantastical play lands while they receive chemotherapy or undergo frightening medical tests. And doctors-in-training might learn how to operate in virtual simulations.

 

It’s starting to happen right now because of virtual reality (VR) – the mind-bending technology that leverages our power to imagine when we need it the most. In this vMed symposium, we will explore how VR can modify our reality in ways that may be hard to accomplish in times of vulnerability and distress. VR does this by radically changing our perspective of the world. We can imagine being somewhere fantastical and healing. We can practice being the person we want to become. We can see ourselves from beyond and regard ourselves in a new light. We can empathize with ourselves and with others. We can confront our inner voice. We can transform our minds drastically and immediately, and when effective, forge healthy cognitions that last long after the headsets are removed. We already have these abilities within us. VR just makes it easier when times are hard.

 

Join us October 6th to explore how virtual therapeutics are revolutionizing medicine and to mark the release of VRx, the new book that tells the stories of medical VR. Meet some of the researchers and patients featured in VRx as they tell their first-person stories from the front-lines of immersive therapeutics.

9:00 AM

 

  • VRx: How virtual therapeutics will revolutionize medicine 

           -​ Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

9:25 AM 

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

           - Rafael Grossmann, MD

 

9:45 AM

 

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

           - Danielle Collins 

10:05 AM

  • Neuro-psychology of VR - Panel Discussion 

           - Moderator: Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA

           - Panelists: Judy Pa, PhD; Nanthia Suthana, PhD; Skip Rizzo, PhD

                 

10:35 AM 

  • Patient Stories - Panel Discussion 

           - Moderators: Matthew Stoudt, MBA; Brandon Birckhead, MD

           - Panelists: Danielle Collins, MSW; Amanda Greene; Tom Norris

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Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Nanthia Suthana, PhD

UCLA

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Skip Rizzo, PhD

USC

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Danielle Collins, MSW

EMPOWER 360

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Judy Pa, PhD 

USC

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Amanda Greene 

Patient Advocate

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Tom Norris

Patient Advocate

Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Matthew Stoudt, MBA

AppliedVR

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VIRTUAL CARE: THE ROLE OF VR IN AN UNPRECEDENTED TIME

6/30/20

9:00 - 11:00 AM PST

VIRTUAL MEDICINE WEBINAR

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America is in the midst of unprecedented, historic events. From the myriad medical and economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, to fundamental racial inequities that demand societal solutions, this is a time like no other.

 

What role can virtual reality (VR) play therapeutically and as a tool to address racial bias and facilitate change? These are among the questions that we'll examine in this free webinar June 30, 9-11 AM PST, hosted by Cedars-Sinai Virtual Medicine.

In this online vMed event, we'll explore how home-based VR programs are helping to overcome geographic and staffing barriers of traditional video and in-person visits. We'll discuss how two of the largest clinical VR programs are adapting to the challenges from COVID-19, we'll examine how VR is helping to bring the humanity back into healing at a time when we are physically and emotionally distanced in a rapidly changing world; and we will learn how VR can serve as an "empathy machine" (in the words of VR innovator Chris Milk), not only for doctors caring for their patient, but for society caring for itself. 

9:00 AM

  • The Empathy Machine: How Virtual Reality Brings the Humanity Back Into Healing
    ​​      -Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

9:30 AM 

  • Optimizing Care Delivery: Extended Reality During an Unreal Time

            -Robert Louis, MD

9:45 AM 

  • Virtual Reality for Scalable, Home-Based Chronic Pain Management 

            -Beth Darnall, PhD

10:00 AM 

  • Conducting Remote Clinical Trials in the Era of COVID-19: An Example NIH Protocol Using Home-Based VR

            -Brandon Birckhead, MD​

10:15 AM 

  • Developing Racial Competence using VR

            -Courtney D. Cogburn, PhD

10:30 AM 

  • Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A

           -Beth Darnall, PhD

           -Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

           -Brandon Birckhead, MD

           -Courtney D. Cogburn, PhD

           -Kate Donovan, PhD

           -Matthew Stoudt, MBA

11:00 AM

  • Adjourn

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Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Beth Darnall, PhD

Stanford University

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Courtney D. Cogburn, PhD

Columbia University

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Matthew Stoudt, MBA

AppliedVR

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Robert Louis, MD

Hoag Memorial Hospital