SCHEDULE

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Day 1 – Monday, March 5th* <===========> Day 2- Tuesday, March 6th

Day 1 - Monday, March 5th

8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
Plenary
Plenary
Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration

Welcome and Introductions

Keynote - Dr. Walter Greenleaf
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Keynote - Dr. Walter Greenleaf
Virtual Reality and Healthcare: The Past, The Present, and The Future


Conference Co-Chair
Visiting Scholar
Virtual Human Interaction Lab
Stanford University

Networking Break

Keynote - Dr. Guiseppe Riva
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Keynote - Dr. Guiseppe Riva
Neuroscience of Virtual Reality: From Virtual Exposure to Embodied Medicine


Director
Applied Technology for
Neuro-Psychology Lab
{Italy)

[Surgery] - Dr. Neil Martin

Dr. Neil Martin
VR and AR for Surgical Planning and Patient Engagement


Director, Neuroscience Institute
Geisinger Health

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

[Surgery] - Dr. Jonathan Sherman

Dr. Jonathan Sherman
George Washington University’s Foray into Surgical VR


Director of Surgical Neuro-Oncology
School of Medicine & Health Sciences
George Washington University

[Surgery] - Dr. Brady Evans

Dr. Brady Evans
Osso VR: Realizing Surgical Skill with Virtual Training


Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
Harvard University
Co-Founder OssoVR

[Surgery] - Dr. Anat Lubetzky

Dr. Anat Lubetzky
Virtual Reality for Vestibular Rehabilitation: Finding the Right Balance


Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy Department
New York University

[Surgery] - Dr. Sarah Ostadabbas

Dr. Sarah Ostadabbas
Digital Prosthetics and Beyond


Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northeastern University

Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

[Pain Management] - Josh Sackman

Josh Sackman
Breathing Life Into VR:
Integrating Biodata to Train Chronic Pain Patients How to Cope



President and Co-Founder
appliedVR

This session will be chaired by Dr. Hunter Hoffman

[Pain Management] - Dr. Diane Gromala

Dr. Diane Gromala
Not Just Any VR:
Acute, Chronic and Cancer Pain May Require Different Approaches to VR



Canada Research Chair
Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain
Simon Frasier University
(Canada)

This session will be chaired by Dr. Hunter Hoffman

[Pain Management] - Dr. Valentino Megale

Dr. Valentino Megale
Beyond The Walls: VR as a New Approach to Patients During Cancer Therapy


Neuropharmacologist
CEO and Co-Founder Softcare Studios
(Italy)

This session will be chaired by Dr. Hunter Hoffman

[Pain Management] - Simon Robertson

Simon Robertson
Virtual Reality as a Complementary Pain Therapy
for Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease and Oncology Patients



Founder and Lead Developer
KindVR

This session will be chaired by Dr. Hunter Hoffman

Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reception

Pechet
Pechet
[Cutting Edge] - David Ellzey

David Ellzey
The Illusion of Presence: Beyond the VR Headset


Founder and CEO
VReeMotion


Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

[Cutting Edge] - Dr. Christopher Queen

Dr. Christopher Queen
Virtual Reality and Healthcare…It’s Not Just For Humans


Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Umm Suqeim Veterinary Centre
(United Arab Emirates)

[Cutting Edge] - Dr. Sandi Chapman

Dr. Sandi Chapman
Accelerating Brain Health via Virtual Reality


Founder and Chief Director
Center for Brain Health
Univ. of Texas at Dallas

[Cutting Edge] - HP - TBA

HP - TBA


[Cutting Edge] - Dr. Amy Dunn and Jeremy Patterson
[Cutting Edge] - Dr. Susan Persky

Dr. Susan Persky
VR Application for Health and Healthcare Research


Director of Immersive Virtual
Environment Testing Area (IVETA)
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

[Cutting Edge] - Dr. Brenda Wiederhold

Dr. Brenda Wiederhold
VR/AR: Moving to Mobile


President
Virtual Reality Medical Center

[Cutting Edge] - Dr. Konstantin Kotuv and Dr. Christopher Williams

Dr. Christopher Williams and Dr. Konstantin Kotuv
A Virtual Reality Platform for
Medical Image Visualization and Manipulation




[Cutting Edge] - Dr. Christopher Queen

Dr. Christopher Queen
Virtual Reality and Healthcare…It’s Not Just For Humans


Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Umm Suqeim Veterinary Centre
(United Arab Emirates)

[Cutting Edge] - Dr. Harald Stock

Dr. Harald Stock
From Saul to Paul
or
How Did a Pain Pharma CEO Became
Co-Founder of a VR Chronic Pain Therapy Startup?



Co-Founder
Cognifisense

Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reception

Bray
Bray
[Cutting Edge] - Marijke Sjollema and Benno Brada

Marijke Sjollema and Benno Brada
The Dolphin Swim Project



Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

[Mental & Behavioral Health] - Dr. Matt Vogl and Dr. Mimi McFaul

Dr. Matt Vogl and Dr. Mimi McFaul
An Exciting & Cautionary Tale:
Building a Real World Network to
Guide the Evolution of VR Applications in Mental Health




This session will be chaired by Dr. Patrick Bordnick

[Mental & Behavioral Health] - Howard Rose and Dr. Ann Maloney
[Mental & Behavioral Health] - Dr. Charles Nduka

Dr. Charles Nduka
Emotion Sensing VR:
A Key Enabler for Mental Health Assessment and Treatment



Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Emteq
(United Kingdom)

This session will be chaired by Dr. Patrick Bordnick

[Mental & Behavioral Health] - Dr. Elizabeth McMahon

Dr. Elizabeth McMahon
http://health18.vrvoice.co/speakers/dr-elizabeth-mcmahon/


Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
Private Practice

[Mental & Behavioral Health] - Dr. Elizabeth McMahon

Dr. Elizabeth McMahon
VR: A Breakthrough in Treating Anxiety



Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
Private Practice

This session will be chaired by Dr. Patrick Bordnick

Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

[Mental & Behavioral Health] - Dr. Patrick Bordnick

Dr. Patrick Bordnick
Smartphone VR applications for
Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse



Dean
Tulane University
School of Social Work

[Health and Wellness] - Katherina Martín Abello

Katherina Martín Abello
Stressjam: A Mindset Game Changer? A Pilot Study


CEO
Jamzone
(Netherlands)

This session will be chaired by Dr. Patrick Bordnick

[Health and Wellness] - Yael Swerdlow

Yael Swerdlow
Brains, Bach and Batons:
How Gamifying Music and VR Can Heal Humanity



CEO and Founder
Maestro Games

This session will be chaired by Dr. Patrick Bordnick

[Health and Wellness] - Rasmus Nutzhorn

Rasmus Nutzhorn
VR, Health & Nature: How We’re Radically Innovating


Founder of Human and Kind
Vice-CEO for Ricolab
(Switzerland)

This session will be chaired by Dr. Patrick Bordnick

Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reception

Room #216
Room #216
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

[Workshop]
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Creating Teachable Moments Using VR - Sudden Cardiac Arrest and CPR

Det Ansinn
Creating Teachable Moments Using VR - Sudden Cardiac Arrest and CPR



CEO and Founder
BrickSimple

[Startup Companies]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Startup<br>Presentations

Startup Presentations



Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

[Breakout Session]
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Breakout Discussion<br>Surgery

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and surgery healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The Surgery Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

Dr. David Axelrod

Pediatric Cardiologist
Stanford University

[Startup Companies]
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Startup<br>Presentations

Startup Presentations



Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reception

Room #217
Room #217
Facilitator Training
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Facilitator Training

[Breakout Session]
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Breakout Discussion<br>Physical/Neuro Rehabilitation

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and the Physical/Neuro Rehabilitation healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The Physical/Neuro Rehabilitation Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

TBA

[TBA]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
[TBA]

Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

[Breakout Session]
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Breakout Discussion - Mental and Behavioral Health

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and surgery healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The Mental and Behavioral Health Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

Dr. Elizabeth McMahon     and      Dr. Matt Vogl



[Breakout Session]
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Breakout Discussion<br>Addiction and Behavior Change

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and Addiction and Behavior Change healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The Addiction and Behavior Change Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

Dr. Patrick Bordnick

Dean
Tulane University
School of Social Work

Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reception

Day 1 - Monday, March 5th

Day 2- Tuesday, March 6th* <===========> Day 1 – Monday, March 5th

Day 2 - Tuesday, March 6th

8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
Plenary
Plenary
Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration

Keynote - Dr. Skip Rizzo
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Keynote - Dr. Skip Rizzo
VR Exposure and Virtual Humans to Address PTSD Issues


Director, Medical Virtual Reality
Institute for Creative Technologies
Univ. of Southern California

Networking Break

Keynote - Philip Rosedale
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Keynote - Philip Rosedale
The Future of Virtual Reality, Blockchain and Personal Health Information


CEO and Co-Founder of High Fidelity
Founder of Second Life

[Cutting Edge] - Dr. Eric Vezzoli

Dr. Eric Vezzoli
Why Haptics is Fundamental for Manipulation and Interaction in
Virtual and Augmented Reality



Founder and CEO
Go Touch VR
(France)

[Improve Efficiencies & Better Healthcare] - Eric Williams, Dr. Petra Williams and Cody Chang

Eric Williams, Dr. Petra Williams and Cody Chang
How Immersive 360-degree Video of Actual Patient Care
Can Be Used for VR Medical Professional Education




Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

[Improve Efficiencies & Better Healthcare] - Dr. Osamah Choudry

Dr. Osamah Choudry
Transforming Medical Visualization with Mixed Reality


Neurosurgery Senior Resident
NYU Medical Center

[Improve Efficiencies & Better Healthcare] - Dr. Adam Davis

Dr. Adam Davis
Fundamental Visualization Concepts for the Utilization of VR/AR in
Medical Diagnosis and Treatment:
Content, Stereoscopy and Display



Clinical Asst. Prof. Radiology
NYU Langone Medical Center
Founder, Amalgamated Vision

[Improve Efficiencies & Better Healthcare] - Dr. Alfred Marc Iloreta

Dr. Alfred Marc Iloreta
Experience with VR Within The Clinical Workflow


Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System

[Improve Efficiencies & Better Healthcare] - Pavitra Krishnamani

Pavitra Krishnamani
The Flip Side: How Medicine Can Transform Virtual Reality


Clinical Fellow
Healthcare Innovation
Thomas Jefferson University

[Improve Efficiencies & Better Healthcare] - Pavitra Krishnamani

Pavitra Krishnamani
The Flip Side: How Medicine Can Transform Virtual Reality


Clinical Fellow
Healthcare Innovation
Thomas Jefferson University

Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

[Improve Efficiencies & Better Healthcare] - Dr. David Axelrod and David Sarno

Dr. David Axelrod and David Sarno
"I wish they had that when I was in med school!”
VR Education and The Future of Healthcare




[Improve Efficiencies & Better Healthcare] - Dr. Megan Lewis

Dr. Megan Lewis
Using Virtual Reality to Promote Informed Decision Making
for Difficult Medical Decisions



Director
Patient and Family Engagement Research Program Center
Communication Science
RTI International

[Improve Efficiencies & Better Healthcare] - Dr. Kimo Takayesu

Dr. Kimo Takayesu
Serious Games Can Transform Medical Education


Director of the HAEMR
Medical Education Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Founder Minerva Medical Simulation

[Improve Efficiencies & Better Healthcare] - Piotr Łój

Piotr Łój
The Potential and The Risks of VR / AR Development in
Humanitarian, Medical and Social Projects



Founder of Virtual Dream Project
(Poland)

Bray
Bray
[Cutting Edge] - James Blaha

James Blaha
Measuring and Treating Binocular Vision Disorders with VR


CEO and Founder
Vivid Vision

[Cutting Edge] - Harrison Linowes

Harrison Linowes
The Eyes and Ears of Autism:
Facilitating Communication Through VR



Computer Science
University of Maryland

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

[Senior Care] - Dr. Jeff Nyquist

Dr. Jeff Nyquist
Protecting the Aging Brain with VR and Cognitive Training


Founder and President
NeuroTrainer

[Senior Care] - Carrie Shaw

Carrie Shaw
Improving Caregiver Practices for Aging Populations


CEO and Founder
Embodied Labs

[Senior Care] - Dr. Lora Appel

Dr. Lora Appel
Prescribing Virtual Reality (VRx):
Using VR as Alternative Therapy for People Living w/ Dementia/Cognitive impairment
Preliminary Results from a Multi-Site Study



Research Scientist, Openlab
University Health Network
(Canada)

[Mental & Behavioral Health] - Rebecca Mandel

Rebecca Mandel
VR As A Mental Health Game Changer


CEO and Co-Founder
Lucid Care

Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

[Neurology] - Dr. JoAnn Difede

Dr. JoAnn Difede
On The Precipice of a Paradigm Shift:
Using Virtual Reality to Facilitate Learning in the
Treatment of Trauma and Medical Disorders




Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College

[Neurology] - Dr. Nanthia Suthana

Dr. Nanthia Suthana
Combining Neuroprosthetics and Virtual Reality to Restore Memory


Assistant Professor in Residence, NeuroSurgery
Brain Research Institute
UCLA

[Neurology] - Dr. Richard Fischer

Dr. Richard Fischer
Augmented Reality Biomarkers To Measure Cognitive Outcomes


CEO
Altoida Inc.
(Switzerland)

[Neurology] - Dr. Graeme Moffat

Dr. Graeme Moffat
Neuroadaptive Mixed Reality:
Bringing Brain and Biosignals Into The Virtual Environment



Chief Scientist
Interaxon

Room #214
Room #214
[Workshop]
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Introduction to VR Programming for Non-Programmers

Introduction to VR Programming for Non-Programmers

[Workshop]
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Introduction to VR Programming for Non-Programmers

Scott Edgar
Introduction to VR Programming for Non-Programmers



Co-Founder and CTO
ArisMD

[Workshop]
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Introduction to VR Programming for Non-Programmers

Introduction to VR Programming for Non-Programmers

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

[Workshop]
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
VR in Healthcare: Designing a Production Facility - Part I
[Workshop]
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
VR in Healthcare: Designing a Production Facility - Part I

This is not a technical seminar in how to build virtual reality projects. Rather, this is a three-hour consultation for healthcare executives who are considering the technical aspects of building a virtual reality facility in their own hospital or educational institution.

Please see the full description.


Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

[Workshop]
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
VR in Healthcare: Designing a Production Facility - Part II

This is not a technical seminar in how to build virtual reality projects. Rather, this is a three-hour consultation for healthcare executives who are considering the technical aspects of building a virtual reality facility in their own hospital or educational institution.

Please see the full description.


Room #216
Room #216
[Workshop]
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
How to Develop VR Use Cases in Healthcare

Alejandro Dinsmore
How to Develop VR Use Cases in Healthcare:
Increasing Patient Outcomes
Practitioner Training, and Facility Tours




CEO
EEVO

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

[Breakout Session]
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Breakout Discussion<br>Health and Wellness

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and Health and Wellness healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The Health and Wellness Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

Lisa Padilla

Founder and CEO
NewPathVR

[Startup Companies]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Startup<br>Presentations

Startup
Presentations

Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

[Breakout Session]
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Breakout Discussion<br>Autism Spectrum Disorder

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and Autism Spectrum Disorder healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

Dr. Lara Ashmore

Director
Emerging Technologies and Online Programs
Brain Performance Institute

[Breakout Session]
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Breakout Discussion<br>Pharma

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and pharma healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The Pharma Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

Andrea Bielecki

CEO
Invivo

Room #217
Room #217
[Student Presentations]

TBA

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

[Breakout Session]
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Breakout Discussion<br>Pain Management

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and pain management healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The Pain Management Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

Dr. Jeffrey Gold

Professor
Depts of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine

[Breakout Session]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Breakout Discussion<br>ADHD

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and ADHD healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The ADHD Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

Noah Falstein

Executive Advisor
Akili Interactive

Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Break

[Breakout Session]
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Breakout Discussion<br>PTSD

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and PTSD healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The PTSD Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

Dr. Skip Rizzo

Director, Medical Virtual Reality
Institute for Creative Technologies
Univ. of Southern California

[Breakout Session]
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Breakout Discussion<br>Medical Education

This will be a facilitator led breakout session. The first 30 minutes of the session will be focused on the group brainstorming and listing as many of the issues, concerns and problems that need to be addressed within the VR and medical education healthcare space (i.e. regulatory, lack of data, use cases, etc.). There are no bad ideas or suggestions. During the second 30 minutes, the facilitator will use a common consensus building methodology to get the group to identify the top 3-5 concerns.

The Medical Education Breakout Discussion will be facilitated by:

Dr. Matthew Bramlet

Director
Advanced Imaging and Modeling
University of Illinois

Day 2 - Tuesday, March 6th
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