Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Speakers/Sponsors Welcome Reception
Location: The Sin Bin Bar, The Mont Hotel
1-4 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2

Day 1 – Thursday, December 5th, 2019

8:00am – Registration & Light Breakfast


Introductions, Welcome and Setting The Stage
Robert Fine, Executive Director, International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association (IVRHA)


Keynote Presentation:  Virtual Reality and Healthcare: The Past, The Present and The Future
Dr. Walter Greenleaf, Behavioral Neuroscientist, Stanford University

10:30am-11:00am – Break


Talking Sense or BreatheVR
Deepa Mann-Kler, Visiting Professor in Immersive Futures, Ulster University


The VR Experience at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Dr. William P. Levin, Medical Director, Global Network Operations, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch


Multi-User Roleplay in VR – A Live Demonstration Using VR to Support Therapists and Young Adults with Autism for Social Skills Development
Rohan Freeman, CEO, Sinespace


How The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland is Using Virtual Reality To Improve Training
Donncha Ryan, Lead Technology Officer, Surgical Training, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland


The State of Virtual Reality and Healthcare in the Middle East
Dr. Sana Farid, General Surgeon, CEO and Co-Founder, Munfarid


Independence Insight – Overcoming Aphasia by Using AR Smart Glasses
Dr. Lars Riedemann, Physician-Scientist, Department of Neurology, Heidelberg University Hospital

3:00pm-3:30pm – Break


Solving The Emergency in Surgical Expertise with Immersive Technology – VR + Haptics + Cloud + AI = Better Patient Outcomes
Vicky Smalley, Chief Technology Officer, FundamentalVR


Future Therapies in Neuroscience and Virtual Reality: Leveraging The Power of Embodiment
Charlie Pearmund, Managing Director, Virtual Bodyworks


Medical Education vs. Distraction: How Is VR Content Being Most Successfully Created and Utilized? (What Is The Data Behind It?
Moderator: Amy Hedrick, CEO and Co-Founder, Cleanbox Technology
Dr. Arnaud Bosteels, Head of Virtual Reality Unit, Head of Anesthesiology, Clinique Saint-Jean Brussels
Camille Donegan, General Manager and Producer, Virtual Reality Ireland
Kevin Moss, Product Development Director, Rescape Innovation
Louisa Spring, Co-Founder, MotusXR
Donncha Ryan, Lead Technology Officer, Surgical Training, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Dr. Sana Farid, General Surgeon, CEO and Co-Founder, Munfarid

We would like to greatly thank Sinespace for supporting the conference and sponsoring the reception.

5:30pm-7:00pm – Reception

Day 2 – Friday, December 6th, 2019

8:00am – 9:00am – Registration & Light Breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am

Day 1 Recap – Day 2 Ahead
Robert Fine, Executive Director, International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association (IVRHA)


Keynote Presentation: Twenty Years of Bringing Technology Into Hospitals – Shared Expertise
Dr. Susan Mazer, Co-Founder, Healing Healthcare Systems


Immersive Art As Therapy
Sarah Ticho, Founder, HatsumiVR, Healthcare Lead at Immerse UK

10:30am-11:00am – Break


The Irish Experience with Simulation and VR in Training Surgeons
Dr. Sean Tierney, Professor of Surgical Informatics, Dean of Professional Development and Practice, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland


Twenty Years of Chronic Pain Data from China, and Virtual Reality’s Role to Play
Dr. Diane Gromala, Canada Research Chair, Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain, Simon Frasier University

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch


Virtual Reality Across The Patient Care Continuum
Dr. Robert Louis, Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program, Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute, Hoag Memorial Hospital


Chris Brickler, CEO and Co-Founder, MyndVR


Making VR Accessible To The Tremor Afflicted Population
Stamatina Rentouli, XR Innovation Specialist, Neurostorm Studios

2:30pm-3:00pm – Break


How Adaptive Resistance Can Be Used to Motivate Enhanced Physical Exertion within Physiologically Controller Immersive Game Play
Joey Campbell, Researcher/Lecturer, Immersive Environmental Design, Cork Institute of Technology


VR Neurofeedback Paradigm for Training and Assessment of Brain Functions
Dr. Stavros Skouras, Principal Investigator on Neurofeedback Regulation Networks, Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen


DEEP: Playful Approaches to Anxiety Management Using Biofeedback
Niki Smit, Co-Founder and Designer, Monobanda


Implementing a VR Playground in Childrens Hospitals
Freek Teunen, Co-Founder, MedKitVR
Jason Van Eunen, Co-Founder, MedKitVR

5:00pm – Adjourn


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