Coronavirus: Mental & Physical Health, Can VR Help? #vMed20 #IEEEVR2020


BREAKING! This event has been renamed, lengthened to 3 hours, with more content and activities. Check back for details! (and here they are...)

"Schedule" (emphasis on scare quotes!)

  • Welcome & Introduction Sarah Ticho, Hatsumi | Chuck Webster, Health Systems Chat | Rosie Collins, The Fred Co

  • COVID Panel Keith Grimes, VR Doctors | Ross O'Brien, CNWL NHS | Sacha LeBaron, Somnium Space

  • VR Fitness Katie Hoolahan, Virtually Healthy

  • Play Therapy Panel Dr Jessica Stone, Virtual Sandtray | Rosie Collins, The Fred Co | Dr. Jedediah Walls, Media Psychologist

  • Paediatrics Valentino Megale, Tommi

  • Mental Health & Trauma Chris Blackmore, LifePath VR | Rebecca Evans, NewPathVR Juliet Brown, UCL & House of Alternate Realities

  • End of Life & Dementia Kay Smith, Patient Advocate Suzanne Lee, Pivotal Reality

  • Training & Therapy Cole Sandau, Health Scholars

  • Closing Remarks Sarah Ticho, Hatsumi | Chuck Webster, Health Systems Chat | Rosie Collins, The Fred Co

  • Conversation Everyone (for a long as folks hang around!)

Old event name: Online Conferences in Virtual Reality? Virtual Medicine's 3rd Year Online! From coronavirus to flying's carbon footprint to international visa hassles to making conferences more accessible to all, the idea of holding conferences in social virtual reality is an idea whose time has come in a big way! Fresh off the success of the largest conference ever held completely in VR (the 2020 Educators in VR International Summit) we'll meet during the IEEE VR (Atlanta, Mar 22-26) workshop, VR in VR: Workshop on Virtual Conferencing and, for the 3rd straight year, the Virtual Medicine conference (Los Angeles, Mar 25-26, #VMed20). NOOBY? We'll cover the basics. VR in Medicine advocate? Let's talk shop! Fascinated by holding conferences completely in VR? Let's imagine the future! Please join Health Systems Chat in Social VR channel regulars in an intellectual salon format: a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. PS Join our Health Systems Chat channel, where we've hosted 60+ major conferences related-events in social VR.

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