NewseumVR Meets: Health and Medicine

March 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Knight TV Studio
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
NewseumVR Meets: Health and Medicine @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Virtual Reality is having a significant impact on many facets of health and medicine. From diagnosis and treatment, research and preventative care, teaching and surgery, some of the most fascinating work being done in the application of virtual and augmented reality technology is occurring in the health care field.

“NewseumVR Meets: Health and Medicine” brings together thought leaders to discuss these evolutions in medical technology.

Doctors, researchers, computer scientists and patient care groups will discuss and demonstrate work in this area. The evening will focus on using virtual reality to treat post traumatic stress disorder, provide pain relief and expand surgical training. In addition, the program will explore cutting edge techniques for neurosurgery and patient education.

Panelists include:

  • Arno Hartholt, Computer Scientist, University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies
  • Dr. Sarah Murthi, clinical associate professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and trauma surgeon, University of Maryland Medical Center R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
  • Amitabh Varshney, director of the Augmentarium at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
  • Hunter Hoffman, cognitive psychology research scientist, University of Washington Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Dr. Neil Martin, director of the Neuroscience Institute and Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Health Systems

Newseum chief technology officer Mitch Gelman will moderate the discussion.

The program is part of a major Newseum conference series on the impact and future of VR and immersive technologies.

Prior to the 7 p.m. program, demonstrations of VR technology will be made available to the audience participants beginning at 6 p.m.

“Newseum VR Meets” is presented by HTC VIVE.

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