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Conference Programme 2023

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XR and Future Healthcare

14 Nov 2023
Theatre 2
XR and Future Healthcare

XR (Extended Reality) promises to revolutionise global healthcare - from medical school to the operating room.  This session will explore the role of XR, encompassing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Applications in medical education and clinical care will be presented by leaders in the field.

Dr. Neil Ralph will outline the role of XR and future applications within the NHS for training and education. Mr. Asit Arora will share his experience of an integrated XR platform for undergraduate medical education incorporating immersive interactive 3D patient specific anatomical models for Transoral robotic surgery. Dr. Susan Kirsh and Anne Lord Bailey will share the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) experience of launching an XR clinical program including neurological risk assessment and chronic pain management. Dr. Jonathan Morris will present the Mayo Clinic experience of XR applications and explain how creating a ‘Digital twin’ promises to optimise team training,  collaborative working and safety in the operating room. Join us and discover how XR technology is shaping the future of surgery and healthcare. 

Chairperson
Mohammed Yousef, Final Year Medical Student - Barts and The London
Dan Donovan, CTO - Mesmerise
Speakers
Neil Ralph, Head of Technology - Enhanced Learning for NHS
Asit Arora, Robotic Head & Neck Consultant Surgeon - Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust London
Jonathan M. Morris, Professor of Radiology & Executive Medical Director for Immersive and Experiential Learning - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Susan Kirsh, Acting Deputy Assistant USH - US Department of Veterans Affairs
Anne Lord Bailey, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives Lab - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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