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Rapidly Transforming Healthcare Using Virtual Reality

November 17, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST



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Virtual Reality (VR) is a powerful method to treat and enhance physical and emotional health and to expedite learning. Virtual reality in healthcare is projected to grow rapidly in the coming years becoming a $30+ billion USD market by 2030.
Our speakers will guide us through Virtual Reality’s capability to affect individual health and well being in meaningful and long lasting ways. We’ll explore VR as a non-pharmacological solution to treat stress, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, delirium and manage pain, and its use to train healthcare professionals and caregivers.
Erin Washington

Erin Washington

Co-Founder, Embodied Labs, An Immersive Platform for Education & Training in the Aging Care Space

Erin will draw on her experience using Virtual Reality (VR) for workforce training and, in particular, training groups of people simultaneously. 
Gita Barry

Gita Barry

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Immersive Healthcare, Penumbra, Inc.

With 25 years experience in medical device development, commercialization, and general management, Gita focuses on bringing VR-based technology to healthcare settings to address a range of health conditions.
Marko Suvajdzic

Marko Suvajdzic

Associate Director, Digital Worlds Institute; Associate Professor, Digital Arts and Sciences, University of Florida

Marko has 20 years of creative digital research & production experience. He currently focuses on leveraging Virtual Reality and meditation to address stress and decrease the onset of delirium in healthcare settings.
Albert "Skip" Rizzo, PhD - MODERATOR

Albert "Skip" Rizzo, PhD - MODERATOR

Director, Medical Virtual Reality, Institute for Creative Technologies. Research Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & School of Gerontology, USC

Skip has conducted 20+ years of research on the design, development and evaluation of Virtual Reality systems targeting clinical assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation for PTSD, TBI, Autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other clinical conditions.
Gloria Plottel - EVENT CO-CHAMPION

Gloria Plottel - EVENT CO-CHAMPION

Founder, GSPsquared LLC



GSPsquared is a consultancy focused on helping healthcare companies improve operations, patient experience and communications.


Nov 17, 2021: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm EDT

  • 4:30 – 5:00 General Networking
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Panelist Forum
  • 6:00 – 6:30+ Meet the Speakers & More Networking
All Zoom links for the Forum and Networking sessions will be sent
upon registration and again prior to the event.


November 17, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
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