Our thanks to all who joined us in Manhattan Beach this year!
NextMed / MMVR21 Conference
February 19 - 22, 2014
Manhattan Beach Marriott · Manhattan Beach, California
Our thanks to the 291 people who attended this year's conference. International participation was 32%, representing 22 countries. We genuinely appreciate your investment to come together in Manhattan Beach, California, to share and learn.
Speaker slides have been invited and will be posted here in the near future.
Future dates and location will be announced as soon as confirmed.
In the meantime, please enjoy lots of photos at our Facebook page!
Congratulations to Ramin Shahidi PhD, recipient of the 19th Satava Award "for his contributions to imaging as a tool that guides therapy, turning engineering advances into better patient care." Ramin (4th from left) is joined here by Jim Westwood, Rick Satava, Henry Fuchs, Heinz Lemke, Richard Robb, Kirby Vosburgh, LeRoy Heinrichs, and Michael Ackerman.
Our 2014 Conference
The Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning plenary schedules are now available. These three sessions highlight a remarkable faculty of experts who will inspire fresh thinking about the challenges and promises that are transforming medicine.
Visit the Program page to learn about the numerous other lectures, posters, workshops, and panels that form the core of this year's conference. The Overview and Archive pages detail the conference's history, scope, and mission.
Our discounted hotel rate ended January 21. See the Hotel & Travel page for current options.
Contact Us (MMVR21-at-NextMed-dot-com) with any questions about participation.
Thursday Plenary Presenters
Patrick C. Cregan FRACS
University of Sydney, Nepean Clinical School
"(Un?) Affordable Care"
Paul Debevec PhD
Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California
"Advances in Photoreal Digital Humans in Film and in Real-Time"
Anthony G. Gallagher PhD DSc
ASSERT for Health Research Group, University College Cork, Ireland
"Simulation Fidelity: More Than Experience and Mere Repetition?"
Stephen H. Scott PhD
Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen's University
"Potential of Robots as Next-Generation Technology for Clinical Assessment of Neurological Disorders"
Friday Plenary Presenters
Theodore W. Berger PhD
Center for Neural Engineering, University of Southern California
"Human-Computer Interface Technology" (Session Discussant)
Jose M. Carmena PhD
Electrical Engineering & Neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley
"Closed-Loop Design Strategies for Brain-Machine Interfaces"
Todd P. Coleman PhD
Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego
"Wearable Wireless Sensors and Analytics in the Cloud to Advance Human-Computer Interaction"
Catherine Mohr MD MSME
"Robotics as a Catalyst for Disruption"
Daniel Palanker PhD
Ophthalmology & Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University
"Photovoltaic Restoration of Sight to Patients Blinded by Retinal Degeneration"
Saturday Plenary Presenters
Elizabeth M.C. Hillman PhD
Laboratory for Functional Optical Imaging, Columbia University
"Hyperspectral and Dynamic Contrast: What your Eyes Can’t See"
Kevin Patrick MD MS
Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems, University of California, San Diego
"Modeling the Exposome: A Whole Health Information Approach to Support Personalized Population Health"
Justin Sanchez PhD
Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
"Next-Generation Neurotechnology at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency"
Richard M. Satava MD FACS
Department of Surgery, University of Washington
"Directed Energy Surgery: Dawning of the Next Generation of Surgery"
Qualcomm Life Fund, Qualcomm Ventures
"Digital Health Investment"