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Overview

About the Conference

"Medicine Meets Virtual Reality" was conceived in 1991 to explore the healthcare utilization of rapidly evolving computing and communications technologies. Physicians, educators, scientists, and engineers gathered to assess how patient care and medical education could be enhanced by increasingly powerful and affordable computers and the expanding Internet. Each specialty brought its own skills and experience. By identifying and nurturing collaborative objectives, they understood that revolutionary tools could be created and existing practices transformed.

Two decades later, the curriculum has expanded beyond virtual reality to encompass a broader range of healthcare topics. The rebranded "NextMed" continues to unite experienced researchers with tomorrow's leaders while they share current breakthroughs and strategize new directions. Their multidisciplinary expertise generates a unique perspective on what's now and what's next in medicine.

 

Who Should Attend

NextMed/MMVR is an international conference that welcomes the participation of:

  • Physicians and other medical professionals who want to learn about computer-enabled advances that make patient care more effective, accurate, and affordable
  • IT engineers and medical device developers who must understand caregivers' needs in order to direct projects toward the best outcome
  • Medical educators and students involved with the transfer of knowledge to the next  generation of physicians and their coworkers
  • Military medicine specialists addressing the special demands of warfighter care
  • Biomedical futurists, investors, and policy-makers who need to evaluate scenarios for healthcare's future

 

Mission Statement

NextMed/MMVR promotes the creation and adoption of IT-enabled tools for patient care and medical education that support better precision, efficiency, and outcomes. The curriculum combines traditional assessment methods with unorthodox problem-solving to stimulate forward-thinking solutions to healthcare problems.

Presentations are chosen to educate participants on:

  • Advances in simulation, modeling, and haptics that are upgrading medical education, skills  training, psychotherapy, and physical rehabilitation
  • Novel imaging, visualization, and data fusion methods that make clinical diagnosis and therapy more precise and personalized
  • Robotics and sensors that extend the caregiver's reach and provide richer patient data
  • Medical intelligence networks that promote a collaborative healthcare environment and enhance decision-making
  • Broader goals, accomplishments, and challenges in the development and application of emerging healthcare technologies

 

Key Dates

June 2013: Call for Presentations opens

August 1, 2013: Call for Presentations deadline

September 2013: Conference and hotel registration open

Late September / Early October: Accepted presentations announced. Formal papers invited to Proceedings

Late October 2013: Initial program announced

November 6, 2013: Proceedings submission deadline

December 20, 2013: Early registration discount ends

Early January 2014: Accepted proceedings papers announced

January 6, 2014: Registration refunds end

January 21, 2014: Presenter registration deadline

January 21, 2014: Hotel room discount ends

January 21, 2014: ADA notification deadline

February 20 - 22, 2014: Conference dates

 

Contact us (MMVR21-at-NextMed-dot-com) with any questions about the conference.