NextMed / MMVR

The Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference

NextMed / MMVR is now history. The final conference was held in April 2016. 

Our boundless thanks to the Organizing Committee for its steadfast commitment over so many years, and to the hundreds of researchers who shared their work since the first "Medicine Meets Virtual Reality" took place in San Diego in 1992. It has been an honor to bring together so many creative people and brilliant ideas with the common vision of making healthcare better. 

Proceedings Available Online and in Print

IOS Press has published the conference proceedings since the 4th MMVR, in 1996, documenting two decades of progress. 

Download Our Final Program

The 2016 conference syllabus is available for download. Explore the 180+ presentations, by researchers from 23 countries, given at our final gathering, in Los Angeles: lectures, posters, demos, and more. 

We also invite you to visit the 2014 and 2013 conference archives. 

About the Conference

In 1992, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality first presented a daring vision of patient care and medical education transformed by information technology. The evolving NextMed / MMVR engaged researchers committed to intelligent medicine—engineers, physicians, scientists, educators, students, industry, military, and futurists—with its creative mix of unorthodox thinking and validated investigation. Bringing together caregivers and technologists to jointly tackle healthcare challenges resulted in more efficient and robust solutions. 

Conference topics included: 

    • Medical simulation and modeling
    • Data visualization and fusion
    • Virtual and augmented reality
    • Imaging devices and methods
    • Robotics, haptics, sensors
    • Human-computer interfaces
    • Data and decision networks, AI, mobile health
    • Wearable and implantable electronics
    • Projection systems
    • Learning and technology
    • Simulator design and validation
    • Physical and mental rehabilitation tools
    • Serious games
    • Surgical registration and navigation
    • Peri-operative guidance
    • Remote and battlefield care
    • Patient and public health monitoring and education