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. 

Slides from some of the lecture and independent sessions are now available. (Providing slides was optional.) 

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. 

Registration is open, including partial conference options and our private tour and reception at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies.

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

Intuitive Surgical 

"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" 

Jack Young

Qualcomm Life Fund, Qualcomm Ventures

"Digital Health Investment"