From the International Medical Informatics Association

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations has been announced for the “MMVR18 / NextMed” (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality) conference. The submission deadline is July 15, 2010. Guidelines are posted at The Organizing Committee extends a warm and broad invitation to researchers who are seeing initial success with tools that possess unique potential to revolutionize the future of medicine. Presentation can take the form of papers, posters, workshops, tutorials, focus sessions, panels, and demonstrations.

The conference will take place February 9 – 12, 2011 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Newport Beach, California, USA.

Since 1992, when it debuted as “Medicine Meets Virtual Reality,” MMVR has served as a forum for researchers harnessing IT advances for the benefit of patient diagnosis and care, medical education, and procedural training. Over the years, its curriculum has evolved well beyond virtual reality. It now presents a wide spectrum of biomedical innovation, including:

  • Biomedical simulation, modeling, and rendering
  • Data visualization and fusion
  • Imaging devices and methods
  • Robotics
  • Haptics
  • Sensors and sensor grids
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • Medical intelligence and mobile health networks
  • Projection systems
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Learning and technology
  • Simulator design and validation
  • Surgical registration and navigation
  • Psychotherapy tools
  • Physical rehabilitation tools
  • Remote and battlefield care
  • Serious games
  • Wearable and implantable electronics
  • Patient and public health monitoring and education

In addition, the NextMed portion of MMVR highlights research outside the IT-focused core, expanding the dialogue into biology, materials science, and the micro/nano realms. This year’s conference will host a session on plasma medicine, for example.

MMVR participants are scientists, physicians, engineers, educators, students, military, industry, psychologists, designers, futurists, and others who are interested in medicine’s future. The MMVR curriculum, by combining rigorous assessment with speculative vision, aims to create forward-thinking solutions to health problems.

June 6, 2010 - Posted by | conference, USA | , ,

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