in partnership with

7th Annual
Virtual Reality and Healthcare
Global Symposium

March 3-5, 2023

Penn Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Conference Goal:

=> Fostering Partnership and Collaboration in Healthcare <=

How is this conference different from the others?

=> A strong focus on providing unique content
and perspectives from across the healthcare spectrum.

=> A strong focus on providing new emerging voices
from across the ecosystem: care, technology, research, policy.

=> This conference will provide a forum to collaborate and partner with healthcare leaders to enable the creation of larger data sets.


Dr. Owase Jeelani – KEYNOTE

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Kevin B. Mahoney

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Dr. Lauren Siff

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Danny Goel

UBC Department of Orthopedics

Dr. Luisa Caldas

University of California Berkeley

Dr. Brennan Spiegel

Cedars-Sinai Health System

Dr. William Yi

Penn Medicine

Dr. Sneha Kolla

University of Miami

Dr. Evan Goldman

Penn State College of Medicine

Dr. Skip Rizzo

University of Southern California

Christina Blackburn

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Tarcan Kiper

Neo Auvra

Dr. Julie LeMoine

UMass Chan Medical School

Dr. James Clarkson

Michigan State University

Dr. Jo Ann Difede

Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Marc Cohen

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Dr. Siobhan Murtagh

Ulster University

Dr. Gary Lewis

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dr. Margot Paul

Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Monisha Kumar

Penn Medicine

Dr. Joe Morgan

Waya Health

Dr. Julia Scott

Santa Clara University

Dr. Michael Torrence

Motlow State Community College

Antonio Spina

World Economic Forum

Ann Hoyt-Brennan

Penn Medicine

Dr. Grant Nelson

Desert Regional Medical Center

Dr. Anne Lord Bailey

Veterans Health Administration

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira

University of Central Florida

Veena Somareddy

Neuro Rehab VR

Dr. Keith Hallbourg

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. Lora Appel

University Health Network

Dr. Jeffrey Jacobson

Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. Jennifer C. Reneker

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Walter Greenleaf

Stanford University

Paula Kranz

Novant Health

Dr. Daniel Weiss

Bongiovi Medical and Health Technologies

Dr. Stacey Kassutto

Penn Medicine

Dr. Frank Tsai


Dr. Susan Persky

National Institutes of Health

Kaitlyn O’Connor

Nixon Gwilt Law

Dr. Todd P. Chang

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Sarah Hoffe

Moffitt Cancer Center

Dr. Joel Mumma

Emory Healthcare

Stephen F. Wilson

Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. Suzana Tsao

Penn Medicine

Keith Widmeier

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Allie Karshenas

West Virgina University

Dr. Diane Gromala

Simon Fraser University

Dr. Gregory Welch

University of Central Florida

Dr. Robert Louis

Hoag Memorial Hospital

Dr. Linda Lancere

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Roger Daglius Dias

Harvard Medical School

Caitlin Rawlins

Veterans Health Administration

Dr. Jonathan Sherman

West Virgina University

Richard Vincent


Dr. Haipeng (Mark) Zhang

Mass General Brigham

Noah Robinson


Samantha Fung

University Health Network

Dr. Ali Dhanaliwala

Penn Medicine

Dr. Mel Slater

University of Barcelona

Amy Hedrick

Cleanbox Technology

Aaron Wisniewski

OVR Technology

Craig Hewat

Engage VR

Dr. Jessica Stone

Virtual Sandtray

Berk Tas


Dr. Sally Hewat

University of New Castle

Jonathan Wakim

University of Pennsylvania

Roger Holzberg

Reimagine Well

Alex Pracher

Holy Cross Preparatory Academy

Cori Davis


Ariel Geva


Patrick Rodia

Children's Hospital Philadelphia

Rain Hinkle

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Scott Rushanan

Penn Medicine

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

Penn Medicine





Hotel Suggestions for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(All listed hotels are 2 miles or less

from The Penn Medicine venue)

NOTE: If you are having trouble finding a hotel, please reach out to us on the messenger in the corner.

AKA University City

The Inn at Penn

Sheraton Philadelphia University City

The Study at University City

Homewoods Suites by Hilton




Contact Information

If you have questions about tickets, sponsorship or anything else related to the event, please feel free to email us at or call us at +1-202-684-6207.


The International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association (IVRHA) is a member driven organization comprised of entities throughout the healthcare ecosystem, including technology companies, teaching hospitals and universities, as well as healthcare providers and insurance companies. IVRHA’s mission is to facilitate and support the growth of the virtual reality in health and life sciences. Visit:

COVID-19 Statement

The conference will follow local guidelines as stipulated by the City of Philadelphia, PA and Penn Medicine as it relates to the management of COVID-19.
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