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

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira

University of Central Florida

Kevin B. Mahoney

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Dr. Brennan Spiegel

Cedars-Sinai Health System

Dr. Anne Lord Bailey

Veterans Health Administration

Dr. Skip Rizzo

University of Southern California

Veena Somareddy

Neuro Rehab VR

Dr. Jeremy Bailenson

Stanford University

Dr. Mel Slater

University of Barcelona

Dr. Susan Persky

National Institutes of Health

Dr. Walter Greenleaf

Stanford University

Dr. Robert Louis

Hoag Memorial Hospital

Dr. Todd P. Chang

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Sarah Hoffe

Moffitt Cancer Center

Dr. Haipeng (Mark) Zhang

Mass General Brigham

Dr. Allie Karshenas

West Virgina University

Dr. Diane Gromala

Simon Fraser University

Dr. Gregory Welch

University of Central Florida

Dr. Michael Torrence

Motlow State Community College

Linda Lancere

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Roger Daglius Dias

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Todd Maddox

Cognitive Design & Statistical Consulting

Caitlin Rawlins

Veterans Health Administration

Dr. Jonathan Sherman

West Virgina University

Richard Vincent


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

Nardo Manaloto

Qubits Ventures Fund

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

Penn Medicine

Roger Holzberg

Reimagine Well


Thursday, March 2, 2023 – Speakers/Sponsors/VIPs Welcome Reception – 6:00pm – 9:00pm EST

Friday, March 3, 2023 – Content Day 1 – 10:00am – 6:00pm EST

Friday, March 3, 2023 – Symposium Welcome Reception (all attendees) – 6:00pm – 8:00pm EST

Saturday, March 4, 2023 – Content Day 2 – 8:00am – 6:00pm EST

Sunday, March 5, 2023 – Content Day 3 – 9:00am – 3:00pm EST

Sunday, March 5, 2023 – Adjourn – 3:00pm EST

Detailed Agenda Will Be Published December 15, 2022


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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