Upcoming seminar on Virtual Environments in Medicine and Psychiatry

Manchester 19 July 2000Dr. Nigel John from the Manchester Visualization Centre, which is a member of the Virtual Medical Worlds Community (VMWC), is organising a seminar on Virtual Environments in Medicine and Psychiatry as a part of the Visualisation and Virtual Environments Community Club (VVECC). The one-day seminar has been scheduled to take place on December 12, 2000 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

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The preliminary programme includes the following speakers and topics:

  • Virtual Environments in Surgery - chair: Dr. Nigel John, University of Manchester
  • Dr. Andy Dobrzeniecki, University of Copenhagen, "Visualarium Project"
  • Professor Robert Stone, Virtual Presence, "User-Centred Approaches to Surgical Simulation Design Using Virtual Reality"
  • Dr. Sean Mackay, St Mary's Hospital, London, "Virtual Reality in Surgical Education: current status and future prospects"
  • Dr. Nick Phillips, Leeds General Infirmary, "Virtual Reality for Navigation and Training in Neurosurgery"
  • Virtual Environments in Psychiatry - chair: Dr. Mel Slater, University College of London
  • Dr. Larry Hodges of Georgia Tech, USA
  • Professor David Clark, Head of Institute of Psychiatry, London

The event is expected to attract some 75-100 people, mostly from academia. More details will become available progressively but you can already contact Dr. Nigel John for further information about this seminar.


Leslie Versweyveld

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