Virtual Reality: Technology and Creativity in Medicine
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Virtual Reality: Technology and Creativity in Medicine


Virtual Reality: Technology and Creativity in Medicine

Panel Discussion  11am - noon | FREE and welcome to all

Join us to hear from a panel of experts discuss healthcare challenges and opportunities around creativity and technology.  It represents a great opportunity for healthcare professionals, academics, and community health workers to interact with the creative industry as part of the Halifax Animation Festival.  The panel discussion starts at 11am, and there will be opportunity to mix and mingle at the Innovacorp facility throughout the day as groups are brought up to the Electric Puppets lab to see VR technology being used in medical research projects with the IWK Health Centre Pediatric Vision Science Research Group as well as Eadie Technologies visual field test development. 

The panelists:

Darren Oystreck, MMedSci, OC(C), COMT, Program Chair, Associate Professor, Assistant Dean Faculty of Health Professions

Margot Latimer, RN, PhD Centre for Pediatric Pain Research IWK and Dalhousie University

Dr. Robert Laroche, BSc, MD, FRCSC; Professor; Major appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology

Stephanie Attwater, RMT CEO and Founder Unified Health Inc - Community Wellness Clinics

Dr. Brennan Eadie, Clinical Glaucoma Fellow QEII Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Aaron Newman, Professor - Dalhousie Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience

Host: David Colter, AR/VR Labs Project (ISNS/NSBI)


Following the discussion Ryan Cameron will demonstrate his VR-based medical testing/diagnostic applications in the Electric Puppets lab in the same building.

A sign-up sheet is available during the Animation Festival of Halifax to set a time for your demonstration.

Ryan Cameron - Ryan has been a technology executive since 1999, and a programmer since he was 8 years old, except for an 8 year hiatus in the entertainment industry as an actor and musician, Ryan has been working in technology primarily. Ryan has built training platforms used by 3000 Apple employees, 70,000 Deloitte employees and 150,000 Catapillar employees. Most recently Ryan started Electric Puppets, a VR company offering opportunities to improve medical research, diagnostics and treatment and since november has won 3 grants from the province of Nova Scotia to pursue work in partnership with the IWK Children's hospital and Dalhousie Clinical Vision Science. 


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