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Greetings from Long Beach, CA

Just like a year ago, now I’m attending the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 conference and I’m quite happy to be here again. Long Beach is warm enough after the central-european winter.  This year, I got the honor to be in the organizing committee and I’ve been conducting interviews with famous presenters for the MMVR17 blog.

In the next 4 days, I will blog and tweet live about what’s happening in the leading conference focusing on medical technology and simulations.

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On Wednesday, I will talk about how practicing medicine will change in the web 2.0 era and will do a workshop about the medical islands of Second Life.

Follow Scienceroll or my Twitter account for more.

And let me know if you are around and would like to meet.

The Use of Virtual Reality in Addiction Medicine

One of the demonstrations at this year’s Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 conference I can’t wait to see is the demonstration of Chris Culbertson (Neuroscience Ph.D. student) who will present how virtual reality can be used in addiction medicine:

Demonstration: Use of VR in Addiction Medicine. During the exposure, participants are encompassed within a sensory isolation apparatus, including a 32” LCD monitor and a surround-sound audio system.  Participants interact with the specially created virtual world in Second Life, run from a standard Dell PC, using a simple gaming remote control.  An additional monitor is placed outside of the apparatus for outside observation.

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This method can be used in behavioral pharmacology research and it also makes it possible to improve cognitive behavioral treatments and exam drug taking behavior in a naturalistic environment. Read more about it.

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Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17: The Salon and The Well

This year, I will attend again the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 conference that will take place in Long Beach, CA between the 19th and the 22nd of January. Now I’m a member of the organizing committee and have been managing a blog for the conference for a few months.

I will present a slideshow “Practicing medicine in the web 2.0 era” and will also present in the Salon:

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University of Debrecen, Hungary

Demonstration: Discovering the Virtual World of Medicine through Second Life provides medical educators and students with numerous educational opportunities and tools while visiting the places and islands that can change the way medical education is delivered today.

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Today Kóan Jeff Baysa asked several of the Well & Salon artists. Check these out here.

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17: Virtual Reality Therapy

I write a blog for the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 conference and publish a series of interviews with famous participants. The third interviewee is Dr. Dennis Wood and the topic is virtual reality graded exposure therapy. Check it out!

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Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17: Simulation in Second Life

I write a blog for the conference and publish a series of interviews with famous participants. The second interviewee is Dr. James Kinross and the topic is medical simulations in Second Life. Check it out!

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Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17: Interviews and a blog

I’m honored to be in the organizing committee for next year’s Medicine Meets Virtual Reality conference that will take place in Long Beach, CA between 19 and 22 of January, 2009.

Now I write a blog for the conference and publish a series of interviews with famous participants. The first interviewee is Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo and the topic is virtual reality therapy. Check it out!

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Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17: Organizing Committee

This January, I attended the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 conference in Long Beach, CA. It was a one-in-a-lifetime experience and I enjoyed talking about Medicine 2.0 and organizing a live Second Life medical exercise for the medical students of USC.

Now, I’m truly honoured to be in the organizing committee of next year’s event. Take a look at the list of famous scientists and innovators. I hope they will be delighted by my efforts.

Of course, I will try to come up with some medicine 2.0 related ideas.

I’ll keep you posted about the conference through the whole year.

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