18:00 - 20:00

Virtual Reality (VR) – Is it revolutionizing Healthcare? (Health 2.0 Manchester)

Bright Building, Manchester Science Park, Pencroft Way, Manchester M15 6GZ

All across the world there has been an increase in the uses of Virtual Reality (VR) in Healthcare. Some say it’s set to revolutionize this industry. With applications in Medical training, Patient treatment, Medical marketing and Disease awareness among others this meetup will explore some uses and showcase examples of this technology in practice.

Agenda

5:30 PM – Arrival and Networking
6:00PM – 7:30 PM Talks and Discussion
7:30PM – 8:00 PM Food and networking

Talk 1:
Can VR be used to augment surgical training as well as patient information?
Dr. Bibhas Roy – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon – Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Talk 2:
Pushing The Senses: VR and AR for Next Gen Healthcare Training
Jane McConnell – EON Reality

Talk 3:
Title TBC
Dr. Farah Amin – Dr. Farhan Amin is a General Practitioner – Technologist and an entrepreneur.

Talk 4:
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Alcoholism Relapse Prevention
Rigina Skeva – PHD Student – University of Manchester

Speakers Bio

Dr. Bibhas Roy is the clinical lead for the Manchester Shoulder and Elbow unit with 7 surgeons making it one of the largest unit in UK. Also the clinical lead for elective work in the Orthopaedic unit in Manchester Foundation Trust.

As a fellowship trained, full time specialist Shoulder and Elbow surgeon since 2006, Bibhas wants to continue offering my patients an effective and efficient service. Honorary lecturer for Salford University and teaches in the Musculoskeletal Masters course as well as at the Salford Shoulder Series.

Past roles have included positions of Director of R&D and clinical lead for IT and roles with the Strategic Health Authority within the Health Informatics Clinical Advisory Team (HICAT) from 1998 to 2013. Innovation is a specific interest, and Bibhas regional innovation funded PROMs 2.0 project had been adopted by 14 other organisations by 2013 (Primarily FTs, but also CGGs, and Mental Health Trusts) making it one of the most successful innovation projects in the country. The HSJ, named Bibhas as a top UK NHS innovator in its first ever list of top NHS innovators in 2013.

Dr. Farhan Amin

General Practitioner – Technologist and an entrepreneur.
He is the founder of Concept Health, a digital health start-up that delivers supervised physical and mental health services remotely using Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence. He was awarded one of the top 50 innovators in NHS by Health Services Journal in 2014 for his pioneering work on using patient stories to improve healthcare services. Dr. Amin one of the digital pioneers for improving the uptake of “Digital Therapeutics” for Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria STP.

Rigina Skeva

Rigina is an IT graduate and, later on, software engineer. She’s gained valuable experience in back and front end development as well as several computer science fields. However, Virtual Reality (VR) immediately captured her interest and imagination. Apart from being a highly immersive and entertaining tool in the games industry, VR can constitute an innovative tool for psychology, too. Having the opportunity as a current PhD student to specialise on VR medical applications for psychological rehabilitation is more than a research project to her. The ability to better people’s lives through my work is invaluable. Besides, what is the mere purpose of scientific research if not to be ruled by devotion to the good of humanity?