The Bleeding Edge of VR & Healthcare

On June 1, the first Virtual Reality and Healthcare Symposium to focus on the impact of virtual reality on health and medicine will take place at George Washington University. VR Voice, a content vertical on all things virtual reality, is launching the conference. A full day of presentations, exhibitors and networking will bring together technologists and healthcare experts to discuss the ways that virtual reality can, and already is, training and supporting health professionals, changing lives and healing patients.

The Milken Institute School is a fitting host for this first-of-its kind event. Their website lists their mission as “To provide the best public health educational experience incorporating our core values of scholarship and leadership, scientific rigor and policy analysis, and training to foster the next generation of thought leaders, practitioners, policy makers and scientists who will transform public health worldwide especially for underserved and poor populations.”

“Virtual reality technology is an innovative visualization platform that facilitates an intuitive communication between healthcare providers and patients, resulting in enhanced understanding of the treatment plan and consequently, higher patient satisfaction,” said Moty Avisar, CEO and Co-Founder of Surgical Theater.  “Our focus with Surgical Theater’s Precision VR is to allow the surgeon to guide his or her patient through a surgical plan by virtually stepping into a patient-specific 360-degree VR reconstruction of their anatomy and pathology. The surgeon and the patient walk between the pathology and vessels, and by turning their heads can see the skull base at their feet, the brain tissue behind their back, and vessels to their right and left. This same 360-degree VR reconstruction is equally essential to the surgical team for pre-operative surgical planning, and in the operating room visualization.”

By Charlie Fink | Forbes

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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