Tentative Schedule

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Speakers/Exhibitors Welcome Reception
Location: TBD


Day 1 – Monday, October 7th, 2019

8:00am – Registration


Introductions, Welcome and Setting The Stage
Mimi McFaul, PsyD, Conference Co-Chair, Deputy Director, NMHIC
Matt Vogl, MPH, Executive Director, NMHIC
Walter Greenleaf, PhD, Conference Co-Chair, Scientific Advisor, NMHIC, Stanford University School of Medicine


Re-Envisioning a Campus Health Innovation Ecosystem
Kimberly Muller, PhD, Executive Director, CU Innovations
Richard Zane, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, UCHealth
Matt Vogl, MPH, Executive Director, NMHIC


Keynote Presentation: VR and Mental Health Then and Now – Reflections on a Decade of VR and Pain Research & Implementation in a Pediatric Hospital
Jeffrey Gold, PhD, Childrens’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California

10:25am-10:55am – Break


A VR Journey: Academia – Technology Spin-Out – Real World Testing
Barnaby Perks, CEO, OxfordVR
Stephanie Ruskin, VP Commerical Operations, OxfordVR
Debbie Boeldt, PhD, Director of Digital Initiatives, NMHIC
Alires Almon, Director of Innovation, Mental Health Center for Denver


Non-Invasive Wearable Devices for Wellness and Therapeutic Use
Alex Doman, CEO, VitalNeuro
Kate Sharadin, CEO, eQuility


Recommendations for Designing XR Clinical Trials
Brandon Birckhead, MD, Project Scientist, Virtual Reality Clinical Trials, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch


Marrying Technology to Mission to Improve the Lives of Older Adults: A Non-Profit Story
Sharon Lipford, Program Development Officer, MHAMD
Steven B. Goldberg, MD, Developer/Clinical Consultant, MHAMD
Beth Rogozinski, CEO, Signal 2 Health


Putting Data to Work for Mental Health Tech
Ed Wiley, PhD, Vice President of Machine Learning, Nurx
Cynthia Somers, MPH, CISA, CIPP US, Principal, ExpertGRC
Todd McGuire, Co-Founder, CEO, incentaHEALTH


Natural Language Processing to Optimize Voice Analysis for Depression & Health Training in VR
Mike Aratow, MD, Ellipsis Health
Cole Sandau, CEO, Health Scholars

2:00pm-2:30pm Break


Technology for Emergency Responder Resilience
Rhonda Kelly, Executive Director, ResponderStrong
Jeff Dorchester, Co-Founder, iRel8
Dion Gonzales, Co-Founder, iRel8


Limbix Health VR
Jessica Lake, PhD, Limbix


Tripp Meditation and Addictions
Nanea Reeves, CEO, Tripp


Social VR: The Potential of Multi-User Immersive Experiences
Noah Robinson, CEO, Very Real Help

3:50pm-5:00pm Tech Interactive

5:00pm-7:00pm Reception


Day 2 – Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

9:00am – 9:10am

Day 1 Recap, Day 2 Ahead
Mimi McFaul, PsyD, Conference Co-Chair, Deputy Director, NMHIC


VR in Health Academic Training & Education
Janet Corral, PhD, Director of Innovation, Office of Digital Education, School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus


Moving Innovation Faster: The Essential Role of Consumer Advocacy
Linda Raines, CEO, BrainFutures
Karen Alexander, Program Director, Brain Futures




VR and Corporate Wellness
Colleen Reilly, Vice President, Business Development, Immersive Worlds

10:30am-11:00am Break


[Snapshot] What Does Mental Health Tech Innovation Look Like? A Community Mental Health Center Perspective
Wes Williams, PsyD, CIO, Mental Health Center Denver


[Snapshot] Navigating a New and Evolving Regulatory Space for Digital Therapeutics


Why You Don’t Have To Be a CBT Exposure Therapist to Use VR in Psychotherapy: Expanding the Uses of VR
Elizabeth McMahon, PsyD
Debbie Boeldt, PhD, Director, NMHIC

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch


Virtual Sandtray
Jessica Stone, PhD, Founder of Virtual Sandtray


Meditation VR for Kids
Dumeetha Luthra, Founder and CEO, Take-Pause


RealMax AR/VR Headset
Nigel Burton, CEO and Co-Founder, RealMax


Perspectives from the VR Avant-Vanguards
Interviewer: Noah Robinson, Founder and CEO, Very Real Help
Walter Greenleaf, PhD, Conference Co-Chair, Scientific Advisor, NMHIC, Stanford University School of Medicine
JoAnn Difede, Director of the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry in the Dept. of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

2:00pm-2:30pm Break


VR for Mobility and Pain Management in Rehabilitation
Jessica Maslin, President, MieronVR
Erin Muston-Firsch, MS, OTRL, Assistive Technology Specialist, Craig Hospital




Closing Remarks & What’s Next
Mimi McFaul, PsyD, Conference Co-Chair, Deputy Director, NMHIC


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