NextMed / MMVR20 Conference

Dates: February 20 – 23, 2013
Location: San Diego, California


The NextMed/MMVR conference brings together scientists, engineers, clinicians, educators, military, futurists, and students who utilize IT advances to improve patient diagnosis and care, medical education, procedural training, and healthcare intelligence.

A special program will celebrate our 20th gathering. The plenary sessions, still under construction, will feature thought-provoking invited speakers. Participants may tour CalIT2 at UC San Diego and enjoy an anniversary banquet. Familiar colleagues, including TATRC and up-and-coming researchers, are contributing to this year’s curriculum.

The initial program is now available. It describes the papers, posters, workshops, panels, and other activities accepted following this summer’s Call for Presentations.

Since 1992, when it debuted as the “Medicine Meets Virtual Reality” conference, NextMed/MMVR has served as a forum for researchers harnessing IT advances for the benefit of patient diagnosis and care, medical education, and procedural training. Over the years, its curriculum expanded well beyond virtual reality. The conference now presents a wide spectrum of innovation:

  • Biomedical simulation, modeling, and rendering
  • Data visualization and fusion
  • Imaging devices and methods
  • Robotics
  • Haptics
  • Sensors and sensor grids
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • Medical intelligence networks
  • Mobile health applications
  • Projection systems
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Learning and technology
  • Plasma medicine
  • Simulator design and validation
  • Surgical registration and navigation
  • Psychotherapy tools
  • Physical rehabilitation tools
  • Remote and battlefield care
  • Serious games
  • Wearable and implantable electronics
  • Patient and public health monitoring and education

NextMed/MMVR stimulates singular interactions among developers and end-users of technology for medical care and education. It promotes unorthodox problem-solving as the complement to rigorous scientific methodology.

Technology pioneers have found it an encouraging environment for assessing new work. Experienced researchers interact with tomorrow’s leaders in the field, guiding future progress. A shared language and vision evolve, enabling more intelligent solutions to healthcare challenges.

If you have questions about participation, please email us.

Take advantage of discounted registration through December 1.