Embracing the Digital Future of Healthcare - Symposium

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Healthcare Symposium

Embracing the Digital Future of Healthcare is a one day symposium dedicated to the digital future of healthcare. The symposium will include keynote addresses, expert panels, oral and poster presentations, along with a student idea contest. Topics will include immersive technology such as augmented and virtual reality, the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-computer interactions, computer modeling, robotics, gaming, etc.

Attendees will learn about how these technologies are being deployed for disease prediction and prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, medical imaging, pain management, healthcare education and access, telehealth, wearable, wellness, and many other areas across the healthcare continuum.

The symposium will also include the Digital Future of Healthcare Idea Contest. This contest is specifically designed to promote and advance early-stage concepts that employ technology (especially digital) to improve any dimension of healthcare. All students are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is May 10, 2023.


8-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-9 a.m. Welcome Dr. David C. Munson Jr., President of RIT Dr. Sarah Mangelsdorf, President of University of Rochester

9-9:30 a.m. Keynote Dr. Richard “Chip” Davis, President of Rochester Regional Health The Future of Healthcare

9:30-10 a.m. Keynote Dr. Michael F. Rotondo, CEO University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group Importance of Digital Healthcare

10-10:15 a.m.Break

10:15-10:35 a.m. Invited Talks I
Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

Gregg T. Nicandri, MD, FAAOS, FAOA
Chief Medical Information Officer
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Rochester Medical Center

Linwei Wang, Ph.D.
Professor of Computing and Information Sciences, Golisano College of Computer and Information Sciences
Director of Personalized Healthcare Technology (PHT180)

10:35-10:55 a.m. Invited Talks II
AR/VR/XR/3D/Gaming for Healthcare

David J. Mitten, M.D.
Director, UR Health Lab
Professor of Orthopedics and Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester

Robert H. Rice, Jr., Ph.D., LMHC
Associate Professor and Chair of Mental Health Counseling
Core CACREP Faculty
HRSA BHWET Integrated Care Project Director
St. John Fisher University

10:55-11:10 a.m. Break

11:10-11:30 a.m. Invited Talks III
Behavioral Health

Caroline Easton, Ph.D.
Professor of Behavioral Health
College of Health Sciences and Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology

Kayla Hunt, Psy.D.
Associate Director, Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Outpatient Services
Associate Director of Informatics in Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
UR Medicine: Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness
University of Rochester Medical Center: Department of Psychiatry

11:30 a.m.-11:50 p.m. Invited Talks IV
Healthcare Access

Michael Hasselberg, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Co-Director, UR Health Lab
Chief Digital Health Officer, University of Rochester Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical Nursing, and Data Science
University of Rochester

Matt Huenerfauth, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean of the Golisano College of Computer and Information Sciences
Director of the Linguistic and Assistive Technology Lab
Co-Director of the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research
Rochester Institute of Technology

12-1 p.m. Lunch

1-3 p.m. Poster Session

3-4 p.m. Satellite Meetings

For More information, please visit our website:  https://www.rit.edu/healthcaresymposium

Eva Sarachan-Dubay
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When and Where
May 16, 2023
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room/Location: Building Wide

Open to the Public

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