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Spotlight Special Session


Special Session 1 – The COVID-19 pandemic session

Keynote Speaker:

  • "COVID-19-society, science and health care in year two of the pandemic", Leonard Calabrese, DO – Professor of Medicine, Director of the RJ Fasenmyer Centre for Clinical Immunology, Vice Chair, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, Co-director of the Centre for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Panelists:

  • Claire M. Fraser, PhD – Professor and Director, Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Arthur Barsky, MD – Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Manfred Schedlowski, PhD – Professor, Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology, University Clinic Essen, Germany

 

Moderator:

  • Moderator: Andrew L. Geers, PhD – Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Special Session 2 sponsored by the Samueli Foundation

Keynote Speaker:

  • "What is Good Evidence? The Placebo Effect and Research Quality", Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH – Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco

Panelists:

  • David Goldman, MD, PhD – Clinical Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • Wayne Jonas, MD – Executive Director, Samueli Integrated Health Programs
  • C. Daniel Mullins, PhD – Director, PATIENTS-Oriented Center, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

 

Moderator:

  • Luana Colloca, MD, PhD – Associate Professor, UMSON; Director, CTSA TL1 Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Program University of Maryland School of Medicine

 


Special Session 3 – Virtual Reality Blitz

Panelists:

Invited scientists, stakeholders, patients

  • Managing chronic pain with Virtual Reality – a patient’s perspective.
    Saira Yousaf, TMD patient, University of Maryland
  • Virtual Reality improves pain outcomes: Physiological mechanisms and clinical implications.
    Yang Wang, PhD, University of Maryland, School of Nursing
  • Virtual embodiment training and coaching for patients with chronic Pain.
    Kris Beebe, Physical Therapist, MS, MPT, Karuna Labs
  • The development of VR Art and Music Immersive Experiences for pain distraction.
    William Latham & Lance Putnam, Computing + DC Labs. Goldsmiths (University of London)
    www.mutatorvr.com
  • Communicate Health: A Virtual Reality training tool for optimizing expectancy effects in patient-provider interaction.
    Janine Westendorp, Kaya J. Peerdeman, Liesbeth M. van Vliet & Andrea W.M. Evers. Leiden University, Dept of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology
  • Immersive Virtual Reality in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
    Marco Testa PT PhD, Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetic, Maternal and Child Science –
    University of Genova, Campus of Savona - Italy
  • Analysis of recent and ongoing clinical research deploying Virtual Reality applications to treat pain and addiction.
    Denise Silber, MBA, CEO of VRforHealth
  • Virtual Reality applications to chronic pain: Theoretical challenges and future directions.
    Zina Trost, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Moderator:

  • Chamindi Seneviratne, MD
    Assistant Professor,
    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM)

Prof.

Leonard Calabrese,
Professor of Medicine

Director of the RJ Fasenmyer Centre for Clinical Immunology, Vice Chair, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, Co-director of the Centre for Vasculitis Care and Research

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Leonard Calabrese, Professor of Medicine

Leonard Calabrese is a Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases and the Co-director of the Centre for Vasculitis Care and Research. He also serves as Director of the RJ Fasenmyer Centre for Clinical Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic. He also holds appointments in the Department of Infectious Diseases and the Wellness Institute.

He has particular clinical and research interests in vascular inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, primary and secondary immunodeficiency states and the intersection of infections and autoimmunity. He serves as the editor of Healio Rheumatology and for over past 20 years has developed innovative programs to teach basic, clinical and translational immunology to care providers of patients with immune mediated inflammatory diseases. Over the course of his academic research career, Professor Calabrese has authored over 400 publications including book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Twitter: @LCalabreseDO
calabrl@ccf.org


Vinay Prasad,
MD, MPH

University of California San Francisco

Vinay Prasad, MD MPH

Vinay Prasad MD MPH is a practicing hematologist-oncologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco. He studies cancer drugs, health policy, clinical trials and better decision making. He is author of over 250 academic articles, and the books Ending Medical Reversal (2015), and Malignant (2020). He hosts the oncology podcast Plenary Session, and runs a YouTube Channel VinayPrasadMDMPH. He tweets @VPrasadMDMPH.


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