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Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, July 15

7:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Welcome

8:30 a.m. Meeting Goals; Overview of NIH Support of VR Research
Abby Ershow, Sc.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI

Session I — The Challenges

8:45 a.m. Virtually Creating the Mindless Habit
Brian Wansink, Ph.D., Cornell University

9:15 a.m. An Overview of the Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Adults
COL Robert Vigersky, M.D., Walter Reed Medical Center

9:45 a.m. Behavioral Challenges in the Management of Childhood Diabetes
William Clarke, M.D., University of Virginia

10:15 a.m. Break

Session II — Approaching the Problems

10:45 a.m. The Science of Learning: Breaking News
Joan Straumanis, Ph.D., National Science Foundation

11:15 a.m. Using Technologies to Improve Adherence to Diet, Activity, and Self-monitoring
Bonnie Spring, Ph.D. Northwestern University

Session III — Learning About Virtual Reality

11:45 a.m. Introduction to VR Technologies
Skip Rizzo, Ph.D., University of Southern California

12:15 p.m. Department of Defense Support of VR Research
MAJ Brett Talbot, M.D., Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center

12:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

Session IV — Virtual Reality Sampler

1:30 p.m. Gaming and Exer-Gaming
Belinda Lange, Ph.D., University of Southern California

1:45 p.m. Gaming and Exer-Gaming
Sheryl Flynn, Ph.D., Blue Marble, Inc.

2:00 p.m. Online Worlds and Mobile Social Network Devices
Jackie Morie, Ph.D., University of Southern California

2:15 p.m. VR and Telemedicine Systems for Prevention, Wellness, and Clinical Intervention
Walter Greenleaf, Ph.D., InWorld Solutions

2:30 p.m. Motivation and Self-Monitoring: VR/Addiction and Virtual Humans
Patrick Bordnick, M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Houston

2:45 p.m. Virtual Reality-Augmented Mobility
Judy Deutsch, Ph.D., PT, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

3:00 p.m. Integrative Rehabilitation Through Gaming
Kanav Kahol, Ph.D. Arizona State University

3:15 p.m. Sensorimotor Learning in a Virtual Environment: Haptic Systems for Movement Re-education
Alma S. Merians, Ph.D., PT, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

3:30 p.m. Break

Session V — State of the Art: Keynote Lecture

4:00 p.m. Keynote: Treating Obesity and Eating Disorders With VR
Giuseppe Riva, Ph.D., University of Milan

Session VI — State of the Art: Diabetes and Obesity Applications Sampler

4:30 p.m. A Virtual Research Environment for Improving Clinical Encounters with Obese Patients
Susan Persky, Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

4:45 p.m. Behavioral Science in Video Games for Children’s Diet and Physical Activity Change
Thomas Baranowski, Ph.D., Baylor University

5:00 p.m. Mindless Eating Challenge: Can Caring for a Virtual Pet Lead to Better Eating Habits?
Geri Gay, Ph.D., Cornell University

5:15 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. Poster and Exhibit Reception: Interacting With Virtual Reality Technologies

6:30 p.m. Adjourn

Friday, July 16

8:30 a.m. Day 1 Review
Skip Rizzo, Ph.D., University of Southern California
Brian Wansink, Ph.D., Cornell University

Session VII — Building Virtual Reality Synergy

8:45 a.m. VR Simulations for Shopper Marketing Research
Ray Burke, Ph.D., Indiana University

9:15 a.m. Simulated Shopping Exercises
Rachel Jones, Ph.D., Utah State University

9:30 a.m. Celebratory Health Technology: Designing Around Positive Food Practices
Andrea Grimes, Georgia Institute of Technology

9:45 a.m. Games for Health: Serious Games, Hopelab, Ruckus Nation
Ben Sawyer, DigitalMill, Inc.

10:15 a.m. Health Intervention Research Using VR Technologies
Ernie Medina, Dr.P.H., Medplay Technologies

10:30 a.m. Break

Session VIII — Advancing the Field

10:45 a.m. Envisioning the Virtual Future: Breakout Groups

Session A: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Session B: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Impact Area 1: Motivating the Desire for Change

Impact Area 2: Instilling Healthier Eating Patterns

Impact Area 3: Visualizing Physical Activity

Impact Area 4: Managing Daily Life with Diabetes

Impact Area 5: Improving Clinical Effectiveness

12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

Session IX — Next Steps

1:00 p.m. Highlights From Breakout Groups

2:30 p.m. Summary

3:30 p.m. Adjournment

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