Not so far in the future, surgeons might be able to practice performing every step of a surgical procedure without stepping foot in an operating theatre. Palliative care doctors might prescribe a virtual beach vacation to calm aches and pains, in lieu of adding more pills and patches. Psychiatrists might treat social phobia by immersing patients in a virtual dinner party.

It’s starting to happen right now because of virtual reality (VR) – the mind-bending technology that offers immersive, multisensory environments that nudge our brains into thinking we are somewhere else.

This event will bring together pioneers in the use of VR and AR in medicine. Surgeons, physicians and scientists will share their individual experiences in the VR and AR fields, and enlighten us on the future of virtual reality in medicine and surgery. During the interactive breakout session, audience members will have a chance to demo VR experiences and network with pioneers in the field. Please find the evening’s program and speaker lineup on the ‘Discussion’ tab.

Due to limited spots, registration on Eventbrite is required ( We look forward to seeing you there!

Event will be held in the VR OpenLab (School of Psychology on USYD campus in Camperdown).

Date: 24 Jun 2019
Location: VR OpenLab, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW
Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm