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Virtual Reality and its Application to Healthcare
University of Warwick May 24–25 2010

All sessions to be held at Warwick Medical School in room A117 unless otherwise stated

Day 1

  • 1.00pm Registration and Lunch (provided)
  • 1.30pm Introductions
  • 2.00 – 2.45pm Introduction to Virtual Reality and Its Application to Healthcare. Julie Palmer
  • 2.45-3.15pm Introduction to interdisciplinary research. Frances Griffiths
  • 3.15 – 3.30 Tea/Coffee
  • 3.30-4.00pm Walk to the Digital Lab
  • 4.00-6.00pm Visit to the Digital Lab with Professor Vinesh Raja and Mitan Solanki
  • 7pm Dinner (provided) at Scarman House (#50 on campus map) for participants and speakers.
  • A chance to continue informal discussion and networking

Day 2

  • 9.30am-11am Lecture by Dr. Rachel Prentice. Warwick Medical School, Room A042
    Swimming in the Joint: Surgery, Technology, Perception
    *note this lecture is open to Warwick staff and students. All welcome
  • 11am-11.30am Coffee/Tea
  • 11.30am - 1pm Facilitated discussion
  • 1pm- 2pm Lunch (provided)
  • 2pm - 3.30pm Moving Forward
  • Time to plan outcomes of the workshop

A note about preparation:

We will ask participants to read one or two papers before attending the workshop. We will endeavour to keep these short but we think it is a good way to make sure everyone has some common knowledge and to ensure the standard of discussion is high. We will email participants with the details two weeks before the workshop

How to find us

The workshop will be held at Warwick Medical School on the Gibbet Hill campus of the University of Warwick.

You can find directions to the University here. Please note that car parking on campus can be extremely difficult. We recommend that you travel by public transport where possible. If you do plan to travel by car, please contact us to discuss parking arrangements.

Warwick Medical School is marked 34 on the campus map.

Where to Stay

We recommend staying with Warwick Conferences. They offer bed and breakfast accommodation on campus. Follow the link for more information and to make an enquiry. If you are claiming expenses from the 'Biomedical Visualisations and Society' project, you will need to make the booking via Julie Palmer (email: But please note that the cost of staying at the conference centres exceeds the £50 limit and you will be asked to pay the difference.

You may prefer to stay at a hotel or guest house in Coventry or Kenilworth. While we can't recommend specific places, please contact us if you need any assistance with finding somewhere to stay.

If you are claiming expenses, please remember to check the funding guidelines before booking.