Games for Teaching Medicine @ 2/9 Silicon Valley SIGGRAPH

Games for Teaching Medicine @ 2/9 Silicon Valley SIGGRAPH

Post by Silicon Va » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 16:38:36

he February Meeting of the Silicon Valley Chapter ACM SIGGRAPH
(Special Interest Group in Graphics)
is a JOINT MEETING with the
Santa Clara Valley Chapter IEEE EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and
Biology Society)

Date: Thursday February 9, 2006
TIME: 7:30pm, Snacks, Networking, Socializing
8:00pm, Presentation - "Games for Teaching Medicine"
Location: Town Hall Auditorium, Apple Headquarters Mariani Drive,


Simulation technology is being used to address all aspects of health
care delivery and management. The primary use is in education but the
potential for work flow improvement and risk reduction are new areas
of consideration. We will examine a range of patient simulations from
simple multimedia patient records to patients who respond through
speech and video. We will touch on novel sensory modalities such as
haptics and stereo and their use in surgical procedure simulators.
Finally we will discuss the potential of modeling teams of people
interacting with a simulated patient, and the use of gaming
technology to implement these virtual worlds.


Parvati Dev, PhD
Director, SUMMIT; Associate Dean, Learning Technologies
Office of Information Resources and Technology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Parvati Dev completed her doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering
on computer models of the brain at Stanford University in 1975. She
has worked on the research and teaching staff at M.I.T., Boston
University, and Stanford, and spent seven years in industry, where
she developed products for three-dimensional medical imaging. Since
January 1990, she has been Director of SUMMIT, a research lab at
Stanford. Her current research is in virtual reality and simulation
for medical education.

LeRoy Heinrichs, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, SUMMIT Lab; Emeritus Active, Dept. of GYN/OB
Stanford University School of Medicine

In 1976, Dr. Heinrichs was appointed Professor and Chairman of
Gynecology and Obstetrics at Stanford University where he performed
and taught laparoscopic surgery, and recognized the potential for
teaching this type of surgery with Virtual Reality systems, like
those used by the aviation industry in training pilots. Finding no
emerging technologies, he began a start-up company that failed, but
retired to SUMMIT where he developed an anatomically correct, human
3D model (Lucy v.2.6) as the virtual anatomy in pelvic surgical
simulators. Dr. Heinrichs also initiated a project with Immersion,
Inc. for developing a hysteroscopy trainer, now a commercially
available trainer. At SUMMIT, where he is now Associate Director, he
and colleagues are developing anatomy and surgical simulation
projects for distribution over the Next Generation Internet (NGI).
His designation, along with SUMMIT, in 2002 for the 8th Annual Satava
Award by the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality organization was for his
leadership in the field of surgical simulation. He is PI on a
Wallenberg Foundation planning grant designing a 3D World for
training of medical teams for crisis management of trauma. Dr.
Heinrichs writes on Surgical Simulation and lectures widely on this


Coming from San Jose:
Take 280 North to De Anza Blvd.
Turn left, heading south.
Take the first left at Mariani.
Veer left at the cul-de-sac, following the driveway to Bu