23 June 2022

08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:10

Word of Welcome

09:10 - 09:40

Opening keynote by Shafi Ahmed, Surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, entrepreneur, The Royal London Hospital, London (UK)

09:45 - 10:05

Exponential technologies for virtual pain management by Lucien Engelen, innovator, influencer, entrepreneur, TransformHealth (NL)

10:05 - 10:35

Let me explain my pain to you by Harry van Goor, surgeon, professor, innovator, Radboudumc, Nijmegen (NL)

10:35 - 10:45

Abstract presentation

10:35 - 10:45

VR in oncology patients: more than just pain
Pia Delano, Federica Ramirez, Domenica Zamorano
Inmers spa, Department of Rehabilitation, Santiago Chile

10:45 - 11:15


11:20 - 11:50

The balance between theory and practice, experiences with VR4PAIN in the Sint Maartenskliniek by Natasja Maandag, anesthesiologist, Sint Maartenskliniek (NL)

11:50 - 12:20

Virtual pain care in the Amsterdam UMC by Hafize Demirci, PhD Candidate Virtual Reality and Digital Solutions in Surgery, Amsterdam UMC (NL)

12:20 - 13:20


13:20 - 13:35

The Virtual Pain Toolkit by Pete Moore, Author/founder of the Pain Toolkit and trainer of supported pain self management (UK)

13:35 - 13:45

Leadership in pain treatments by Kris Vissers, anesthesiologist, professor of Pain and Palliative Medicine, chair Radboud Expertise Center of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Radboudumc (NL)

13:45 - 14:15

VR, just do it! by Siebe Bosman, Bosman & May Physiotherapists (NL)

14:15 - 14:20

Opioid Taskforce perspective by Seth Waldman, Director of the Pain Management Division at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York (US)

14:20 - 14:50

Debate, Panel discussion & Interaction The Promises and Pitfalls of VR and AR

14:50 - 15:20

Abstract presentations

14:50 - 15:00

Virtual Reality for management of postoperative pain: clinical recommendations from an explorative randomised controlled trial
E.J. Lier(1), M.L.M. Smits(1), R.L.M. van Boekel(2), K.C.P. Vissers(2), N. Maandag(3), J.M. Oosterman(4), M. de Vries(1), H. van Goor(1)
(1)Department of surgery, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands;
(2)Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Medicine, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands;
(3)Department of Anesthesiology, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands;
(4)Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

15:00 - 15:10

Virtual sedation as a substitute to pharmacological sedation during PICC placement in pediatric
patients: a feasibility study

Sanna Gianuario(1), Camporesi Anna(2), Diotto Veronica(2), Abbiati Giacomo(1), Torri Adriano(3), Gemma Marco(1)
(1)Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Fatebenefratelli e Oftalmico Hospital, Milan, Italy.
(2)Department of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, “Vittore Buzzi” Childrens’ Hospital, Milan, Italy.
(3)Specialist on Vascular Accesses, Becton and Dickinson Italia, Milan, Italy.

15:10 - 15:20

Personalized pain management system with AI for Virtual Reality
Ani Gregorian, Narine Khachatryan, Davit Zargaryan
Department Philosophy and Psychology at Yerevan State University, 10X Immersive Inc. Lithuania, USA

15:20 - 15:50


15:50 - 16:20

Pain therapy "beyond distraction" by Louis Zantema, Reducept (NL)

16:30 - 17:00

Closing keynote - VRx: How Immersive Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine by Brennan Spiegel, director, professor, author, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles (US)

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