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Medicine Grand Rounds - Virtually Better: The Science and Practice of Therapeutic Virtual Reality

Dr. Spiegel introduces the novel use and efficacy of virtual reality (VR) for the treatment of physical pain and mental health disorders. He offers evidence for how VR can be used to influence the “theater of the mind” and mimics the use of psychedelics in manipulating the emotional and physical components of pain. Dr. Spiegel discusses the potential for using VR therapy in multiple healthcare settings where there are promising results.

Activity Details

Start Date:  February 26, 2021
End Date:  February 26, 2024

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Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to consider the role and evidence for using VR for managing acute and chronic pain, as well as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and other mental health disorders, and discuss how to set up and implement a VR consultation service.

Presenter
  • Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS
    Professor of Medicine and Public Health
    Director of Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai
    Director, Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science
    Cedars-Sinai Site Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
    Assistant Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Co-Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Gastroenterology

    About our presenter: 
    Dr. Brennan Spiegel directs a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies, including wearable biosensors, smartphone applications, virtual reality, and social media, can improve people’s lives. His team developed one of largest and most widely documented medical virtual reality programs at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Spiegel has published numerous best-selling medical textbooks, editorials, and more than 215 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is listed in the "Top 100 Influencer" lists for digital health and virtual reality. His digital health research has been featured by major media outlets, including Bloomberg, CBS News, Forbes, Huffington Post, LA Times, NBC News, Reuters, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
Accreditation

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).
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The following Activity Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Planning Committee member role was resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by Marc Bertrand, MD, Associate Dean for GME (as alternate for vacant Associate Dean for CME position). All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Richard I. Rothstein, MD ~ has research support from Fractyl and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for Allurion. 

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Bibliographic Material
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