Hollywood Meets Healthcare: New Realities in VR

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C&W tecHub

155 West 23rd

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See entertainment and digital health collide at the upcoming HITLAB Seminar Series dedicated to real-world applications and challenges of virtual reality.

Join Academy Award-winning John Attard, Lead Technologist at Playing Forward, and Anna Andoni, Researcher at HITLAB, on July 25 in NYC for a fireside chat. The pair will provide insights on how emerging technologies like virtual reality are taking the healthcare world by storm – but not without challenges like interoperability with the entertainment industry.

As a bonus, attendees will have the chance to demo Playing Forward's latest virtual reality therapeutic device!

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6:00 - 6:30 PM: Registration & Drinks
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Fireside Chat
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Networking

Meet John Attard

John Attard comes to his current position as Co-Founder and CTO of Playing Forward following a career as an award-winning specialist in visual effects supervision and digital production architecture.

Most recently, John has provided digital pipeline consultancy services to the largest film productions and most valuable franchises in the entertainment industry including: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney), The Jungle Book (Disney), Superman vs. Batman (Warner Bros.), Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (Marvel), and Avengers 3 (Marvel).

John has received honorary doctorates from both Suor Orsola Benincasa University and La Normale University in Italy. As well as being a member of the Academy Award-winning visual effects team on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe, John is also the winner of a Davide Di Donatello for visual effects on the film 20 Cigarettes.

One of John’s earliest jobs (1995-1997) was as team leader at The Digital Village for the creation of computer graphics on the video game The Starship Titanic, written by the legendary Douglas Adams. John and his team won industry awards for Best Game Graphics of the Year.




About the HITLAB Seminar Series:

HITLAB's Seminar Series bridges the gap between academic and professional healthcare. Our series serves as an outlet to facilitate connections and provide networking and growth opportunities for digital health professionals.

Since 2007, our Seminar Series has brought together leading experts – including scientists, physicians, IT architects, public health practitioners, and investors – who share a single vision: to design and scale innovative technologies that improve health outcomes around the world.

Questions? Contact seminars@hitlab.org

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