Guest lecture: Why every hospital should consider virtual reality – lessons and evidence from early adopters Event as iCalendar

23 April 2018

1 - 2pm

Venue: Clinical Education Centre, Level 5

Location: Auckland City Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Cost: n/a


Dr. Clyde Matava is a staff anesthesiologist and Associate Professor at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He is the Director of eLearning and Technology Innovations at the University of Toronto’s Department of Anesthesia and the Director of Informatics, Innovation and Technology in the Department of Anesthesia, Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr Matava is also the Physician Lead for their Epic Anesthesia programme, and the founder and Co-Director of the Collaborative Human ImmerSive Interactions Laboratory (CHISIL) at the University of Toronto.

He has created and designed several apps, and has won several teaching and innovation awards.

His current work focuses on the use of Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, Virtual Reality and Social Media in medical education, patient education and clinical care. His clinical interests include airway management and regional anesthesia.

His presentation will showcase real examples of using virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality in the areas of patient education, staff education and clinical care.

Our faculty staff and students are invited to attend what is sure to be an interesting and informative lecture.