How the use of augmented & virtual environments might impact health & care

How the use of augmented & virtual environments might impact health & care

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In this Future of Care distinguished address, Professor Shafi Ahmed will explore the impact virtual reality technologies might have.

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This event will still be held as a hybrid event, with the option to attend in-person (covid dependant) at the University of Gloucestershire, as well as virtually.

In April 2015, Professor Shafi Ahmed, performed the world’s first virtual reality (VR) operation, recording and streaming live in 360 degrees to more than 55,000 people across the world. In this presentation Shafi will share examples of how these technologies might be deployed, discus how we might re-imagine the way we might deliver care, and train our workforce for the health and care challenges that we will face.

This is the second in a series of Future of Care distinguished addresses and is hosted jointly with the University of Gloucestershire. It continues the work of our 2019 events in highlighting the potential of new and emerging technologies to address the ambitions in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Find out more about Professor Ahmed here:


A detailed programme will be provided shortly.

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For those attending in-person, the event will be held at:

University of Gloucestershire

Oxstalls Campus, Oxstalls Lane



(NB. We are monitoring government guidance closely and will notify you should this event transfer to be an entirely virtual event)

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Please note: We're asking all attendees to read and abide by our code of conduct before registering.

When registering, please pay careful attention to select the correct ticket, e.g. virtual attendance or in-person attendance. We are keeping a watchful eye on government guidance and will inform you of any changes as we approach the event.

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