Join Immerse UK and Barclays Eagle Labs in Cardiff, for an evening of stories, play and conversation where we will be exploring the future of pain management and the emerging new world of digital alternatives to drugs.

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When and where

Tuesday 8 October | 17:30-20:00
Barclays Eagle Labs | Cardiff

About the event

From increasing recovery time in rehabilitation to training surgeons and offering new forms of psychological therapy, Immersive technology offers a new frontier in improving health and wellbeing. One of the most successful applications of virtual reality in healthcare has been in pain management and is demonstrating its potential as a viable alternative to opioids.

Join Immerse UK, Barclays Eagle Labs and Hatsumi for an evening of talks (including keynote from Dr Phillip Webb), demos and conversation exploring the future of pain management and the emerging new world of digital pharmaceuticals.

Demos and funding mentoring opportunities from The Knowledge Transfer Network will be available.


17:30 | Doors open
18:00 | Welcome & Introduction from Immerse UK and Barclays Eagle Labs
18.10 | Keynote: Dr. Phillip Webb: Associate Director of Planning, Performance and Innovation at Velindre NHS University Trust
18.30 | Panel Discussion chaired by Sarah Ticho, Hatsumi
19.10 | Q&A
19.15 | Conversation, Demos & Funding 1:1
20.00 | Close

About Dr Phillip Webb

Left field and possible sectionable healthcare profession with a passion for innovation. Likes people but prefers animals. A long and varied career in academia, industry and healthcare means he’s been forced into thinking differently just to survive. Used to play football, now prefers watching it. One wife, one kid (both expensive). Owned by a labradoodle.  Currently working on innovations in AI and digital health including; developing the world’s first virtual assistant trained in oncology (RiTTA); implementing AI in matching patients to clinical trials; exploring AI for image classifiers in dermatology, ophthalmology and radiology and combining AI with virtual and augmented reality to train the next generation of medical professionals. Available for birthdays, weddings and bar mitzvahs.

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This event is free to attend, but registration in advance is essential.

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Barclays Eagle Labs begun from a simple idea of re-purposing under-used Barclays’s space, our network of Eagle Labs has expanded quickly since our launch in 2015. Our mission is to fuel the UK’s entrepreneurial community by accelerating high-growth businesses through collaborative innovation and provide access to emerging technologies. @Eagle_Lab_Leeds

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Hatsumi develop, curate and research immersive experiences across arts, health and virtual reality technology. We are creating a virtual reality platform that enables people to visualise lived experience of pain and mental health conditions using 3D drawing tools. @HatsumiVR

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