Developing Virtual Reality Simulations for Novice Users

This presentation focuses on successful approaches to designing educational virtual reality simulations for healthcare education. We will present recent work on Virtual Essential Newborn Care (vENC) along with key strategies and lessons learned through developing and testing mobile virtual simulations in resource-limited settings.


Dec 11 2022


6:30 pm - 7:00 pm




Keynote Auditorium


  • Jasmine James
    Jasmine James

    Recent SIU SOM graduate with a background in global health and public health, currently completing a research year with the Neonatal Education and Simulation based Training Lab with the University of Washington prior to continuation of her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • Rachel Umoren
    Rachel Umoren

    Dr. Rachel Umoren is an associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct associate professor of healthcare simulation science and global health at the University of Washington. Her research involves the development and evaluation of virtual simulations for newborn care and neonatal resuscitation.

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