Recent Oral Presentations

Keynote Addresses

  • “How Come My Brain Stopped Working During the COVID-19 Crisis?” at the Applied Brilliance Global Webinar (`2500 participants); April 30, 2020.
  • “Medicine and Emerging Technology: For Better or for Worse?” at the 13th Annual Ozarks Neuroscience Education (ONE) Clinics; Big Cedar Lodge Conference Center, Branson, MO; August 22, 2019.
  • “How Healthy is Healthcare in the 21st Century?” at the Annual World Convention of the Case Manager’s Society of America; Auditorium in McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, IL; June 20, 2018.
  • “The External Sunshine of the Clueless Mind: How Do We Challenge Conventional Wisdom in Medicine” at the 8th Annual Medical Institute of Innovation Symposium, Bethesda Hyatt Ballroom, Washington, DC; November 8, 2017.

Invited Presentations/Guest Lectures

  • “Hexagonal Neuronal Fields in the Hippocampus: How the Brain Encodes Time, Place, and Experience,” at the Banner Health and University of Arizona Health Sciences Conference, HSIB Forum, Feb. 29, 2020.
  • “Play Frankenstein: Make the most of your simulation makerspace” for the Webinar for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Simulation Operations and Technology Section, December 9, 2019.
  • “The Blood and Guts of Medical Simulation: An Overview of Artificial Tissue Design” for the ECE 472/572 Healthcare Technology and Simulation course in Tucson, AZ on 20 November 2019.  
  • “The Hexagonal Neuronal Fields in the Human Hippocampus: A Unified Field Theory of How the Brain Encodes Time, Place, and Experience” at the 10th Annual Medical Innovation Institute, University Marriott, Bethesda, Maryland, Nov. 19, 2019.
  • “Harsh Realities to Virtual Realities: An Introduction to the Medical Simulation Field” for the ECE 472/572 Healthcare Technology and Simulation course in Tucson, AZ on 4 September 2019.  
  • “The Changing Face of Medicine in Public Policy,” at the 13th Annual Ozarks Neuroscience Education (ONE) Clinics ; Big Cedar Lodge Conference Center, Branson, MO; August 23, 2019.
  • “Challenges in Healthcare Simulation – Clinical and Research Perspectives” at the Annual Meeting of International Modeling and Simulation in Medicine (MSM) Conference, Tucson, AZ, May 1, 2019.
  • “When Hollywood Inspires Medicine: New Concepts in the Design and Architecture of Medical Simulation Facilities to Support Inter-Professional Healthcare Education and Training,” at the Annual Meeting of International Modeling and Simulation in Medicine (MSM) Conference, Tucson, AZ, May 1, 2019.
  • “Single Shot State Detection in Simulation-based Laparoscopy Training,” at the Annual Meeting of International Modeling and Simulation in Medicine (MSM) Conference, Tucson, AZ, April 30, 2019.
  • “Enhancing a Laparoscopy Training System with Augmented Reality Visualization,” at the Annual Meeting of International Modeling and Simulation in Medicine (MSM) Conference, Tucson, AZ, April 30, 2019.
  • “Intellectual Properties: The Neuroscience of Innovation,” at the Howarth Annual Conference, Parker House Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA April 26, 2019.
  • “The Use of the Horse in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” at Sierra Tucson, Oro Valley, AZ April 12, 2019.
  • “Ancient Values, Modern Healthcare,” at the Optical Science Auditorium, Optical Science Building, University of Arizona, Annual Alpha Epsilon Delta Presentation, April 9, 2019.
  • “What the Brain Can Teach Us About Love” at the Ivy League Club, Arizona Inn Ballroom, Elm Street, Tucson, AZ; Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
  • “How Do We Stitch Integrative, Alternative, and Allopathic Medicine Together?” at the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tortuga Ranch workshop, Nov. 13, 2018.
  • “Play Frankenstein: Making the most of your simulation makerspace” at SimOps 2018, Portland, OR, July 26-29, 2018.
  • “SSIH Sim Ops Pause & Discuss.” Simulcast. May 28, 2018.
  • “Which Way is North: How Well We Navigate Medical Education in the 21st Century. The 20th Annual Conference of the American Association of Healthcare Journalists” at The Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs, Phoenix, AZ, held April 13, 2018.

Presentations & Live Demonstrations

  • “Mixed-Reality Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Simulator” at the 2020 International Meeting on Simulation Healthcare SimVentors Showcase in San Diego, AZ on 19 January 2020.  
  • “AR-Guided Wound Closure Application” at the 2019 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) SimVentors Showcase, San Antonio, TX, Jan. 26-30, 2019.
  • “Bleeding Cricothyrotomy and Ultrasound Intravenous Access Model Making” at the SimOps 2018 SimVentors Showcase, Portland, OR, July 26-29, 2018.

Podium Presentations

  • “Development of a Low-Cost, High-Fidelity Simulator for Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Training” at the Western Section AUA’s 95th Annual Meeting in Monterey, CA on 6 November 2019.  
  • “Crisis resource management training: the blindfold code exercise” at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Denver, CO. October 28, 2019.
  • “The Use of Remote and Traditional Facilitation to Evaluate Telesimulation to Support Inter-professional Education and Processing in Healthcare Simulation Training” at the 2019 Spring Simulation Conference in Tucson, AZ on 1 May 2019.  
  • “Evaluation of Learning Curve and Peripheral Awareness Using A Novel Multiresolution Foveated Laparoscope” at the 2019 Spring Simulation Conference in Tucson, AZ on 30 April 2019.  
  • “Telesimulation: The Journey and Facilitation” at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), San Antonio, TX, Jan. 26-30, 2019.
  • “The Blindfolded code simulation training exercise” at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. San Antonio, TX. January 26-30, 2019.
  • “Evaluation of an innovative bleeding cricothyrotomy model” at the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Chicago, IL. October 22, 2018.
  • “Evaluation of an innovative bleeding cricothyrotomy model” at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, San Diego, CA. October 2, 2018.
  • “Smartphones as Asynchronous Telementoring Tools for Training the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Skills” at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery Research Symposium. Tucson, AZ. May 2018.
  • “Smartphones as Telementoring Tools for Training in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Skills” at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Seattle, WA. March 2018.
  • “Ultrasound Peritonsillar Abscess Model” at the Spectrum of Ideas Showcase for the 16th Annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), Los Angeles, CA, Jan 13-17, 2018.