Virtual Modeling in Healthcare

Session Organizers: Paul Rothweiler and Gwen Fischer

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Augmented & Virtual Reality’s Potential for Healthcare

Augmented and virtual reality are becoming mainstay tools in healthcare, from visits by a patient with their care team to deeply exploring a patient's pathology and physiology. Dr. Rosenberg will provide insights into the limitations and future potential of these technologies, along with the benefits we may experience.

Evan Suma Rosenberg - DMD Conference Speaker

Evan Suma Rosenberg
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota

Evan Suma Rosenberg has been researching virtual reality for over twenty years and leads the Illusioneering Lab at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rosenberg's research interests are situated at the intersection of virtual reality and HCI, encompassing immersive technologies, 3D user interfaces, and spatial interaction techniques.

Medical and Veterinary 3D Printing

Advanced diagnostic imaging is an essential part of treatment planning for patients. 3D visualization and printing of anatomic models and guides generated from imaging can provide a deeper understanding of the individualized anatomy and pathology. Additionally, patient-specific models allow clinicians and trainees to examine anatomical features through tactile and visuospatial feedback allowing for improved preoperative planning, intraoperative guidance, and enhanced trainee education. Furthermore, these models facilitate discussions with the patients/families, improving the informed consent process.

Yu Hui Huang - 2024 DMD Speaker

Yu Hui Huang, University of Minnesota
Chief Radiology Resident, University of Minnesota; Adjunct Faculty, University of Illinois at Chicago

Formally trained in Biomedical Visualization and Clinical Anaplastology, I am completing my Radiology residency with the Nuclear Medicine pathway followed by Neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. I am also an adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Biomedical Visualization Program, where I teach 3D Printing with Data Segmentation for Medicine and Pathophysiology for Biomedical Visualization. I seek to combine art, medicine and technology, specifically medical imaging and 3D printing, to improve patient care and outcome.

Session Organizer Bios

Gwen Fischer - 2023 Session Organizer - Peds & Digital Tools

Gwen Fischer, MD
Associate Chair of Research, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Fischer is an Associate Director of the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, Associate Chair of Research, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric ECMO Co-Director, UofMN Medical School. Dr. Fischer is a Pediatric Critical Care Physician with a passion for development and testing of innovative medical products and pharmaceuticals. Her expertise is in critical care from preemies to adults, and devices for adults and pediatric patients with an emphasis in congenital heart disease, ECMO, and cardiopulmonary devices. Dr. Fischer founded and directs an industry-academic consortium to accelerate pediatric medical devices ( Dr. Fischer has significant experience in developing medical devices and has successfully worked with numerous medical device companies in product development, including clinical studies, and commercialization. Dr. Fischer has con
 sulted with the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee and reviewed post-market SAE for drugs and devices. Dr. Fischer is a sought-after speaker with a portfolio of publications on medical device, critical care, ECMO, drugs and innovation. Dr. Fischer has received numerous awards including ‘Minnesota’s Top Doctor.”

Paul Rothweiler - 2023 Session Organizer - Digital Tools

Paul Rothweiler
BMDC Technology Development Program Manager

Paul is the BMDC Technology Development Program Manager & MedWorx Director for the Earl E. Bakken MDC. Paul is an industry leader with over 30-years’ experience leading new product development and commercialization resulting in over $1 Billion in revenue. Paul’s career started as a chemist, developing emulsion and solution systems. The commercial success of those products led to several leadership roles that include operations, regulatory, business transformation, IP management, sales & marketing.  Paul has provided numerous presentations at conferences and contributed to several books most notably ‘Edison in the Boardroom,’ on the subject of fostering innovation, and determining the value of intellectual assets. Paul received a degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota.