Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medical Education: A New Wave

Thursday March 31st, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Abdulaziz Saud Alshafai, Research Fellow of Surgical Education of the Neurosurgery Division at St. Michael’s Hospital, will be presenting “Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medical Education: A New Wave”.

Speaker: Dr. Abdulaziz Saud Alshafai, MD, MBBS
Research Fellow of Surgical Education
Neurosurgery Division
St. Michael’s Hospital

Day & Time: Thursday, March 31st, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: LG04 Ryerson University
245 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Contact: Maryam Davoudpour

Learning Objectives: To familiarize the audience with basic multimedia educational theory and principles.

To gain appreciation for the application of new technologies ( Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality) in medical education.

To develop some insight regarding the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration and development.

Biography: Dr. Alshafai is a medical graduate from University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Specially interested in the surgical field, education and new technology innovations. He has joined St. Michael’s Hospital for a research fellowship in Surgical Education under the supervision of Professor Michael Cusimano in the division of Neurosurgery whilst pursuing a Masters of Medical Education at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands. His current work involves the usage of virtual reality and three dimensional (3D) printing in medical education, emphasizing on the application of educational theories and principles.

As a long time video-games enthusiast he also holds holds a special interest for the gamification of education and the use of video games as a medium for educating students.