This year the Interactive Media Institute, in collaboration with the
Virtual Reality Medical Institute, is organizing the International Association
of CyberPsychology, Training, & Rehabilitation’s (iACToR) 17th Annual
CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy Conference (CYBER17), scheduled for
September 25-28, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. We would like to invite
you to join us!
The Annual CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy Conference began as
a symposium that featured presentations dealing mostly with conceptual
matters and future possibilities at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality
Conference. CYBER17 has now grown to a full-scale conference with presentations
that demonstrate controlled clinical trials with unique applications
of cutting edge technologies that improve the access and increase the
quality of healthcare.
CYBER17 will continue to build upon its 17-year legacy,
which includes the 2011 conference just completed in Gatineau, Canada.
(CYBER16 attracted 200+ participants from 25 countries.) Locating this
year’s conference in Europe’s capital, Brussels, provides a unique opportunity
to raise the conference’s visibility and highlight the importance of
technology and healthcare research. Prominent academic representatives
from Europe, North America, and Asia will serve as Scientific Chairs
and on its Scientific Committee. iACToR’s Secretary General, Professor
Brenda K. Wiederhold, who divides her time between the U.S. and Europe
will serve as the conference’s chief organizer and host.
CYBER17’s focus areas include:
1. The Impact of Technologies as Tools
CYBER17 will continue its examination of the exciting applications of
advanced technologies being used in training, therapy, rehabilitation,
and education for the improvement of the quality and availability of
healthcare for people around the globe.
2. The Influence of New Technologies
CYBER17 will further its investigation into how new technologies are
influencing behavior and society through the use of positive technology,
healthy ageing and well-being.
3. The Imprint of Social Networking
CYBER17 will embrace, as it did in 2011, the exploration of social networking
tools on individual behavior and societal relations.
4. The Introduction of New Technologies and New Terms
CYBER17 will study the psychological aspects of new areas influenced
by technology such as cyberfashion, cyberadvertising and cyberstalking.
Encouraged topics include but are not limited to:
|• Virtual Environments
• Telehealth & Telepresence
• Brain Computer Interfaces
Cognitive Rehabilitation & Therapy
• Wearable computing
• Non---invasive physiological monitoring devices
• Social Networking in Healthcare
|• Advanced Interaction Training
• Information Technologies
• Social implications of Facebook, Twitter, etc.
• Mobile healthcare
• Health Applications
• Healthy Ageing
Games for Health
• Serious Games
• Apps for Kids
Because of the international nature of CYBER17 and the expanded focus
of its theme, we recognize the importance of extending our invitation
to participants around the world interested and dedicated to enhancing
public awareness of how technology can overcome obstacles and increase
access to top quality healthcare for all citizens.
Register today to be a part of this groundbreaking conference! We
would be truly honored by your participation.
|Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D.,