Monthly Archives: January 2017

Immersive Multimedia for Cancer Pain Recruiting Participants

Immersive multimedia experience for cancer patients with chronic pain is now recruiting patients for a clinical trial set to start in July, 2017.

Immersive multimedia experiences have been shown to benefit individuals from  a range of clinical settings such as in patients experiencing acute pain. These experiences may also help reduce chronic pain by changing the pain modulation system within the central nervous system and altering pain signal pathways. We are exploring if these technologies can help cancer survivors who are experiencing chronic pain.

We wish to recruit cancer patients to test the use of an immersive multimedia experience in their own homes. The equipment and training will be provided.

For eligibility criteria, and more information about this study, please contact Crystal Sun (Project Manager).

Phone: 604-822-7679


See: Recruitment Poster

Dr. Bernie Garrett Presents at UBC Nursing Rounds on VR

Happy VR New Year to all!

On January 24, Dr. Bernie Garrett from UBC Nursing will be giving a presentation on the 2015 case series exploring the use of VR therapy at home with chronic pain patients. A live VR demonstration will also be available.

Dr. Garrett is the principal investigator of this case series and has a background as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the UK, and has a PhD in Information Science. His major focus is on health applications of virtual and augmented reality.

You can get more information on this exciting event on the UBC Nursing Rounds website.

Here’s more information for those interested in attending:

Date: Jan 24, 2017

Time: 8:00-8:45am

Location: T206 – 3rd floor of the UBC Hospital

To register, please click HERE.

To attend via webinar, please click HERE.

Hope to see you there!