in partnership with

Combined Moffitt and Ringling Logo

8th Annual
Virtual Reality and Healthcare
Global Symposium

February 29 - March 3, 2024

Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
February 29 - March 1

Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 USF Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
March 2-3

=> CME Credits Will Be Offered for ACCME and ANCC <=


Conference Goal:

=> Fostering Partnership and Collaboration in Healthcare <=

How is this conference different from the others?

=> A strong focus on providing unique content
and perspectives from across the healthcare spectrum.

=> A strong focus on providing new emerging voices
from across the ecosystem: care, technology, research, policy.

=> This conference will provide a forum to collaborate and partner with healthcare leaders to enable the creation of larger data sets.



Dr. Susan Kirsh

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Ted Schilowitz

Paramount Global

Kimberly Workum

University of Manitoba

Ryan Douglas

DeepWell DTx

Haripriya Sathyanarayanan

University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Matthew Hardwick

ResInnova Laboratories

Angela Cohen

Charley Bear Productions

Dr. Haipeng (Mark) Zhang

Mass General Brigham

Sarah Hill


Dr. Jeffrey Jacobson

Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. Anne Lord Bailey

Veterans Health Administration

Trish Glowaki

The glowmedia project

Dr. Julia Scott

Santa Clara University

Dr. Susan Persky

National Institutes of Health

Kaitlyn O’Connor

Nixon Gwilt Law

Amy Hedrick

Cleanbox Technology

Caitlin Rawlins

Veterans Health Administration

Dr. Walter Greenleaf

Stanford University

Dr. Sarah Hoffe

Moffitt Cancer Center

Martin Murphy

Ringling School of Art & Design


Coming Soon…

As we prepare next year’s programmatic schedule, and you’re looking to get a sense of the types of sessions that will be presented, we suggest browsing this past year’s program, which you can find here.


Coming Soon…

Early Stage Exhibitors

As we did for the 7th Annual Conference, we will have a limited number of “Early Stage Exhibitor” packages available at a reduced rate. If you are interested in exploring this, please email us at


Hotel Suggestions Near Ringling College

(All listed hotels are 2 miles or less

from The Ringling College venue)

NOTE: If you are having trouble finding a hotel, please reach out to us on the messenger in the corner.


Americas Best Value Inn Sarasota Downtown

Days Inn by Wyndham Sarasota Bay

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sarasota Downtown

Super 8 by Wyndham Sarasota Near Siesta Key

Quality Inn Sarasota North Near Lido Key Beach


Aloft Sarasota

Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton Airport

Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/Bradenton-Airport

Hotel Indigo Sarasota, an IHG Hotel

Hyatt Place Sarasot/Bradenton Airport


Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection

Hyatt Regency Sarasota

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

The Westin Sarasota


Hotel Suggestions Near Moffitt Cancer Center

(All listed hotels are 5 miles or less

from The Moffitt Cancer Center venue)

NOTE: If you are having trouble finding a hotel, please reach out to us on the messenger in the corner.


Holiday Inn Tampa North

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Tampa


Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Busch Gardens Area

Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens

Hyatt Place Tampa/Busch Gardens

Residence Inn Tampa at USF/Medical Center


Hotel Suggestions for Halfway Between both Ringling and Moffitt

(All listed hotels are about a 30 minute drive

to either venue from St. Petersburg)

NOTE: If you are having trouble finding a hotel, please reach out to us on the messenger in the corner.


Budget Inn

Holiday Inn St. Petersburg West

Days Inn by Wyndham St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Area

Quality Inn & Suites at Tropicana Field


Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown

Hollander Hotel

Mint House St. Petersburg – Downtown

Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, an IHG Hotel

Tru by Hilton St. Petersburg Downtown Central Ave



Contact Information

If you have questions about tickets, sponsorship or anything else related to the event, please feel free to email us at or call us at +1-202-684-6207.


The International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association (IVRHA) is a member driven organization comprised of entities throughout the healthcare ecosystem, including technology companies, teaching hospitals and universities, as well as healthcare providers and insurance companies. IVRHA’s mission is to facilitate and support the growth of the virtual reality in health and life sciences. Visit:

COVID-19 Statement

The conference will follow local guidelines as stipulated by the City of Sarasota, FL, City of Tampa Bay, FL, Moffitt Cancer Center and Ringling School of Art & Design as it relates to the management of COVID-19.
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