Imagine a clinician using 3-D printing to plan a dental surgery or oncologists offering virtual reality guided meditation to soothe a patient waiting for chemotherapy. Technology innovations in health care are progressing rapidly, not only to fulfill unmet clinical needs, but as tools that prove lifesaving. 

Please join us Wednesday, September 26 for a light breakfast and conversation as experts from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, Perelman School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and School of Arts and Sciences discuss technology-enabled advancements aimed at improving health outcomes. Their talks, emphasizing a “One Health” approach, will showcase:

  • 3-D technology revolutionizing surgical planning, procedures, and training
  • Optical imaging to visualize disease
  • Social media language as an indicator of health and well-being
  • Virtual reality in supportive cancer care and improving response to cardiac arrest

What: Six brief presentations with Q&A following 

When: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join us for a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m., with presentations beginning at 10:00.

Where:  University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (main entrance on Locust Walk), Meyerson Conference Center, Room 223, 3420 Walnut Street. A campus map is available here:


Anneke Buffone, lead research scientist, World Well-Being Project, Positive Psychology Center, Penn Arts and Sciences
Topic: Using social media networks to predict stress, resilience, and other well-being topics

Ronald Harty, professor, Department of Pathobiology, Penn Vet
Topic: Optical imaging in identifying and studying infectious disease

Marion Leary, director of innovation research at the Center for Resuscitation Science, Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn Med; innovation specialist, Penn Nursing
Topic: Virtual reality and augmented reality for sudden cardiac arrest

William Levin, associate professor, Department of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Penn Med
Topic: New virtual reality in radiation-oncology waiting rooms

Rabie Shanti, associate professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology, Penn Dental
Topic: 3-D technology for surgical and reconstructive planning

Sagar Yadavali, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Bioengineering, Penn Engineering
Topic: Microparticles on a chip to scale up drug manufacturing

Please RSVP by Friday Sept 21 to Michele Berger at

We look forward to seeing you!

Sent on behalf of the Penn One Health Communications Group.