18Loop Executive Director Greg Tarnacki to Address HIMSS20 Healthcare Conference
18Loop to reach an expected 45,000 attendees of the HIMSS Healthcare Conference in an effort to promote the deployment of Virtual Reality headsets to support kids with cancer. 18Loop's goal is to help pediatric oncology patients to tolerate treatment, recover and thrive in order to eventually positively impact survival rates. HIMSS is a great vehicle to reach Healthcare professionals who can partner with 18Loop in its mission to fight pediatric cancer.
RUTHERFORD, N.J., February 18, 2020 (Newswire.com) - 18Loop Executive Director Greg Tarnacki has been invited to address the 2020 HIMSS Health Conference. The title of Greg’s talk will be “Projected Patient Impact of Virtual Reality on the Recovery of Pediatric Oncology Patients”. The goal of the presentation is to educate and inspire healthcare leaders to adopt VR as a tool to assist in patient recovery. Greg’s talk is Session 276 on March 12 at 2:30 pm in the Orlando County Convention Center - W207C.
18Loop, a 501(c)(3) charity (EIN 82-1498855), plans to deploy forty Virtual Reality headsets to kids with cancer this Spring. The goal of this Pilot technology program is to improve treatment tolerance and recovery in participating pediatric oncology patients. The Pilot, called “Virtual Comfort”, is supported by research done in 2005 and published in the Journal of Psychology and Health. 18Loop is focused on advocating for and participating in the distribution of VR goggles to the 48,000 children in the US who have been diagnosed with cancer.
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