For decades, scientists have been quietly discovering the surprising health benefits of virtual reality (VR) for ailments ranging from burn injuries, to stroke, to PTSD, to schizophrenia. Over ten thousand studies reveal that VR has an uncanny ability to calm pain, steady nerves, and boost mental health. VR is helping to deliver babies, enabling soldiers to cope with the mental scars of war, and reminding doctors that patients are not broken machines, but are people whose subjective lives matter. VR is not just for gamers anymore; it is a new type of mind-body medicine. Cedars-Sinai Virtual Medicine is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to harnessing the power of MXR technologies, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), to develop and test innovative virtual therapeutics.
The Virtual Medicine Program is a world leader in pioneering the science and implementation of Medical Extended Reality (MXR) to improve the lives of patients through cost-effective and scalable technologies.
Education and Training
Research and Development
Apr 27, 2023
Save the date! vMed24 is happening March 28-29, 2024. Tickets go on sale in June.
Mar 22, 2023
The 2023 Cedars-Sinai Virtual Medicine Conference (vMed23) is Sold Out! Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org for special ticket requests.
Dec 6, 2022
The Cedars-Sinai Virtual Medicine (vMed) ’23 program is now approved for continuing medication education (CME) credits! Receive up to 13.5 AMA category 1 credits.
Apr 26, 2022
The New York Times interviews the Cedars-Sinai Virtual Reality Program: Link
March 24-25, 2022