Past Speakers

“Visualizing Medicine: Virtual Reality and Innovation for Research and Clinical Practice”

Samantha Bond, MS, CMI
Held Friday, Sept. 9, 2022
View the recording online.

Biomedical visualization — a field including medical illustration, animation, data visualization, and even game development  aims to provide clear visual understanding of specific scientific and medical content. Buzzword technologies like Virtual Reality have shown potential for creating meaningful learning experiences and visualizing complex or abstract medical content. But how applicable are these interventions, and how can researchers gain access to these tools without costly or time-intensive training?

In this talk, Ms. Bond provides an overview of modern technologies in medical visualization, using examples from her research and career in medical interactive development. The talk investigates the many avenues for VR research in medicine, and provide practical skills for applying these modern interventions to ongoing research.

Samantha Bond, MS, CMI, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Bond teaches courses in the Biomedical Visualization graduate and undergraduate programs, covering topics in medical illustration, game development, and learning theory. Having served in major leadership roles as a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators and board member for the Chicago chapter International Game Developers Association, her research focuses on bridging accessible communication with medical accuracy.


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