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Dear Colleages,

This year the Interactive Media Institute, in collaboration with the Virtual Reality Medical Institute, is organizing the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, & Rehabilitation’s (iACToR) 17th Annual CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy Conference (CYBER17), scheduled for September 25-28, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. We would like to invite you to join us!

The Annual CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy Conference began as a symposium that featured presentations dealing mostly with conceptual matters and future possibilities at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference. CYBER17 has now grown to a full-scale conference with presentations that demonstrate controlled clinical trials with unique applications of cutting edge technologies that improve the access and increase the quality of healthcare.

CYBER17 will continue to build upon its 17-year legacy, which includes the 2011 conference just completed in Gatineau, Canada. (CYBER16 attracted 200+ participants from 25 countries.) Locating this year’s conference in Europe’s capital, Brussels, provides a unique opportunity to raise the conference’s visibility and highlight the importance of technology and healthcare research. Prominent academic representatives from Europe, North America, and Asia will serve as Scientific Chairs and on its Scientific Committee. iACToR’s Secretary General, Professor Brenda K. Wiederhold, who divides her time between the U.S. and Europe (http://iactor.ning.com), will serve as the conference’s chief organizer and host.

CYBER17’s focus areas include:

1. The Impact of Technologies as Tools
CYBER17 will continue its examination of the exciting applications of advanced technologies being used in training, therapy, rehabilitation, and education for the improvement of the quality and availability of healthcare for people around the globe.

2. The Influence of New Technologies
CYBER17 will further its investigation into how new technologies are influencing behavior and society through the use of positive technology, healthy ageing and well-being.

3. The Imprint of Social Networking
CYBER17 will embrace, as it did in 2011, the exploration of social networking tools on individual behavior and societal relations.

4. The Introduction of New Technologies and New Terms
CYBER17 will study the psychological aspects of new areas influenced by technology such as cyberfashion, cyberadvertising and cyberstalking.

Encouraged topics include but are not limited to:

• Virtual Environments
• Videogames
• Telehealth & Telepresence
• Video-conferencing
• Robotics
• Brain Computer Interfaces
• Cognitive Rehabilitation & Therapy
• Wearable computing
• Non---invasive physiological monitoring devices
• Positive Technology
• Social Networking in Healthcare
• Advanced Interaction Training
• Information Technologies
• Social implications of Facebook, Twitter, etc.
• Neurorehabilitation
• Mobile healthcare
• Cyberbullying
• Health Applications
• Healthy Ageing
• Games for Health
• Serious Games
• Apps for Kids

Because of the international nature of CYBER17 and the expanded focus of its theme, we recognize the importance of extending our invitation to participants around the world interested and dedicated to enhancing public awareness of how technology can overcome obstacles and increase access to top quality healthcare for all citizens.

Register today to be a part of this groundbreaking conference! We would be truly honored by your participation.


Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCIA
Conference Chair

  Virtual Reality Medical Institute, 30 Clos Chapelle aux Champs, Bte 3030, 1200 Brussels, Belgium   www.vrphobia.eu
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