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Dear Colleagues,

This year the Interactive Media Institute, in collaboration with the Virtual Reality Medical Institute, is organizing the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, & Rehabilitation (iACToR) 18th Annual CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy Conference (CYBER18) from 30 June - 2 July, 2013 at the Université catholique de Louvain (Woluwe-Saint-Lambert) 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. CYBER18 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.

CYBER18 will continue to build upon its 18-year legacy, which includes the 2012 conference just completed in Brussels, Belgium. Locating this years conference in Europes capital, Brussels, provides a unique opportunity to raise the conferences visibility and highlight the importance of technology in healthcare. Prominent academic representatives from Europe, North America, and Asia will serve as Scientific Chairs and on its Scientific Committee. iACToRs Secretary General, Professor Brenda K. Wiederhold, who divides her time between the U.S. and Europe (http://iactor.ning.com), will serve as the conferences chief organizer and host.

CYBER18s focus areas include:

1. The Impact of Technologies as Tools
CYBER18 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
CYBER18 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
CYBER18 will embrace, as it did in 2012, the exploration of how social networking tools are changing individual behavior, interpersonal relationships, and society.

4. The Introduction of New Technologies and New Terms
CCYBER18 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
• Advanced Interaction Training
• 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
• 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 CYBER18 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, Box 1.3030, 1200 Brussels, Belgium   www.vrphobia.eu
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