Addictions & Opiates: What’s New, What’s Next

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Hey Akron VR Meetup! Here's a free event coming up that will be talking about using immersive technology to battle opioid addiction.

The final keynote speaker for the event is Jenie James from BehaVR in Chicago. She'll be talking about treating addiction with VR technology.

Please visit this site to register:

Hope to see you there! Also, free food at the event and whoever attends receives a free Augmented Reality Merge Cube!

“Addictions & Opiates: What’s New, What’s Next” will be a day filled with innovative and inspirational ideas for everyone from the seasoned clinician to the grassroots organizer, educator, and student.


Choose from sessions in two tracks — clinical and community — and learn about best practices from leaders in addiction medicine from here and around the country. Equip yourself with motivating and actionable information that will enhance your perspective and knowledge about addiction.


Discover the next frontier of innovative and integrative approaches to healing and recovery, including the use of virtual and augmented reality in medicine and education.

Luncheon Keynote: “Disconnected Brains: How Isolation Fuels Opioid Addiction”

Rachel Wurzman, Ph.D., Director of Science at SeekHealing

Through her nonprofit, SeekHealing, Dr. Rachel Wurzman aims to reduce opioid overdose rates by building communities that are inherently resilient to addiction.

As a neuroscientist, she is passionate about two-way communication between the neuroscientific community and the public to inspire change in how people connect with one another and the world around them. Dr. Wurzman has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the fields of neuroscience, neuroethics and policy.

Registration now open
Don't miss out on this unique educational experience! Registration includes the day-long conference and conference materials, continuing education,* continental breakfast and lunch, time to network with others and explore resources in our Next Level exhibit space, and a VR Merge Cube to take home.

*“Addiction and Opiates: What’s New, What’s Next” has applied for four continuing education credits for social workers and counselors. Attendance certificates will be available for other health professionals.