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Paul Torrens Health Forum | "The Metaverse, and its Implications for Healthy Longevity"

Paul Torrens Health Forum | "The Metaverse, and its Implications for Healthy Longevity"

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
UCLA Medical Center | Tamkin Auditorium
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles , CA
California US
Moderator: Glenna Shen, Executive-in-Residence, UCLA Center for Healthcare Management, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, 98point6 Inc.

The metaverse is the next evolution of the internet, and will increasingly impact how people interact with the physical and virtual world. While components of the metaverse, such as augmented/virtual reality, are already helping to improve the lives of seniors by enhancing care and addressing social and emotional wellness, these solutions are only the beginning. How can the promise and potential of the metaverse help address the public health challenges of a rapidly aging global population?

Please join the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, FSPH's Center for Healthcare Management, and the Public Health Alumni Association at UCLA for networking (5:30-6:00 pm) and a moderated panel (6:00-7:30 pm) of thought leaders to explore some of the metaverse's enabling technologies, products, services and consider ways in which it can contribute to healthier aging.

In this session we will also remember the pioneering social justice legacy of the late Fielding School professor Ruth Roemer, who used the law to improve public health and advance health equity.

For the program and speaker bios, click here.

If you wish to attend the event in person at UCLA, please visit here and refer to UCLA COVID-19 protocols to ensure compliance with the most up-to-date guidance.