We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mindy F. Levin will be opening the third Plenary Session at VR4REHAB-from ideas to Reality, 24 June 2021 from 14.00 CET.


Dr. Levin trained as a physiotherapist at McGill University and practiced for several years at the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal where she specialized in neurological rehabilitation. After completing her MSc and Ph.D. training, Dr. Levin held positions as a researcher and professor in the School of Rehabilitation at the Université de Montréal from 1992 to 2004. She taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate level mainly in the areas of electrotherapy and neurology. Dr. Levin was Scientific Director of the Research Centre of the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal from 1997 until November 2001. She was a Research Scholar of the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec from 1992 until 2004.

In 2004, Dr. Levin became the Director of the Physical Therapy Program in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University until 2008 and was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Motor Recovery and Rehabilitation (2005-2012, 2012-2019). Dr. Levin served as President of the International Society of Motor Control from 2005 to 2008 and is the current President of that same body. She is also editor of the Society’s journal “Motor Control”. She was a founding member and is immediate Past-President of the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation as well as a founding member and current executive member of the International Neurological Physiotherapy Association of the World Physical Therapy Association. Currently is a James McGill Distinguished Professor.

Guest Speaker

The keynote speech is entitled “Real world effectiveness of VR across the lifespan – strengths and pitfalls”, Dr. Levin will review how Virtual Reality is being used in real-world clinical practice from pediatrics to geriatrics and provide an overview of treatment effectiveness.

Dr. Levin says “The growth of the field is linked to technology development, access to technology (i.e., cost, ease of use) and changing attitudes amongst rehabilitation professionals and medical personnel. The key to changing attitudes is a demonstration of benefits and added-value of use of technology to enhance rehabilitation outcomes, to inform evidence-based practice. The VR4REHAB Congress is an opportunity to update current knowledge, identify state-of-the-art technology and discuss ways to make progress as we move forward.”





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