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Invincikids Special Interest Groups (SIGs) gather like minded researchers, clinicians, software developers, and industry leaders to focus on solutions and leveraging resources.

The INOVATE Pain SIG hopes to promote the creation, rigorous yet efficient evaluation, and dissemination of innovative VR-based interventions to reduce pain and improve quality of life for children.


INOVATE-Pain (Interdisciplinary Network on Virtual and Augmented Technologies for Pain management)

What we hope to achieve:

  • Continue our efforts to establish a gold standard set of outcomes to be measured in pediatric pain VR research and specific recommended measurement tools.

  • Offer opportunities for education and connections in the field.

  • Work together to advance current projects and launch new interventions in a rigorous, appropriately resourced environment.

Sign up to follow and engage with INOVATE Pain SIG

We invite all those interested in the important work of this group to join and follow our progress.  We will also be hosting events in the future to highlight research, software development, and send out periodic newsletters. 

INOVATE Pain SIG Founders:

Deirdre E Logan, PhD - Boston Children's Hospital 

Laura E Simons, PhD - Stanford University Medical School

Thomas J Caruso, MD - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Jeffrey I Gold, PhD - Keck School of Medicine - USC

Walter Greenleaf, PhD -  Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab

Anya Griffin, PhD - Stanford University Medical School

Christopher D King, PhD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Maria Menendez, MD - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Vanessa A Olbrecht, MD, MBA - Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Samuel Rodriguez, MD - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Megan Silvia, OTR, MSc

Jennifer N Stinson, PhD - The Hospital for Sick Children

Ellen Wang, MD - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Sara E Williams, PhD - 

Luke Wilson, BA - Manage XR

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