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Wednesday, July 14 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Psychedelics as Therapeutics: The Contribution of Game Heuristics

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No longer are psychedelics the exclusive domain of the counterculture; they are now accepted as an important part of a new generation of therapeutic approaches used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, addiction, PTSD, and other mental health disorders. These disorders have been difficult to treat effectively – until now. Psilocybin, MDMA, and Ketamine have demonstrated significant clinical efficacy in treating disorders that affect thousands of people.

These next-generation neuro-therapeutics are most effective when used in combination with cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. Methods of establishing mood, mindset, and setting pioneered by game developers are now serving as a powerful complement to psychedelic therapies, especially when used in combination with wearable biosensors.

This panel will bring together experts in psychedelic research, finance, game development, and virtual reality therapeutic systems to discuss the impending advancement of these critical therapeutic advances.

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Walter Greenleaf

Visiting Scholar, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University
Walter Greenleaf, PhD is a neuroscientist and medical technology developer working at Stanford University. With three decades of research and product development experience, Walter is considered a leading and pioneering authority in the fields of digital medicine and medical virtual... Read More →

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Nanea Reeves

As CEO of TRIPP, Nanea has over 15 years experience of tech leadership resulting in over $1.16BN in exits. She is an advisor on several start-ups and sits on the Board of Directors of Tapjoy. Prior to co-founding TRIPP, Nanea has held senior leadership roles at EA, textPlus, Gaikai... Read More →
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Shel Mann

CEO, FireflyVR
Shel is a serial entrepreneur of multiple successful software companies. His companies have developed best selling video games on Xbox, Playstation, Wii, PC and mobile platforms. Since 2016, FireflyVR has focused on VR games for health, by working inside the health care system with... Read More →
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Lindsay Hoover

Co-Founder, ImmersiveWorlds LLC
Lindsay Hoover, Managing Partner of Financial and Strategic Advisory consultancy Alchemy Global Capital, has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance.  She is also CoFounder and Board Member of ImmersiveWorlds, a virtual reality platform focused on promoting wellbeing through... Read More →
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Ekaterina Malievskaia

Co-Founder / Chief Innovation Officer, COMPASS Pathways
Ekaterina received her medical degree from St Petersburg Medical Academy, Russia, and then moved to the US where she completed her Internal Medicine residency training. Worked in private practice, academic medicine and public health for more than 15 years in the greater New York area... Read More →

Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT