West Orange, NJ. November 24, 2011. Kessler Foundation announces that The 2011 Estabrook Lecture will be given on Friday, December 2, 2011 at Kessler Conference Center, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, New Jersey, from 10:30 am to 12 noon. Entitled, "Clinical Virtual Reality: A Brief Review of the Future", the lecture will be presented by Albert "Skip" Rizzo, PhD, the Associate Director of the Institute for Creative Technologies and Research Professor in the departments of psychiatry and gerontology at the University of Southern California. Seating is limited for this lecture, which is free of charge. To reserve a place, contact Cherie Davide, Education Coordinator at Kessler Foundation: 973.243.6813; CDavide@KesslerFoundation.org.
Dr. Rizzo will describe the ways people interact with virtual environments and explain the rationale for the use of virtual reality in the assessment and rehabilitation of a wide range of clinical conditions. He will address the implementation of virtual reality in the study, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of cognitive, motor and psychological processes.
The Estabrook Lecture Series memorializes Kenneth Estabrook (1924-2003), who supported Dr. Henry H. Kessler's efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Estabrook, an attorney, served as trustee, vice president, and president of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation from 1967-1986, as well as chairman of Kessler Rehabilitation Corporation and member of the Board of Trustees for Kessler Foundation. His wife, Anne, established this Kessler Foundation Lectureship Series in 2001 to commemorate his 75th birthday.
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