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Virtual Congress and Expo
September 22—24, 2022


Take part in Europe’s largest congress on Medical XR with highly renowned speakers and an awesome program

With over 65 speakers and participating institutions as well as up to 500 participants, Shift Medical is Europe's leading congress and expo for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in healthcare.

In 2022 Shift Medical will strenghten the open and structured knowledge exchange between healthcare providers, businesses, governments and the general public in order to increase medical XR adoption rates. Together we will also continue to shape ethical, regulatory, technological and data safety standards across the world for virtual, augmented and mixed reality in medicine.


“A truly multidimensional experience.”

Karthik Patanjali, The New York Times

“An exciting example of the power of VR to truly bring people together.”

Christopher Patnoe, Google

“This is what I call walking the talk at Shift Medical.”

Razvan Ionasec, Amazon Web Services

Speakers 2021

Meet leading minds pushing boundaries in the Medical XR Ecosystem

Prof Mark Billinghurst, The University of Auckland

Prof Dr Sandy Engelhardt (MSc), Heidelberg University Hospital

Marientina Gotsis (MFA), University of Southern California

Hunter Hoffman (PhD), University of Washington

Dr Jonathan M. Morris, Mayo Clinic

Karthik Patanjali, The New York Times

Mel Slater, Universitat de Barcelona

Erin Washington, Embodied Labs


“Thank you for the opportunity to present at your fantastic event. A great honor.”

Elizabeth Hyman, XR Association

“This is the most interactive way of holding a digital conference I have seen so far.”

Jürgen Klöckner, Handelsblatt

“Not only because of the great speakers, I really enjoy the virtual meeting.”

Christian Elsenbast, Fraunhofer IESE

Sponsors 2021

We are all the more pleased to have found great sponsors again this year

Gold Sponsor

i3 Simulations

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor


Virtual Venue

Multidimensional one-on-one networking event

We want to ensure a professional exchange and to network experts worldwide under one European roof. To make this possible, Shift Medical 2021 will take place completely virtual. Our goal is to make the exchange of information accessible to as many people as possible and to enable true one-on-one-networking like being at a real-world-congress.


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Program 2021

Live panel discussions, presentations and plenty networking opportunities


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Parallel to the congress we will offer businesses and academic institutions the opportunity to exhibit their products and services at an accompanying virtual expo.

In addition, we offer many other programm items like a virtual opening event with special speakers, a moderated networking area, small professional discussion groups and a multifaceted after congress party.

Patronage 2021

Prof Dr Weidemüller will once again assume patronage of our congress

Prof Dr Matthias Weidemüller, Heidelberg University


“High level experts from around the world. The program’s been perfectly presented in a relaxing virtual environment.”

Elle Langer, Pimento Formate

“Could be a future format of congresses, because it is much more interactive than streaming talks via Zoom.”

Philipp Fürnstahl, Balgrist Zürich

“It was a pleasure to present our work and talk about XR in Medical Education at Shift Medical Virtual Congress.”

Pablo Olmos, Anima Res


We work with a range of partners that help us achieve an open knowledge exchange

Heidelberg Technology Park

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg Startup Partners


Institutions 2021

We proudly present the institutions of our congress participants



Harvard Medical School

Heidelberg University Hospital

Stanford School of Medicine

The New York Times

Universitat de Barcelona

University of Southern California

Moderators 2021

Highly qualified experts lead through the days and make the sessions an outstanding learning experience

Petra Dahm, Extended Reality Bavaria e.V.

Lale Jakob, Evermynd

Dr Lars Riedemann, Heidelberg University Hospital

Noah Smith, The Washington Post


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    Smart City

    Shift Medical is based in
    university city Heidelberg

    Heidelberg was mentioned for the first time in 1196 and is well known for Germany’s oldest university, the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, founded in 1386. The city is also home for the world famous Heidelberg University Clinic, the German Cancer Research Centre, the National Center for Tumor Diseases, four Max Planck Institutes and the European Molecular Biology Laboratories (funded by 40 nations).

    As one of the leading biotechnology hubs in Europe, Heidelberg is an extremely attractive location for businesses and technology providers. Due to the close cooperation with many of the companies, institutions, the university, the university clinic, the city of Heidelberg and the state of Baden Württemberg, we have an ideal biotope for the further development of our European Shift Medical Network.

    Have a bird’s eye view of the many faces of the city Heidelberg

    Heidelberg Image Film presented by Heidelberg Marketing


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    Anne-Linn Braun
    Sponsoring Coordinator

    Natascha Brockmann
    Project Coordinator

    Maike Diehl
    Public Relations

    Dr Lars Riedemann
    Scientific Director


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