11th Annual CyberTherapy Conference 2006, Holiday Inn, (Gatineau, Canada)

The 11th Annual CyberTherapy Conference 2006 was held at the Holiday Inn Plaza Chaudière Hotel in Gatineau. Stéphane Bouchard, Co-director of the Lab was also the Co-Chair of the conference. Lab members are very proud to participate in hosting an international event in our region. More than 250 experts and professionnals from at least 22 different countries participated at this event and shared research results on clinical applications of virtual reality (psychology, psychiatry, physical rehabilitation, pain distraction, robotics, etc.). A record of attendance was achieved this year.



More than a dozen of oral and poster presentations were presented by the Cyberpsychology Lab members, which also represent a record of participation from our team.

On top of the visibility on the international level, this convention allowed 66 students from around the world (including our region) to have the opportunity of learning scientific component and see demontrations to discover some technologies that, a couple of years ago, were related to science-fiction but will now transform our daily life in the near future..



An event called the "Cyberarium", was held on the evening of June 13th, 2006. This show-and-tell presentation, open to the press and the public, featured a variety of virtual reality products and demonstrations on how these tools are being applied for therapeutic purposes.

This pictures illustrated well the succes of this event. City of Gatineau Mayor, Marc Bureau, was also present at this special event.

16th Annual CyberTherapy Conference 2011, UQO (Gatineau, Canada)

The 16th Annual CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy Conference 2011 was held inside the UQO from June 19-22nd, 2011.

Close to 300 researchers and clinicians from 22 countries pays participated at this conference to learn more about new technologies and virtual reality applications in mental health.

The 2011 to hundreds of experts, professioanls and students from around the world to present and share research results on clinical virtual reality applications e.g. psychology, psychiatry, réadaptation physique, gestion de la douleur, telemedecine,computer science, robotics, computer graphics, etc. )

This event also allowed many researchers to obtain a grant from the Développement Académique du Réseau de l’Université du Québec (FODAR), to create a research unit of virtual reality applications in psychology inside de UQ network.



Attendees had opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with others researchers and students during some organized social activities held in local restaurants (p.ex. BDT, Casino du Lac-Leamy).



An artistic perfomance was also presented in augmented reality by the UQAT team directed by David Paquin (PULSIONS: Decontruction of a Technologically Augmented Performance).