Past Events
KANEKO, in collaboration with iEXCEL, provided the community with a rich experience of the blending of science, technology and art through its Reality season (June - September 2018). iEXCEL's contributions focused on visualization and simulation in health care. Participation and support were graciously provided by various industry collaborators and UNMC innovators. 
Industry collaborators: AVI-SPL, CAE Healthcare, MultiTaction, EventWorks4D, EON Reality
UNMC Innovators: Mind & Brain Health Labs (MBHL) & CAST Lab
 KANEKO Exhibition
Photos: Ben Semisch Photo & Film
KANEKO Visionary Series  

The KANEKO Visionary Series ran during the summer and fall of 2018 and featured UNMC / iEXCEL and its collaborators and innovators. Speakers gave interesting and enlightening lectures on highly innovative topics related to experiential learning, the evolving workplace and improving the human experience with technology and simulation.

Transforming Health Professions Education through Simulated and Virtual 'Realities' 

Jeffrey Gold, MD, Chancellor, UNMC and UNO
Pamela Boyers, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor, iEXCEL

 KANEKO Visionary Gold Boyers

June 20, 2018 - The lecture discussed how UNMC is transforming the model for health professions education, training and research through the creation of iEXCEL. 

Transforming Medical Education with Virtual Reality

Dmitry Oleynikov, MD, Professor of Surgery and Director for the Center for Advanced Surgical Technology, UNMC; Joseph Ka-Chun Siu, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, UNMC

KANEKO Visionary CAST 

July 30, 2018 - The lecture covered the impact of virtual reality in medicine and explored the utility of simulation to transform the future of education and research.

Simulation Training: from Aviation to Medicine

Robert Amyot, MD, President, CAE Healthcare

 KANEKO Visionary CAE Amyot

August 6, 2018 - The lecture covered how simulation-based training and certification have helped make commercial aviation the safest transportation modality. A longstanding pillar of the aviation simulation field, CAE Healthcare is now transferring these best practices and cutting-edge technologies to medical training.  

Advancing Technology in the Workplace 

Joseph Laezza, Senior Vice President Global Account Program, AVI-SPL


August 13, 2018 - The lecture explored key trends that are helping organizations visualize a new reality to work, grow and prosper, especially related to the Millennial generation.

Improving Mobility through Simulation 

Matthew Rizzo, MD, Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Neurological Sciences, Director of the Mind & Brain Health Initiative, UNMC

 KANEKO Visionary Series MBHL

August 27, 2018 - The Mind & Brain Health Lab at UNMC studies how humans behave when interacting with technology in-the-lab and in-the-field. The lecture discussed how simulation and research have developed intervention techniques to improve health, mobility and the quality of life in individuals of all ages. 

How and Why AVR is Changing our World 

Mats Johansson, Co-Founder and President, EON Reality

 KANEKO Visionary EON Johansson

September 14, 2018 - The lecture explored how AI and automation will affect the workforce. EON Reality believes we can grow beyond our current constraints through a symbiotic partnership between man and machine. By empowering people with AVR technology, EON Reality is accelerating learning, training, and providing critical knowledge in the workplace. 

Photos: Ben Semisch Photo & Film

NM&SC 2018  

iEXCEL and NSRI co-hosted the National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NM&SC) 2018 National Meeting on September 25-26, 2018. NM&SC is affiliated with the National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Please visit NM&SC where you will find a concise written summary of the event provided.

The sponsor organizations as well as the local hosts are grateful for the support provided by our industry and media sponsors: Karl Storz, CAE Healthcare, AVI-SPL, MultiTaction, EON Reality, RAVE Computer, Healthy Simulation and Halldale.

The conference was well-attended and attracted a national audience to engage with a line-up of subject matter experts speaking on "Improving Human Performance and Effectiveness using Modeling, Simulation and Visualization (MS&V)." View presentations by selecting the title and watch the linked video segments. Read media coverage about the conference.

In addition, you can view footage from the Welcome, Closing Remarks for Day 1, Opening Remarks on Day 2 and Closing Remarks on Day 2.