July 6, 2023: USDLA Brief — We are less than 2 weeks to the National Conference!

We are so excited! USDLA’s 2023 National Conference is less than 2 weeks away: July 17-20

We know you won’t want to miss any of our amazing speakers at this year’s national conference at the gorgeous Wyndham Orlando Resort — including Amrit Ahluwalia, editor-in-chief at The EvoLLLution: A Modern Campus Illumination, who will teach us how to buck enrollment trends. Be sure to have brunch and listen to his keynote presentation on Thursday, July 20, at 11:30 pm. And click here to learn more about Amrit and his work on this episode of the Distance Learning Roundtable.

We’ll see you soon! — The USDLA Communications team


Be sure to check out this session, Thursday, July 20 at 9 am: Global Perspectives of Distance Education and Emerging Trends

Presenters: Sandra Kučina Softić, SRCE – University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre (pictured right), Farah Bennani, and Kae Novak

About the session: This four compass points roundtable will guide participants through a discussion of emerging topics to include the possibilities and advancements in XR mixed reality, artificial intelligence (AI), decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO)s, and how we want to use these tools, the concept of imaginaries and divergent thinking to shape global education.

In this presentation, we will:

  • Discuss VR, AR, AI, DAOs, and other emerging technologies and how they will shape the future.
  • Identify the next steps participants can take to start to integrate these technologies
  • Each person will take turns sharing thoughts on what is exciting, what is worrisome, what is the current stance or opinion, and what else we need to know.

Don’t miss it! Click here to check out or entire conference schedule-at-a-glance.


Meet our sponsor: Anatomage

Founded in 2004 as a 3D imaging software company, Anatomage has grown into a global medical content and visualization system company. Headquartered business in Santa Clara, CA, Anatomage includes diagnostic imaging software, medical education systems, and educational web-based platforms.

“We have established our unique infrastructure, which consists of software tools and systems that allow for the most technologically advanced 3D segmentation process,” explains Marketing and Events Coordinator Tracy Tang. “This setup enables us to deliver the most accurate and efficient process for creating 3D reconstructions of real people who donated their bodies to science — the Anatomage Bodies.”

Anatomage Bodies are available through the Anatomage Table, Tablet, and VR systems as well as on our web-based platform, the Anatomage eBook. With the eBook, you are able to visualize the human body through actual human cadavers, explore detailed body systems in chapters of the A&P curriculum, and interact with real patient pathology CT cases. The Anatomage eBook, based on state-of-the-art technology from the Anatomage Table, is being incorporated into high school and college curriculums across the nation to prepare students for success in their healthcare careers.

Click here to learn more: anatomage.com.