15 partners from 10 EU countries, led by Southeast Technological University (SETU), formed a consortium under the acronym DDS-MAP. Dynamic Digital Resilience for Medical and Allied Professions in Health Services (DDS-MAP), a new project co-funded by the European Union under EU4Health program which aims to revolutionise healthcare training and development in the European Union.
Officially kicked-off on 1st March 2023, the consortium partners met for the first time in Waterford on April 27-28th for the kick-off meeting and went through all the tasks, activities and phases of work and planned immediate actions. Professor Dianne Cooney Miner and Dr Patricia Gaitlin St John Fisher University, Rochester, NY, USA presented applied examples of using VR for clinical training. In addition, Professor William Donnelly welcomed the advisory board members who will assess and validate the project results. Finally, the consortium partners took the opportunity to explore Walton VR Photometry Lab of SETU.