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Date posted: 29/04/2011
May 18-19 2011
Harborside, Boston, USA
The 7th Annual Games for Health Conference is gearing up! On May 18-19 join hundreds of game developers, health professionals, and leading researchers to discover, brainstorm, and debate how videogame and videogames technologies can work to improve health & healthcare.
This is the largest Games for Health to date with a great opening keynote from Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. His opening talk “Positive Psychology>Positive Computing>Positive Videogames” is one of over 60 talks planned for the three day event.
This year marks several changes and additions to the program we’re excited to highlight:
LUDICA MEDICA DAY
Our medical modeling, simulation & learning track is being transitioned to a standalone preconference day titled Ludica Medica. As a standalone event we will be looking to expand its contributions to the larger medical modeling & simulation space and improve its coordination with our serious games day which includes lots of discussion about simulation and learning in other non-health sectors.
NEW NUTRITION TRACK
We feel the opportunity to utilize games to help improve issues related to nutrition and food is still not fully realized. We’re investing our conference resources towards improving this area within the games for health field.
BETTER HANDS ON DEMOS & ACTIVITIES
We’re revamping our exhibit space again to improve exhibits, expand poster presentations, and add more hands-on demonstrations. We’re especially working to grow our exergaming & active gaming areas with the help of that side of the industry.
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