[Health] Fwd: Register Today for The Games for Health Conference 2012

Samuel Klein sj at laptop.org
Wed Apr 18 22:31:54 EDT 2012


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From: Ben Sawyer <bsawyer at dmill.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 4:31 PM
Subject: Register Today for The Games for Health Conference 2012
To: sj at laptop.org


The 8th Annual Games for Health Conference in Boston, MA at the Hyatt
Harboside Hotel is June 12-14. We're now just under two months away!

Over three days we have scheduled over 80 talks covering a complete gamut
of opportunities for videogames and videogame technologies in health and

Registration fees will be rising soon.

To see schedules and register, please visit: http://bit.ly/gfh2012


Three days featuring near 100 speakers and over 80 talks, two networking
receptions, contests, group activities, and more.


*Constance Steinkuehler Squire*, senior policy analyst for the White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy, will discuss the opportunities for
videogames to address national challenges, including those in health,
health care, and biotechnology.

*Bill Crounse, MD*, senior director of worldwide health for Microsoft, will
present “Connecting & Kinecting Health and Health Care,” which will explore
how Microsoft and its partners are merging its information and game
technologies to create global solutions for personal health and
professional health care.

*Jane McGonigal*, *New York Times* bestselling author and co-founder of
SuperBetter Labs, will highlight the design and release of SuperBetter, a
game-based social application designed to help people boost personal
resilience and lead healthier, longer, and more positive lives.

*Highlighted Talks*
Adding Play to Our Toolbox: HHS & Games
The Evolution of DanceDanceRevolution: How Konami is Bringing
DanceDanceRevolution to Schools & Beyond.
Phylo: Crowdsourcing Genetic Data Analysis
Games, Medical Devices and the FDA: Now, Near & Next
Using Videogames to address the epidemic of teen dating violence.
Introducing Integrated Gaming
"Zombie Yoga" - Designing For Physical and Emotional Empowerment
Prescribing Video Games (Not Medication) for ADHD
*To see the latest scheduled sessions please visit:*

Our Schedule Block

*For up-to-date conference information please visit:*



*June 12: Pre-conference Events & Workshops*

   - Out & About III: Mobile Serious Games
   - Ludica Medica II: Game-based Medical Modeling, Simulation & Education
   - Enabled Play: 5th Annual Games Accessibility Day

*June 13-14: 8th Annual Games for Health Conference*
Multiple tracks of great content including...

   - Open Content Tracks
   - Exergaming & Active Gaming
   - Cognitive & Emotional Health
   - Sensorimotor Rehab
   - Nutrition & Games
   - Social Games & Virtual Worlds
   - Sensors & Gamification

On November 4-5 join us in Amsterdam for the 2nd Annual Games for Health
Europe Conference.

Click here for a special SUPERPASS
you attend both events in 2012.

For complete details on Games for Health Europe visit:


Founded in 2004, the Games for Health Project supports community,
knowledge, and business development efforts to use cutting-edge games and
game technologies to improve health and health care. The Pioneer Portfolio
of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the lead conference sponsor and a
major supporter of the Games for Health Project. To date, the project has
brought together researchers, medical professionals, and game developers to
share information about the impact games and game technologies can have on
health, health care, and policy.

A major effort of the Games for Health Project is the annual Games for
Health Conference. Over three days, more than 400 attendees will
participate in over 60 sessions provided by an international array of 80+
speakers, cutting across a wide range of activities in health and health
care. Topics include exergaming, physical therapy, disease management,
health behavior change, biofeedback, rehab, epidemiology, training,
cognitive health, nutrition, and health education.

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