Thursday, April 23, 2009

G4H 2009: Serious Games For Cognitive Health

Serious Games challenging us to improve health

Via: SharpBrains - Cognitive Health Track at Games for Health Conference

Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains co-founder and CEO, reports at his blog that he and Ben Sawyer have just agreed to create a new Cognitive Health track -Powered by SharpBrains- at the 5th Annual Games for Health Conference

Alvaro Fernandez will host the 11-session track, covering a variety of cognitive health and brain fitness topics and an overview of SharpBrains' upcoming report The State of the Brain Fitness Software Market 2009.

When and where: June 11-12th at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel in Boston, MA.

Context: The Games for Health Conference is produced by The Serious Games Initiative and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The conference brings together researchers, medical professionals, decision-makers at healthcare and insurance providers, innovators and game developers.

I have attended the conference last year in Baltimore and was also impressed by the high caliber of both speakers and the audience.

Participation Options

1) Attend: The current price is $379, with a 15% discount if you use code "sharp09" (without quotation) when you register
here Special price for students is $200.

Please note that the Cognitive Health track is being scheduled now - the detailed agenda shall be announced during the month of May.

2) Speak: They are looking for innovators, researchers and decision-makers who would like to speak about their ongoing projects related to the use of games and other computer-based technologies for cognitive health.

If you are interested, please forward a couple of paragraphs summarizing a) your project, bio and organization, b) what key lessons learned and impressions you would share if given 20 minutes to, by May 1st.

3) Advertise/ Sponsor/ Exhibit: To inquire about options, please contact Beth Bryant, one of the conference organizers, at bbryant at

SharpBrains is collaborating with Games for Health Conference to expand the Cognitive Health dialogue!