G4H 2009: Serious Games For Cognitive 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
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.
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 http://www.sharpbrains.com/about-us/contact-us/, by May 1st.
3) Advertise/ Sponsor/ Exhibit: To inquire about options, please contact Beth Bryant, one of the conference organizers, at bbryant at dmill.com
SharpBrains is collaborating with Games for Health Conference to expand the Cognitive Health dialogue!