Registration is open for the eighth annual Games for Health Conference, set to take place June 12-14 at the Hyatt Harboside Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Organizers of the event have scheduled over 80 talks covering various topics related to merging video games and video game technologies with health and healthcare.
This year's event will feature three keynote speeches from Bill Crounse, MD, senior director of worldwide health for Microsoft; Constance Steinkuehler Squire, senior policy analyst for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Jane McGonigal, New York Times bestselling author (Grand Theft Childhood) and co-founder of SuperBetter Labs.
The event will feature some interesting discussions on prescribing video games to combat ADHD, using video games to bring awareness to teen dating violence, games and the FDA, crowd sourcing genetic data analysis, and how Konami has successfully brought DDR to schools as a viable tool for keeping children fit.
Registration fees will go up, according to organizers, so registering now will presumably be cheaper. To see schedules and to register for this year's event, visit www.gamesforhealth.org.