The latest gaming for health trends including "exergaming," health elements in popular commercial games (e.g. a disease being unleashed inadvertently on the population in World of Warcraft) and sophisticated, new video games used to train emergency medical personnel will be outlined during a live, two-way phone-based blogger/online news event at 1:00 PM EDT, Thursday, May 8.
The special news briefing for bloggers and other online media will take place on the opening day of the May 8-9 Games for Health Conference in
News event speakers will be:
· Ben Sawyer, co-founder, the Games for Health Project
· Chinwe Onyekere, program officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Pioneer Portfolio
The conference will explore the intersection of next-generation game technologies and health issues. 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.
You can join this live, phone-based blogger/online news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at 1:00 PM ET on May 8 by dialing 800.860.2442. Ask for the "Health and Video Games news event.
A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at www.gamesforhealth.org as of 6:00 PM EDT on May 8.
The Games for Health Project is produced by the Serious Games Initiative, a