The Serious Games Initiative has announced that the fourth annual Games for Health Conference is to be held at Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland between May 8-9, 2008. The conference is to “offers a rich platform for learning, promotion, networking, and business development for organizations interested in the intersection between games and health.”
Topic areas which are to be covered include exergaming, medical simulation, interactive messaging, health behavior change, medical informatics, physical therapy, and game development.
Across all three days of activity the audience is expected to be over 300 individuals from close to 100+ organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, and foundations.
The conference also features pre-conference workshops on May 7, Games Accessibility Day (accessibility for games, and special games for people with disabilities) and Virtual Worlds and Health (the use of virtual worlds for health & healthcare).
Demo rooms will feature hands on ability to play with various games that speakers, attendees, and exhibitors bring for display.
Registration is available at the Games For Health website