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Games for Health: Doing Well by Doing Fun Roundtable (Presented by IGDA)

Daniel Greenberg (CEO, Media Rez)

Location: Room 211, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

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Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Games for health is a rapidly growing field with significant opportunities for game developers. Video game therapies are replacing drugs for a range of diseases, with game-based drug-alternatives for adherence, ADHD, and addiction. This roundtable provides a chance for game developers, researchers, health care providers, and other interested parties to discuss their work, describe their needs, and discover new opportunities in the space. The SIG seeks to accelerate the dialogue between developers and the health community, including information on resources, conferences, and funding sources.

Takeaway

Attendees will hear about resources and opportunities in games for health, including projects under development, funding sources, and conferences. They can gain opportunities in outreach to health industry and potential partnerships with researchers and health care experts

Intended Audience

This talk is aimed at game developers and health professionals interested in advancing the state of the art in games for health.