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Fourth Annual Games for Health Conference Joins Health and Gaming Innovators to Discuss Next-Generation Game Technologies and Health Issues
Date:5/8/2008

The conference, at the Baltimore Convention Center, offers more than 30 demonstration projects and 75 speakers

BALTIMORE, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Games for Health Project (http://www.gamesforhealth.org) today kicked off the 2008 Games for Health Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center. Over the next two days, more than 300 innovators will demonstrate new games and discuss key advancements and collaborations across the health and games fields.

The conference, which runs through tomorrow, builds the convergence between cutting edge gaming technology and healthcare complexities, with an eye toward long-term, breakthrough health solutions. This year's conference includes:

-- More than two dozen innovative demonstration projects, including

application of consumer games, such as Guitar Hero and Nintendo Wii, for

self-care, rehabilitation and prevention purposes

-- Seventy-five experts speaking on topics from exergaming and physical

therapy to epidemiology and cognitive exercise

-- The first-ever keynote panel of health insurance providers, organized by

Humana, featuring four of the nation's leading health insurers

discussing their activities in the games for health field

The Games for Health Conference is produced by the Games for Health Project. 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 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio is the lead conference sponsor and a major supporter of the Games for Health Project.

"This conference provides a forum for collaborations to emerge between the video game industry and the health and health care industry," said Chinwe Onyekere, RWJF program officer. "Through these e
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