5th Annual Games for Health Keynote Speakers Announced

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The Games for Health Project, together with its partners, is has announced the following keynote presentations and speakers for the Fifth Annual Games for Health Conference:

Opening Keynote
: 9:00 AM, June 11, 2009
Shyang Kong, EA SPORTS : Driving the Virtual Fitness Revolution: The Development and Launch of EA
SPORTS Active.

Shyang Kong was the Lead Producer for EA SPORTS Active and developed the
product exclusively for the Wii with a focus on innovation,
personalization and customization. EA SPORTS Active is the first in a
new line of virtual fitness products to improve the well-being of people
of all ages.

Vision Keynote: 9:00 AM, June 12, 2009
Steve Brown, 3Banana : iPhone, Android, Open Source, Cloud, App Store, Augmented Reality: The
Games for Health Ecosystem is Finally Here!

Steve Brown is CEO of 3Banana, which develops software that makes it
easier to capture and share information from mobile devices in order to
improve productivity, manage resources, and connect with services
on-line.  He was previously CEO of Health Hero Network and Raya Systems,
one of the first games for health start-ups launched in the early 1990s.

Viirtual Worlds Day Keynote: 9:30 AM, June 10, 2009
Nina Fefferman, Ph.D., Rutgers University : Hakkar’s Corrupted Blood Plague: How an Outbreak in World of Warcraft is Helping Epidemiologists Create Better Disease Models

Nina Fefferman is a computational epidemiologist and an Assistant
Professor in the? Departments of Ecology, Evolution and Natural
Resources, and the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical
Computer Science (DIMACS) at Rutgers University.

The Fifth Annual Games for Health Conference brings together a diverse set of health and technology professionals in a city known for its bustling game development and health care industries to discuss how interactive video games can advance health and health care solutions. The event will include more than 50 planned sessions covering a wide range of exergaming and health games topics, including: health training, disease management, exergaming and more.

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 a major supporter of the Games for Health Project. The Pioneer Portfolio supports innovative ideas that may lead to significant breakthroughs in the future of health and health care.

The conference will be at Hyatt Harborside Hotel 101 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA  02128. The conference will be June 10-12. For more information call: 617 -568-1234

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