In the last decade or so, gaming has become a powerful way to train and educate professionals of all trades. The Fifth Annual Games For Health Conference is an event that aims to bring together developers and health care professionals “to share information about the impact games and game technologies can have on health care and policy.”
Here’s from the organizers about the conference:
Games for Health is a project produced by The Serious Games Initiative, a Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars effort that applies cutting edge games and game technologies to a range of public and private policy, leadership, and management issues.
The Initiative founded Games for Health to develop a community and best practices platform for the numerous games being built for health care applications…
In addition to the Games for Health conference, the Initiative is working to catalog use of games in health care, to assist current development, collect best practices, share research results, and explore ideas that might improve health care administration and policy.
Here’s a video giving an overview as well as some examples of what to expect at the event:
Conference link: Games For Health