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02-15-2009, 04:21 AM
Some of the members of the BIOMCH-L community may be interested in the
Games for Health Canada Summit, being held in conjunction with the
SaskInteractive Summit '09, to be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
Canada in March of 2009.

Games for Health Canada Summit

Games for Health held in conjunction with SaskInteractive Summit09,
will be of interest to health care
practitioners, planners, stakeholders, researchers, educators & service
providers. This inaugural Summit will
profile exciting innovations that use eGame technologies in training,
diagnosis, and treatment of health care
issues. Be inspired by how you might use new technologies to enhance
your own practice!

Our speaker list includes:

- Starting a games for health studio, Dwayne Hammond, Algoma
- NICU /CDS - virtual training in Neonatal Intensive Care, Jim Omer,
Rival Interactive
- PULSE!! - the first immersive virtual learning space for training
health care professionals in
clinical skills,Doug Whatley, Breakaway
- TinyEYE, Going beyond simply video conferencing, speech-language
pathology via telepractice offers an
interactive atmosphere where progress, reporting, and activity
functions are built into the software.
Greg Sutton [to be confirmed]
- Incredible adventures of the amazing food detective, Trina Histon,
Kaiser Permanente
- Gesturetek [to be confirmed] - the world-leader in camera-enabled
gesture-recognition technology for
healthcare, presentation and entertainment systems for computer-human

Important details:

- March 19 & 20, Saskatoon Inn
- A la carte registration fees - group discounts - online or on-site
registration and payment
- Reduced room rates at the Saskatoon Inn until February 15
- Fun and funky reception on March 19 to include announcement of awards
of excellence
- Student/teacher showcase of interactive media projects undertaken in
our educational institutions (details to be
announced soon)
- Please visit the website (www.saskinteractive.com/summit09/) for more
detail and registration

You and your colleagues may also be interested in SaskInteractive
Summit09 sessions that address many timely
issues in the roles of interactive media. Summit09 will be of interest
to practitioners, planners, stakeholders

Interactive media - Education - Web services - Government -
eGame development - Industry - Business
- Marketing - Communication - Arts/Culture

Confirmed speakers include:

- Gord Kurtenbach, Autodesk
- John Bristowe, Microsoft Canada
- Jeff Barr, Amazon

Business, Government, Marketing & Communications

- Internet marketing, Rob Swick, AlphaSearch
- Role of social media, Nathan Gilliatt, net-savvy.com
- Immersive experiences with serious benefits, David Wortley, Serious
Games Institute
- Intellectual property, Scott Warner

Web Technologies
- Web project management, Thomas Shelford, respected author of Real Web
Project Management...
Best Practices from the Trenches
- Accessibility, Molly Holzschlag, Molly.com
- Flash AS3, R Blank, Rich Media Institute
- Web 3.0/semantic web, Hank Williams, Kloudshare

Education, Arts, & Culture
- Computer games as art, culture & technology, Garnet Hertz, Concept
- Computer graphics & visualization, Mark Van Langeveld, Univ. of Utah
- TBD, Joe Biglin, Training Port Strategies
- Arts, culture & information visualization, Sheelagh Carpendale,
University of Calgary

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John M. Barden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan
Canada S4S 0A2
Office: (306) 585-4629
Lab: (306) 585-4909
Fax: (306) 585-4854
E-mail: john.barden@uregina.ca