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Dare I say it? That went really well. We’re still awaiting feedback, but both of the early sessions drew good crowds and the arcade was absolutely packed. A great big thank you to everyone who spoke about serious gaming today, everyone who brought a game to the arcade, and everyone curious and brave enough to come check out the serious games track. If you didn’t get your fill of serious gaming goodness today there’s more to be had tomorrow at the

Join the Clinical Playground Crew for the IMSH Serious Games & VE Track Monday. 10:30 Games-Based Learning With Kurt Squire, Moses WolfenStein, and Ben DeVane of Games+Learning+Society (GLS ) fame. 1:30 Healthcare-Related Serious Games Development facilitated by Aurel Mihai including Parvati Dev (Innovation in Learning, Jon Aleckson (Web Couseworks and Academy Award Nominee), and Moses Wolfenstein (Academic CoLab and GLS) 3:30 Serious Games Arcade and Reception (5PM).  See the newest and latest innovations in games for healthcare and clinical education.  Meet the

Eric’s in back to back meetings today so you get updates from me instead! IMSH is humming right along. If you haven’t registered yet make sure you do it soon. The lines at the registration desk weren’t too long this morning, but as the first open sessions begin this afternoon and the last few stragglers come in tomorrow morning those lines are going to get pretty scary. Speaking of sessions opening this afternoon, did you realize that IMSH is a full

The SSH Consensus Summit was a lot of work but tremendously productive.  Various pre-conference workshops took place Saturday along with several SSH committee meetings.  IMSH 2011 speakers and attendees continue to arrive.  Ben DeVane (University of Florida – Gainesville) and Aurel Mihai both arrived today.   Aurel is a co-facilitator for the Serious Games Track. Ben will will be participating as a session respondent and staffing the first ever IMSH Serious Games Arcade .

The first day of the SSH Consensus Summit is over.  A phenomenal amount of work was accomplished on a variety of topic areas pertinent to the advancement of simulation-based research and education.  Monographs for ten topic areas have been written, tweaked, and revised based on panelists interpretation of the state of the simulation-based literature and participant interaction with panelists. This interaction and ensuing discussion has been an important collaborative step in the consensus process.  Day two of the consensus will

The IMSH 2011 Consensus is underway – standing room only.  The first session of presentations just concluded and has moved to breakout sessions.  The amount of interest for the Summit while not surprising seems to exceeded expectations.  This will make for lively discussion and provide insight for future research endeavors and agendas. All sorts of notable Society for Simulation in Healthcare notables and newcomers are participating in the summit.  Spotted this morning, Kim Leighton, Mary Patterson, Micheal Seropian, Jeff Taekman,

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Research Consensus Summit gets underway Friday, January 21 with the 2011 International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) starting on Sunday, January 23.  While it is still a couple of days before the conference is in full swing SSH members are already trickling in. The over 200 Summit, Pre-conference, and IMSH courses being offered brings with them an astounding amount of talent and expertise.   Hour by hour and minute by minute I am running

We hope you will be joining other Society for Simulation for Healthcare (SSH) members in New Orleans for the  Pre-Conference Consensus Summit January 21-22 and IMSH itself January 23-26 at the Hilton Riverside. Whether you are joining us or not consider following the Twitter feed on the Clinical Playground website.  We are also working with SSH to get the feed carried on the SSH homepage.  The “hash-tag” for the the conference Twitter feed

Games for Health 2011 will include a new track that joins virtual worlds and social networks. Virtual worlds are already being developed for a wide range of healthcare applications. Now, as we improve our understanding of social networks, the linking of this tool into medical virtual worlds has really exciting potential. You are invited to join us in Boston, May 17-19, for three days of papers, networking and discussion. To join our track, please consider submitting a paper that explores

Eric B. Bauman and Aurel Mihai will be heading to New Orleans in the coming days for IMSH 2011 and the pre-conference Summit.  Bauman and Mihai will be facilitating the Serious Games an Virtual Environments Track.  This year we will be introducing the first ever Serious Games arcade.  The Summit will be taking place on January 21-22 and the the IMSH conference runs January 23-26, 2011.  Both are taking place at the Hilton Riverside.