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June 24, 2020

Serious Play Conference Showcases Power of Serious Games in Medical Simulation Education

This week the Serious Play Conference went virtual and showcased over 35 presentations from academic, business, and designer experts around the world specifically on the topic of Serious Gaming — with plenty of sessions dedicated to medical simulation. Due to COVID-19, the annual in-person event had to go online, but that didn’t stop the organization [...]

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October 7, 2016

Video Games Improve Performance for Surgeons

Recently Reuters reported on research highlighting how “video games can improve fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, visual attention, depth perception and computer competency”. Article excerpt:

Video game skills translated into higher scores on a day-and-half-long surgical skills test, and the correlation was much higher than the surgeon’s length of training or prior experience in laparoscopic surgery, [...]

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July 27, 2015

Special Call for Manuscripts – Use of Games as Simulation and Gaming Theory in Simulation

The official INACSL journal: Clinical Simulation in Nursing has a special issue call out for Manuscripts on the “Use of Games as Simulation and Gaming Theory in Simulation”.

We invite health professionals who are exploring the application of gaming theory to simulation and/or using gaming simulation for teaching or evaluation to submit manuscripts for [...]

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April 2, 2012

MIH Games & Storytelling Conference

Eric Bauman from Clinical Playground wrote in to let me know about a new conference in support of education through gaming.  The new meeting is called “MIH Games & StoryTelling” and is taking place in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Thursday May 17th.  Learning objectives include: On completion of the games in learning session you will: Identify components [...]
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