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A top level teaching staff in charge of the first summer school devoted to Serious Games for Health and Sport from Harvard Medical School, ENTI-UB and EUSES

In the first summer school devoted to Serious Games for Health and Sport from the Harvard Medical School, ENTI-UB and EUSES, you will receive instruction from a top level teaching staff made up of Yuri Quintana, a lecturer in medicine at the Harvard Medical School (Boston, United States), Oscar Garcia Pañella, academic director of the School of New Interactive Technologies (Escola de Noves Tecnologies Interactives – ENTI-UB) and a PhD with expertise in topics such as entertainment technologies,  Serious Games, gamification and creativity; Dani Romero, with a PhD in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport and founding partner, CEO and physical trainer at the ReSport Clinic sports medicine centre in Barcelona; Adrian Martin, studying for a PhD in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport, with a wide professional experience as a technician in the Catalan Sports Observatory and a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Social Research Applied to Sport (Associació Espanyola d’Investigació Social Aplicada a l’Esport – AEISAD) and Mariano Gacto, with a PhD in  Quality of Care Management in Health Services. He has also worked as a career civil servant in the French health system as a physiotherapist and as General coordinator of rehabilitation in the Hospital de Castelnaudary.

As for Dr Quintana, it should be noted that he has specialised in global health information systems, global e-health applications, clinical IT, mobile health systems, online learning systems, and lastly, in Serious Games applied to health and well-being. For his part, Dr Garcia Pañella, who is an expert in gamification and ludification, devoted his PhD thesis to the application of Image Processing and Virtual Reality techniques in Medicine, specifically in medical cardiac imaging (SPECT mode).

With regard to Dr Romero, it should be noted that he is a professional in the field of sports, specialising in physical preparation, sports re-adaptation, sports performance and injury prevention. Of special note is his work as a physical trainer for several professional athletes, particularly football and tennis (Carla Suarez, Adam Raga, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Roberto Dueñas, among others). He also acts as an advisor for physical preparation in football (Pachuca CF) and is Director of Sports Sciences at the Academia Sánchez-Casal.

Another expert in sport is Adrià Martin, who will contribute his expertise in assessment of sports policies, sociology, sports management and management performance indicators to the Serious Games for Sport course, and lastly, Mariano Gacto, a an authentic specialist in healthcare quality management, public health, applied psychometrics and hospital safety indicators, with a PhD with honours from the Faculty of Medicine (University of Murcia).

The experience of specialists in the field of health and sport in the Serious Games for Health and Sport courses

Thus, with the help of teaching staff who are experts and linked professionally to games applied to health and sport, you will learn about the global trends in health care, i.e. what Serious Games for Health and for Sports are, what their respective markets are; the design of these types of games, as well as their implementation and sustainability. In addition, you will learn about the best examples and simulators for both types of pieces. The practical cases that have had greater or lesser success will be analysed. You will thus gain detailed knowledge of their strengths, the methodology for evaluating them and the reliability of the results.

For all these reasons, the three courses (two in health and one in sport) of the Harvard Medical School’s first summer school are addressed to a wide range of professionals: doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, chiropodists, social workers, psychologists, etc.; Health Authority managers and heads of information management, entrepreneurs, etc. And also sports professionals: Directors, heads of information management, sport managers and other members of the Sports Authority; government organisations devoted to sport, non-profit organisations and associations devoted to promoting physical activity and sports, among others.

Train with a renowned team of lecturers who are outstanding in their field. Sign up for the Serious Games for Health courses (standard): July 3rd and 4th; the Serious Games for Health course (advanced): on the 6th and 7th of July, and the Serious Games for Sport course on July 5th,  at the Harvard Medical School’s  first summer school. Further information can be found at this link.

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