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The Annual George M. Sideris Biology Conference


03/02/2013, LIU Brooklyn Biology Conference Mar 2Health Sciences Building, Room 121, LIU Brooklyn, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The annual biology conference will focus on the effect of videogames on the life sciences, starting with an introductory talk by Devin Griffiths, author of a forthcoming book on the impact of video games on our culture. Dr. Shaw Bronner, Director of the LIU Brooklyn ADAM Center, will discuss videogames and violence, and also present a second talk on video games and childhood obesity. Dr. Glen Albright, co-founder of Kognito Interactive, will describe role-playing training simulations and games in the areas of health and behavioral health. Videogames in the field of epidemiology will be illustrated by Dr. Nina Fefferman, associate professor at Rutgers University, with a presentation about pandemic preparedness. Finally, Dr. Edward Downs, assistant professor at U. of Minnesota, will examine what psychophysiological data can tell us about game play.

The conference is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Biology Department (718) 488-1209 or email Carole Griffiths at

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