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Wednesday, August 21 • 15:15 - 16:15
WHO has gaming disorder?

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Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) added "Gaming Disorder" in the 11th Revision of the
International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). It was defined "as a pattern of gaming behavior (“digitalgaming” or “video-gaming”) characterized by impaired control over gaming": Where does the World Health Organisation’s recent classification to file leave the games industry? How did it happen? Where is the real problem? Are the positive effects of gameplay being forgotten?

Speakers
avatar for Mike Lebeau

Mike Lebeau

Senior Research Executive, Ipsos MORI
During his master’s degree, Mike’s specialist subject was mental health awareness and stigma. Through this, he investigated the issues that revolve around stigma and the impact these have on the person with a mental health condition. Subsequently, Mike has worked across multiple... Read More →
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Jurriaan van Rijswijk

Founder & Chairman, Games for Health Europe Foundation
Jurriaan van Rijswijk is founder and chairman of the Games for Health Europe Foundation. He is an entrepreneur and serious game designer for 23 years and won the ICT Personality of the Year Award in the Netherlands. He develops game strategies and designs behaviour change interventions... Read More →
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David Sweeney

Senior Legal Counsel, ISFE
David is lawyer and policy consultant working at the highest levels of the international media sector in roles including government relations, rights development, licensing and management, business affairs, negotiation and litigation. He specialises in advice related to creative businesses... Read More →
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Anne Mette Thorauge

Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
Anne Mette Thorhauge is appointed as associate professor at Department of media, cognition and communication at University of Copenhagen. Her research interests include media in everyday life in the broadest sense including video games as a tool for interaction and a source of conflict... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 15:15 - 16:15
Track 5: Law and Games