Here is what happened at the 2017 summer conference....
"I speak at a lot of conferences and am often underwhelmed by them, but I was really genuinely very impressed by what you managed to pull off – particularly the diversity and range of speakers with so many different perspectives and I felt like I learnt ever such a lot."
Speaker, 2017 Conference
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Delegate, 2017 Conference
Innovation & Strategies for Digital Interventions in Mental Health
31st July - 2nd August 2017
Westminster, London, England
TITLE Innovation & Strategies for Digital Interventions in Mental Health
WHEN 31st July - 2nd August 2017
REGISTRATION Registration and attendance is free of charge. Total attendance is limited to approximately 80 delegates.
CREATOR Dr Becky Inkster @Dr_Inkster (academic affiliations: Honorary Research Fellow Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK & Visiting Scholar SAFE Lab, Columbia University, New York City, USA)
SPEAKERS & CONTRIBUTORS More information can be found here.
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AIMS The overall aim is to combine psychiatry, digital technology and culture to bring innovative positive change for those seeking mental health support. Our key objectives include:
- to explore how digital technology data (e.g., social media sites) can be implemented into personalised and/or group mental health interventions; and
- to promote digital equality and develop culturally-sensitive ways to bring innovation directly to disadvantaged groups, including the homeless, inner city gang members, prisoners/young offenders, refugees, victims of violence, perinatal mental health, low resource areas and more.
OUTCOMES More information can be found here
DAY 1, The Lecture Room, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
Registration (12:00 – 2:00 pm)
Keynote Lecture, Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School (3:00 – 4:00 pm). Title: The Digital “Revolution” for Global Mental Health: from fantasy to reality
Social Event, The Hospital Club, Covent Garden (4:30 – 7:30 pm) - details here
DAY 2, Weston Building, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
Lecture Themes (9:00 – 12:00 pm; 2:00 – 5:00 pm):
- The Digital Psychiatrist, Chaired by Editor, Dr Niall Boyce; The Lancet Psychiatry
- Global Digital Mental Health, Society and Culture, Chaired by Ricardo Araya, King’s College London, UK.
- Technology & Methodologies, Chaired by Dr David Stillwell; Cambridge University, UK
- Ethics, Policy and the Public Sphere, Chaired by News Editor, Matthew Shaw; BBC, UK
DAY 3, Weston Building, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
Workshop Themes (9:00 – 10:00 am; 10:00 – 11:00 am; 11:00 – 12:00 pm)
There will be 5 parallel running conference workshops in which attendees can choose 3 to attend. This design has been used to encourage mixing of groups. Each workshop will ensure that attendees learn something about psychiatry, digital technology/methodologies, and various forms of culture. These workshops include:
- #BeyondTheBullets How do Chicago gang networks communicate violence and trauma using Twitter?
- #TheDigitalPsychiatrist We explore the capabilities and limitations of new technological approaches for patient interaction.
- #PrisonTransitionTools How can digital technology supplement the reform process for prisoners both inside and outside of prison settings?
- #ViewsFromTheStreet This Data Donation Project will offer the chance to analyse and interpret digital photographs taken by homeless people, which document their environments, daily experiences, thoughts and feelings.
- #FaceToFaceOrFacebook Here we explore the latest trends and success stories of those successfully applying these tools.
Discussion Roundtables (2:00 – 2:30 pm), Weston Building, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
Q&A Session Live Stream (3:00 – 4:00 pm), The Lecture Room, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
The Q&A Session will be streamed live from the UK (3pm) reaching out globally. We will combine knowledge from the Lectures and Workshops and we aim to involve the public in the discussion using the hashtag #DIGITALMENTALHEALTHLIVE.
Closing Remarks (4:30 – 5:00 pm), The Lecture Room, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
Post-Conference "Tech for social good" Hackathon
Wednesday 2nd August 5:30 - 7:30pm, Westminster, London. More details can be found here.
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