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Wed 2nd December to Thu 3rd December
MindTech2020: Digital Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19

This free virtual online event will take place on the following dates and times:


Wednesday 2nd December 2020:

8.00pm - 9.00pm: The Digital Mental Health Response to COVID-19: A Global Perspective


Thursday 3rd December 2020:

1st Session    10.00am - 11.30am: A Rapid Digital Response to a Global Pandemic

2nd Session   1.15pm - 2.30pm: Virtual PPI: the way forward?                                                                                                                                                         

3rd Session    3.00pm - 4.00pm: Rethinking mental health services for the ‘new normal’ following COVID-19


Call for poster abstracts closes on 4th November – see below for submission details


Dear all


The 2020 MindTech Symposium (#MindTech2020) will be held online as a virtual event for the very first time. Our Symposium topic is ‘Digital Mental Health in the Age of Covid-19’.


Wednesday evening’s opening session will embrace a global perspective on the digital mental health response to Covid19 and includes international expert panellists Helen Christensen (Australia), John Torous (USA) and Sally Merry (New Zealand).


Thursday’s sessions will cover emerging technologies and how they can be harnessed in the ‘new normal’ of mental healthcare in the post-Covid world.


Thursday will also host a dedicated session encompassing Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) and user-centred co-design in a virtual world. This session will be delivered by MindTech’s own Involvement Team.


Digital technology has the potential to transform mental healthcare by offering novel interventions and more accessible, efficient and flexible services.  A dramatic shift to remote and digital working has been seen during the Covid-19 pandemic.  However, if digital mental healthcare is to succeed in improving lives it requires both a stronger evidence-base and clear pathways for delivery, adoption and sustainability in real-world services.


The MindTech symposium 2020 will bring together (virtually) national and international leaders in clinical practice, patient experience, academic research, industry and technology development to address the key challenges in developing digital mental health interventions and services in the age of Covid-19. 


The full programme for all sessions can be found here


Call for posters: information and how to submit an abstract can be found here the last day for submissions is Wednesday 4th November 2020.


To register to attend all or some of the sessions please click here

You do not need to register for all of the sessions only those you wish to attend.


Please note you must register to attend the online event. The links and joining instructions for each session will only be emailed to those who have registered to attend those sessions. 


@NIHR_MindTech @InstituteMH     #MindTech2020


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