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2024 Annual Meeting

Conference

The Future is Now: Exploring the Evolving Landscape, Emerging Trends, and Potential Breakthroughs in Digital Mental Health.


Our 2024 Annual Meeting will be held virtually from June 17 – 18, 2024.

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together researchers, healthcare providers, payers, industry leaders, developers, patient advocates, regulatory organizations, and policy experts with the goal of sharing cutting edge research and discussing how best to advance evidence-based improvements in digital mental healthcare. In addition to research presentations, the conference will include a keynote address by Alison Darcy, PhD, panels on AI/LLM in digital mental health and dissemination and implementation for enhancing access and equity. We are also excited to offer several networking opportunities, special events for students, and Ask Me Anything (AMA) Reddit-style opportunities to engage with experts.

Please address any technical questions that arise during the conference to Emma Wolfe (rpu3zk@virginia.edu) or message Emma Wolfe directly using the Zoom events platform.

If you are a presenter, please read the information on this page.

Program

June 17, 2024 (all times in EDT)

11:00amWelcome!
11:10amKeynote address by Alison Darcy, PhD, founder and president of Woebot Health: Why AI Works for Mental Health Delivery, moderated by Hilary Weingarden.
12:00pmBreak
12:10pmFeatured Presentation: Roadmap for Digital Mental Health Implementation in Healthcare, featuring Trina Histon, PhD, Soo Jeong Youn, PhD, and Faye Sahai, moderated by David Mohr, PhD 
1:00pmBreak
1:10pmPoster Sessions (parallel tracks) 
Track 1: Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Agents
Track 2: Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (A)
Track 3: Children, Adolescents, and Young adults (B)
Track 4: Ecological Momentary Assessment and Passive Sensing
Track 5: Enhancing Mental Health Among Marginalized Groups (A)
Track 6: Enhancing Mental Health Among Marginalized Groups (B)
2:00pmBreak
2:10pmAsk Me Anything! Expert-led discussions and Q&A on hot topics (parallel tracks)   
AMA 1) Academia & Industry Collaborations with Jenna Carl, PhD, and José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, FSBM, moderated by Sabine Wilhelm  
AMA 2) Future of Digital Mental Health with Pat Arean, PhD, Katrina Roundfield, PhD, and David Mohr, PhD, moderated by Jennifer Greenberg
AMA 3) Integration of Digital Mental Health into Healthcare Systems, including issues related to workflow, interoperability, and clinician acceptance with Trina Histon, PhD, and Soo Jeong Youn, PhD, moderated by Margaret Anton
3:00pmBreak
3:10Flash Talks (parallel tracks) 
Track 1: Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Agents
Track 2: Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Track 3: Enhancing Mental Health Among Marginalized Groups
Track 4: Evaluating Effectiveness and/or Quality of Digital Tools (A)
4:00Break
4:10Special Interest Groups (SIG) Events (parallel tracks):   
1) Health Equity SIG:  Digital health equity initiatives across different organizations: A panel discussion Q&A
2) Industry SIG: Panel on diverse career paths in industry
5:00Break
5:10Chance to network! Join a breakout room to meet people with similar interests. We will have ~10 topics/rooms to choose from.
6:00Student SIG: Digital mental health-focused grad student open house
7:00Adjourn

June 18, 2024 (all times in EDT)

11:00amWelcome back!
11:10amChallenges Faced and Lessons Learned: Increasing Equity in Digital Mental Health: User-Centered Design, Integrating Patient Perspectives, and Partnering with Marginalized Communities, featuring Jessica Jackson, PhD, Carlos Rodarte, and Gaurang Choksi, moderated by Adrian Aguilera
Ask Me Anything! Expert-led discussions and Q&A on hot topics: Expert-led discussion + Q&A: Funding Your Digital Mental Health Research with Adam Haim, PhD, and Andrew Barr, moderated by Stephen Schueller
12:00pmBreak
12:10pmPoster Sessions (parallel tracks) 
Track 7: Evaluating Effectiveness and Quality of Digital Tools (A)
Track 8: Evaluating Effectiveness and Quality of Digital Tools (B)
Track 9: Integrating Digital Services in Healthcare Systems (A)
Track 10: Integrating Digital Services in Healthcare Systems (B)
Track 11: Understanding and Treating Anxiety and Mood Disorders
1:00pmBreak
1:10pmFlash Talks (parallel tracks) 
Track 5: Evaluating Effectiveness and/or Quality of Digital Tools (B)
Track 6: Integrating Digital Services in Healthcare Systems
Track 7: Understanding and Treating Anxiety and Mood Disorders
2:00pmBreak
2:10pmPanel: AI & Large Language Models in Digital Mental Health: Potential Benefits and Harms, Ethics, and Health Equity, featuring Alison Cerezo, PhD, Nick Jacobson, PhD, Chris Hemphill, Megan Jones Bell, PsyD, and Ollie Smith, moderated by Kay Nikiforova
3:00pmBreak
3:10Ask Me Anything! Expert-led discussions and Q&A on hot topics (parallel tracks)   
AMA 4) User Engagement: Addressing Challenges Related to Uptake, Adherence, and Sustained Engagement with Nassim Bickham, LMFT, and Emily Lattie, PhD, moderated by Emily Bernstein
AMA 5) Global Digital Mental Health with Chaitali Sinha, Daisy Singla, and Julia Corcoran, PsyD, moderated by Adam Powell
AMA 6) AI and Ethical Considerations in Digital Mental Health Research with Chris Hemphill and Ollie Smith, moderated by Leanna Fortunato
4:00pmBreak
4:10Society for Digital Mental Health Members Meeting
5:00Student SIG & Educators: Learning from a Digital Mental Health Training Needs Assessment with Bethany Teachman, PhD, and Emma Wolfe  
6:00Adjourn