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eMental Health International Congress

November 10-12, 2021

Overview

About the Congress

This year’s Congress was proudly hosted by the Centre for eHealth at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the eMental Health International Collaborative (eMHIC). 

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As always, the congress brought together global thought leaders dedicated to eMental Health promotion, prevention, screening, self-help, self-management, treatment and social support to collaborate and share learnings from their latest initiatives.

The theme of this year’s Congress was Exploring the New Era of Accreditation and Activation, with a focus on how to get the safety and efficacy of eMental Health tools and solutions right by design. 

An inspiring line-up of local and international speakers showcased ground-breaking work taking place around the world, highlighted trends and challenges and shared their experiences around what is working to enable safe, effective and integrated implementation in their respective jurisdictions. 

A global lineup

2021 Featured Speakers

Cameron Fox

Health Technologies Lead, World Economic Forum

Charles Curie

Principal and Founder, The Curie Group, LLC

Alexander Dalton

Public Speaker, Mental Health Advocate and LGBTQ+ Rights Activist

Sapna Mahajan

Director, Genomics in Society, Genome Canada

Henry Jones

CEO, Togetherall

Nicholas Watters

Director of Access, Mental Health Commission of Canada

James Murray

Vice President, Woebot Health, Business Development and Enterprise Partnerships

Liz Ashall-Payne

Founder and CEO, ORCHA (Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications)

Yuri Quintana, Ph.D

Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School

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Agenda

This year's event has now ended but presentation recordings will shortly be available to eMHIC members over on the Knowledge Bank.

Congress Colloquium

Wedneday 10 November NZDT (GMT+13)

Welcome and Introductions………………………………….12:00 PM

  • Dr Duncan Babbage, MC

Framing Remarks…………………………………………………….12:05 PM

  • Professor Andrew Greenshaw, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Professor (Adj) Anil Thapliyal, Executive Director, eMHIC

Keynote Address ……………………………………………..……..12:20 PM

Creating A Global e-Mental Health Community to Improve How We Evaluate, Implement and Scale Solutions

  • Dr Yuri Quintana, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Symposium…………………………………………………………………12:50 PM

International Lessons of Implementation in eMental Health

  • Christine Morgan, Chair, eMental Health International Collaborative; CEO, National Mental Health Commission of Australia
  • Ed Mantler, Vice-President, Programs and Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Niki Legge, Mental Health and Addiction, Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 
  • Dr Arran Culver, Ministry of Health, New Zealand
  • Dr Daniel Fung, CEO, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

Closing Remarks………………………………………………………..1:50 PM

  • Professor (Adj) Anil Thapliyal, Executive Director, eMHIC

Congress Colloquium Conclusion………………………….2:00 PM

Congress Day One

Thursday 11 November NZDT (GMT+13)

Welcome and Introductions………………………………….8:30 AM

  • Dr Duncan Babbage, MC

Framing Remarks……………………………………………………8:30 AM

  • Derek McCormack, Vice Chancellor, Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
  • Professor (Adj) Anil Thapliyal, Executive Director, eMHIC
  • Philip Grady, Acting Deputy Director General Mental Health and Addiction, Ministry of Health, NZ

Keynote Address ……………………………………………………..9:15 AM

A New Era of Accreditation and Activation – Supporting the Digital Patient

  • Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO, ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications)

Refreshment Break…………………………………………………9:45 AM

Collaboration Opportunity……………………………………9:50 AM

eMental Health and Workplace…………………………….10:15 AM

Supporting Workplace Mental Health and Safety Through Unprecedented Times – Canada’s Experience and Leadership in Accelerating Change and Transforming Workplaces

  • Sapna Mahajan, Director, Genomics in Society, Genome Canada

Digital Mental Health Solutions and Workplace

  • Nicholas Watters, Director of Access, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Anna Elders, Clinical Lead of Just a Thought, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Nurse Practitioner 
  • Colonel Clare Bennett, Director of Integrated Wellness – DHD, Defence Health Directorate, New Zealand

eMental Health Strategy, Policy and Standards…10:50 AM

Tackling America’s Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Through Primary Care Integration: A Report of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s BH Integration Task Force 

  • Charles Curie, Principal and Founder, The Curie Group, LL

Te Waka o DMHAT – Safe Navigation of e-Mental Health in Aotearoa

  • Arran Culver, Chief Clinical Advisor, Mental Health and Addiction, Ministry of Health, NZ
  • Janine Bycroft, Executive Director at Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ
  • Karoria Johns, Partnerships and Community Development Lead, Health Navigator, NZ

Refreshment Break……………………………………………….11:30 AM

Collaboration Opportunity…………………………………….11:40 AM

eMental Health Strategy, Policy and Standards…..12:00 PM

Developing Global Governance for Digital Mental Health: A Collaborative Effort Overview

  • Cameron Fox, Health Technologies Lead, World Economic Forum

Position Statement on Ethics and Law in eMental Health

  • Piers Gooding, Research Fellow, Melbourne Social Equity Institute & Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
  • Richman Wee, Member of the Future Law Technology and Society Research Group at The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Nick Titov, Executive Director, MindSpot Clinic, Australia

Refreshment Break……………………………………………….12:40 PM

eMHIC 2021 Innovation Leadership Awards …………12:55 PM

  • USA
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Special Lifetime Achievement International Award

New Collaboration Development…………………………..1:45 PM

Congress Day One Conclusion………………………………2:15 PM

Congress Day Two

Friday 12 November NZDT (GMT+13)

Welcome and Introductions………………………………….8:30 AM

  • Dr Duncan Babbage, MC

Framing Remarks……………………………………………………8:45 AM

  • Professor (Adj) Anil Thapliyal, Executive Director, eMHIC

Keynote Address……………………………………………………..8:50 AM

Alexander Dalton’s Lived Experience: Digital Mental Health, Social Media and Help-seeking 

  • Alexander Dalton, Public Speaker, Mental Health Advocate and LGBTQ+ Rights Activist, Melbourne, Australia

Global Utilisation Trends………………………………………… 9:20 AM

International Phone and Text Helpline Perspective 

  • Andrew Slater,  Chief Executive Officer, Whakarongorau Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • Victoria Hornby, CEO, Mental Health Innovations (Shout), UK
  • Colin Seery, CEO, Lifeline Australia

Refreshment Break……………………………………………….9:40 AM

Collaboration Opportunity…………………………………….9:45 AM

Brag and Steal………………………………………………………….10:05 AM

Transforming Mental Healthcare with Human-Centric Tech

  • James Murray, Vice President, Business Development and Enterprise Partnerships, Woebot Health

Digital Autonomy and Mental Health

  • Andy Ellis, Digital Manager, Te Hiringa Hauora, and  
  • Rachael Reeves, Product Lead, Small Steps, Te Hiringa Hauora. 

Changing the Way We Innovate for Mental Wellbeing

  • Fiona Natusch, General Manager, Ember Innovations and
  • Darryl Bishop, Group CEO, Ember Innovations.
The Power of Community
  • Henry Jones, CEO, Togetherall.

 

eMental Health and Workplace……………………………..11:05 AM

eMental Health Solution for People with Schizophrenia on Long Term Antipsychotics

  • Dr Lyndy Matthews, Clinical Director, Pathways NZ and Clinical Lead, Whakarongorau, and
  • Lisa Toi, Senior Manager, Francis Health.

Refreshment Break………………………………………………11:20 AM

Collaboration Opportunity……………………………………11:25 AM

Specific Population Approaches …………………………..11:50 AM

Mindful Muslim – Early days of Building a Mental Health Start-Up

  • Mohd Akhtaar, Founder & CEO, Mindful Muslim

eMHIC 2021 Innovation Leadership Awards………….12:05 PM

  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Special Lifetime Achievement Award

Collaboration and Networking……………………………..12:50 PM

Congress 2021 Conclusion……………………………………….1:30 PM

Special thanks to

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The Congress would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We wish to thank them for their contribution. 

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