The University of Newcastle, Australia

Final Program

15 November

0900

Welcome and acknowledgement of country

  • Professor Alan Brichta - Director (Basic Science) Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research
  • Laureate Professor John Aitken, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health and Medicine

Opening address

  • Professor Kevin Hall, Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle

Moderator

Professor Sally Chan, Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research

0930

Keynote speech I

  • Implementation and integration of digital therapies in secondary care mental health services
  • Dr Sandra Bucci, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Moderator

Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre, Brain and Mental Health Research

1030

Break

1100

Plenary session I

  • Technology and stroke rehabilitation

    Professor Michael Nilsson, Global Innovation Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

  • Leveraging technology to help young people manage mood, anxiety, and alcohol use

    Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, School of Medicine and Public Health; Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle

    Dr Sally Fitzpatrick, Program Manager/Clinical Psychologist, Everymind

Moderator

Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre, Brain and Mental Health Research

1230

Lunch

1330

Plenary session II

  • e-Mental Health: Innovation to Implementation

    Mr. Nicholas Watters, Director of the Knowledge Exchange Centre, Mental Health Commission, Canada

  • The potential of new technologies for smoking cessation and health behaviour change

    Professor Billie Bonevski, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

Moderator

Professor Kendall Ho

1430

Plenary session III  – mHealth in action

  • mHealth – Weight Management Wellness program

    Dr. Graeme Browne, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle

  • mHealth – Supporting new mums

    Donovan Jones, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle

  • mHealth – Breast cancer e-support

    Professor Sally Chan, Dean of School of Nursing and Midwifery; Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle

Moderator

Dr. Tony Sun

1530

Plenary session IV

  • Attention Bias Modification for Substance Use Disorders: A Feasibility Study

    Dr. Melvyn Zhang, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

  • Application of functional near infrared spectroscopy in diagnosing psychiatric disorders in Singapore

    Associate Professor Roger Ho, National University of Singapore

  • Integrating sensors and wearables into mainstream of healthcare:  opportunities, issues  and considerations

    Professor Kendall Ho, University of British Columbia

Moderator

Professor Sally Chan, Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre, Brain and Mental Health Research

1630

Reception

  • Ground level, outside XG18, NewSpace
  • Drinks and light refreshment

1730

Trevor Waring Memorial Lecture

  • Understanding and preventing suicide
  • Professor Rory O'Conner

Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
  • Cnr Laman Street and Auckland Street
  • Light refreshment from 17:30
  • Lecture and expert panel 18:15-19:45

16 November

0830

Plenary session V - LifeSpan Newcastle

  • Evidence base for e-health and how it can contribute to suicide prevention (0830)

    Professor Helen Christensen, Director and Chief Scientist, Black Dog Institute; Professor of Mental Health, UNSW

  • Social media and suicide prevention (0915)

    Dr. Jo Robinson, Director and Chief Scientist, Black Dog Institute; Professor of Mental Health, UNSW

  • Current status of the evidence of digital interventions for the self-management of self-harm (0935)

    Dr Katrina Witt, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Post-Doctoral Fellow, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Monash University

  • Snapshot of SMS SOS trial (0955)
  • Professor Greg Carter, Director, Dept of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Calvary Mater Newcastle; Conjoint Professor, Centre for Brain & Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle

  • Panel discussion (1015)

Moderator

Dr Katie McGill

1100

Break

1130

Plenary session VI - Technology and health promotion

  • Technology and health promotion

    Professor John Wiggers, Director, Hunter New England Population Health; Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle; Director, University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

  • Q & A and Discussion

Moderator

Associate Professor Roger Ho

1200

Keynote speech II

  • Deep Analytics and AI in Mental Health Therapeutics:  A Study of Major Depressive Disorders (MDD)
  • Professor Ravishankar K. Iyer, George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Moderator

Professor Sally Chan

1300

Lunch

1400

Plenary session VII – Rural and remote mental health

  • Why using technologies is good for the health and wellbeing of providers?

    Professor Peter Yellowlees, Professor of Psychiatry, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development; Past President, American Telemedicine Association; Department of Psychiatry, UC Davis

  • Tele-mental health - city solution for rural residents?
  • Professor David Perkins, Director, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

  • Panel Discussion

Moderator

Professor David Perkins

1530

Plenary session VIII – Early Career Researcher Showcase

  • Could a holistic mobile phone app improve Aboriginal women’s well-being and the wellbeing of their babies? Lived Experiences and Narratives of Aboriginal Women

    Sarah Perkes, PhD Candidate, Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle

    Noelene Skinner, Aboriginal Health Education officer, Mid North Coast Local Health District

  • Internet use in low SES populations and the potential for an e-health intervention

    Sam McCrabb, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hunter New England Population Health, University of Newcastle

  • E-cigarettes: perceptions and potential for harm reduction among drug and alcohol clients

    Eliza Skelton, Postdoctoral Research Academic, Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle

  • Prevent Second Stroke: An online program for improving stroke survivors’ health-related quality of life

    Ashleigh Guillaumier, Heart Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle

Moderator

Dr. Melvyn Zhang

1630

Closing ceremony

  • Professor Brian Kelly, Director (Clinical Science) Priority Research Centre, Brain and Mental Health Research

Moderator

Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre, Brain and Mental Health Research