Society for Digital Mental Health
2023 Annual Meeting – Program

2023 Annual Meeting – Program

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Bringing Together Academia, Industry, and Healthcare to Collaboratively Advance Digital Mental Health

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 Cynthia Castro Sweet, PhD, the Senior Director of Clinical Research at Modern Health, entitled “Merging Sandboxes: Challenges and Opportunities for Multi-Sector Collaborations in Digital Mental Health.” The conference will also feature invited panels on integrating digital mental health in healthcare settings and making digital mental health work for marginalized communities. 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.

June 20, 2023 (all times in EDT)

11:00am Welcome!
11:05am Keynote address by Cynthia Castro Sweet, PhD: Merging Sandboxes: Challenges and Opportunities
for Multi-Sector Collaborations in Digital Mental Health (Click Here to Watch) 
11:45am Break
11:55am Panel 1: Integrating Digital Mental Health into Healthcare Systems, featuring Robert Accordino, Eva Szigethy, Soo Jeong Youn, and Trina Histon, moderated by Stephen Schueller (Click Here to Watch)
12:45pm Break
1:00pm Poster Sessions (Click Here)
1:50pm Break

Ask Me Anything! (Expert-led discussions and Q&A on hot topics)

  1. DMH with marginalized groups (Kay Nikiforova & Jennifer Sagalyn)
  2. Safety/Risk Monitoring (Matthew Nock)
  3. Open Science (Jeremy Eberle & Luisa Fassi)
  4. Industry Careers (Cynthia Castro Sweet)
  5. Integrating DMH into the clinic (Soo Jeong Youn)
2:45pm Will You Talk to Me? (Networking and consulting breakout rooms)
3:00pm Adjourn

June 21, 2023 (all times in EDT)

11:00am Welcome back!
11:05am Panel 2: Making Digital Mental Health Work for Marginalized Communities, featuring Amy Green, Robert Bossarte, Lisa Fortuna, Johanna Folk, and Kay Nikiforova, moderated by Bethany Teachman (Click Here to Watch)
11:55am Break

Flash Talk Presentations (Click Here to View)

  1. Track 1: Children, adolescents, and young adults
  2. Track 2: Digital mental health services for marginalized communities
  3. Track 3: Engagement / Uptake
  4. Track 4: Evaluating effectiveness and/or quality
  5. Track 5: Healthcare systems / Dissemination & Implementation
  6. Track 6: Intervention development / Adaptation
  7. Track 7: Real-time monitoring / Digital phenotyping
  8. Track 8: User-centered design / Partnerships with people with lived experience
12:55pm Break

Ask Me Anything! Day 2 (Expert-led discussions and Q&A on hot topics)

  1. Industry Careers (Acaia Parks & Margaret Anton)
  2. DMH with marginalized groups (Henry Willis)
  3. VC funding in DMH (Stephen Hays, Faye Sahai)
  4. Pros/Cons/Significance of FDA clearance (Vaile Wright)
  5. Integrating DMH into the clinic (Emily Benedetto)
1:55pm Break
2:05pm Will You Talk to Me? (Networking and consulting breakout rooms)
2:20pm Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned (parallel tracks)
  1. Maria Martha Moreno: Implementation challenges in county mental healthcare settings
  2. Sabine Wilhelm and Oliver Harrison: Challenging negotiations between academia and industry
  3. David Mohr and Laura Barnes: What’s wrong with this device? Missing data and diminishing effects
  4. Deborah Jones: If we build it, will they come? Engagement, recruitment, and attrition challenges
2:55pm Closing remarks
3:00pm Adjourn

Additional Career Development and Student Events:

Tuesday, June 20, 7-8pm EST: Digital mental health-focused grad student open house

Thursday, June 22, 1-2pm EST: Career panel coffee hour