Keeping Translation in Mind: Using technology to improve prevention and treatment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders

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By harnessing the power of modern technology we have the potential to overcome treatment barriers and facilitate widespread access to evidence-based healthcare. The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS) is a collective of internationally recognised experts in understanding and managing mental health and substance use disorders. In this one-day colloquium, we aim to provide attendees with an up-to-date understanding of the ways in which we can use technology to facilitate the translation of evidence-based interventions for mental health and substance use disorders into practice.

 

Download the full program here

 

Presentations by CREMS members and guest speakers will focus on a variety of ways in which technology is being used to assist in the translation of research findings, including:

• The use of technology to train clinicians in the best practice for the management of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders;

• The development of online portals that link services, schools and communities to evidence-based information, preventions and interventions for mental health and substance use disorders;

• The use of social media to facilitate mental health treatment engagement; and

• The development of online “serious games” to treat depression and prevent adolescent mental illness

 

This year the CREMS National Colloquium will be held in conjunction with the Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) Conference in Sydney on the 6th of December as a pre-conference workshop.You can register to attend the Colloquium without attending the full SMHR conference. To do so, first fill out your contact details and the privacy statement and click “continue”. On the “Registration details” page leave all the boxes blank and click “continue”. On the “Pre Conference Workshop” page scroll down and select “Workshop 9: Keeping Translation in Mind: Using technology to improve prevention & treatment of Mental & Substance Use Disorder” and click “continue”. Then follow the remaining steps to complete your registration. If you have any trouble registering please contact Louise Mewton (louisem@unsw.edu.au)

 

To register for the workshop click here.

 

Who is the workshop for?

Mental health service providers, clinical researchers and service managers

 

Cost

Full registration: $150. Concession/Student registration: $100.00.

 

Speakers include:

         A/Prof Frances Kay-Lambkin

         Prof Maree Teesson

         Ms Leonie Manns

         Dr Christina Marel

         Dr Sally Hunt

         Dr Lexine Stapinski

         Dr Katrina Champion

         Dr Louise Thornton

         Dr Bridianne O’Dea

         Dr Yael Perry

         Dr Louise Mewton

 

image - CREMS National Colloquium, 2016

image - CREMS National Colloquium, 2016