08 December 2016
Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London

Realising the Potential of Digital Mental Healthcare

The adoption of technology in mental healthcare has the potential to improve access, result in more efficient and flexible services and improve outcomes.

The NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) mental health technology symposium 2016 brings together leaders in clinical practice, patient experience, academic research, industry and technology development to address the key challenges in building a faster evidence-base to support implementation of new technologies in mental healthcare.

Online booking for this event will open in early September 2016 early bird savings apply until 31 October 2016.

Speakers confirmed include:
  • Professor Chris Hollis – Director, NIHR MindTech HTC
  • Dr Kate Cavanagh – Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex
  • Professor David Mohr – Director, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs), Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
  • Professor David M Clark – National Clinical & Informatics Advisor for IAPT, University of Oxford
  • Dr James Woollard – Senior Clinical Fellow, Mental Health Technology & Innovation, NHS England
  • Professor Matthew Hotopf - Director of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

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Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, London
Thursday 8th December 2016
9.00am – 4.30pm
Conference Registration fees are as follows:
Voluntary Sector/CIC’s - £95
For local, voluntary and community interest groups, small charities (with a yearly income under £150,000), self-help groups and service users. We have a small number of assisted places available at the above price. If you would like to be considered for an assisted place please contact Angela Summerfield (angela.summerfield@nottingham.ac.uk) with full details of your organisation before completing the online booking form.
Not for Profit & Commercial - £195
For national or statutory organisations (such as universities, NIHR, NHS Trusts, national charities) and for business organisations (such as pharmaceutical or medical devices companies, publishers).
Early bird booking offer for Not for Profit and Commercial organisations of £165 for bookings made before 31st October 2016.
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PLEASE NOTE: A place at this conference will be reserved for delegates who have completed this booking form and will be subject to the cancellation policy below.

CANCELLATIONS: Any cancellations must be made in writing and will be subject to an administration charge of £30 until 40 working days prior to the event, after which no refunds will be made.

For more information, contact Karen Sugars

Institute of Mental Health,
University of Nottingham Innovation Park,
Triumph Road,

Tel: 0115 8232416

Latest news: 2016 symposium is now announced for 8th December

December 2015: Harnessing the Digital Revolution

Session 1: Integrating Digital Technology with face to face services  

Chair: Dr Lia Ali

Development & Implementation of iCBT for anxiety, OCD and related disorders in children and adolescents. Dr Eva Serlachius & Fabian Lenhard, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 

Online anonymous counselling service: cross organisational working to engage with hard-to-reach young people. Aaron Sefi, Xenzone/Kooth. 

Session 2: Assessing Mental Health Apps 

Keynote Address: Alexia Tonnel (NICE): Providing citizens with access to an assessed set of 'apps'

Debate: 'Trials or Tripadvisor' Elizabeth Murray, Eve Critchley, André Tomlin, Charles Lowe, David Cox

Session 3: Rapid Figure Technology Showcase


Session 4: Implementing Technology in the NHS

SHaRON: Support Hope and Recovery Online Network for Eating Disorders. Simon Thomson & Eleanor Deighton 

People-driven digital Health. Victoria Betton, Leeds mHabitat and Sue Sibbald, Peer Support Specialist, Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust. 

Keynote address: Andrew Chitty

Digital Health - The future of the NHS 

Keynote address: John Geddes

True Colours: Remote Monitoring Technology for Depression 

Keynote address: Dr Geraldine Strathdee, NHS England

Digital Health - The future of the NHS 


Sponsors and exhibitors

Thank you to ProReal Ltd, our headline sponsor for the 2015 Symposium.  

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Thank you to all our exhibitors at the 2015 Symposium

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Session 1: Current Research on mHealth & remote video technology 

Prof Mike Cooke CBE: Welcome

Prof Chris Hollis: Opening Remarks

Prof Shon Lewis: Digital mHealth approaches to managing psychosis

Prof Richard Morriss & Dr Sam Malins: Faster translation of evidence to practice: a RCT of videoconferencing for health anxiety 

Dr Mike Scanlan: Using video technology to deliver IAPT services

Professor Chris Hollis: Introduction to MindTech

Thank you to everyone who participated in our launch symposium on Monday 11 November 2013.  The conference was attended by over 200 people from a range of backgrounds and included clinicians, service users, academics, SMEs/ technology developers, research funders and health policy makers. Here is information about our final programme.

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