On the 16th of June, the mHealth research group, based here in the School of Psychology, hosted the second mHealth conference. Entitled “mHealth: behavioural science and mobile technology”, the conference brought together expertise from both academia and technology. Talks from each of the invited speakers can be seen below (click on the picture to be brought to the video).
Prof. David French from the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology at the University of Manchester – A population-wide SMS intervention to increase medication adherence in people with type 2 diabetes: The SUMMIT study.
Prof. Sean Mackey and Dr. Beth Darnell from Stanford Medicine at Stanford University – Precision Surgical Care: Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR) as a Perioperative Learning Health System and Platform to Deliver Targeted, Internet-based Health Interventions.
Dr. Jennifer Stinston from SickKids and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evalution at the University of Toronto – Pain Squad App – Building a case against cancer pain in children.
Dr. Leanne Morrison from the Centre for Applications of Health Psychology at the University of Southampton – Methods and tools for creating digital behaviour change interventions: Introducing LifeGuide and the person-based approach.
Prof. David French and Dr. Felix Naughton had the difficult task of poster judging. The best poster prize went to Garrett Greene from RCSI for his poster on the development of the INCA device. The INCA device is an inhaler compliance aid used with patients with COPD. You can read more about it here.
Live tweeting was an integral part of the day, incentivised by the promise of ‘best tweeter prizes’. As a result #mhealthconf16 trended at a national level! The most active tweeter was won by Marita Hennessy (NUIG), the most engaged with tweet was won by Dr. Noel Carroll (UL) and the committee’s choice of best tweet was won by Dr. Ronan Conway (UCD).
Cross-country and cross-discipline expertise meant that the conference provided valuable insights for all attendees. Watch this space for mHealth Conference 2017!