2018 UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media Conference

mhealth conference

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9:00 – 9:45 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:45 – 10:00 am

Dr. Sherry Pagoto

Opening Remarks

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, UConn

10:00 – 10:45 am

John Torous, MD

“Understanding the risk and benefits for the evaluation of mobile health smartphone apps.”

John Torous, MD
Co-Director of the Digital Psychiatry Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

10:45 – 11:30 am

Kate Wolin, ScD

“Skywalker to Vader: My journey from academia to the Dark Side. The truth(iness) about mission, values and the biggest impact.”

Kate Wolin, ScD
Chief Science Officer
Interactive Health

11:30 – 12:15 pm

Dr. Emil Chiauzzi

“Online Research Networks: Generating Patient Reported Health Data”

Emil Chiauzzi, PhD
Clinical Research Psychologist
Principal Scientist

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Dr. Brennan Spiegel

“Is Digital Health Making a Difference: Latest Data using Wearables, Apps, and Virtual Reality at Cedars-Sinai.”

Brennan Spiegel, MD
Director of Health Services Research
Cedars-Sinai Health System

1:45 – 2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1:
“Tech/App Evaluation”
John Torus, MD

Breakout 2:
“Bringing Your Research Innovations to Market”
Kate Wolin, ScD

Breakout 3:
“Research with Online Patient Communities”
Emil Chiauzzi, PhD

Breakout 4:
“Medical Virtual Reality”
Brennan Spiegel, MD

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Coffee/Networking Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Distinguished Panel

“How do we build bridges between academia and industry?”

Moderator: Molly Waring, PhD, UConn

Panelists: John Torus, MD, Kate Wolin, ScD, Emil Chiauzzi, PhD, Brennan Spiegel, MD

4:00 – 4:15 pm

Dr. Sherry Pagoto

Closing Remarks

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, UConn

4:15 – 5:00 pm

Poster and Wine Networking Reception