european psychiatric association

TeleMental Health

Section committee

VOLPE Umberto , Chair

WISE Jan, Co-Chair

BUWALDA Victor, Secretary

SCHWAGER Herbert, Councillor

FONTAINE Audrey, First Other Councillor


Aims & Objectives

Section objectives

  1. Demonstration of the TeleMental Health applications and their potential in various mental health settings by describing concrete clinical examples and applications inclusive novel strategies in their
  2. Enriching scientific and informative knowledge about opportunities of TeleMental Health services and its various applications
  3. Documenting new clinical related ideas and concepts in order to encourage mental health professionals to produce original and creative research subsequent to clinical work related to use of new techno
  4. Improved education of the professionals and psycho-education of patients and their family members via TeleMental Health provided supervision and education
  5. Increased efficiency and effectiveness through improved performance
  6. Provide new and innovative ideas regarding the accommodation of technology to current needs of mental health care users and providers in order to contribute positively to achieve the comprehensive dev
  7. Promote and promulgate guidelines and standards for the ethical practice of TeleMental Health services
  8. Developing skills in mental health care delivery on distance through concrete examples of best practices worldwide
  9. Familiarizing mental health care providers and users with clinical and research achievements in the field of TeleMental Health
  10. Co-operating on global level through exchange of expertise and knowledge across the national boundaries

Activities

Meetings/events

6th National Psychiatry Congress

6th National Psychiatry Congress
Description :

6th National Psychiatry Congress INVITED SPEAKER

Partners :

Romanian Psychiatric Association

Venue :
Siania, Romania
Date :
12-15th October 2017
Attendance :
D Mucic

6th National Multidisciplinary Congress of the Spe

6th National Multidisciplinary Congress of the Spe
Description :

1) Telepsychiatry in assessment and/or treatment of ethnic minorities in EU

2) E-mental health: present and future perspectives

Venue :
Katerini Greece
Date :
28/9 - 1/10/2017
Attendance :
D Mucic

5th International Child&Adult Behavioral Health Co

5th International Child&Adult Behavioral Health Co
Description :

5th International Child&Adult Behavioral Health Conference, January 2017, Abu Dhabi  INVITED SPEAKER

Venue :
Abu Dhabi
Date :
January 2017
Attendance :
D Mucic

25th European Congress of Psychiatry

25th European Congress of Psychiatry
Description :

Presentation with W Gaebels on  E-Mental health in health care systems – a global perspective.   Published as Euro Psych 41S (2017) S43 

Venue :
Fiorenzi, Italy
Date :
2017
Attendance :
J Wise

25th European Congress of Psychiatry

25th European Congress of Psychiatry
Description :

Legal Apsects of telepsychiatry: a primer for new practitioners.  This was part of a course organised by D Mucic and DHilty 

Partners :

D Mucic and D Hilty

Venue :
Fiorenzi Italia
Date :
1/4/17
Attendance :
Jan Wise

Publication

Publication
Description :

Gaebel, I. Großimlinghaus, D. Mucic, A. Maercker, J. Zielasek, A. Kerst (2017). EPA guidance on eMental health interventions in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). European Psychiatry , Volume 41 , 140 – 152

Venue :
NA
Attendance :
NA

Publication

Publication
Description :

Mucic D, Jokumsen M. Telepsychiatry- Prevention and Treatment in the Outskirt Ar- eas, A Shared-Care Model within a Danish Context. J Intensive & Crit Care 2017,3:2

Venue :
NA
Attendance :
NA

Publication

Publication
Description :

Mucic D, Polyanskaya I. Telepsychiatry in Assessment of Vocational Potential of Un- employed Individuals in Denmark. J Intensive & Crit Care 2017, 3:2

Venue :
NA
Attendance :
NA

25th European Congress of Psychiatry

25th European Congress of Psychiatry
Description :

EPA Course 08: E-mental Helath: Competencies and Applications.  This was a pay to attend course run on behalf of the EPA aat iots ocngress in Fiorenzi.  Its scores by the Board of Educaiton were very good.

 

 

Venue :
Fiorenzi Italia
Date :
1/04/2017
Attendance :
D Mucic, J Wise

Section Business mMeeting

Section Business mMeeting
Description :

This was the section business meeting.  Minutes were taken and agreed by the Chair in April 2017.  As new procedures mean members and officerd are automatically noted that par tof the bubnsiness meeting minutes are not included

Section Activities

The section aims to facilitate networking between members as well as to promote research, education and discussion about the use of telecommunication technologies in mental health care provision.  It is crucial for the section to share experiences and research data and promote best practices and innovation in mental health delivery. National and international projects on the use of new digital technologies in psychiatry are among the aims of the section in near future.

 

Section Activities over the course of 2017 to date

 

The Section Chair became a member of the EPA “Task Force for mental health” and consultant for “Task Force on Refugees and Asylum Seekers”.

 

The Section Chair was involved in several activities:

  1. He gave a talk at the 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference, January 2017 Abu Dhabi (Arab Emirates).
  2. At the 25th European Congress of Psychiatry April 1-4 2017 Firenzi he:
  1. ran a Course on “E-Mental Health: Competencies and Applications”;
  2. The Use of Telemedicine Model and its Logistics to Reach as many European Refugees as Possible
  3. From Telepsychiatry to eMental Health - Experience and Prospects in Europe

 

Co-author: EPA guidance on eMental health interventions in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  European Psychiatry March 2017 Volume 41, Pages 140–152.  W Gaebbels, I. Großimlinghaus, D. Mucic, A. Maercker, J. Zielasek, A. Kerst

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.01.001

 

The Section Secretary, at 25th European Congress of Psychiatry:

  1. Took part in the Symposium ‘eMental Health in Psychiatry – Future Perspectives Of An Emerging Field.’
  2. Delivered the lecture: eMental Health in Health Care Systems - A Global Perspective
  3. Participated in the CME course: ‘E-Mental Health: Competencies and Applications’

 

Section Meeting

On the 3rd April 2017 at the 25th Congress the section meeting was held at 1300.  Apologies were received.

It was pointed out that there is an administrative issue in that the EPA keeps a list of section members, but non-EPA members do not count for administrative purposes of the EPA.

 

The meeting heard proposals for submissions on

Diagnostic Tools and Medical Devices Technologies in Psychiatry

New IT Application in Mental Health

E-.mental health Digital literacy

Connecting for health: The Romanian solution

Technology harnessed for recruitment/review - Canada

IT on the inpatient unit – UK & Germany

Mobile technology for a mobile problem: mass migration and trauma

 

M Krausz  raised issues about the need to speak on online trauma care and the e-mental health of refugees

Results from a program for internally displaced people may be available

VR Rx of phobias was raised

 

A suggestion was made for running a course on ‘risk management’ in telepsychiatry but no speakers volunteered to adopt the lead role

 

Action Points:

  1. The Chair will be resubmitting the Course run this Congress for 2018
  2. Attendees to email section the secretary if they wish their names to be added to the list of members
  3. Dr Buwalda &  Professor Krausz were to draft a letter for vetting by the section administration to be forwarded to the Local Organising Committee about the exercise of choice and whether sufficient regard was given  the importance of new technologies in psychiatry.
  4. Dr Wise to draft the minutes within a month for circulation the Chair

 

Venue :
Fiorenzi Italia
Date :
3/4/17
Attendance :
J Wise D Mucic

25th ECP

25th ECP
Description :

 From Telepsychiatry to eMental Health – Experiences and Prospects in Europe

Venue :
Fiorenzi Italia
Date :
03/04/2017
Attendance :
D Mucic

25th ECP

25th ECP
Description :

The use of a telemedicine model and its logistics to reach as many European refugees as possible

Venue :
Fiorenzi Italia
Date :
04/04/2017
Attendance :
D Mucic

WPA Berlin 2017

WPA Berlin 2017
Description :

1. Telepsychiatry in assessment and/or treatment of traumatized refugees in Danish context , 2.Telepsychiatry in assessment and/or treatment of ethnic minorities in EU, 3.The use of a telemedicine model and its logistics to reach as many European refugees as possible

co-chair on symposium  : 1.Virtual clinics in mental health care,  2. Online trauma care and e - mental health an option responding to mass traumatization?

Venue :
Berlin Germany
Date :
8-12/10/2017
Attendance :
D Mucic
Description :

 

Section on TeleMental Health

Section Business Meeting

Minutes

 

Tuesday, 5th March, 2018

hr. 11.00-12.30

Nice, France

Chairpersons: D. Mucic – U. Volpe

Co-chair: J. Wise (immediate past secretary), Secretary: V.J.A. Buwalda (immediate past-counselor) ;

Counselors: H. Schwager, G. Lydall and A. Fonatine

 

Meeting attendees: Mihai Bran (Roemenia), Victor Buwalda (The Netherlands), Aubrey Fonatine (France), Thomas Gargot (France), Mark Hermans (Belgium), Vladimir Karli (Ukraine), Krystof Krysta (Poland), Maria Ladea (Roemenia), Greg Lydall (United Kingdom), Lillian Markaki (Greece), Davor Mucic (Denmark), Sladana Onruk (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Herbert Schwager (USA), Christos Tsopelas (Greece), Umberto Volpe (Italy), Jan Wise (United Kingdom), Rashid Zaman (United Kingdom).

Observers:

01.       Introduction and Welcome

Davor Mucic (DM (chair) called the meeting to order at 12.45.

All attendants briefly introduced themselves and the agenda was adopted unanimously.

01.a     Elections

DM (Chair) resigned and passed on the Chair to Umberto Volpe, to remain as an adviser

UV became Chair – he updated the committee on the process for officer change.  JW to become Co-Chair, VB secretary, HS Counsellor

Two abstentions 10 in favour of the new counsellors

UV thanked the immediate past chair Davor Mucic for his tremendous en enormous contribution towards the section TeleMental Health.

02. Officers Report

The Committee was made aware of the activity logged in the 2017 report. Consering the submission of symposium [VB – the input is no longer in the format of a word document and has to be typed in directly, I suggest you ask members for their activity 3 weeks before the submission deadline and provide the format the entry should be in, it will make your role substantially easier.

  1. Proposals for 2019 congress
  2. Thomas Gargot – EPA qu on MOOC symposium on advantages of training in pharmacotherapy on MOOC.  EFPT
  3. Rashid Zaman – legal aspects of telemedicine:  international perspectives, H Schweger expressed an interest.  JW – Legal and data aspects
  4. Greg Lydall, isolation, not accessed the advantages in Guernsey.  Small and isolated community how can they access telepsychiatry;

Global impact that the EPA could have,

Looking to the future speed of computing is exponential, growth

  1. Krystof – joint with intellectual Disability section was presented as a poster.
  2. M Ladea: platform which provides psych on-line

Collab with a polytechnic on Artificial Intelligence

VR in phobia’s

  1. Vladimir Karli: Displaced persons, comorbidity with somatic and mental illness.  HSchw – comorbidity, primary Dx is medical,

4. Other business

  1. VB talked about the conference on “the Digital psychiatrist” in Amsterdam, fall 2019. It is a joint venture with the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry, the American Association of Psychiatric Administration, and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. VB contacted the board of the EPA who suggested the section to be involved. The section board is happy to collaborate and asked the attendees for their input. Suggested is to send your idea’s to VB. Also sponsors are needed to make this congress into a success.
  2. GL wants to liaise with chatbot firm and start to get to know their plans
  3. AOB

VB – Suggests that we are available for people to contact us and more frequent board meetings, frequencies of monthly to quarterly were mentioned. We would like the minutes. Suggested changes to regulations of the section. VB expressed an interest to work with the Board TF on emental health.

AOB

Aubrey Fonatine Proposed a submitting a reference list each attendee to submit 1-2 references of good resources.

GL offered to liaise with ECP about a ECP symposium on eMental Health

VB undertook to submit the minutes in 4 / 52

JW mentioned the deadline of 15/5/18 for the 2019 EPA Conference 

5. closing or the meeting at 1240. UV thanks all the attendees for coming.

 

Respectfully submitted

Victor J.A. Buwalda, MD, PhD, IDFAPA

Section Secretary

Venue :
Nice
Date :
05/03/2018