TeleMental Health

Section Board

Umberto VOLPE, Chair

Jan WISE, Co-Chair

Victor BUWALDA, Secretary

Herbert SCHWAGER, Councillor

Audrey FONTAINE, Councilor

Aims & Objectives

Section's 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

Description:6th National Psychiatry Congress INVITED SPEAKER
PartnersRomanian Psychiatric Association

Venue: Siania, Romania


Date: 01/01/1970


Attendance: D Mucic


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: 01/01/1970


Attendance: D Mucic


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: 01/01/2017


Attendance: D Mucic


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


Attendance: J Wise


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: 04/01/2017


Attendance: Jan Wise


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

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

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

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: 04/01/2017


Attendance: D Mucic, J Wise


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: 04/03/2017


Attendance: J Wise D Mucic


25th ECP

Description:

 From Telepsychiatry to eMental Health – Experiences and Prospects in Europe


Venue: Fiorenzi Italia


Date: 04/03/2017


Attendance: D Mucic


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

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: 01/01/1970


Attendance: D Mucic


Publications

Presentations at non-section events

Other Section activities

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