Announcing new speakers at IAPT Connect 19

With September fast approaching, we’re looking forward to sharing the full agenda for IAPT Connect 19 with you very soon. The conference will take place on Thursday, 26 September at the Royal College of Physicians in central London.

In the meantime here’s a summary of the speakers announced so far:

  • IAPT achievements and future directions
    Professor David M Clark, NHS England’s National Clinical and Informatics Advisor for IAPT
    David will share how the rest of the world views the IAPT model, as well as the planned growth of the programme in England under the NHS Long Term Plan.
  • The future for digital in mental health
    Indra Joshi, Head of Digital Health and AI at NHSX
    Indra will explore how digital health innovations can help us to provide better care and what ‘good’ evidence for the effectiveness of digital tools looks like.
  • Learning from the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service
    Ross O’Brien, Digital Innovation Director, Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust
    Ross will share his team’s experiences of providing emotional and psychological support to the community that experienced such a significant traumatic event.
  • Data-driven mental healthcare
    Chris May, Founder and Managing Director at Mayden
    Chris will discuss the opportunities for digital technology and data to increase patient engagement, choice and delivery of effective treatment and stepped care in psychological therapies.
  • Student wellbeing services
    Morad Margoum and Emma Spencer of the Steps to Wellbeing Service at Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
    Morad and Emma will share the work they’re doing with local universities to develop a student wellbeing pathway which includes video and online options.
  • Exploring the digital future
    Dr James Woollard, Senior Clinical Fellow in Mental Health Technology at NHS England and Chief Clinical Information Officer at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
    James will explore how technological developments are likely to impact healthcare and share the findings of the Topol review on how mental health teams can prepare.

We’ve yet more exciting speakers in the pipeline and will be sharing those with you in due course.

Meanwhile, we are thrilled to report that more than 200 people have already registered to attend. If you have not yet reserved your place, please do so here. Tickets are free, but space is limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.