Guest Lecture by Alicia Salamanca-Sanabria on Digital Therapeutics in Mental Health: Global Context with Future Perspectives, 12 October 2022
Wednesday, 12 October, 10AM -11:30AM in CEST
About Alicia Salamanca-Sanabria
Alicia Salamanca-Sanabria is a clinical psychologist with more than ten years of clinical experience from South America (Colombia), where she worked with a variety of populations, including inmates. Alicia completed her PhD at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and worked as a clinical research associate under the Enterprise/ Academia collaboration scheme with SilverCloud Health. Alicia’s work has focused on culturally adapted cognitive behavioural internet-delivered treatment for depression. Currently, at the Singapore-ETH Centre, Alicia is leading the mental health component of ‘LvLUP’, a holistic digital intervention for the prevention of common mental disorders and non-communicable diseases.
About the Lecture
Evidence indicates that digital therapeutics (DTx) are effective in treating mild, moderate, and severe behavioural and mental health problems across the lifespan. DTx provide access to a range of low-cost, scalable treatments for mental health conditions. The next steps in the field include the inclusion of the global context, including underserved populations, as well as adaptations to different cultures and languages. In this lecture, we will discuss the effectiveness of DTx interventions in mental health, as well as how these interventions have been adapted in different countries and communities. DTx companies for depression will also be analysed in this presentation, and we will take a brief look at early-stage research in Singapore with an eye toward the future.
We are pleased to invite you to join this guest lecture. Registration is not required. Please be aware that we will be recording this guest lecture and will be making it available in our teaching library. If you have any concerns about this, please contact Olivia Keller (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the start of the guest lecture.
Prof. Dr. Tobias Kowatsch, Associate Professor for Digital Health Interventions, Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care, University of Zurich; Director, School of Medicine, University of St.Gallen (HSG); Scientific Director, Centre for Digital Health Interventions (CDHI), ETH Zurich & HSG; Principal Investigator, Future Health Technologies programme, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore
Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch, Professor of Information Management, ETH Zürich; Professor of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen; Advisory Board Member, CDHI, ETH Zürich & University of St.Gallen; Principal Investigator, Future Health Technologies programme, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore
Prof. Dr. Florian von Wangenheim, Professor of Technology Marketing, ETH Zurich & Advisory Board Member, CDHI; Principal Investigator, Future Health Technologies programme, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore