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2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing

Conference

Start Time:24 Feb 2016

End Time:25 Feb 2016

Where:Senate House, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom

Following a highly successful conference in 2015, the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change is holding a second behaviour change conference, titled ‘Digital Health and Wellbeing’. World-renowned academic experts will be joining key members of the public health and technology sectors for insightful seminars, panel discussions and more across a variety of topics. Submissions for talks, poster sessions and public demonstrations will form the backbone of this collaborative and multi-disciplinary conference.

Conference themes include (but are not restricted to):

Using behaviour change theory to create high-quality interventions and products

The importance of multi-disciplinary approaches to digital health and wellbeing

Global digital health across low, middle and high income countries

Looking to the future: new trends in wearable and sensor technology

Facilitators and barriers in developer/industry partnerships

Abstract submissions are now open. All submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed. The Scientific Committee includes both academic and non-academics members with expertise in the field of behaviour change and digital interventions. Reviewing is blinded so please ensure that authors are not identifiable from the main text of the abstract. The best abstract submissions will be given an option for oral presentation. All others that are accepted will be poster presentations.

 

UPDATE: Submission has been extended to 30 October.


Oral presentation

Presentations are 8 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes for questions. Oral presentations will be organised into themed sessions of 3-4 presentations. Each session will have a designated chair who will convene speakers and guide a general question and answer period at the end of the session. Space for oral presentations is limited.

Poster presentation

You will present your work in printed form for display on poster boards, set in designated spaces. Times will be highlighted in the conference programme for delegates to view posters. Chaired poster walks will be organised, during which presenters should be available to answer questions. The Scientific Committee will judge and award a prize for the best poster. If you wish additional space next to a poster to demo technology, please contact the committee to discuss (h.potts@ucl.ac.uk), but space is limited.

 

For both of these, you choose one of two topic streams when submitting.

Academic submissions are for research studies on the use, development &/or evaluation of digital technologies to support behaviour change related to health and well-being. Please submit a STRUCTURED ABSTRACT using:

Background

Aim(s)

Method(s)

Results (or combined Methods/Results)

Conclusions

 

Practitioner submissions are for case studies by users and developers of digital technologies for behaviour change related to health and well-being. Submissions are welcome from industry, health care, social care, the voluntary sector etc. Please submit a STRUCTURED ABSTRACT using:

Background

Description

Conclusions

 

Use APA referencing style for any references.

If you are interested in other ways of presenting at the conference, please contact the scientific committee directly via Dr Henry Potts, h.potts@ucl.ac.uk These are:

Panel discussion

An opportunity to raise topical issues with a range of perspectives.  Submissions proposing panel discussions should include 3-4 experts. The discussion should be led by a designated chair.

Satellite workshops

Half-day or 1-day workshops about a specific topic, framework or methodology can take place on the day before/after the conference; please make appropriate travel and accommodation arrangements. Facilitators of accepted workshops will receive free conference registration and workshops will only run with a minimum number of 10 participants.

Sponsorship stands

Promotional stands and other sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact us to discuss.

Organizers:
Henry Potts, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom,
Patty Kostkova, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom.

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