H. Riper, Netherlands

Vrije Universiteit Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology
Heleen Riper is professor of eMental-Health at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Department Clinical, Developmental and Neuro Psychology, section Clinical Psychology, The Netherlands) and works as well at GGZ inGeest a large mental health service organization in the Amsterdam region (Research Department), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is honorary professor Telepsychiatry at the University of Southern Denmark (Faculty of Health Sciences, Odense) and a visiting professor at the University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine, Finland. Over the past 20 years her research focus has been on the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative eMental-Health interventions for common mental disorders from prevention to treatment. The scope of her current research activities includes the use of mobile health, and combined online and face to face (‘blended’) treatments for depression, anxiety and substance use related disorders. New methodological challenges include the development and evaluation of mobile ecological momentary assessments and interventions (EMA/EMI), patient-centered design and digital phenotyping. She has opted for an international perspective and collaboration throughout her academic career and acted as Principal Investigator of over 15 large scale European Union projects and reviewer for Research Funding Organizations globally. She was Principal Investigator/coordinator of the European Comparative Effectiveness study on Internet Interventions for Depression (E-COMPARED, www.e-compared.eu). She has published over 300 (international) peer reviewed papers and book chapters within the eMental-health domain (H index 47 as per 2020). In 2020 she has been ranked by the Web of Science™ in the top of 1% mostly cited researchers in her cross-sectional domain. In 2013 Heleen Riper (co) founded the Journal of Internet Interventions of which she is associated editor (published by Elsevier) and from 2014 - 2016 she was President of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII). Since 2018 she is director of the DIFFER EU-Consortium (Digitial Framework For E-health Research) which provides a technological not-for-profit platform (Moodbuster 2.0) for mental-health researchers who aim to develop, evaluate and implement the digital interventions (www.moodbuster.science ).

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LIVE - ECP Symposium: Are You Online? (ID 841) No Topic Needed
Monday, 12 April: Daily Overview (ID 1159) No Topic Needed

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Mon, 12.04.2021
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09:30 - 10:00
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EPA TV
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09:30 - 10:00
LIVE - Debate: The COVID-19 Pandemic: Is it a Turning Point for e-Health? (ID 583) No Topic Needed

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Sun, 11.04.2021
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08:00 - 09:30
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09:10 - 09:30
LIVE - Symposium: Implementing Digital Mental Health Across Europe (ID 608) No Topic Needed

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Sun, 11.04.2021
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10:00 - 11:30
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11:08 - 11:28
LIVE - Debate: The COVID-19 Pandemic: Is it a Turning Point for e-Health? (ID 583) No Topic Needed

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Sun, 11.04.2021
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08:00 - 08:35
LIVE - ECP Symposium: Are You Online? (ID 841) No Topic Needed

ECP0010 - Internet and Psychosocial Interventions: What is the Evidence?

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Sun, 11.04.2021
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17:30 - 19:00
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17:47 - 18:04

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Digital mental health, before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the last two decades the digital landscape of mental health care research and service innovation has gained momentum. This period is characterized by many successes’ stories but brilliant failures as well. Today, e-mental health is like a two-headed Janus. One side of his face illustrates the birth of innovative technologies that entered mental health service provision. In parallel, the evidence-base for the application of these new technologies, such as internet-based treatments for depression, has been established with effect sizes comparable to those of face-to-face treatments. The other side of his face shows, however, that eMental-health has not yet lived up to its’ full potential as its actual delivery, evaluation and implementation in routine care has proven to be a much longer and bumpier road than expected. The question addressed in this presentation will be ‘what does the future hold’? Acknowledging that futures are difficult to predict Heleen Riper nevertheless provides insights into how we may overcome some of these bumps by combining the best of two worlds, i.e. blending digital and face-to-face components into one integrated treatment approach. She will illustrate these new developments by virtue of the results of the H2020 European Comparative Effectiveness Study for Major Depression and current experiences with especially videoconferencing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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LIVE - Symposium: Implementing Digital Mental Health Across Europe (ID 608) No Topic Needed

S0019 - The Role of Research in Evaluating and Implementing Digital Mental Health

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Sun, 11.04.2021
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10:00 - 11:30
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10:34 - 10:51

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The clinical evidence and cost-effectiveness of digitalised prevention and treatment of mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and alcohol misuse have been steadily growing over the last two decades. However, bridging the gap between evidence-based eMental-health interventions and their actual delivery, evaluation and implementation in routine care has proven to be more difficult and a longer process than previously expected thereby reaching the estimated forecast of Roger’s innovation cycle of 20 years. In contrast, during the appearance of COVID-19 in 2020 for many patients and therapists digitalized treatment was the only option.

Meanwhile from a scientific and policy perspective the implementation and upscaling of digital mental health care innovations in routine care have gained momentum in terms of theoretical perspectives on organizational change, empirical research into how to effectively implement digital innovations from the perspective of a variety of stakeholders and organizational levels (micro, macro and meso). In this presentation an overview of these issues will be presented, and it will be discussed whether COVID-19 might act as a turning point for the provision of large scale access to and implementation of digitalized mental health care in the near future.

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