M. Pinto da Costa, United Kingdom

Queen Mary University of London Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry (WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development)

Moderator Of 3 Sessions

Educational
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
17:30 - 19:00
Room
Channel 2
Session Description
In this session we will discuss topics of interest to early career psychiatrists, facing challenges in their training education and in their work conditions. We will hear from a psychiatric trainee about their experiences of training as a psychiatrist during a pandemic, we will hear the key messages on how to train in digital mental health, and have advice from experienced senior clinical academics on how should one start a career as a consultant psychiatrist.
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Live, ECP Session
Educational
Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 5
Session Description
The Live Q&A of this session will take place in the Live Sessions auditorium. Please refer to the interactive programme for the exact time and channel.

Proposed by the EPA Section on TeleMental Health -The 21st century has witnessed a fast-paced revolution in information technologies, that in turn contributed to the spread of new complementary diagnostic and clinical tools for mental health, which are likely to become a standard of practice in the near future, especially for younger generations of psychiatrists. The symposium will provide an introduction on the main past and contemporary issues related to the diagnostic process in psychiatry and innovative digital approaches to psychiatric diagnosis will be presented. In detail, Neuroanalysis represents a novel integrative approach, based on a patient-interactive digital platform which couples EEG-based imaging data with machine-learning algorithms to measure brain network activity in psychiatric diseases. Digital Phenotyping takes advantage on biosensors and allows to analyze several digital parameters (individual level of activity, GPS location, use of voice/speech, use of social media and human-computer interactions) in real time. Its clinical potential in relation to monitoring the transition from at-risk conditions to initial stages of mental illnesses, in providing accounts of early signs of relapse, and in promoting recovery will be addressed. Finally, the use of automated technologies to perform innovative clinical assessments will be reviewed, with specific reference to the identification of subjects at high risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. Digital tools today represent potentially cost- and time-effective tools for clinical providers to help support early detection and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and their potentials as well as their caveats for clinical practice will be thoroughly discussed.

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A, Section
Clinical/Therapeutic
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
10:00 - 11:30
Room
Channel 2
Session Description
The proposed session is a three presentations symposium, under the umbrella of EPA, the EAN and the EFPA
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Live

Presenter Of 9 Presentations

LIVE - ECP Workshop: What Should Early Career Psychiatrists Know? (ID 843) No Topic Needed
Symposium: e-Mental Health and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis (ID 262) No Topic Needed

Live Q&A

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A, Section
Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
16:38 - 16:58
Tuesday, 13 April: Daily Overview (ID 1160) No Topic Needed

Daily Overview

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Live TV
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
09:30 - 10:00
Room
EPA TV
Lecture Time
09:30 - 10:00
Symposium: The Four Views of the Future of Psychiatry (ID 335) No Topic Needed

Live Q&A

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
09:08 - 09:28
LIVE - Opening Ceremony (ID 1176) No Topic Needed

Opening Ceremony

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Live
Date
Sat, 10.04.2021
Session Time
12:00 - 13:00
Room
Plenary
Lecture Time
12:00 - 13:00
LIVE - ECP Symposium: Are You Online? (ID 841) No Topic Needed
LIVE - EPA, EAN and EFPA Symposium: You Can Tell a Good Workman by His Tools: The Instruments of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Neurologists. Why so Different? (ID 821) No Topic Needed
LIVE - ECP Symposium: Are You Online? (ID 841) No Topic Needed

ECP0011 - Social Isolation and Physical Distance: Experiences from a Phone Pal

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Live, ECP Session
Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
17:30 - 19:00
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
18:04 - 18:21

ABSTRACT

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People with psychosis are commonly socially isolated, both due to their condition, and the stigma towards them. Remote volunteering over smart-phone can be a way to overcome social isolation and physical distance, promoting social inclusion.

This talk will present the qualitative findings from a feasibility study – the Phone Pal – which connected in the United Kingdom patients with psychosis with community volunteers, to communicate with each other for up to 12 weeks via smart-phone (through texts, WhatsApp messages, e-mails, audio or video calls).

Participants described at the end of the study their experiences of communicating with their match over the smart-phone in terms of frequency, duration and timing of communication, their communication method, content and style, and the changes of communication over time. Several participants reported a positive impact of being connected with someone, meeting a new person, feeling supported and feeling better, and a few described challenges, such as disappointment, guilt and burden. These interview findings show that some matches were able to develop a positive and friendly relationship, and were willing to continue to be in contact with each other beyond the study duration.

It is hoped that this talk will generate a lively discussion, gathering further understanding about the potential benefits and challenges of remote volunteering over smart-phone for patients and volunteers, and its potential usefulness in the current pandemic times.

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Symposium: The Four Views of the Future of Psychiatry (ID 335) No Topic Needed

S0136 - The Way Forward: Insights and Suggestions from an Early Career Psychiatrist

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
08:51 - 09:08

ABSTRACT

Abstract Body

People with psychosis are commonly socially isolated, both due to their condition, and the stigma towards them. Remote volunteering over smart-phone can be a way to overcome social isolation and physical distance, promoting social inclusion.

This talk will present the qualitative findings from a feasibility study – the Phone Pal – which connected in the United Kingdom patients with psychosis with community volunteers, to communicate with each other for up to 12 weeks via smart-phone (through texts, WhatsApp messages, e-mails, audio or video calls).

Participants described at the end of the study their experiences of communicating with their match over the smart-phone in terms of frequency, duration and timing of communication, their communication method, content and style, and the changes of communication over time. Several participants reported a positive impact of being connected with someone, meeting a new person, feeling supported and feeling better, and a few described challenges, such as disappointment, guilt and burden. These interview findings show that some matches were able to develop a positive and friendly relationship, and were willing to continue to be in contact with each other beyond the study duration.

It is hoped that this talk will generate a lively discussion, gathering further understanding about the potential benefits and challenges of remote volunteering over smart-phone for patients and volunteers, and its potential usefulness in the current pandemic times.

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