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Behavioral Health and Technology

Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences

BHT returns from ISRII 2011

April 12, 2011

BHT returns from the ISRII 2011 meeting, where Dr. Ritterband led off the conference as a member of the State of the Art and the Possibilities of Automation Panel. He was joined by other researchers from all over the world, as well as members of patient advocacy groups and businesses. Dr. Thorndike presented the BHT group’s encouraging findings from a recently completed trial of cancer survivors using SHUTi.  Dr. Ritterband also organized and convened a symposium on the programming issues encountered during development of Internet interventions. One of the invited presenters was Mr. Nicholas Laiacona, who shared lessons learned from his development of BHT online interventions. Lastly, Michelle Hilgart presented on using Instructional Design theories and processes to guide development of Internet interventions and to improve user outcomes.