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Driving Digital Conference

Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Date: Thursday 22nd June 2017

Time: 09:30-15:30

Sessions include 'Driving Digital: Better MHDN studies with better technologies', 'Mental Health: Pathways for Clinical Research', 'The STP: Opportunities for Digital Transformation in Wessex', 'Evaluating Digital Health Interventions: Key Questions and Approaches', 'Sensing Parkinson’s Disease: Lessons from the SPHERE study', 'The RECON Project: Internet Intervention in Cognitive Decline' and a facilitated workshop to bring your own or build your own better MHDN study. For any queries, please contact Kim Appleby on kim.appleby@nihr.ac.uk

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