Plenary Presentations 2021
The following presentations from Uppsala Health Summit's plenary sessions are available for download. Please find Videos from all sessions here!
Plenary Session 1: The big picture
- Dr Ledia Lazeri, WHO Europe Regional Advisor, Mental Health
Key Note Address
- Benjamin Perks, Head of Campaigns and Advocacy at UNICEF, New York
Key Note Address
Plenary Session 2 – Towards a new understanding of mental health and wellbeing
- Dr Christian Rück, Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Author.
Can we get out of the neurotic threadmill
- Dr Vikram Patel, Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Acting Early: From Developmental Science to Scalable Prevention
- Dr Dixon Chibanda, Associate Professor, Cenre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
Towards positive mental health and wellbeing: Lessons from Friendship Bench Zimbabwe
Plenary Session 3: Innovative strategies for closing the treatment gap
- Dr Andy Blackwell, Chief Scientific Officer, IESO Digital Health, UK
Rethinking the role of technology in improving access and quality in mental healthcare
- Dr Paul Farrand, Professor, University of Exeter, UK
Reimagining Support for Low-Intensity CBT: The Promise of AI
- Dr Gerhard Andersson, Professor, Linköping University, Sweden
Psychological internet treatments work and can be exported to other cultures and languages
- Dr Andrea M. Beetz, Professor, IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Plenary Session 4 - Social Media and Adolescent Mental Health
- Dr Nick Allen, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon, USA
Digital pragmatism: How can we use social media and digital devices to support adolescent mental health?
- Dr Jacqueline Nesi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, USA
Rethinking Adolescent Social Media Use and Mental Health: Risks, Benefits, and Opportunities
- Dr Madeleine George, Public Health Research Analyst at RTI International, Durham North Carolina, USA
Adolescents in the digital age: technology use, wellbeing, and parenting
Plenary Session 5: Pathways to lifelong mental wellbeing
- Dr Christian Benedict, Associate Professor in Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Sweden
A sleep-deprived society: A brief wake-up call!
- Dr Catharine Ward Thompson, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh, UK
Healthy green space and inclusive landscapes: the salutogenic environment
- Dr Steven C. Hayes Nevada Foundation Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, Founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), USA
Isn’t That Tweet