CBC Conference 2018
4th Annual Conference - Behaviour Change for Health: Digital & Beyond
21st - 22nd February 2018, Senate House London
In association with e-coaching for Health and Wellbeing and UCL’s Institute for Digital Health
*Please note that the ‘and Beyond’ in the conference title indicates that we are broadening the scope of this year’s conference to include non-digital behaviour change activity and research
The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in partnership with the UCL Institute for Digital Health and e-coaching for Health and Wellbeing, is delighted to confirm its fourth internationally-renowned conference. This year we are broadening the scope of the conference to include non-digital behaviour change. Join key members of the public health and tech communities for talks, panel discussions, debates, demonstrations and more around the following themes:
- Behaviour Change
- Digital and Non-Digital Health
- Conference Programme
The Conference Programme is now available! Click the link below to access.
- Keynote Speakers
Anita Jansen (Maastricht University - Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience)
Talk title: Face-to-face behavioural experiments and exposure to change unhealthy eating behaviour
Anita has worked as a professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology at Maastricht University since 1999. She is currently Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. She is widely known in field of eating disorders and obesity.
John Dinsmore (Trinity College Dublin - Assistant Professor in Digital Integrated Care and the Health Innovation Lead of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI))
Talk Title: ProACT: Designing a Digital Behavioural Change Intervention for Multimorbidity Self-Management
John is the Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI); and Lead PI for Trinity College Dublin within the European Institute of Technology (EIT). His roles involve building and leading teams to research and develop in a wide range of healthcare areas, including: Digital health (including connected health); Behavioural change and health technology use; Proactive chronic disease (including multi-morbidity) self-management and/or management. With a background in health psychology. Dr. Dinsmore has secured significant competitive research funding and promotes his work widely through international conferences, events, media and journal publications. Presently Dr. Dinsmore is the Coordinator/lead PI of the H2020 ProACT project. Other examples of national, European and international research projects Dr. Dinsmore has been involved with include: DOCTRID ASSISTID (FP7), BREATHE (EU AAL CALL 5) and the Hegarty Fellow Programme (Michigan State University (MSU)).
Deborah Estrin (Cornell Tech - Associate Dean and Professor of Computer Science, Weill Cornell Medical College - Professor of Public Health)
Talk Title: Using small data to personalise, sustain, and study health behaviour
Deborah is Associate Dean and Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech in New York City and a Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also co-founder of the non-profit startup, Open mHealth and conducted pioneering research on the development of mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyse real time data about the physical world and the people who occupy it.
- Speaker information
You can find speaker biographies and abstracts information at the link below.
- Conference Abstracts
The Abstracts for the conference are now available, please click the links below to access:
- Oral Abstracts
- Poster abstracts (coming soon)
- Oral Abstracts
- Pre-Conference Workshops
We will be hosting pre-conference workshops on February 20th. You can read summaries of the workshops below. Conference delegates must register to attend the workshop of their choice as spaces are limited. Registrations are now open! Workshops can be booked via the links below.
Workshop 1: Behaviour change interventions to address sedentarism in different communities
The workshop will include talks and working group activities focusing on the role of behaviour change and other theories that support reasoning about the social and community contexts within which behaviour takes place. The focus is on reducing sedentarism across communities (e.g., schools, work places, care homes) where it is possible to introduce digitally enabled interventions to shape individual and group practices. Participants will learn about various theoretical and empirical approaches to behaviour change as applied to the challenge of reducing sedentarism within communities.
Format: Full day Workshop
Workshop 2: From intervention to Interaction: Essential UX Skills for Designing Digital Interventions
This is a workshop for researchers/behavioural scientists/intervention designers interested in improving their abilities to effectively translate their intervention strategy into detailed interaction design artefacts for preserving fidelity of intervention components, communicating intent, and collaborating with design, development and content teammates. Participants will learn tested UX methods and tools to communicate and validate ideas through: Applying an overarching process from conceptual to detailed design, documentation and evaluation, Individual and Group Sketching - we'll cover the basics shapes and techniques to visualise interface structure and composition (wire framing), interactions between person and application (workflows & sequences), context and setting of use (storyboards & comics).
Format: Full day Workshop
Workshop 3: Designing complex interventions - Exploring the application of behaviour change theory
The application of behaviour change theory to intervention design in the field of digital health often use examples that aim to change behaviour related to a single disease for one set of stakeholders or end users. But what happens if you want to change the behaviour of people with multiple health conditions and involve multiple stakeholders This workshop will explore the challenges involved in applying the Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW) to a complex digital health intervention for older persons with chronic diseases/multimorbidity (ProACT). The workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to interact with technologies developed as part of this H2020 project as well as take part in an interactive session using the BCW and end-user personas to discuss, debate and formulate new ideas for the future development of behaviour change interventions that require change across multiple health dimensions and stakeholder groups.
Facilitators: Dr John Dinsmore and the ProACT team
Format: Half day Workshop
Thank you to our workshop sponsors:
- Venue & Travel
The conference will be held in Senate House in the centre of London’s busy Bloomsbury area. This beautiful Grade II listed, art-deco building is the headquarters for the University of London and it situated close-by to several historical attractions such as the British Museum, British Library and the West End.
- Local Accommodation
Please note that this is a non-residential conference and your conference ticket does not include accommodation.
There are numerous hotels and hostels close-by to the conference venue.
The UCL IDH is a network of researchers, projects and research centres united by a shared interest in the potential of digital technologies to improve health and wellbeing.
The Platform e-coaching for Health and Wellbeing is an initiative that stems from collaborations around conference and research projects within the 'Healthy Lifestyle Solutions' research program.
- Oral presentation & Poster guidelines
For all presentation types:
We are planning to publish the abstracts on the conference website. Please let Danny Hambidge (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if do not want your abstract to be published online.
There was feedback from last year's conference delegates that the key messages were often lost in the presentations. As such, we would like you to include a section on your poster with two "take-home messages"; one aimed at academia/researchers and the other at industry/practice to highlight the key points of your research.
Poster size should be no more than A0 Portrait (approximately 84×115cm). Posters are viewed from a distance, so please make sure your typeface and graphics are easy to read. We recommend a font size of about 18-20 points. Keep the amount of text in your posters brief, focusing on a few key points. Make sure your title, authors and affiliated institutions are clearly visible at the top of your presentation.
We suggest that you have copies of a handout with your details and, as appropriate, an expanded version of your presentation to give to interested delegates. You are welcome to bring any other equipment that you would like to use to demonstrate your application. Please remember to take poster materials home with you. Any posters remaining at the end of the conference will be discarded.
On your arrival at the conference, please notify staff at the registration desk that you will be presenting and they will indicate the location of your presentation. Familiarise yourself with the room and check your presentation in advance of your session. All rooms have a laptop, a projector and a screen. Please do not put too much text on each slide, have a minimum font size of 20pt and don’t include text at the bottom of the screen as this can’t be seen from the back of the room.
Please send your presentation to email@example.com by Monday 12th February 2018 to help avoid technical issues on the day.
We know how difficult it is to keep to time but we ask you to ensure strict time keeping.
Oral presentations - Each presentation is allocated 8 minutes plus 2 minutes for questions. Presentations have been organised into themed sessions. Each session will have a designated chair who will convene speakers.
Symposium - Each symposium has been allocated 65-75 minutes. The designated facilitator or chair should agree the structure with the expert contributors. We suggest each expert give a 15 minute presentation leaving time at the end for a panel discussion.
Panel discussions - Each panel session has been allocated 65-75 minutes. The designated facilitator or chair should agree the structure with the expert contributors. We suggest each expert opens with a perspective of around five minutes before the facilitator chairs a Q&A with responses from each expert.
If you have any other problems please email Danny Hambidge <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
We look forward to welcoming you in February.
- Contact Us
Thank you to our conference sponsors:
Founded in 1969, Slimming World has continually developed an effective behaviour change programme for sustained weight management. Our multi-component approach integrates: a warm, empowering group environment to facilitate sustainable life-style change; a satisfying, healthy eating plan and an activity support programme. Over 18,000 weekly community groups support around 900,000 members to enjoy food and lose weight successfully. Our innovative digital programme has been developed to deliver the same community, care and support to help members make sustainable lifestyle changes.
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