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CBC Online Conference 2020

Behaviour Change for Health: new and emerging science and technologies #cbcconf2020

16, 17 & 18 September 2020

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This year CBC 2020 will run entirely on the Whova online conference platform, delivering a  unique and fully interactive virtual conference experience.

#cbconf2020 promises to be an exciting and engaging event, combining the all the features that make our in-person conference the go-to event for scientists and industry professions in the digital health and behaviour change sector, along with unique features made possible by the digital platform! With three outstanding international keynote speakers, live question and answer sessions, webinars and networking opportunities, the programme will host presentations from academic researchers, practitioners, policymakers and technology developers working in the diverse field of behavioural science.


Your conference, your way!

Digital delivery offers delegates greater opportunity to curate their own conference experience, with no more having to choose between interesting presentations in parallel sessions. Delegates will be able to access all presentations and posters on the conference platform for two weeks before the dates of the live event, and interact with authors and others using moderated discussion boards. Webinars on the day of the live event will give presenting authors and delegates even more opportunity to discuss the work and its implication

 

Keynote Speakers

Professor Wendy Wood, University of Southern California

Why don't we stick with Behaviour Change?

People are pretty good at changing their behavior in the short term. After deciding to eat more healthfully, most of us can forgo dessert tonight. The challenge comes over time, as few of us stick with that decision. In this talk, I will argue that habits are a central reason for this failure. Although people naturally persist by forming habits, it’s not easy to understand how habits work. In fact, we may know least about the actions that we do most often. I explain the basic features of habit formation and change and then present research on how people understand their own habits.

Dr Rachel Carey, Zinc

Startups as experiments: A behavioural science approach

New startups can provide a range of opportunities for behavioural science. This talk will explore how new ventures can adopt a more systematic approach to behavioural science, and how we can maximise their potential to improve health and advance knowledge.

Professor Heleen Riper, VU University

The COVID-19 pandemic: the ‘black swan’ for digital mental health care

In this presentation Riper will discuss digital mental health care developments before, during and after Covid-19. Over the last two decades the digital landscape of mental health care research and service innovation has gained momentum. This period is characterized by many successes’ stories but brilliant failures as well. Today, e-mental health is like a two-headed Janus. One side of his face illustrates the birth of innovative technologies that entered mental health service provision. In parallel, the evidence-base for the application of these new technologies, such as internet-based treatments for depression, has been established with effect sizes comparable to those of face-to-face treatments. The other side of his face shows, however, that eMental-health has not yet lived up to its’ full potential as its actual delivery, evaluation and implementation in routine care has proven to be a much longer and bumpier road than expected. The question addressed in this presentation will be ‘what does the future hold’? Acknowledging that futures are difficult to predict Heleen Riper nevertheless provides insights into how we may overcome some of these bumps by combining the best of two worlds, i.e. blending digital and face-to-face components into one integrated treatment approach. She will illustrate these new developments amongst others by the results of the H2020 European Comparative Effectiveness Study for Major Depression and current experiences with digital mental health care during and after the Covid-19 pandemic as the latter appears to be a black swan for the implementation of online therapy and e-health tools in routine practice both from a preventive and treatment nature. 

Programme & information for delegates

All content, apart from keynotes and panel discussions, will be released two weeks before the live event on the Whova platform, where delegates can watch, read and engage with content ahead of the live event running 16, 17 and 18 September. Over the three days of the live conference, the event programme will host an exciting mix of panel discussions and symposia, live question and answer sessions, interactive poster sessions and keynote talks.

Delegates will be able to engage with content and network using discussion boards, and have the opportunity to ask further follow-up questions in live Q&A webinars which will run in real-time over the three-day event.

Event programme

Click here to view oral (paper) session allocations

Click here to view poster session allocations

Click here to view symposia and panel discussion session allocations

Instructions for attendees

We encourage speakers to read the presenter guidance carefully as there are important differences in how this online event will run compared to an in-person conference.


Conference themes

Conference themes for #cbcconf2020 reflect areas of exciting developments:

  • The Science of Behaviour Change
  • Methodology
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Current Technologies
  • Real-World Applications

Watch this space! Further details on the event programme, including a user-guide for attending delegates, will be uploaded in coming weeks.

Presenter Guidelines

Guide for presenters

  • Authors will have until 5pm on Monday 31 August to upload their presentations to their Speaker Profile.
  • Pre-recorded content will be released on Whova from Wednesday 02 September 2020.
  • Authors will be asked to complete their Speaker Profile on the Whova platform. The conference team will send an email with a link and instructions on how to do this.
  • Speaker Profiles are a brief biography of the presenter, and include information such as current job title, organisation/affiliation, work history and the abstract title and summary of their presentation.
  • All presenters who are part of a panel discussion or symposium will be required to complete a Speaker Profile. It is the responsibility of the convenor/discussant to inform members of the panel to complete their Speaker Profiles.
  • Authors scheduled for poster, symposia and oral presentations (this includes paper and symposia) will need to upload their recorded presentations as part of their Speaker Profile.

Questions? Get in touch with our conference team via behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Event FAQ

General & registration

Who should I contact if I have a query?
Please contact the conference team at behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

How much does the conference cost and what does it include?
The cost of the conference has been arranged by sector professional sector, with all prices VAT Exempt.

Revenue TypePrice
Students£75
Small companies / Start-Ups (1-50 employees)£85
University staff, third sector, public sector£100
Medium companies (51-199 employees)£120
Large companies (200 + employees)£180

The cost covers access to all online conference content live sessions across three days of the conference, and material uploaded to the conference portal before and after the event.

How do I book?
Please click here to book your tickets. In order to present your work you must register.

What is the cancellation policy if I can no longer attend?
1.    Delegates are entitled to a full refund providing they request a cancellation within 7 days of booking.
2.    After 7 days of the booking, and up to 15 days before the event, delegates can request to cancel the booking and will be entitled to a refund of 80% of the total booking price.
3.    If there are 14 days or less to the event delegates can cancel their bookings but are not entitled to a refund.
4.    Please note that delegates booking within 14 days or less of the event can still cancel, but unlike point 1 where they would be entitled to a full refund, delegates will not be entitled to a refund.

Questions about ticket cancellations should be sent to behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Will the event programme be released before the event?
Yes, you can view the full event programme here.

What time zones will be used for the live virtual sessions?
It will be in British Summer Time (GMT+1). Whova will automatically convert the session times to each user’s time zone on their app.

Virtual conference

How do I access conference content?
Prior to the early release of pre-recorded content, the conference team will circulate instructions with an event invitation code and link to join the conference on the Whova platform.
The conference will be hosted through the Whova conference app. There are two ways you will be able to access the conference content with Whova:

  1. The Whova  website
  2. Download the Whova app  on your phone and search for the event CBC Online Conference

The following features can only be access on a mobile smart phone:

  • Customised agenda to tag what you are interested in attending
  • Chatting with organisers, participants, and presenters
  • Community board for shared posts and conversations
  • Announcements from the organizer

Can we share the conference link with more than one person?
No, the conference link is for your personal use only.

Is there a guide for attendees available?
Yes, you can download the attendee guide for #cbcconf2020 here.

How do I access the early-release programme content?
Our conference team will be sharing the programme, and all online advanced presentations, with attendees on Wednesday 2 September, and attendees will be able to view presentations in their own time. To do this, using the Whova event link (available on either desktop computer / laptop or smartphone):

  • Open the Whova website (link will be available soon)
  • Search for the session in the conference programme; each session (with the exception to panel discussions and keynotes) consists of presentations that can be accessed ahead of the live event. Click on the presentation you want to view.

 

How do I access the live virtual sessions running on the 16, 17 & 18 September?
The live sessions are an opportunity for both audience and presenters to continue the exploration of topics of discussion boards in real-time with an opportunity for audience Q&A. To access the live sessions, using the Whova event link (available on either desktop computer / laptop or smartphone):

  •  Open the Whova website (link to the event website will be available soon)
  •  Search for the session in the conference programme and click on the live stream video icon.

For the live sessions, delegates will be sent the code for the three days of the conference which will give them access to the full programme with the Zoom code

Please note that you do not need a Zoom account to participate in the presentations.

If you are using a tablet or smart phone:

  • Download the Whova app
  • Within the app, navigate to the session you are looking for through the agenda

Here you should see a Live Stream option in the virtual access section.  Click that and it should prompt you to open the Zoom app where you can view the presentation.

I am a presenter; will I need to pre-record my presentation?
We have sent all presenters instructions that include a link to complete their speaker profiles. This is where presenters will upload their presentation, bio and other details realting to their presentation.

You can read the presenter guidelines here.

Will sessions be recorded?
Yes, all live presentations will be recorded and will be available exclusively conference ticket holders on the virtual event platform.

How can I engage with event content before the live sessions?
Attendees will be able to view presentations in their own time ahead of the live sessions. Our team has also set up discussion boards for every live session to ensure speakers and attendees can ask questions, engage in cross-cutting themes of presentations and share reflective responses in the lead up to the live session Q&A.

Additionally, there are community boards available on the conference app for virtual networking and information sharing. We would encourage all conference delegates to use the community boards to:

  • check for event announcements
  • ask organisers questions
  • arrange virtual meet ups for networking with fellow attendees
  • share useful information on topics
  • article sharing: speakers and attendees can share articles by uploading a URL
  • attendees can create their own virtual meetings - adding a link to a video call (Google hangouts, Zoom or any other video software can be supported).

 

How do I submit a question during a live session?
To submit a question please use the Q&A function on the Zoom webinar control and click submit.

If I need technical support during the conference, who should I contact?
If you need any assistance during the event, please email behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk and a member of the conference team will be able to help.

How long will I have access to the event content?
All attendees will have access to the event app and content for six months after the event.


Buy your tickets!

We have organised registration prices depending on your professional sector. Please check the table below to find the appropriate rate.

Revenue TypePrice
Students£75
Small companies / Start-Ups (1-50 employees)£85
University staff, third sector, public sector£100
Medium companies (51-199 employees)£120
Large companies (200 + employees)£180

Tickets include access to all pre-released content and event content running over three days. Registered delegates will be sent information with how to set up and login to the conference portal ahead of the event.

All presenters (excluding invited keynote speakers) must purchase a conference ticket. Presenters who have not purchased a conference ticket prior to the event will be removed from the programme. It is the responsibility of the lead author for symposia and panel presentations to notify presenters within their group that ticket registration is required by all people presenting

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Cancellation Policy
  1. Delegates are entitled to a full refund providing they request a cancellation within 7 days of booking
  2. After 7 days of the booking, and up to 15 days before the event, delegates can request to cancel the booking and will be entitled to a refund of 80% of the total booking price
  3. If there are 14 days or less to the event delegates can cancel their bookings but are not entitled to a refund.
  4. Please note that delegates booking within 14 days or less of the event can still cancel, but unlike point 1 where they would be entitled to a full refund, delegates will not be entitled to a refund.

Please send any questions relating to cancellations to behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk.

Committee Members

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change would like to thank the members of the International Advisory Board Scientific, and Organising Committees for their valuable contributions in steering the conference and organising programme.

A special thank you to our Scientific Co-Chairs, Dr Felix Naughton and Dr Sarah Jackson.

Download the full list of committee members.

Open Science Framework

We will be uploading all presenter abstracts to Open Science Framework as a platform of information to oversee research projects and outputs across multiple disciples that were shared at the conference. Presenters will be encouraged to upload their presentation slides and posters following the conference.

If your abstract is accepted at the next conference, further instructions on the Open Science Framework will be available closer to the conference date.


Questions

If you have questions about the event, email the conference team at behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk.

Keep up to date on all conference news by joining the CBC mailing list. Click the link below to join.

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