Using New Technologies to Enhance Healthy Behaviors

Please note that the first hour and a half of this event will serve as the Friday ID/IGHID Conference for that week.

When Oct 04, 2013 from 08:30 AM to 01:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
Where MBRB 2204
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This symposium, a new collaborative effort between the UNC Center for AIDS Research, UNC Communication for Health Applications and Interventions (CHAI) Core, and UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, seeks to bring researchers together from different disciplines, fields of research, and institutions (UNC, FHI 360, and RTI International) in order to:
1.       Develop a network of professionals with interests in technology and health to promote collaborations that leverage expertise at UNC, FHI, and RTI.
2.       Present current work on technology applications in HIV, cancer, and obesity, and share knowledge about the use of technology to effectively change behavior across diverse behavioral areas.


Tech-based Behavioral Interventions: Poor Fit for Our Current Theories and Research Methods
Bill Riley, Chief of the National Cancer Institute Science of Research and Technology Branch

Plenary Session
Past and Current Issues in Technology and Health Behavior
Deborah Tate (UNC): Using technology to change health behaviors: Lessons learned from obesity prevention and treatment
Seth Noar (UNC): Efficacy and effectiveness of eHealth applications

Special Plenary
Title: TBA
Deborah Thompson, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

First Scientific Session
Mobile Phones for Health Promotion
Kelly L’Engle (FHI 360): Using mobile phones to link global populations to critical health information and services
Brian Southwell (RTI): New communication technologies and referral: constraints and considerations
Carol Golin (UNC): Texting after release from prison: Lessons learned working with HIV-infected prisoners

Poster Session and Lunch

Second Scientific Session
Sex, Food, and Pain: Internet-Delivered Interventions via Diverse Devices
Christine Rini (UNC): PainCOACH: A web-based pain coping skills training program that mimics in-person training by experts
Alice Ammerman (UNC) & Tosha Smith (UNC): Taste Texting: Using technology and behavioral economics to improve high school lunch
Lisa Hightow-Weidman (UNC): Development of an online, mobile phone intervention for young black MSM

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