Digital Innovations in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

eMEN Event | 29 November 2019 | Messe Berlin


Digital health applications are expected to become reimbursable soon. But what technical innovations are there in the field of mental health? And how can they be used best?

As part of this year's DGPPN Congress, there will be a public event on the topic of e-mental health. The aim is to give participants an overview of future key technologies and best practice examples. What is the state of research and how do innovations get into healthcare? A highlight will be the presentation of several innovation fund projects in the field of e-mental health. In addition, the current legal and political framework conditions in Germany will be highlighted and discussed. A start-up slam, in which innovative applications are presented in short lectures, will give an insight into the latest technical developments.

During the breaks and after the presentations, all the e-mental health programs presented can be tested on site and discussed with the developers.

Participation is free of charge and does not require registration for the DGPPN Congress. However, since the number of participants is limited, we kindly ask you to register in advance using our registration form.

The event takes place within the scope of the eMEN project and is co-financed by the European Union. eMEN aims to promote internet-based interventions to improve Europe´s mental health. In a unique combination, eMEN connects technical know-how with expertise in psychosocial care, politics and science. DGPPN and the German Alliance on Mental Health are eMEN project partners and are responsible for the organization of this event in Germany. 

Further information on the EU project can be found at

Public Event
Friday, 29.11.2019 | 09:30–18:30 h

Messe Berlin
room: Budapest
Messedamm 22 | 14055 Berlin - Germany
Eingang Halle 7 2b | map

Programme (21.11.2019)
Moderation: Ralph Erdenberger, WDR 5

10:00–11:15 h

Dr Iris Hauth, DGPPN-Executive Committee Member

Key technologies that are poised to impact mental healthcare over the next 20 years
Dr James Woollard, NHS England

Status quo of e-mental health in Germany  
Prof. Birgit Wagner, Medical School Berlin

11:15–11:45 h Coffee break
11:45–12:45 h

E-mental health: Law and politics in Germany

Quality criteria for digital health applications: “AppQ”
Dr Johannes Bittner, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Transformations in German health care – Digital applications on the fast track
Dr Henrik Matthies, hih – health innovation hub of the German Federal Ministry of Health

Q & A on legal issues when using e-mental health in Germany
Prof. Martin H. Stellpflug, Specialist lawyer for medical law, D+B Lawyers

12:45–14:15 h Lunch and Marketplace
14:15–15:30 h

E-mental health: Practical applications

E-mental health in outpatient care
Dr Peter Tonn, Neuropsychiatric Centre Hamburg-Altona NPZ GmbH

E-mental health in inpatient care
Prof. Ulrich Voderholzer, Schön clinic Roseneck

E-mental health in psychiatric forensics
Prof. Jürgen L. Müller, University of Göttingen

6 x 3 minutes Start-up Slam

15:30–16:00 h

Coffee break

16:00–17:00 h

From research to care – current innovation fund projects on e-mental health

PSYCHOnlineTHERAPIE – Integration of online interventions in outpatient psychotherapy
Natalie Beate Bauereiß, University of Ulm

HELP@APP – Self-help app for traumatized Syrian refugees in Germany
Prof. Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, University of Leipzig

GET Sleep – Stepped Care model for the treatment of sleep disorders
Prof. Kai Spiegelhalder, University Hospital Freiburg

OMPRIS – Online-based promotion of treatment motivation in people with computer game dependency and internet addiction
Dr Jan Dieris-Hirche, LWL University Hospital of the Ruhr University Bochum

17:00–17:30 h

Discussion with audience
Moderation: Ralph Erdenberger

17:30–18:30 h Get-together and Marketplace

Free simultaneous translation (German <> English) via headphones is available.

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