2019 Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL, USA
October 17-18

Should we trust technology to provide mental health care?

Thursday, October 17, 2019

INS Meeting Sponsors

Janssen Neuroscience; Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson
Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute
The Kavli Foundation
Taylor & Francis; Taylor & Francis Group

Smartphone apps, social media, the internet and digital technology are transforming mental health care. Is our increasing reliance on technology for mental health care a good thing? Can we and should we trust technology the way we trust human care providers? In this public event we will examine the challenges and opportunities in digital mental health care, and discuss the role of human experts in mental health interventions of the future. We ask: what is lost and what is gained as we turn to digital mental health?



  • David C Mohr, Northwestern University
  • Ilina Singh, University of Oxford
  • Nicole Martinez-Martin, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Moderated by Kelly Michelson, Northwestern University


This event is organized by the INS and Northwestern University, and sponsored by Wellcome.




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  • 4:30pm – Doors open
  • 4:30–5:15pm – Meet and greet reception
  • 5:15–6:30pm – Speaker presentations
  • 6:30–7:00pm – Discussion and questions
  • 7:00pm – Event concludes




Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium
McGaw Pavilion, Northwestern University
240 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611


The venue entrance is located on the north side of Huron Street near the corner of Fairbanks Court. Attendees must pass through a security checkpoint. No entry is allowed after 6pm.




David C Mohr

Director, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies
Northwestern University


Ilina Singh

Professor of Neuroscience and Society
University of Oxford


Nicole Martinez-Martin

Post-doctoral Fellow in Biomedical Ethics
Stanford School of Medicine



Kelly Michelson

Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University


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