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The Will to App: digitising public health
Wed. 19 April 2017, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm AEST
Join us for a public panel discussion reflecting on current issues in app development and content design for digital public health. This conversation provides an opportunity for frank discussion between public health organisations engaged in app development, public health researchers, media researchers, and end users about the challenges that mHealth presents.
A panel of academics and industry representatives will explore the following questions relating to both practical and socio-political issues in the digitisation of public health:
- What are some of the key issues for the development and rollout of apps in terms of engagement, publicisation, ethics, safety, resourcing, funding, and regulation in different public health settings?
- Have we reached market saturation for health apps, or will demand continue for these tools?
- Why are apps and eHealth solutions a focus of resources and funding, and is the balance right between these and other approaches to public health promotion and intervention?
- What are some of the challenges in publicisation, promotion and reach of apps?
This event is supported by the Black Dog Institute, UNSW School of Arts and Media and the UNSW Digital Cultures. We particularly welcome researchers, students, and representatives of government and non-government organisations.
Daniel Hamilton, Family Planning NSW
Deborah Lupton, University of Canberra
Tama Leaver, Curtin University
Anthony McCosker, Swinburne University of Technology
Jennifer Nicholas, Black Dog Institute
Frances Shaw, Black Dog Institute
Matthew Vaughn, ACON.
For more information, please contact Kath Albury kDOTalburyATunsw.edu.au