AI for Healthy Minds and Healthy Brains

10/14/2021 05:30 pm 10/14/2021 07:00 pm Australia/Melbourne AI for Healthy Minds and Healthy Brains
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Global mental health is recognised as a key factor in achieving a sustainable future (SDG3 Ensure healthy lives and wellbeing for all at all ages). Mental, neurological and substance-use disorders are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with an estimated loss of US$16 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to the World Economic Forum. Today, an estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression alone, while suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people. Most mental illnesses are treatable.

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened mental wellbeing challenges, with mental healthcare and support services across the globe experiencing increased demand. In Australia, the increased pressure on mental health infrastructure and programs as a result of COVID are demonstrating inadequacies across the system leading to the need to implement better use of technology in diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies have extraordinary potential to achieve innovative solutions in mental healthcare.

Monash University’s Data Futures Institute presents a panel of experts across the disciplines of Public Health, Mental Health, Neurology, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Medical Imaging discussing the latest research on AI for early diagnosis, prevention and better treatment of mental and neurological disorders. This event also features an insightful presentation on one of Australia’s flagship projects in AI for public mental health “The National Ambulance Surveillance System – A unique dataset to inform suicide and self-harm prevention”. An interactive discussion and Q&A will delve into the ethical and socio-economic challenges, patient consent and consumer representation in mental healthcare.

This event is organised in partnership with the ITU-AI for Good Global Summit.


Speakers

Debbie Scott
Strategic Lead of The National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit
Turning Point

Meng Law
Professor of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Monash University

Patrick Kwan
Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Monash University

Wray Buntine
Professor, Director of Machine Learning Group, Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University

Moderator

Jane Fisher AO
Finkel Professor of Global Health and Director of Global and Women’s Health
Monash University

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Event Details

Date:
14 October 2021 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Description

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Global mental health is recognised as a key factor in achieving a sustainable future (SDG3 Ensure healthy lives and wellbeing for all at all ages). Mental, neurological and substance-use disorders are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with an estimated loss of US$16 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to the World Economic Forum. Today, an estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression alone, while suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people. Most mental illnesses are treatable.

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened mental wellbeing challenges, with mental healthcare and support services across the globe experiencing increased demand. In Australia, the increased pressure on mental health infrastructure and programs as a result of COVID are demonstrating inadequacies across the system leading to the need to implement better use of technology in diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies have extraordinary potential to achieve innovative solutions in mental healthcare.

Monash University’s Data Futures Institute presents a panel of experts across the disciplines of Public Health, Mental Health, Neurology, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Medical Imaging discussing the latest research on AI for early diagnosis, prevention and better treatment of mental and neurological disorders. This event also features an insightful presentation on one of Australia’s flagship projects in AI for public mental health “The National Ambulance Surveillance System – A unique dataset to inform suicide and self-harm prevention”. An interactive discussion and Q&A will delve into the ethical and socio-economic challenges, patient consent and consumer representation in mental healthcare.

This event is organised in partnership with the ITU-AI for Good Global Summit.


Speakers

Debbie Scott
Strategic Lead of The National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit
Turning Point

Meng Law
Professor of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Monash University

Patrick Kwan
Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Monash University

Wray Buntine
Professor, Director of Machine Learning Group, Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University

Moderator

Jane Fisher AO
Finkel Professor of Global Health and Director of Global and Women’s Health
Monash University

Register Here