Primary Care Mental Health Research Conference 2016

Thursday, 12th of May

This conference has run successfully for several years in the UK. This year, for the first time, it is crossing the sea towards the Continent.

Primary mental health care:
the European Perspective

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Prof. Peter Bower, University of Manchester, UK
  • Prof. Philippe Delespaul, Maastricht University & Mondriaan mental health, NL
  • Prof. Javier Garcia Campayo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Prof. Filip Smit, VU University Medical Center & Trimbos-institute, NL
  • Prof. Simon Gilbody, University of York, UK

We are delighted to announce our speakers:

Overview Programme

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Auditorium; Boelelaan 1105 Amsterdam

12 may 2016, from 9 a.m.

9.00-9.30 Registration for parallelsessions & coffee
9.30-9.45 Word of welcome (prof. Annemieke van Straten VU & dr Derek de Beurs NIVEL)
9.45 - 10.20 Keynote prof. Peter Bower ”From complex interventions to learning health systems: challenges and opportunities for primary care mental health research”
10.20-10.55 Keynote prof. Filip Smit ”Basic Mental Health Care in the Netherlands: probing a cost-effective future”
10.55-11.15 BREAK
11.15-11.50 Keynote prof. Javier Garcia Campayo ”Computer-assisted psychotherapy (CAP) in Spain in primary care: programmes with and without assistance, blended models and face- to-face vs online”
11.50-12.25 Keynote prof. Simon Gilbody ”Putting computerised CBT on trial: what can we learn from large scale pragmatic RCTs of cCBT conducted in primary care?”
12.25-13.15 LUNCH
13.15-13.25 Word of welcome by Prezens mental health services (dr. Dorien Konst)
13.25-14.00 Keynote prof. Phillipe Delespaul ”Mental Health needs primary care to become sustainable”
14.00-14.15 Finding rooms for parallelsessions
14.15-15.15 Parallelsession 1 Using routine data to improve care
Parallessession 2 Collaborative and stepped care: effects and ingredients
15.15-15.45 BREAK
15.45-16.30 Discussion with keynote speakers (chair prof. Pim Cuijpers)
16.30 DRINKS

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14.15 – 15.15hrs

Session 1: Using routine data to improve care

Walter Cullen, University College Dublin, Ireland
Mental disorders in older adults: database study of 74261 patients attending primary care

Bea Tiemens, Indigo, NL
Cost-effectiveness in the first two years of Basic Mental Health Care in the Netherlands

Tony Kendrick, University of Southampton, UK
Cochrane review of patient reported outcome measures in the routine monitoring of common mental health disorders

Tessa Magnee, NIVEL, NL
Potential for substitution in mental health care: a registry-based study

Session 2: Collaborative and stepped care: effects and ingredients

Peter Coventry, University of York, UK
The impact of long term conditions on the effectiveness of collaborative care for depression: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data

Karen Overend, University of York, UK
Collaborative Care for depression: what is the magic ingredient?

Lisa Boyd, IAPT service, Tees Esk and Wear Valley Mental Health Trust, UK
Impact of a Progressive Stepped Care Approach in an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service: An Observational Study

Peter van Splunteren, Trimbos-institute, NL
Pilot of collaborative modular care pathways for depression in primary care in two regions in the Netherlands

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Hotel Information

In case you need a hotel we recommend Hotel Ibis Styles. This hotel is easy to reach by train from Schiphol (next to Amsterdam Central Station). There is a Metro stop nearby which will bring you directly to the conference venue. Be aware: during this week there are other events in Amsterdam and hotel rooms are already scarce. We suggest to book as quickly as possible.



Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands