NIH mHealth Training Institute
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Sunday, December 7, 2014
The NIH will host a NIH mHealth Training Institute as a satellite meeting for the mHealth Summit. The mHealth Institute is designed to provide behavioral and social scientists tools to successfully add mobile health technologies to their research in a collaborative team environment with mentorship from leaders in the fields of engineering, medicine and the behavioral and social sciences.
The two-day Institute provides participants with an overview of the central multidisciplinary aspects of mobile and wireless research. The training will follow a project form conception through dissemination led by a panel of experts. Participants will be involved in didactic sessions targeting major cross-cutting research issues and interdisciplinary team exercises developing mHealth research projects.
Using mobile technologies to more rapidly and accurately assess and modify behavior, biological states and contextual variables has great potential to transform health research. Recent advances in mobile technologies and the ubiquitous nature of these technologies in daily life (e.g., smart phones, sensors) have created opportunities for behavioral and social sciences research applications that were not previously possible (e.g., simultaneously assessing behavioral, physiological, and psychological states in the real world and in real-time). The use of mobile technology affords numerous methodological advantages over traditional methods, including reduced memory bias, the ability to capture time-intensive longitudinal data, date- and time-stamped data, and the potential for personalizing information in real-time. However, challenges in mobile health (or mHealth) research exist. Importantly, much of the work being done in mHealth arises from single disciplines without integration of the behavioral, social sciences and clinical research fields. Without integration, mobile technologies will not be maximally effective. The NIH mHealth Winter Institute addresses these scientific silos by bring together scientists from diverse fields to enhance the quality of mHealth research.
Registration will open on July 1, 2014 and seats are limited for the NIH mHealth Training Institute. Please visit this page often for updates on the program agenda, objectives, and pricing.
* Registration to the NIH mHealth Training Institute is available as a stand-alone event or in conjunction with registration to the mHealth Summit.