2016 Symposium: Precision Healthcare

It was an enlightening and inspiring three days at ITR’s 2016 fall symposium, “Moving Toward Precision Healthcare in Children’s Mental Health.” We heard from experts in the emerging field of precision healthcare about the  growing body of research showing the effectiveness of highly personalized treatments.

The results of the conference will be published in a special edition of Prevention Science Journal. In the meantime, you can view slides from the presenters below:

Wednesday, October 5th

KEYNOTE SPEAKERJ. Steven Leeder,PharmD, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
“From the Hype to Hope to Reality: A Pediatric Perspective on Helping Personalized Medicine Mature into Precision Therapeutics”

Diana H. Fishbein,PhD, Pennsylvania State University
“Personalizing and Optimizing Intervention Models via a Translational Neuroscience Framework” [Slides]

George W. Howe, PhD, George Washington University
“The Road Less Traveled: Bridging the Gap Between Etiology and Efficacy” [Slides]

Dante Cicchetti, PhD, University of Minnesota
“The Infusion of Epigenetic Concepts into RCT Preventive Interventions” [Slides]

John E. LochmanPhD, ABPP, University of Alabama
“Who has Better Response to Indicated Prevention with Aggressive Preadolescents? The Coping Power Program as a Laboratory for Different Delivery Formats” [Slides]


Thursday, October 6th

William E. Pelham Jr., PhD, ABPP, Florida International University
“Treatment Sequencing for Childhood ADHD: A Multiple Randomization Study of Adaptive Medication, Behavioral, and Combined Intervention—Outcomes and Costs” [Slides]

Thomas J. Dishion, PhD, Arizona State University
“The Family Check-Up Framework: Embedding, Adapting, and Tailoring Family Support to Improve Child Adjustment Outcomes and Public Health” [Slides]

Guillermo Prado, PhD, University of Miami
“e-health Familias Unidas: Randomized Controlled Trial of an Evidence-Based Intervention Adapted for use on the Internet” [Slides]

J. Douglas CoatsworthPhD, Colorado State University
“For Whom the Mindfulness-Enhanced Strengthening Families Program 10-14 Works Best: Examining Potential Tailoring Variables” 

Carol McDonald Connor, PhD, University of California, Irvine
“Using Assessment to Personalize Instruction: Preventing Reading Problems” [Slides]

Gerald J. August, PhD, University of Minnesota
“An Experimental Test of Differential Sensitivity Theory (DST) in Precision-Based Preventive Interventions for Youth Substance Abuse” [Slides]

Abigail H. Gewirtz, PhD, University of Minnesota
“A Double Randomized Preference Trial to Examine Choice of Engagement in Community Mental Health Intervention for Children at Risk for Conduct Problems” [Slides]


Friday, October 7th

Daniel Almirall, PhD, University of Michigan
“Cluster-Level Adaptive Interventions and their Development Using Cluster-Level SMART Designs” [Slides: 1 and 2]

Inbal (Billie) Nahum-Shani, PhD, University of Michigan
“From Adaptive to ‘Just in Time’ Adaptive Interventions” [Slides]

Susan A. Murphy, PhD, University of Michigan
“Micro-Randomized Trials in Mental Health” 

Rob Goldberg, PhD, Neumitra
“The Boston Stress Study: Measuring and Mapping Acute and Chronic Stressors in an Urban Population” [Slides]