APEC Innovation in Action: Building the Digital Hub for Mental Health

Jun 26-28, 2017

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Dr. Raymond Lam & UBC Mood Disorders Centre

Join global mental health experts, industry leaders, and digital innovators as the APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health (Digital Hub) convenes its first international conference in Vancouver, Canada. This event celebrates the launch of the Digital Hub, showcases innovative collaborations in mental health, and will identify new opportunities for partnership and scale-up across the Asia-Pacific.

Sponsored by:

  • The APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada, Government of Canada

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Register online to attend


June 26

  • Evening reception/meet-and-greet (included in registration)

June 27

  • Welcome & Introductory Remarks


  • PLENARY SESSION #1 – Current perspectives of mental health in Asia: implications for the APEC Digital Hub future directions; Dr. Chee Ng, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Interactive Orientation – All Conference Participants
  • PANEL SESSION #1 – Workplace Mental Health; Lead: Ms. Sapna Mahajan, Mental Health Commission of Canada; 4 speakers followed by group discussion


  • Introductory Presentations x3-4 – Focus Area Working Group Leads
  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Focus Area Working Groups: Workplace Wellness and Resilience; Advocacy and Public Awareness; Mental Wellness of Indigenous Communities; Vulnerable Communities and Children.  Group reporting to follow.
  • Day 1 Closing Remarks
  • Evening reception/dinner (included in registration)
  • PLENARY SESSION #2 - Dr. Andy Greenshaw, University of Alberta

June 28

  • Welcome & Day 1 Review/Outcomes


  • PLENARY SESSION #3 – Prof. Xiaoying Zheng, Peking University, China
  • Introductory Presentations x3 – Focus Area Working Group Leads
  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Focus Area Working Groups: Integration with Primary Care and Community Settings; Data Collection and Standardization; Disaster Resilience and Trauma. Group reporting to follow.


  • PANEL SESSION #2 – Partners & Partnerships in Mental Health in the Asia-Pacific; 4 speakers followed by group discussion
  • PLENARY SESSION #4 – Dr. Caroline Tait, University of Saskatchewan
  • Conference Close
  • Focus Area Working Group Leads & Executive debriefing