On March 31, 2015, the Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, hosted speakers from the Prechter Fund for a Bright Nights Community Forum on "Mobile Health Technology: Detecting Moods in Bipolar Disorder."
The University of Michigan Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center’s Bright Nights public forum series gives community members the opportunity to obtain up-to-date information on a variety of topics related to depression and other mental illnesses. The forums are designed to allow for discussion and Q & A between audience members and expert panelists.
Each forum begins with an overview of the evening's topic, presented by an expert from the Eisenberg Family Depression Center, followed by a Q & A and discussion session between the audience and panel. The forum on "Mobile Health Technology: Detecting Moods in Bipolar Disorder" featured presenter Melvin McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych, the research director for the Prechter programs, and three Prechter Fund panelists:
- Jennifer Montgomery, MSW, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry
- John Gideon, BS, MS, Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- Kelly Ryan, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Neuropsychology Program, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry
The presentation and discussion centered around our PRIORI (Predicting Individual Outcomes for Rapid Intervention) – Longitudinal Voice Patterns in Bipolar Disorder research study.