Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne
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The use of digital technology in mental healthcare has been endorsed by governments and professional associations as a cost-effective and accessible alternative or supplement to face-to-face support. The current pandemic has accelerated this enthusiasm amid the rush to digitalise health and social services.
Yet uncertainty remains about the social, ethical and legal implications of digital technologies, and particularly algorithmic and data-driven technologies, such as those described as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.
Dr Piers Gooding will discuss his research on the law and politics of ‘digital mental health care’, including the remarkable under-involvement of people who use mental health services, and the potential for such technologies to change how we experience ourselves and the world.
This online event will commence at 1.00pm AEDT.
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Professor Brett Sutton will share his knowledge on COVID-19 and what 2021 and beyond may look like for Rural and Regional Victoria, as well as lessons that can be learned from Europe and the America following the disastrous second wave of the pandemic occurring in their autumn and winter months.
Professor Brett Sutton, Victorian Chief Health Officer provides expert clinical and scientific advice and leadership on issues impacting public health. He has been instrumental in putting Victoria back on track from the recent second wave and therefore we are now the envy of many countries worldwide.
There will be the opportunity for Q & A at the end of the presentation.
This Public Webinar is a partnership with the University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health and the Rotary Club of Ballarat South.