Preparing for Pandemics: What About Mental Health?

Thu May 16 2024 at 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

UPF Barcelona School of Management | Barcelona

Publisher/HostRESPOND Project
Preparing for Pandemics: What About Mental Health?
This final conference is focused on health and policy responses to the pandemic and will include new research findings from RESPOND project.
About this Event

Join us for the Final Conference in Barcelona organized by RESPOND!

About the Event:
This is the final conference organized by RESPOND, an EU-funded research project running from 2020 to 2024. The project aims to identify which groups are most at risk for adverse mental health effects due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to understand what determines that risk. RESPOND also examined whether mental health was included in the policy responses. Finally, RESPOND also implemented and adapted cost-effective programmes developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO): “Doing What Matters in Times of Stress” and “Problem Management Plus”, to help those in need, and identified effective strategies to improve health system preparedness in the event of a future pandemic.

What to Expect:
During this event, RESPOND partners will present the final scientific results of the RESPOND project. There will also be a panel discussion with researchers, practitioners and policymakers to delve deeper into the implications and recommendations arising from the research.

Confirmed speakers include: Prof. Marit Sijbrandij (Chair), Dr Mark Humphrey Van Ommeren, Prof. Maria Melchior, Prof. Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Dr Wagner Silva-Ribeiro, Prof. Dr Vincent Lorant, Dr David McDaid, Dr Roberto Mediavilla, Dr Pablo Nicaise, Dr Marianna Purgato, and Dr Andrea Tortelli, among others.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Details:

  • Date: Thu, 16 May 2024
  • Time: 09.00-17:00 (CEST).
  • FREE registration.
  • Location: Barcelona School of Management, University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Auditorium UPF - Balmes Building, C/ de Balmes, 132, 134, L'Eixample, 08008 Barcelona, Spain.

This conference will take place in person in Barcelona. It is also possible to register for online attendance only.

For more information about this project, please click on the following link:

If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected].

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UPF Barcelona School of Management, 132 Carrer de Balmes, Barcelona, Spain


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