Symposium "Navigating the Future of Mental Health Care: The Role of Digital Innovations and Generative Artificial Intelligence"

On behalf of the newly opened Department of Digital and Blended Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital Basel's Psychosomatics department, we cordially invite you to our symposium entitled "Navigating the Future of Mental Health Care: The Role of Digital Innovations and Generative Artificial Intelligence". This event is designed to explore the expanding horizon of digital and blended approaches in mental health care, focusing on the integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLMs) within psychotherapeutic and psychosomatic medicine practices. Our symposium aims to delineate the boundaries and unlock the potential opportunities that these innovations present, fostering a comprehensive dialogue on their responsible integration into clinical settings.


During the symposium, through keynote presentations and a panel discussion, we will embark on a journey through the current landscape of digital innovations in mental health and share success stories of their integration into clinical practice. We will dive into the transformative potential of generative AI and LLMs in mental health care, addressing both the promise they hold for enhancing therapeutic outcomes and the ethical considerations they raise.


An overarching theme of the symposium will be bridging the gap between technological innovation and clinical application in the context of evidence-based care. Through insights from cutting-edge research and practical strategies for adoption, we aim to facilitate the translation of digital advancements into valuable therapeutic tools. Looking towards the future, responsible, and sustainable AI use in mental health, we will contemplate the development and deployment of AI technologies and engage in an exchange to discuss the long-term impacts of these innovations on mental health care. With this symposium, we want to offer a unique opportunity for clinicians, researchers, technologists, and policymakers to come together and chart a course for the future of mental health care in the digital age. By addressing the challenges and anticipating the future of digital and AI-driven innovations, we aim to foster a mental health care landscape that is accessible, effective, and responsible. Join us in exploring the boundaries and opportunities that lie ahead in the realm of digital and blended psychosomatics and psychotherapy.



Hinweis: Das Symposium findet auf Englisch statt.

Date: Tuesday, 28th May 2024 Time: 15:00-18:00 with a following Apéro

Cost: Participation is free of charge (registration required)

Detailed Program: – to follow –

Location (hybrid): Cellar of the Holsteiner Hof (Hebelstrasse 32, 4031 Basel) or virtual (link will be sent after registration). The symposium will be conducted in a hybrid format. On-site places are limited. Registration is required for participation, once registration window is open.

Registration: If interested, you can send an email to this address: . We will inform you as soon as the registration window is open.


This symposium is kindly supported by Hasler Stiftung

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