Bern, Switzerland, 15 & 16 June 2017

To spread the word about the E-COMPARED project and its results, we organize a final two day meeting for the E-COMPARED results in Bern, Switzerland. On the 15th of June we will have a final internal meeting of the consortium. On the 16th of June we discuss our findings and the results of the E- COMPARED project with international stakeholders.

If you want to join our meeting on the 16th of June please contact:

Conference venue:


Thursday 15 June: The results - Research Meeting

8.30Registration and coffee & tea
8.45 – 9.30Welcome and introduction
prof. dr. Heleen Riper in collaboration with prof. dr. Thomas Berger, Mr. Christiaan Vis, , prof. dr. Paul Barach, Mr. Paul Arteel
Clinical effectiveness of blended-CBT for depression
9.30 – 10:30
EU pooled-level resultsdr. Annet Kleiboer
Germany, country-level results
dr. David Ebert
United Kingdom, country-level resultsdr. Arlinda Cerga Pashoja
Switzerland, country-level results
prof. dr. Thomas Berger
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.30
Keynote: Overcoming the gap between research and routine care bCBTprof. dr. David Mohr
11.30 – 12.00Plenary discussion: Clinical effectiveness of blended-CBT for depression in routine practiceprof. dr. Heleen Riper and prof. dr. Paul Barach
12.00 - 13.00
Cost-effectiveness and HTA economic modelling
13:00 – 13:15Short term cost-effectiveness of bCBT on pooled EU-dataSpyros Kolovos, ph.d. cand.
13.15 – 13.40
Long term cost-effectiveness of bCBT on pooled EU-data based on MARKOV Modellingprof. dr. Karine Chevreul
13.40 – 14.00Long term cost-effectiveness of bCBT on pooled EU-data based on DES Modelling
Maurice O’Connell, ph.d. cand.
14:00 – 14:45
Panel early career researchers: Behind the scene
Lise Kemmeren, Lisa Kooistra, Rocio Herrero, Naira Topocco, Asmae Doukani, Ingrid Titzier, Ewelina Smoktunowicz, Jean Baptiste Hazo, Ward van Breda, Vincent Bremer, Maurice O’Connel, and Dennis Becker
14:45 – 15:15Coffee Break
15:15 – 15:45Keynote: Health Technology Assessment prof. dr. Maurits Tulder
15:45 – 16:45

Plenary discussion: Conclusions and Future Research moderated by prof. dr. Heleen Riper and prof. dr. Paul Barach

Friday 16 June: From results to action – Stakeholders meeting

8.30 – 9:00Registration and coffee and the
9.00 – 9.10Institutional WelcomeInstitutional welcome by prof. dr. Franz Caspar, head of department, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern
9.10 – 9.30E-COMPARED results: Clinical and cost-effectiveness of blended-CBT in primary care and specialised mental health care settingsprof. dr. Heleen Riper
9:30 – 9:50Informing treatment decisions: prediction of individual patient outcomesprof. dr. Burkhardt Funk
9:50 – 10:20Plenary discussion moderated by prof. dr. Heleen Riper and prof. dr. Paul Barach
10:20 – 10:45Keynote: Exploring scale-up, spread, and sustainability of healthcare initiativesprof. dr. Paul Barach
10:45 – 11:15Coffee break
E-COMPARED: country specific study outcomes of blended cognitive behavioural treatment for depression (bCBT) from the perspective of various stakeholders
11.15 – 12.30Effectiveness of bCBT in Swedenprof. dr. Gerhard Andersson
The importance of bCBT form a patient’s perspective Mr Paul Arteel, GAMIAN Europe
Effectiveness of bCBT in Spain prof. dr. Cristina Botella
A UK therapist’s perspective on bCBTdr. Carlo Gittens
Effectiveness of bCBT in Poland prof. dr. Roman Cieslak
12:45 – 13:45Lunch
Clinical Effectiveness, Patients and Therapists in real world settings - continued
13:45 – 15:00bCBT in the Netherlands, results of two RCTsLise Kemmeren, ph.d. cand., and Lisa Kooistra, ph.d. cand.
A Dutch therapist’s perspective dr. Els Dozeman
What Happens During Blended Treatment? Ecological Momentary Assessments & MoodBuster Log-File Datadr. Jeroen Ruwaard
15:00 – 15:15Coffee break
15:45 – 16:15Keynote: E-COMPARED in the broader perspective of depression treatment
prof. dr. Pim Cuijpers
16:15 – 17:00Plenary Stakeholder discussion and Mind Changers’ panel moderated by prof. dr. Paul Barach
17:00 – 17:45Closing remarks & food and drinks