The APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health (“Digital Hub”) will convene a conference in Vancouver, Canada on 27-28 June 2017 to:
A) showcase the Hub’s development and launch, raising its international profile;
B) announce key funding partnerships and provide a locus for further fundraising efforts;
C) showcase research and programs for possible pilot collaborations within the Digital Hub’s Focus Areas; and
D) convene dedicated Focus Area committee sessions to scope regional mental health initiatives and research projects that have high potential for international research collaboration and/or scale-up.
The conference will involve core Hub partners as well as senior principals from the Government of Canada, leaders from the international mental health community, and APEC fora, industry, and media representatives. Outcomes from this conference will inform program development for the APEC Digital Hub Colloquium to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in August 2017.