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Next iLab meeting: 17 October 2019 16:00-17:00

Bart Toonen - Non-linear techniques for analyzing diary or sensor data

More information will follow soon. 
Highlights of the SAA 2019 conference in syracuse

In June 2019 the biennial meeting of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment (SAA) took place in Syracuse (USA). A delegation of the ICPE went to visit the SAA. They made a collection of the presentations that they found interesting to share. 

Here you will find a collection of the SAA presentations that were deemed very interesting and fitted well with the research that is also performed at the ICPE

For complete abstractbook and program, see:
Interesting courses
19-23 August 2019: Summer School Utrecht: Modeling the dynamics of intensive longitudinal data.
4-6 November 2019: ESM Data Analysis course Maastricht University

Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Ph.D., Statistician | Department of Psychiatry and   
Neuropsychology | Maastricht University

Further details can be found here:
REAL ESM/EMA workshop KU Leuven

4-6 December 2019

The workshop consists of sessions detailing the background of ESM, a state-of-the-art overview of choices and considerations involved in questionnaire construction, study design, data collection, and data analyses using multilevel regression models (in R). The workshop offers a combination of tutorial lectures and direct, hands-on experience in designing, collecting, and analyzing ESM data through interactive practical sessions. The target audience consists of researchers with no or limited experience in ESM methods.

More information:
Upcoming symposia and conferences

3 October 2019: Sixth Wearables in Practice Symposium, The Hague 

The sixth WIP Symposium: Wearables in Practice, Opportunities and Frameworks will focus on the opportunities provided by Wearables in relation to technical, ethical, and safety issues. It will take place on the 3rd of October, 2019, start at 10:00, and will be hosted by the Ministry of Justice and Security in the center of The Hague.

16-18 Oct 2019: Tilburg, 7th International Conference on Emotions, Wellbeing and Health. 


7th International conference on emotions, wellbeing and health. Tilburg. This three-day-conference will offer a broad variety of research on how adequate and inadequate emotion regulation impact on mental and physical functioning. As in the previous conferences in this series, Emotions 2019 will include cuttingedge fundamental research, novel research methodologies, and clinically oriented studies.
The Society for Ambulatory Assessment (SAA) 2020 conference in Melbourne, Australia (January 15th to 18th, 2020). 

The SAA 2020 conference aims to bring together scientists from a range of disciplines interested in the use of real-time data capture methodologies, and features keynotes by Professor Nicholas Allen (University of Oregon), Professor Simine Vazire (University of California, Davis), and Professor Andrew Campbell (Dartmouth College) as well as more than 3 days of presentations, flash talks, posters and student-focused workshops.

Abstract submissions have been extended until Saturday 3 August at 11:59PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time) - visit to submit your abstract. 

Please check the website regularly for updates and follow us on Twitter @saa2020aus If you have any questions, please email 
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New employees
Anna Kuranova

My name is Anna Kuranova, and I am a scholarship PhD student working with Sanne Booij, Hanneke Wardenaar-Wigman and Marieke Wichers on my own project “Studying psychological resilience from dynamical perspective". Psychological resilience is a “hot topic” in mental health research, but its understanding and definitions vary a lot. In my project, we aim to assess various aspects of resilience from dynamical perspective, zooming in to the process of bouncing back from the adversities on the level of daily life.

I finished my MD in Russia, and after that came to Groningen for Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology research master, because I was very interested in the relationships between psychological factors and health. During my masters, I got acquainted with network analysis and complex systems theory, and wanted to study something related to them. So I wrote a master thesis in ICPE under the supervision of Marieke Wichers and Hanneke Wardenaar-Wigman on network dynamics of affect states in adolescents and how they are related to future psychopathology. And after that, I wrote my PhD proposal on psychological resilience, and here I am.
iLab initiatives and facilitation
iLab work meeting: The Experience sampling Method in Clinical Practice

A monthly meeting for researchers and healthcare professionals who are interested in research into and implementation of ESM in clinical practice. The goals are to discuss ongoing and new projects, initiate joint projects, inform each other about relevant developments, and to zoom in on issues that are relevant to employing ESM in clinical practice. The monthly meetings will be short and sweet (45 minutes) with a quick round of updates from the participants followed by a presentation or discussion of a relevant topic.

Those interested in the monthly iLab meeting “ESM in clinical practice” can register by sending an e-mail to Jojanneke Bastiaansen:
Learn working with R or Python with Datacamp
If you want to make use of Datacamp you can send an e-mail to Marij Zuidersma ( She will give you access to the Google Calendar, to DataCamp, and provide some general instructions.
Recent iLab publications

Nauta MH, Aan Het Rot M, Schut H, Stroebe M. Homesickness in social context: An ecological momentary assessment study among 1st-year university students. Int J Psychol. 2019 May 26. doi: 10.1002/ijop.12586. [Epub ahead of print]

Van der Schans J, Cao Q, Bos EH, Rours GIJG, Hoekstra PJ, Hak E, de Vries TW. The temporal order in atopic disease symptoms and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms: a time-series study in ADHD patients. Eur Child Adolosc Psychiatry. 2019 Apr 24.doi: 10.1007/s00787-019-01336-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Hoorelbeke K, Van den Bergh N, Wichers M, Koster EHW. Between vulnerability and resilience: A network analysis of fluctuations in cognitive risk and protective factors following remission from depression. Behav Res Ther. 2019 Jan 23;116:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2019.01.007.

Ciere Y, Snippe E, Padberg M, Jacobs B, Visser A, Sanderman R, Fleer, J. The role of state and trait positive affect and mindfulness in affective reactivity to pain in chronic migraine. Health Psychology 2019 Jan;38(1):94-102. doi: 10.1037/hea0000692.

Widdershoven RLA, Wichers M, Kuppens P, Hartmann JA, Menne-Lothmann C, Simons CJP, Bastiaansen JA. Effect of self-monitoring through experience sampling on emotion differentiation in depression. J Affective Disorders 2019 Feb 1;244:71-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.10.092



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