Topic: TALi Health
Presenter: Shirley Mak-Parisi
Date: Tuesday 13 September
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm followed by networking and refreshments
Location: Lecture theatre , Level 1, AHH / Zoom
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Registration: Free public seminar
Register by Thursday 8 September – please select in person ticket or zoom ticket
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10.00am – 10.05am – Welcome
10.05am – 10.50am – Presentation
10.50am – 11.15am – Q&A and discussion
11.15am – 12.00am – Networking & Refreshments
TALi created Ready, Attention, Go! as a digital therapeutic to develop attention functions in children between the ages of 3-10 facing in-attention issues by playing digitized and gamified tasks.
The presentation is an overview of the games that TALi has created and the science behind them. TALi’s philosophy is that attention is a predictor of educational outcomes, mental health, social skills, and relationships. Early intervention is key to better outcomes, especially in cognitive developmental disorders.
The goal will be to show what TALi is doing and to learn from the experts in the room about what we can do better to prepare for the future. The Hearing Hub has lessons that we can learn from. Early intervention is the key to these neurological conditions, but how does industry help drive the public policy and practice towards the same goal? The regulating authorities are asking for validated findings while the clinicians and parents are looking for behavioral results. Are there different ways of collecting and presenting data so that it satisfies everyone’s needs? Are we asking the right questions and collecting the right data? As digital therapeutics mature, is there a better way to help patients and their families?
Shirley Mak-Parisi has over 20 years experience in commercial clinical research, beginning as a clinical research associate to now as the Head of Clinical Operations and Strategy at TALi.Shirley earned a Bachelor’s degree in behavioural neuroscience and criminal justice from Northeastern University in Massachusetts and a Master’s degree in forensic psychology from Castleton State College in Vermont.During her clinical research career, Shirley has designed, planned and executed many clinical research projects. She is skilled at medical writing and data analysis, as well as global studies team management.
Covid allowed her to understand that delivery of medical care should change, especially care for chronic conditions. She has a passion for digital therapeutics being a key to supporting people and families with chronic health conditions- removing some of the burden for patients as well as medical professionals. In her role at TALi, she gets to play games, make sure they are psychometrically valid, and strategize the best way to get this into the hands of people who need them. This role is the perfect combination of gamification of medicine and science.