How to provide for effectiveness of a non pharmacological intervention?
iCEPS Conference Montpellier 2013
Corum of Montpellier, France
April 5, 2013
Non pharmacological interventions, diet advice, dietary supplements, physical activity program, kinesiology method, body care, psychological intervention, psychotherapy, health education, health behaviour change program, serious game, have become necessary solutions to improve the life span and quality of life of people with chronic disease and those at risk.
Pilot studies state their benefits including economic and social status.
Nevertheless, these observations are not scientific evidence, just proofs of concept. Evidence are needed to provide the real contribution of these intervention using a specific method, randomized control trials (RCTs). But this methodology is subject for debate and this is the goal of the Conference.
Scientific and practical interests
The conference highlights the non-pharmacological innovations, whether human or technological. It offers a place of ethical and methodological issues. Internationally renowned experts are invited. The six workshops are practical solutions and open up prospects for employment and innovation. The exhibit hall invites participants to discover the activities of partners and jobs in the sector. Spaces of conviviality are provided to facilitate exchanges between researchers and professionals.
Thus, the iCEPS Conference 2013 is part of the long tradition of Montpellier in health domain and multidisciplinary research.
8:30 Introduction talk
The reasons for this conference, Grégory Ninot, head of the research Unit Epsylon
Head of Local Authorities and Universities

9:00 Plenary conference
Pr. Jean Bourbeau
Professor, Department of Medicine, Epidemiology and Bio-statistics, University of McGill, Montreal, Canada



10:00 Workshops
Workshop 1: Health education
Chaired by Nathalie Blanc et Julie Boiché, Laboratory Epsylon EA4556, University of Montpellier
Pascal Gygax, Département de Psychologie, Université de Fribourg, Suisse
 “Smoke kills”.... but teens do not care
Nathalie Blanc et Emmanuelle Brigaud, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
New models of communication in preventive health: How effective?
Nathalie Blanc, Arielle Syssau, Julien Vidal, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
Jean-Christophe Azorin, Isabelle Deumié, Kéla Djoufelkit, Marie-Eve Huteau et Hélène Sancho-Garnier, Epidaure Pôle Prévention de l’ICM, Montpellier
Epidaure Market: When playing looks like Health!
Julie Boiché, Université Montpellier 1, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
Action to promote physical activity: From theory to practice
Workshop 2: Quality of life: Criteria of effectiveness in clinical trials on autism?
Chaired by Amaria Baghdadli, Laboratory Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier, CRA, CHRU, Montpellier
Pr. Florence Cousson-Gélie, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
The usefulness of the measurement of quality of life in intervention research
Marie-Christine Picot, CIC CHRU, Montpellier
The criteria for choosing a quality of life questionnaire
Pr. René Pry, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
The evolution of the quality of life of families with children with autism
Pierre Raysse, CHRU, Montpellier
Validation of a scale for measuring the quality of life of parents of children with autism
Workshop 3: Innovation to improve quality of life in organization
Chaired by Adalgisa Battistelli, Laboratory Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
André Savoie, Université de Montréal, Montréal.
Psychological health at work: a deliberate innovation
Céline Sauvezon, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
Does the paradigm of quality of life at work improve our understanding of inconsistent results? Presentation of empirical research.
Serge Deltor, Directeur ARACT, Montpellier
Prevention of risks to the Quality of Life at Work: paradigm shift, social innovation or simple semantic evolution?
Pr. Adalgisa Battistelli, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
Psychological health at work: a deliberate innovation
12:00 Buffet


14:00 Workshops
Workshop 4: The role of implicit measures to provide evidence of effectiveness
Chaired by Denis Brouillet et Lionel Brunel, Laboratory Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
Olivier Trendel, Associate Professor in Marketing, Grenoble
The effectiveness of measures implicit in the marketing prospects for health
Adrien Tedesco, SBT, Lyon
Implicit measures and anxiety
Raphaël Trouillet, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
Responses and response times to items in psychometrics: Application of implicit psychodynamic
Guillaume Thébaut et Hélène Bissiere, Centre Hospitalier Coste-Floret Lamalou, Sophie Martin et Pr. Denis Brouillet, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
When implicit gives voice to people chronic vegetative state
Workshop 5: When affects lack to body: adaptation of psychoanalytic treatment.
Chaired by Solange Carton and Marie Dessons, Laboratory Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
Pr. Solange Carton, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
Affects and their silence : psychopathology
Pr. Gérard Pirlot, Université Toulouse 2 Le Mirail, Toulouse
A psychoanalytic psychosomatic approach to addiction
Maurizio Balsamo, Université Paris Diderot, Paris

Decommissioning and self-reflexivity


Isabelle Boulze, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier

Silence and loneliness of the alcoholic subject

Workshop 6: Interests of non pharmacological interventions in schizophrenia and neurodegenerative diseases
Chaired by Stéphane Raffard and Marie-Christine Gély-Nargeot, Laboratory Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
Pr. Jean-Philippe Boulenger, Université Montpellier 1, CHRU, Montpellier
The assessment of non-drug interventions: lessons from drug controlled trials.
Stéphane Raffard, Université Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon EA4556, Montpellier
Value of combining the individual care centered on everyday life in randomized studies in mental health and aging issues.
Jérôme Erkes, CHRU, Montpellier
Interest and limits of individual care centered on everyday life in normal and pathological aging.
Pr. Philippe Allain, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers, Université d’Angers
Interest of virtual reality for individual care centered on daily life of Alzheimer's patients.
16:30 Plenary conference
Pr. Bruno Falissard
Professor of Bio-statistics, Clinician
Head of the research Unit INSERM U669, University of Paris South
The effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions: a plea for a deconstruction of randomized trials.
17:15 Plenary conference
Pr. Lise Rochaix
Professor of Economics Sciences, University of Aix-Marseille 2
Head of the Commission d’évaluation économique et de santé publique à la Haute Autorité de Santé
The development of non-pharmacological intervention prescriptions: What are the economical issues?
18:00 Acknowledgments talk



Session Meeting Experts with Jean Bourbeau, Bruno Falissard et Lise Rochaix



610 participants to the iCEPS Conference 2013.




15 stands of non-pharmacological industries.







Acknowledgments to partners




The research unit Epsylon is dedicated to understand health behavioral change and provide evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of non pharmacological intervention. The unit gathers 160 persons, notably 47 researchers: medicine, philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and sport sciences. Epsylon operates several trials attempting to verify effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of non pharmacological intervention.
Epsylon had created with partners a methdological platform dedicated to determine the effectveness and cost/effectiveness of health prevention programs and non pharmacological interventions, iCEPS plaform.



Aouridi Laouridi, Battistelli Adalgisa, Bernard Paquito, Bilard Jean, Blanc Nathalie, Boiche Julie, Boulze Isabelle, Brouillet Denis, Brunel Lionel, Carton Solange, Chaperon Florian, Cointepas Maxime, Creissen Sara, Crespe Corinne, Danko Marianna, Decker Emmanuelle, Decocq Frédérique, Del Monte Jonathan, Den Hartigh Ruud, Dessons Marie, Djian Catherine, Gély-Nargeot Marie-Christine, Guerdoux Estelle, Herbinet Aline, Heurley Loïc, Ivan Michèle, Lacroix Gisèle, Le Moël Béatrice, Maître Jérome, Marehin Marie-Stella, Maury Pascale, Mayeras Constant, Mercier Betty , Navarro Clara, Ninot Grégory, Raffard Stéphane, Romain Ahmed-Jérôme, Rousseau Gabriel, Sancho-Garnier Héléne, Sauvezon Céline, Senesse Pierre, Sibue Victor, Taffin Maité, Trouillet Raphaël, Vendeville Nathalie, Warnery Alain, Weyders Fanch, Yazbek Hanan.




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