The International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) is a non-profit organization of researchers, clinicians, developers, coordinators, policy makers and industry associates, among others, whose mission is to foster excellence in the development and testing of various evidence-based eHealth promotion, prevention, treatment and maintenance programs targeting behavioral and mental health to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals.
The eHealth interventions are broadly inclusive of existing and emerging technologies, including the Internet, mobile devices, digital gaming, virtual reality, remote sensing and robotics, among others.
Among the many interests shared by the members are development and evaluation of behavioral and mental health interventions delivered using the internet, internet assessments, use of mobile and virtual reality technology in internet intervention research, comparative effectiveness research incorporating internet research, and dissemination and implementation of internet intervention research.
ISRII is derived from international meetings of professionals in the field. The first meeting was held in 2004 at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. This first small meeting for invited guests only focused exclusively on the use of internet health interventions. The next meeting, held in 2006, was again held at the Karolinska Hospital and improved on the first with improved presentations with greater depth, more robust science and an expanded international presence. The third meeting was held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. in 2007. The conference was attended by over 70 members who came from seven different countries. The 2009 meeting was held in conjunction with the First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009 and hosted by the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction Trimbos instituut, the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam, and included more than 100 members of ISRII. In April 2011, more than 160 members of ISRII attended the meeting held in Sydney, Australia and hosted by the Australian National University. The sixth meeting occurred in May 2013 at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., was attended by over 260 members. And the most recent meeting was held in October 2014 in Valencia, Spain with close to 300 attendees.