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The ISTSS Annual Meeting is a place where professionals get to see old friends and colleagues, meet new ones and develop and strengthen collaborative relationships in order to move the field of traumatic stress forward. It provides a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations of trauma.
It is an international assembly of professionals and students representing an array of disciplines, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, researchers, administrators, victim advocates, journalists, clergy and others with an interest in the study and treatment of traumatic stress.
The goal of this annual meeting, themed “Resilience After Trauma: From Surviving to Thriving,” is to synthesize and further refine contemporary understanding of resilience and its applications to policy, research, assessment, prevention and intervention in the field of traumatic stress. Significant progress has been made with regard to identifying environmental, psychosocial, biologic and personal history factors that play a role in the development and maintenance of traumatic stress disorders.
Important gains in the field have also been made in development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments of traumatic stress disorders, and new efforts have begun to focus on secondary prevention.
The field now needs to move toward comprehensive examination of how resilience can inform and improve efforts to move past survival or recovery and toward a model of post-traumatic thriving. This year’s meeting will embrace next steps of understanding the many potential trajectories of health following traumatic exposure, ranging from the development of persistent stress-related disorders to posttraumatic growth. Informed by presentations at this meeting, we look forward to a field that knows not only how to help those who have been exposed to trauma to survive but, better yet, to thrive.
- Developing and evaluating of programs aimed at fostering resilience
- Investigating biomarkers of risk and resilience
- Defining, assessing, and measuring resilience
- Research on factors related to risk and resilience
- Post-trauma prevention and intervention
- Policy implications of resilience
- Developmentally informative lifespan approaches
- Systems/network science approaches
- Multi-level investigations
- Translational research
- Cultural considerations
The ISTSS Annual Meeting includes both oral and poster presentations.
Full Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Boston University School of Medicine and ISTSS. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
The meeting will also offer CE credits in psychology, counseling, social work, marriage/family therapy, alcohol and drug counseling and nursing.