International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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Trauma and Complexity: From Self to Cells

Traumatic life events exert effects that can be anything but simple. Such complexity is evident in the interaction between traumatic event characteristics (e.g., different kinds of trauma exposure; military vs. civilian, sexual vs. non-sexual) and person characteristics (e.g., gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation). Complexity is further revealed by the fact that trauma affects not only specific individuals but  the social relationships within which they are embedded, including intimate partners, peers, and family members through to larger communities, countries and cultures. Trauma can also be understood as a complex temporal process that unfolds over multiple timescales, including over the course of a single event, developmental period, lifetime course, and period in history. Finally, as implied by the meeting subtitle, the experience and outcomes of traumatic stress take place across multiple levels, beginning with first-person self-experience that is encoded and further recursively expressed through myriad neurobiological markers. This meeting invites presentations that help us understand and embrace the full complexity of responses to and recovery from trauma exposure. 
 

Keynote Presentations

Joop de Jong, MD, PhD, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Christine Heim, PhD,
Charit√© Universit√§tsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Kenneth Kendler, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Master Clinicians

Bethany Brand, PhD, Towson University, USA
Julian Ford, PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center, USA
Michael Mithoefer, MD, Private Practice, USA

Master Methodologists

Yochai Ataria, PhD, Tel Hai Academic College, Israel
Angelique Cramer, PhD, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nnamdi Pole, PhD, Smith College, USA

Host Hotel

Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL, USA
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General Guest Phone: +1-312-726-7500
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ISTSS has negotiated a special rate of $239 per night, single or double occupancy (complimentary Internet included). Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes (which are currently 16.4% per room). Be sure to make reservations by October 6, 2017; afterward, the discounted room rates may not apply.

Make your reservation today! To make your reservation by phone, call the Palmer House Hilton reservation line at +1-800-445-8667, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and inform them you are attending the ISTSS Meeting.