International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

PTSD Issues

The ISTSS 33rd Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of professionals dedicated to trauma treatment, education, research and prevention. There will be several presentations on PTSD.

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Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Meeting Institute
Beyond Reliving in PTSD Treatment: Advanced Skills for Overcoming Common Obstacles when Working with Memories in Trauma-focused CBT

Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Meeting Institute
Addressing Self/Moral Injury in PTSD Treatment: How to Use an Interdisciplinary, Developmental Approach in your Clinical Practice

Wednesday, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Meeting Institute
Yoga for PTSD: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What You Need to Know to Incorporate Yoga into Your Clinical Practice

Wednesday, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Meeting Institute
Affect Regulation Psychotherapy for PTSD and Complex PTSD

Thursday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Workshop, The DBT-Prolonged Exposure Protocol: New Approach for the Treatment of PTSD and Complex Comorbidities

Thursday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Symposium, Biomarkers in Children and Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Thursday, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Symposium, Neural Circuits of Affect Regulation in PTSD: Symptom and Subtype Differentiation and Longitudinal Prediction of Risk

Thursday, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Symposium, Advancing Diagnostic Biological Markers for PTSD: Findings from DOD Systems Biology

Thursday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Symposium, The Relationship Between PTSD and Anger: Theory, Assessment, and Maintaining Factors

Thursday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Symposium, The Aftermath of PTSD Treatment: Characteristics Associated with either Residual Symptoms or Long-Term Improvement

Thursday, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Symposium, Advancing Diagnostic Biological Markers for PTSD: Findings from the Cohen Veterans Center Study

Thursday, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Panel, Should Posttraumatic Stress Disorder be Classified as a Systemic Illness, Not a Mental Disorder? Implications for Clinical Practice

Friday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Symposium, Complexity in Assessment: Objectivity in Novel Development and Validation of Measures in PTSD Populations

Friday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Symposium, Meta-Analyses of PTSD Molecular Genetic Studies within the HPA-Axis System

Friday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Symposium, Pharmacologic Agents as Treatment and Adjunct to Psychotherapy for PTSD - Data with MDMA, Oxytocin and Ketamine

Friday, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Workshop, Integrating and Optimising Imagery Rescripting in PTSD Treatment – from Practice to Research to Practice

Friday, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Panel, Alternative Approaches to Trauma Treatment: The Role of Creativity, Collaboration, and Self Paced Exposure in PTSD Interventions

Friday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Symposium, Competing Conceptualizations of PTSD: Differences across Measurement Models, Analytic Techniques, and Classification Systems

Friday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Panel, Adapting Evidence-Based PTSD Treatments for Delivery in Intensive Treatment Settings

Friday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Flash Talks Session
Resting-State Functional Connectivity and Diffusion Tensor Imaging Predictors of Cognitive Processing Therapy Treatment Response in Women with PTSD
Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression Associated with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The Behavioral Economics of PTSD and Alcohol Problems: The Role of Substance-Related and Substance-Free Reinforcement
Previous Traumatic Events and Subsequent PTSD: What is the Role of Cognitions?
How Does PTSD Unfold in Real Time? Contemporaneous and Temporal Networks of PTSD Symptoms during Conflict Exposure

Friday, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Symposium, Blood-based Biomarkers of Chronic PTSD – Embracing Biological Complexity of Trauma Outcomes in World Trade Center Disaster Responders

Friday, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Panel, How PTSD Affects Relationships: Using the Power of Relationships to Recover from Trauma

Friday, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Symposium, Novel Approaches to Optimizing PTSD Evidence-Based Therapy Dissemination

Friday, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.,
Flash Talks Session
Left Hippocampal Volume is Inversely Associated with PTSD Symptom Improvement in Post-9/11 Veterans Undergoing CBT
Do "Tribal" Warriors Get PTSD? Combat Stress and Moral Injury in Turkana Pastoralists of Northwest Kenya
Genetic and Environmental Influences on PTSD and Resilience: A Unified Dimension of Vulnerability to Traumatic Stress
Applying Machine Learning to Predict PTSD Outcomes

Saturday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Master Clinician, MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD: An Update on Evidence from Thirteen Years of Clinical Trials

Saturday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Multi-Media presentation, PTSD: Beyond Trauma: Screening and Discussion

Saturday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Symposium, PTSD Does Not Occur in Isolation: The Wide-reaching Impact of PTSD on Romantic Partners

Saturday, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Symposium, Understanding Veteran Attrition across the Continuum of PTSD Care

Saturday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Symposium, Examining the Complexity of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms at the Individual Level: PTSD Subtypes

Saturday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Symposium, Genetics of PTSD: Updates from the PGC-PTSD Working Group

Saturday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Flash Talk Session
Early Responses and Long Term Posttraumatic Stress Reactions in Survivors of the 2011 Norway Shooting Massacre at Ut√łya: Is There a Critical Point for Recovery?
Efficacy of Transcendental Meditation as an Adjunctive Treatment for PTSD in Military Veterans
Treatment Outcome of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Functional Connectivity and White Matter Tract Analysis
 
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