International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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Submissions accepted September 7 to September 21.

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The ISTSS Annual Meeting provides a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations of trauma. The Meeting is also 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 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 theme of the ISTSS 33rd Annual Meeting is “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. 

Compelling Topics Related to the Theme Include:

  • Proposals investigating 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)
  • Proposals investigating the effects of trauma not only for specific individuals but further the social relationships within which they are embedded (e.g., intimate partners, peers, family members, communities, countries and cultures)
  • Proposals utilizing longitudinal designs over varying timescales (e.g., over course of a single event, developmental period, lifetime, or period of history)
  • Proposals utilizing multiple levels of analysis (e.g., not only first-person lived experience but further biological markers)
  • Proposals with high clinical significance (e.g., treatment outcome research)


Submissions on other topics relevant to the traumatic stress field are always welcome. New members, active members, non-members and students are invited to submit proposals and attend the meeting. International participation is strongly encouraged.

Presentation Types

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 providership of Amedco and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Amedco 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.

Questions?

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Email: istss@istss.org 
Phone: +1-847-686-2234