International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Veteran and Military Issues

The ISTSS 33rd Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of professionals dedicated to trauma treatment, education, research and prevention. There will be several workshops, symposia and expert trainings on veteran and military issues.

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Wednesday, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Meeting Institute
A Family-Based Preventive Intervention for Active Duty Military Personnel and Veterans: Supporting Military and Veteran Families through Transition

Thursday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Symposium, Collaborative Group Models between VA Mental Health Care and Chaplaincy to Address Moral Injury among Combat Veterans

Thursday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Panel, Addressing Trauma within the Framework of Family and Parenting

Thursday, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Symposium, Suicide and Self-injurious Behavior among Veterans: Toward Increased Understanding and Mitigation of Risk

Thursday, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Panel, Innovative Strategies to Improve Access to Evidence-based PTSD Treatment for Rural Veterans

Thursday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Panel, No Wrong Door: Models for Delivering Evidenced Based Treatment for Veterans with PTSD and SUD Comorbidities

Thursday, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Symposium, The Long-term Complexities of War Captivity's Aftermath: From Biological Cells to the Family System

Thursday, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Panel, Strengthening the Services and Resources Available to Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress and Associated Conditions: Understanding the Landscape of Care and the Role of Public-Private Partnerships

Friday, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Symposium, Complicated Prescribing Practices in VA Patients with PTSD: Approaches to Observation and Improvement

Friday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Symposium, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress: Using Military and Civilian Samples to Contextualize a Complex Relationship

Friday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Flash Talks Session, Canine Companionship is Associated with Attenuated Responses to Loud Tones in PTSD

Friday, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Symposium, The Use of Psychological Health Screening as a Tool to Improve Organizational Resilience

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, New Directions in Assessing and Treating Intimate Partner Violence among Women and Men Veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs

Saturday, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Flash Talks Session
Adding Military Sexual Assault to an Integrated Model of Risk and Protective Factors for Posttraumatic Stress Symptomatology in OEF/OIF/OND Women Veterans
Efficacy of Transcendental Meditation as an Adjunctive Treatment for PTSD in Military Veterans

Register Now for the ISTSS 33rd Annual Meeting