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Posted 1 March 2004 in StressPoints by ISTSS

ISTSS Announcements and Updates

Gender as a Continuum: Implications for Trauma Researchers and Clinicians

Posted 1 March 2004 in StressPoints by Jillian C. Shipherd and Holly N. Harris. This article is sponsored by the ISTSS Gender and Trauma Special Interest Group.

Gender is a societally based concept that perpetuates bio-deterministic ideas about sex. However, data demonstrate that sex is not dichotomous, and perceptions of gender should be adjusted accordingly (Fausto-Sterling, 1993). In particular, trauma specialists must be aware of gender issues due to high rates of trauma in the transgendered community.

Report from the UN World Summit on the Information Society

Posted 1 March 2004 in StressPoints by Elizabeth K. Carll, ISTSS Focal Point Representative to WSIS

The recognition of the importance of the rapid global revolution in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the need to reach global agreement on complex problems making an impact on society was the basis for establishing the first United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which took place in Geneva in December 2003. Issues addressed included broadening access to information, bridging the “digital divide” between the rich and poor, right to privacy, right of free expression, Internet governance and financing.

Trauma Research Methods Conference Planned for November 17–18, 2004

Posted 1 March 2004 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Program planning is under way for the first annual Conference on Innovations in Trauma Research Methods (CITRM), November 17–18, 2004, at the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Downtown, a short distance (approximately one-third mile) from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the site of the November 14–17 ISTSS annual meeting. CITRM strives for the following goals:

Apply for 2004 Student Research Grant

Posted 1 March 2004 in StressPoints by ISTSS

The ISTSS Student Research Grant (SRG) provides two $1,000 grants to student members who submit proposals judged to have the greatest potential to contribute to the field of traumatic stress.

International Conference in Stockholm Focuses on Preventing Genocide

Posted 1 March 2004 in StressPoints by Hédi Fried, Stockholm, Sweden

The Stockholm International Forum series began in 2000 with a conference on Holocaust Remembrance, Education and Research. Subsequent annual meetings focused on Combating Intolerance and promoting Justice and Reconciliation, respectively. These meetings have brought together world leaders, academics, researchers and the survivors themselves to address matters that had never been mutually discussed. The fourth and final meeting in this series, Preventing Genocide: Threats and Responsibilities, held January 26–28, 2004, was attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 55 countries, international organizations and nongovernmental organizations. This was the first international meeting to address this crucial issue since the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in 1948.

McFarlane Presented with 2003 ISTSS Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement

Posted 1 March 2004 in StressPoints by ISTSS

In addition to being a world-class researcher, Alexander McFarlane, MD, is a pioneer, a motivator, a teacher and a clinician—in short a leader in the field. McFarlane has made diverse contributions to the field of traumatic stress that demonstrate a commitment to the academic community and to the clinical and social needs of victims. For his outstanding contributions to research in the PTSD field, ISTSS presented McFarlane with the 2003 Robert S. Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, an award established by Ellen Frey-Wouters in memory of her husband, Robert S. Laufer. McFarlane accepted the award at the ISTSS Awards Ceremony held November 1, in Chicago.

ISTSS Travel Grants Available

Posted 1 March 2004 in StressPoints by ISTSS

ISTSS offers a limited number of travel grants to support annual meeting attendees coming from developing countries and experiencing financial hardship with fees or travel costs. The travel grants are supported by voluntary contributions from ISTSS members.
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