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Schedule At A Glance

Monday, November 1, 2021

This program is in progress and subject to change. All times are listed in U.S. Eastern Time.

8:00 am – 9:00 am
ISTSS Annual Business Meeting

10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Pre-Meeting Institutes:

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
Pre-Meeting Institutes:

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

This program is in progress and subject to change. All times are listed in U.S. Eastern Time.

8:00 am – 9:30 am 
Networking/Special Interest Groups

9:45 am – 10:45 am
Annual Meeting New Attendee ‎Orientation

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Opening Keynote

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 
  • Oral Paper Presentations: Child and Adolescent Trauma Flash Talks ‎
  • Workshop ‎Presentation: GRIEF Approach: A Comprehensive Treatment Model for ‎Traumatic Loss ‎
  • Panel Presentations:
    • The Inconvenient Truth: A Panel on Race and Trauma - ‎Part II ‎
    • Panel on Trauma and Climate Change ‎
  • Symposia:
    • Supporting EBP practice during the COVID-19 pandemic ‎for veterans and active duty military: Working together for ‎the field during challenging times ‎
    • Person-centered Approaches to Understand Trauma and ‎Loss ‎
    • Sexual Assault and Post-Assault Outcomes Among Sexual ‎and Gender Minorities
  • Networking/Special Interest Groups
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 
  • Invited Speaker
  • Symposia:
    • Understanding the Relation Between Trauma and Externalizing ‎Problems Across Development ‎
    • The use of Ketamine in PTSD treatment - current state and future ‎directions ‎
    • Addressing Compassion Fatigue During the COVID-19 Pandemic ‎in Individuals, Groups, and Institutions ‎
  • Workshop ‎Presentations:
    • Immigration-Related Trauma in Latino Youths: Sociocultural ‎Considerations for Mental Health Treatment ‎
    • Gender Diversity in the Clinic: Trauma Treatment with Trans ‎and Gender Diverse People ‎
  • Panel Presentations:
    • Resilience Happens in Community Contexts: Harnessing Social ‎Networks and Community Resources for Pandemic Recovery ‎
    • Preventing and Responding to Mass Violence, Domestic ‎Terrorism, and Hate Crimes-What Works and Why? ‎
  • Symposia:
    • Thinking outside the box: Understanding and overcoming barriers ‎and challenges in mental health treatment for refugees ‎
    • The impact of childhood trauma on the interacting mind ‎
    • Psychological Trauma in UK Prison Establishments and the Case ‎for Trauma Informed Care ‎
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Networking/Special Interest Groups

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Symposia
    • When Standard Treatment is not Enough: Augmenting and ‎Sequencing Care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    • Understanding the Impact of Contextual and Psychological ‎Factors on Refugee Mental Health ‎
    • Gender-based Violence: Perspectives on Risk, Resilience, ‎and Recovery ‎
    • Implementing and Sustaining Effective PTSD Treatments in ‎Real-World Settings ‎
  • Oral Presentations: Assessment and Diagnosis Flash Talks ‎
  • Invited Speaker: Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

This program is in progress and subject to change. All times are listed in U.S. Eastern Time.

6:00 am – 7:30 am 
Networking/Special Interest Groups

8:00 am – 9:30 am
Networking/Special Interest Groups

10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Panel Presentations:
    • Get Out of Your Ivory Tower: Forming Community-based ‎Partnerships to Develop Trauma-informed and Culturally ‎Relevant Interventions for Marginalized Populations‎
    • International Perspectives and Innovative Interventions for ‎Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Era ‎
    • Maximizing the Healing Power of Partners: Different Models for ‎Involving Loved Ones in PTSD Treatment
    • Trauma-Informed Community Empowerment (TICE): A ‎Contextualized Framework for Strengthening Systems of Support ‎to Increase Wellbeing ‎
  • Symposia:
    • Technology-Facilitated Screening for Trauma Exposure and ‎Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Hospital-Based Settings ‎
    • Where the Kids Are: Building and Contextualizing Trauma-‎Informed Practice Across Organizational Settings
    • Utilization of Novel Research Methods to Examine Parents’ Role ‎in Children's Post-Trauma Recovery ‎
  • Multi-Media Presentation:AboutFace: PTSD Treatment Can Turn Your Life Around - A ‎Peer Education Campaign from the National Center for PTSD ‎
  • Workshop ‎Presentation: The Field Guide for Barefoot Psychology: Using Biology-centered, ‎Stigma-reducing Psychoeducation to Enhance Mental Health ‎Promoting Behaviors Among Refugees ‎
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Panel Presentations:
    • Attending Mental Health in times of a Pandemic or another ‎Critical Incident: the importance of peers and communities
    • Attending to our Community: Supporting Hopi Well-being ‎
    • Addressing the Long-term Consequences of COVID-19 on ‎Traumatized Children and Families ‎
  • Symposia:
    • The Traumatic Impact of COVID-19 on High-Risk Groups in the ‎UK
    • Early Psychological Interventions Following Sexual Assault to ‎Promote Resilience and Recovery ‎
    • Early Psychological Interventions Following Sexual Assault to ‎Promote Resilience and Recovery ‎
    • Intensive EBPs for PTSD: An examination of dosing, frequency, ‎and setting
    • Building the protective web to address community violence in ‎context
  • Workshop ‎Presentation:Teaching Mindfulness to Improve Emotion Regulation and ‎Conflict De-escalation Skills in Police Officers and Other First ‎Responders ‎
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Oral Paper Presentations: Biology and Medical Flashtalks
  • Symposia:
    • Innovative Approaches for Addressing Migration-Related ‎Trauma Among Latin American Immigrant Youth in the ‎U.S. ‎
    • Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Male Sexual ‎Abuse Survivors: Training Peers, Mental Health Treatment ‎Trial, and Preferences for Next Steps ‎
    • Making Sense of Trauma Memories: Characteristics and ‎Responses to Trauma Narratives as Predictors of PTSD ‎Outcomes ‎
    • Trauma-Informed Care for Immigrants and Persons in ‎Situation of Displacement: Bolstering Faith-Based ‎Communities in the US and Colombia ‎‎
  • Invited Speaker: Anne Wagner
  • Panel Presentation: Understanding and Addressing the Mental Health Needs of ‎Healthcare Workers and School Staff during the COVID-19 ‎Pandemic ‎
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Networking/Special Interest Groups
11:00 pm – 1:30 am
  • Symposia:
    • Molecular basis of fear memory and treatment of PTSD in real ‎world ‎
    • Psychological, cognitive and academic outcomes for children and ‎adolescents affected by disasters ‎
    • Psychosocial Approaches to the COVID-19 Outbreak in South ‎Korea ‎

Thursday, November 4, 2021

This program is in progress and subject to change. All times are listed in U.S. Eastern Time.

6:00 am – 7:30 am 
  • Invited Speaker: Evaldas Kazlauskas
  • Panel Presentation: The International Veteran Dataset Consortium (IVDC): Australia, ‎Canada, and the UK‎
  • Workshop ‎Presentation: Imagery Rescripting As A Cross-Cultural Intervention For ‎Refugees and Asylum Seekers With PTSD ‎
8:00 am – 9:30 am
  • Oral Paper Presenation: Mass Violence and Migration Flash Talks ‎
  • Workshop ‎Presentations:
    • Trauma Informed Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence, ‎Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking within the ‎Department of Veteran Affairs ‎
    • Using the Cultural Formulation to include context and ‎culture to psychotrauma ‎
  • Panel Presentation: Diversifying Academic Publishing in Traumatic Stress ‎Studies: Opportunities for Change and Strategies for Moving ‎Forward ‎
  • Multi-Media Presentation: How Creative Artists and Therapists Collaborate to Better ‎Communicate Developmental Trauma Practices with ‎Children and Families: Past, Present, and Future ‎
  • Symposia
    • Mechanisms of Socioemotional Processing in PTSD: Multi-‎method Investigations of Markers in Brain and Behavior ‎
    • Current Perspectives on the Role of Cognitive Factors in the ‎Development, Maintenance, and Treatment of
10:00 am – 11:30 am 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Networking/Special Interest Groups
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
  • Panel Presentation:  Collaborating Globally to Make Traumatic Stress Data FAIR: ‎Where Do We Stand? What Do We Need?
  • Invited Speaker: ‎Joseph P. Gone
  • Symposia:
    • Engagement of Caregivers in the Treatment of Children after ‎Trauma ‎
    • Prioritizing the Well-being of Frontline Healthcare Workers: ‎Current Research on Risk and Resilience
    • Using a Minority Stress Framework to Understand the ‎Psychological and Physical Impact of Responses to Trauma and ‎Discrimination among LGBTQ Populations ‎
    • Innovative and Accessible Mobile Apps Addressing the Effects of ‎Trauma in Unique Populations: Approaches and Outcomes ‎
    • Intersectionality and Social Justice for Trauma-Informed ‎Biobehavioral Healthcare Training ‎
  • Workshop ‎Presentation: Testing the Feasibility of Implementing Evidence Based Parenting ‎Interventions with Populations Affected by War Trauma in Post-‎Conflict Settings and Resettled Refugees ‎
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Panel Presentations:
    • Addressing Trauma in the Context of US Immigration Systems ‎and Policy: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches for Service and ‎Advocacy ‎
    • Transforming Trauma-Informed Care in Healthcare Settings - ‎Exploring the Implementation of the NCTSN TIOA in Diverse ‎Hospital Programs ‎
  • Invited Speaker: Michael A. LindsayOverlooked Signs of Suicidality in Black Youth
  • Invited Panel: Conflict-Related Trauma in an Ever-Changing World
    • Chair Belinda Liddell
      • Presenter:  Angela Nickerson
      • Presenter:  Marit Sijbrandij
      • Presenter:  Kenneth Miller
      • Presenter:  Peter Ventevogel
  • Workshop ‎Presentations:
  • Proyecto Mujer: Using a Culturally Modified, Gender-Specific ‎Integrated Evidence Based Treatment for Latinas with Substance ‎Use Disorders and Trauma Experiences ‎
  • From Private Troubles to Public Issues: Sociological Imagination ‎and the Transformation of Trauma-Informed Care for Older ‎Adults ‎
  • Symposia:
    • Contextualizing Trauma in Minoritized Populations: The Multi-‎Level Impact of Racial Stress, Racial Trauma, and Racialized ‎Violence on Health Inequities ‎
    • Context Matters: Considering a Continuum from Symptom ‎Presentation to Treatment Engagement and Adaptation for PTSD ‎
    • Trauma Exposure and PTSD in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Case Study Presentations:
    • Can online training and supervision work for therapists based in Kurdistan working with Yazidi women reporting feelings of being contaminated following sexual assault?
    • A Novel Adaptation of Phase-based Skills Training Affective Regulation (STAIR) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Arabic Speaking Refugees
    • Trauma Informed Guilt Reduction Therapy: The Use of a Brief intervention to Treat Pandemic Related Guilt and Shame
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Invited Speaker: COVID-19 Grant Winners Panel ‎
  • Oral Paper Presentations: Professionals Flash Talks ‎
  • Symposia:
    • Written Exposure Therapy: Efficacy and Increased Reach in ‎Diverse Groups and Delivery Systems ‎
    • Expanding Stress and Trauma Research to Consider ‎Associations with Relationship and Community Functioning ‎
    • Advances in neuroimaging investigations of PTSD ‎
  • Networking/Special Interest Groups ‎
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Panel Presentation: Responding to disasters: Supporting communities to strengthen ‎mental health after mass trauma ‎
  • Symposia:
    • How Much Is Enough? Varying Models and Level of Care for ‎PTSD Across Four Samples‎
    • Refugee experiences of COVID-19 across the globe: examining the ‎associations between COVID-19 stressors and mental health ‎amongst refugees in The Netherlands, Australia, Indonesia and ‎Jordan ‎
    • Mental Health Needs among Healthcare Workers, Emergency ‎Personnel, and Other Essential Workers during the COVID-19 ‎Pandemic ‎

Friday, November 5, 2021

This program is in progress and subject to change. All times are listed in U.S. Eastern Time.

8:00 am – 9:30 am EST
  • Panel Presentation: Addressing Systemic Racism in Trauma Treatment: Moving ‎Beyond Platitudes to Integrate Meaningful Change Into ‎Service Delivery ‎
  • Oral Paper Presentations: Clinical Interventions Flash Talks ‎
  • Invited Speaker: Soraya Seedat
  • Workshop ‎Presentation: We're in this mess together: Family Coping and How to ‎Cope Together ‎
  • Symposia:
    • Contextualizing COVID-19 Vulnerabilities: Socio-Ecological ‎Factors Shaping the Pandemic-Related Mental Health of ‎Marginalized Populations ‎
    • If a Trauma-focused Treatment is Evidence-Based, Why ‎Doesn’t It Work for Everyone? ‎
    • Joint Genetic Architecture of PTSD and SUD: Large-Scale Molecular Genetic Analyses
10:15 am – 11:45 am

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Panel Presentations:
    • Complex Trauma and Justice ‎
    • Healing Contexts From The Twin Traumatic Stresses Of War And ‎The Covid-19 Pandemic ‎
    • No Time Like the Present: Treating Complex Presentations within ‎Intensive Treatment Programs ‎
  • Multi-Media Presentation: Supporting Trauma-informed and Anti-Racist Practices with ‎Transition Age Youth: Use of a Documentary Film and a ‎Breakthrough Series Collaborative to Raise Awareness and ‎Promote System Transformation ‎
  • Symposia:
    • Strategies to Improve PTSD Assessment: Advances in Face-to-‎Face Training and Virtual Technology ‎
    • Fostering Resilience Among Healthcare Workers Impacted by ‎COVID-19 ‎
    • Computational Causal Discovery for Traumatic Stress Research: ‎Finding Intervention Targets when Experiments cannot be ‎Conducted ‎
    • Understanding the Role of Parenting in Promoting Resilience ‎among Bereaved Children ‎
  • Invited Speaker: Candice Monson
  • Networking/Special Interest Groups
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Closing Panel

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Networking/Special Interest Groups