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Keynotes and Invited Speakers

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Keynote Presenters:

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Atrium Ballroom B/C

Silence the Shame
Shanti Das, BA
Silence the Shame, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Thursday, November 10, 8:20 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Atrium Ballroom B/C
Trauma, Stress-Related Disorders and Disease Development – a Nordic Contribution to the Knowledgebase
Unnur A. Valdimarsdóttir, PhD
University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

Friday, November 11, 8:20 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Atrium Ballroom B/C
Discrimination and Racial Trauma: Beyond the Mind to the Body
Tené Lewis, PhD
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Saturday, November 12, 8:20 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Atrium Ballroom B/C
Understanding and Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Cognitive Approach
Anke Ehlers, PhD

University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, State, United Kingdom

Presidential Panel:

Saturday, November 12, 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Atrium Ballroom B/C
How the Traumatic Stress Community Can Assist Those Effected by the War in Ukraine
 Ananda Amstadter, PhD¹; Iryna Frankova, MD, PhD²; Marit Sijbrandij, PhD²; Vitalii Klymchuk, PhD, ScD³;
Pieter Ventevogel, MD, PhD⁴
¹Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
²Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands
³Institution Mental Health for Ukraine Project; University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
⁴UNHCR, Geneva, Switzerland

Invited Speakers:

Thursday, November 10, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Atrium Ballroom B/C
Accelerating Research with Google Tools
 Andrew Bakarat, BAh, MS
Google Health AI, USA

Thursday, November 10, 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Atrium 601
Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy: A transdiagnostic psychotherapy for the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD

Daniel Gros, PhD
Charleston VA Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Friday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Atrium 601
War-Related Trauma Exposure, Psychosocial Stressors, and Sexual Health Among Youth in Liberia: Developing and Piloting a Cognitive-Behavioral Mindfulness-Infused Evidence-Based Intervention

 Tamora Callands, PhD
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA

Invited Panels:
Thursday, November 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Atrium Ballroom B/C
National Institutes of Health: Mission, Priorities and the Road Ahead
 Rebecca Campo, MS, PhD¹; Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD¹; Valerie Maholmes, PhD, CAS¹; Mariela Shirley, PhD¹;
Janine Simmons, MD, PhD¹

¹National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Thursday, November 10, 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Atrium 601
Perspective Discourses On…Ongoing Exposure to Trauma: A Transdiagnostic Perspective

Marc Atkins, PhD¹; Rochelle Hanson, PhD²; Nkiru Nnawulezi, PhD³
¹University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
²Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
³University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA

Friday, November 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Atrium 601
Perspective Discourses On…Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: A Biological Perspective

Anke Huels, PhD¹; Tanja Jovanovic, PhD²; Andrea Roberts, PhD³
¹Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
²Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA
³Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Friday, November 11, 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Atrium 601
Perspective Discourses On…Trauma and Mental Health in Youth: A Strengths-based

 Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD¹; Zuleka Henderson , PhD, LMSW²; Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD³
¹University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
²The Center for Black WellBeing, New York, New York, USA

³Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA