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The Conference on Innovations in Trauma Research Methods (CITRM; www.citrm.org) will be held on November 6–7, 2005, at the Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront Hotel, Toronto, Canada, following the ISTSS 21st Annual Meeting. The theme for CITRM 2005 is “Longitudinal Methods in Trauma Research.” The conference program reflects CITRM’s aim to feature expertise within the trauma field as well as new perspectives and methodologies from related disciplines.

The opening plenary on November 6 is Longitudinal Studies in PTSD: A Clinician-Researcher Perspective by Arieh Shalev, MD. Other November 6 sessions are:

  • Why Doesn’t a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Tell You If Something Is Cost-Effective? by Jeffrey Hoch, PhD
  • Survival Analysis: From Log-Rank Test to Cox Proportional Hazards Regression by Lonni Schultz, PhD
  • Practical Considerations in Multilevel Random Coefficients Regression for Longitudinal Data: Choice of Model, Preparation of Data, and Application of Software by Susan Doron-LaMarca, PhD; Dawne Vogt, PhD
  • Use of Ecological Proximal Assessment to Study Trauma Survivors by Eve Carlson, PhD
  • Methodological Think Tank: Minimizing Attrition in Longitudinal Research by Jennifer Vasterling, PhD; John Boyle, PhD; Christy Scott, PhD; Mark Creamer, PhD

November 7 sessions are:

  • Applying Dynamic Change Models to Trauma Research by John McArdle, PhD; Daniel King, PhD; Lynda King, RN, PhD
  • Pathways to Publication by Frederick Newman, PhD
  • How to Incorporate Genetics into Longitudinal Studies of Trauma and PTSD by Karestan Koenen, PhD
  • Measurement Invariance in Longitudinal Studies of Trauma and Psychological Distress by Maria Llabre, PhD
  • Ethical and Regulatory Oversight of Trauma Research: How to Minimize the Trauma of IRB Review by Dan Nelson, PhD
  • Missing Data: Analysis and Design in Psychological Trauma Research by John Graham, PhD

To view a detailed schedule, visit www.citrm.org and click on “Conference Schedule.”

CITRM is funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC) also provides financial support. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides administrative support, and Conferon Inc. provides meeting planning and logistical support.