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ISTSS will offer a one-day mini-conference on June 16, 2008, at the Royal College of Physicians in central London, U.K.  The seminar, open to all ISTSS members and others working in this field, will provide an expert update on current treatments for PTSD. More information about the seminar will be available soon on the ISTSS Web site,  in future issues of StressPoints and at the ISTSS annual conference in Baltimore.

Renew Your Membership Today
Renew your dues online for 2008 today. Ensure you don't miss a day of the exclusive benefits ISTSS membership offers, including Annual Meeting registration discounts, access to the Journal of Traumatic Stress, and access to the Members Only section of the ISTSS Web site.

Forgot your login or password?  Use the instructions in the yellow box on the login page to retrieve your information.

Paper dues renewal notices will be mailed shortly to those who have not yet renewed online.

Have a new address or e-mail address?  Update your contact information in the Member Directory and it will correct the member database immediately.

ISTSS Participates in 2007 CFC Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the biggest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign in the world. According to the CFC, it’s mission is “to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost–efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.”

ISTSS’s CFC identification # is 11227. All eligible members are asked to donate to ISTSS through the CFC and to encourage their co-workers to contribute.

For more information, and to donate, visit the CFC Web site.

JTS Articles Receive National Press
ISTSS issued a press release announcing the August issue of the Journal Traumatic Stress, which featured coverage of the 2006 Annual Meeting Highlights. In particular, the issue focused on an ongoing controversy among leaders in the field regarding the results of the 1988 National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS).

The story was picked up by national news service HealthDay, and received coverage in Forbes, The Washington Post, and the U.S. News and World Report, among other outlets.

IASC Guidelines on Mental Health Released
Last month, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee released Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. ISTSS, through Past President Dean Kilpatrick, PhD, assisted with the creation of these guidelines, which are available here.

The guidelines were created to establish responses during emergencies to aid citizens' mental health and psychological well-being.

Effective Treatments Guidelines Commenting Closed
Commenting on the Effective Treatments Guidelines via the ISTSS Members’ Web page is now closed. Thank you to those members who took the time to offer their thoughts.

Resources for Clinicians Added to ISTSS Web Site
The ISTSS Dissemination Task Force has made new materials available on the Resources for Clinicians section of the ISTSS Web site. ISTSS members now have exclusive access to adult and child treatment materials, which have been added to the previously available adult and child assessment resources.