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2019 Annual Meeting Archives ISTSS 35th Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting Archives

ISTSS 35th Annual Meeting

November 14–16, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Resilience in Perilous Times: Pathways to the Future

Ann S. Masten, PhD, LP
University of Minnesota, USA

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View resources on resilience.


ISTSS 35th Annual Meeting - Individual Session Recordings (with or without CE units)

ISTSS is proud to release recordings of selected sessions from the 35th Annual Meeting. These sessions can be purchased and viewed individually, and with or without CE. 

Sessions with CE: $35 ISTSS Member / $55 Non-member
Sessions without CE: FREE ISTSS Member / $55 Non-member

Seeking Clarity in the Face of an Epidemic: Dissecting Associations among Trauma,PTSD, and Opioid Use
with Christal Badour, Sudie Back, Amanda Gilmore, Angela Moreland, Jessica Peirce

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the impact of trauma and PTSD on opioid use among community and treatment-seeking samples.
  2. Identify factors involved in successful medication assisted treatment among treatment-seeking samples with PTSD.
  3. ​Consider future directions for research in the area of PTSD-opioid use disorder comorbidity.

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Genomic and Epigenetic Mechanisms Contributing to Risk and Resilience to Traumatic Stress
with Kelly Harrington, Murray Stein, Erika Wolf, Mark Logue, and Karmel Choi

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize new genome-wide significant loci and DNA methylation loci involved in the pathophysiology of PTSD and the potential implications for developing new treatments.
  2. Define accelerated molecular aging as a response to traumatic stress and name one gene hypothesized to moderate the association between traumatic stress and multiple markers of accelerated cellular aging.
  3. Describe potential modifiable factors (e.g., social, behavioral, environmental) that contribute to resilience to depression resulting from exposure to childhood trauma.

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Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Cautions, Consquences, and Suggestions
with Sheri Madigan, Tracie Afifi, David Finkelhor, Harriet MacMillan, and Nicole Racine<br><br>

Learning Objectives:

  1. To appraise the use of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) questionnaire as a screening tool.
  2. To demonstrate cautions in using the ACEs questionnaire as a universal screening tool.
  3. Discuss the importance of patient-centered and trauma-informed approaches to care.

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Using Research, Practice and Policy to Understand and Promote the Mental Health of Trauma-Exposed Refugees and Migrants
with Heidi Ellis, Diane Elmore Borbon, Angela Nickerson, and Marit Sijbrandij

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify immigration policies that impact the mental health of refugees.
  2. Identify sources of heterogeneity of prevalance rates of serious mental disorders among refugees and migrants worldwide.
  3. Describe a mental health services initiative to address the needs of immigrant and refugee children separated from parents and caregivers in the U.S.

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The Effects of Trauma on Psyche and Soma: A Unifying Role for the Brainstem Periaqueductal Grey?
with Ruth Lanius, Maria Densmore, Janine Thome, Sherain Harricharan, Jean Theberge

*CE not available for this session

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