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Bringing Together Clinicians and Researchers From Around the World to Advocate for the Field of Traumatic Stress.

Healing Trauma Together

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies is dedicated to sharing information about the effects of trauma and the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. ISTSS is an international interdisciplinary professional organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about traumatic stress.

Late-Breaking Poster Abstracts for the ISTSS 40th Annual Meeting 

Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2024

All too often, research isn't completed when ISTSS abstract submissions close. ISTSS is ‎excited to offer this ‎‎opportunity to submit a late-breaking poster submission for the 40th ‎Annual Meeting.

Only poster abstract submissions will be considered.

The ISTSS 40th Annual Meeting will focus on innovative strategies to apply basic science ‎knowledge to the assessment and treatment of traumatic stress, as well as on the translation of ‎scientific findings into actionable interventions for the global community. In pursuit of this goal, we ‎seek submissions specific to the field of traumatic stress on topics related—but not limited—to:‎

  • Application of biomedical science findings to inform assessments and interventions for ‎traumatic stress symptoms/disorders. ‎
  • Research investigating the psychological, biological, social and behavioral ‎mechanisms that underlie post-trauma mental health.‎
  • Research taking a life course perspective to address to address ‎the spectrum of ‎translational science research.‎
  • Evidence-based practices and innovative research in basic science, intervention ‎development and implementation, and policy. ‎
  • Innovative transdiagnostic treatment approaches addressing the myriad ‎consequences of trauma.‎
  • Cutting-edge research methodologies and statistical frameworks for translational ‎science research.‎
  • Ethical implications and considerations associated with the application of translational ‎science in traumatic stress studies.‎
  • Ways to effectively communicate and disseminate research to different stakeholders.‎
  • Ways to cultivate translational science and interdisciplinary exchange. ‎
  • Challenges and debates in the area of translational science.‎
  • Translational science as applicable to the global community.‎

Registration is Now Open!

Join us in Boston on September 25-28, 2024 for the ISTSS 40th Annual Meeting. The ISTSS Annual Meeting provides a forum for the dissemination of theoretical work, scientific ‎research, and evidence-based clinical approaches in traumatic stress studies. 

Conversations and Consultations

Our Conversations and Consultation series is a members-only series that provides members with the opportunity to exchange valuable insight and advice with subject-matter experts, mentors, and/or colleagues in the trauma field. Each session is facilitated by one or more experts and presented to ISTSS members as a free membership benefit. Check out past sessions on industry careers, part-time private practice, and our most recent session on international collaboration.

Grow Your Professional Network by Volunteering with ISTSS

Volunteers play an integral role in ISTSS' day-to-day activities and form a broad professional network. Interested in adding an ISTSS volunteer position to your CV?

Associations between different forms of intimate partner violence and posttraumatic stress among women who use drugs and alcohol in Kyrgyzstan – Tina Jiwatram-NegrĂłn, Ph.D.

Comprehensive assessments and integrated trauma informed interventions that address multiple risks are crucial for women who use or misuse substances and may be experiencing IPV and PTSS. This blog post summarizes recent research with Central Asian women who use drugs and alcohol to better understand IPV and PTSS in marginalized populations that are particularly vulnerable to IPV. 

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Using registries and electronic health record data to study posttraumatic psychopathology – Laura Sampson, Ananda B. Amstadter, Kelsey N. Serier, & Jaimie L. Gradus

In this blog, we discuss use of registry and electronic health record (EHR) data—considered forms of “big data”—for studying PTSD and other psychiatric conditions in populations after trauma. We discuss strengths and weaknesses of applying these data for research, and give three applied examples from our work, which were presented as part of our symposium at the 2023 ISTSS Annual Meeting.

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