Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Webinar | Cleveringa Dallaire critical conversation series

Destigmatizing the impact of trauma and PTSD

Date
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Time
Explanation
11:30 MST • 13:30 EST • 14:30 AST
Location
Online

This conversation focuses on the stigmatization of trauma and PTSD, which continue to be difficult topics to talk about for both individuals and communities. But stigmatization has a price, since prolonged time to diagnosis can impact the efficacy of treatment. How might we best destigmatize these injuries so that we can help people recover and minimize the impact?

This conversation is part of the Cleveringa Dallaire critical conversation series Moral courage: Leading in times of conflict and crisis

Hosts

Director, Heroes in Mind Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC)

Suzette Brémault-Phillips is an occupational therapist and associate professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, and director of the Heroes in Mind Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC), a provincial hub for research, teaching and service for military, Veteran, public safety personnel and their families. An experienced clinician-scientist who holds a PhD in spirituality, she has been sought out for her subject matter expertise in resilience, moral injury and PTSD by the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada.

Clinical Psychiatrist and Professor, Leiden University

Eric Vermetten is a clinical psychiatrist and Colonel working with veterans and other uniformed officers as strategic advisor of research at the Military Mental Health Service with the Dutch Ministry of Defence and ARQ National Psychotrauma Center. He holds professorships in psychiatry at Leiden University and NYU. Vermetten’s research is in the field of stress, trauma, complex PTSD and neuroscience. His research has special focus on combining biological-based interventions in psychotraumatology with novel technology and novel drug developments, in particular MDMA, psilocybin, ketamine and medical cannabis.

Moderator

Clinical Psychiatrist and Professor, Leiden University

Eric Vermetten is a clinical psychiatrist and Colonel working with veterans and other uniformed officers as strategic advisor of research at the Military Mental Health Service with the Dutch Ministry of Defence and ARQ National Psychotrauma Center. He holds professorships in psychiatry at Leiden University and NYU. Vermetten’s research is in the field of stress, trauma, complex PTSD and neuroscience. His research has special focus on combining biological-based interventions in psychotraumatology with novel technology and novel drug developments, in particular MDMA, psilocybin, ketamine and medical cannabis.

Speakers

Director, Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Adelaide

Alexander McFarlane is director of the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies and is an international expert in the field of the impact of disasters and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His research focuses on the epidemiology and longitudinal course of PTSD as well as the neuroimaging of the cognitive deficits in this disorder. Previously he was special advisor to the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the scientific advisory committee examining the health and psychological status of Gulf War veterans.

Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University

Robert Ursano is professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He is founding director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress and served as the chair of psychiatry at USU for 25 years. He is also the Editor of Psychiatry, the distinguished journal of interpersonal and biological processes. Prior to becoming a professor, he completed 20 years of service in the U.S. Armed Forces medical corps and retired as Colonel in 1991.

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children

Najat Maalla M’jid is a paediatrician and assistant secretary-general and UN special representative of the secretary-general on violence against children. She was head of paediatrics and director of the Hay Hassani Mother-Child hospital in Casablanca. She is a member of the Moroccan National Council on Human Rights and founder of the non-governmental organization Bayti, the first program to address the situation of children living and working in the streets of Morocco. She served as UN special rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

Former Senior Advisor in Psychiatry, Canadian Armed Forces

Rakesh Jetly was senior advisor in psychiatry for the Canadian Armed Forces and head of the Centre of Excellence on Mental Health, Directorate of Mental Health. He is an associate professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University and the University of Ottawa. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and presents nationally and internationally on such topics as PTSD and operational psychiatry. He is also academic chair of military mental health with The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research in Ottawa.

Registration form

Presented in collaboration with

Logo of HiMarc
Heroes in Mind, Advocacy and Research Consortium at the University of Alberta
Logo of the Dallaire Institute
The Dallaire Institute at Dalhousie University
This website uses cookies.  More information.