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Event Summaries About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Risk Prediction


Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Description: On November 2, 2011, NIMH convened a group of experts in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and various domains of risk and resilience to assess existing and new data on risk assessment, to identify significant gap areas where additional focused research efforts might translate into major improvements, and to assess the readiness of the field for validation studies to refine practical tools that can be used in high risk prevention trials.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Returning from Combat


Location: Washington, DC

Description: The meeting brought together experts in the field to review sex and gender differences in PTSD, identified gaps in research, and generated ideas for new research approaches and initiatives.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, DynCorp International, Magellan Health Services, Inc.

Trauma Spectrum Disorders: The Role of Gender, Race, and Other Socioeconomic Factors


Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Description: The meeting was convened to review existing science on trauma spectrum disorders related to military deployment, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Sponsors: Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE), Department of Defense (DOD), National Institutes of Health, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Design and Evaluation of Clinical Trials for PTSD: A VA, NIMH, DOD Working Group


Location: Rockville, Maryland

Description: NIMH joined the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, and the Department of Defense, Health Affairs, in organizing a two day working group to review, in the context of the recent IOM report, generally agreed upon standards for clinical trials in biomedical and behavioral research; discuss some of the clinical and research challenges associated with clinical trials for PTSD; and develop expert advice for surmounting these challenges in future intervention trials for PTSD.

Sponsors: Office of Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Institute of Mental Health, Health Affairs, Department of Defense (DOD)