Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is gaining increasing attention in diverse organizations whose employees, clients, or members are exposed to risk and threats to their physical, emotional, or legal safety.
On July 31-August 2, 2016, Memorial University hosted a multidisciplinary conference on PTSD as part of the WW100 Commemoration Program in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Organized by the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research, the goal of the PTSD 2016 Conference was to foster discussions across a wide range of academic disciplines, clinical professions, occupational stakeholders and community organizations to examine PTSD’s causes, history, epidemiology, consequences, societal impacts and expression, and treatment.
The approximately 300 participants represented a broad array of academic disciplines including occupational health and safety, neurobiology, and social work and covered the incidence and impacts of PTSD in a multiplicity of occupational groups and settings. The conference was also unique inincluding both academics and non-academic stakeholders with representation from both Canadian and American militaries, various police forces, firefighters, first responders, clinicians, therapists, social workers and community activists.
The Full Conference Program can be viewed here.
Available conference presentations can be viewed here.