San Antonio Combat PTSD Virtual Conference

Event Date & Time

October 22, 2020-October 23, 2020



Event Details:
Registration is now open for the fifth annual San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference, slated for Oct. 22-23, 2020. The conference will feature leaders in the field reporting advances in the assessment and treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring conditions. Pre-conference continuing education and clinical training opportunities are also available.

In an effort to increase accessibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, conference organizers opted for a virtual gathering this year. The annual event, the only national meeting of its type, is presented by the UT Health San Antonio-led STRONG STAR Consortium and Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP).

This year’s conference format will involve a series of plenary presentations with built-in question-and-answer sessions. This will allow participants to hear from and engage with investigators with STRONG STAR and CAP as well as other prominent speakers from around the United States as they discuss findings and trends in the field.

Alan Peterson, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UT Health San Antonio and director of STRONG STAR and CAP, announced that the Bob Woodruff Foundation is again supporting the conference as presenting sponsor. The foundation invests in programs that help impacted veterans, service members and their families thrive.

The registration fee for this year’s San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference is $50 per day. Participants also have the option of paying to receive continuing education credits for attending the conference and/or its pre-conference educational events.

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About the Speaker(s)

Speakers and presentation topics will include:

Day 1 Keynote: “Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War,” presented by Kayla Williams, senior fellow and director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program, Center for a New American Security

Day 2 Keynote: “Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD with Active Duty Service Members and Veterans: What We’ve Learned So Far,” presented by Cognitive Processing Therapy developer Patricia Resick, PhD, ABPP, professor, Duke University Medical Center

Plenary sessions with speakers sharing scientific insights on topics including:

  • Promising PTSD treatment approaches (e.g., written exposure therapy, advances in pharmacology and personalized medicine).
  • Important PTSD-related topics such as resiliency and substance use.

Featured speakers from national organizations such as the Bob Woodruff Foundation, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Boeing Global Engagement, and the VA’s National Center for PTSD