Registration is open for the fourth annual San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference taking place Oct. 23-24 at the Henry B. González Convention Center. The event will feature leaders in the field reporting advances in the assessment and treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring conditions.
The only national scientific event of its type, the conference is presented by the UT Health San Antonio-led STRONG STAR Consortium and Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP). Registration is free until Sept. 30. Participants also have the option of paying to receive continuing education credits for attending the conference and/or its pre-conference educational events.
This year’s conference is expected to draw more than 600 attendees, including a national and international audience of researchers, clinicians, leaders, and policy makers within the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs as well as from academia and the civilian sector. Many other active duty military, veterans, and community members with an interest in the mental health needs of our nation’s war fighters also will be on hand.
Attendees will hear from investigators with STRONG STAR and CAP, who will share their most recent study findings, along with other prominent speakers from around the United States discussing their own research and other topics.
Alan Peterson, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UT Health San Antonio and director of STRONG STAR and CAP, thanked the Bob Woodruff Foundation for its help in providing such a compelling program free of charge or for a nominal fee. The foundation, which invests in programs helping impacted veterans, service members and their families thrive, is supporting the conference this year as a presenting sponsor.
“Our conference is rapidly growing and becoming the premier scientific meeting of its kind,” said Dr. Peterson. “Having a major sponsor like the Bob Woodruff Foundation allows us to continue that growth while keeping our costs down. That is important to us. We want as many people as possible to attend so that we can get information into the hands of people who need it, but we also want to hear from attendees about current clinical needs and research gaps. That will help guide us as we formulate ideas for future research.”
For more information on the San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference or to register, visit www.combatPTSDconference.com