2017
Wednesday, october 18


AM Session

7:00 - 8:00 Registration/Badge Pick-Up/CEU Check-In  

8:00 - 8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Alan Peterson

 STRONG STAR and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD: Shaping the Future of Combat-Related  PTSD

8:30 - 9:30 Keynote: Dr. John Krystal  

Why Ketamine?  Why Now?  And Where Do We Go from Here?

9:30 - 10:00 Plenary Session: Dr. Patricia Resick  

Cognitive Processing Therapy: Secondary Findings. 

10:00 - 10:30 Plenary Session: Dr. Edna Foa  

Spaced versus Massed Prolonged Exposure for Combat-Related PTSD

10:30-11:00 Break   

11:00 - 11:30 Plenary Session: Dr. Brett Litz  

Who Gets Better and Why: The Combined Results of STRONG STAR Trials

11:30 - 12:00 Plenary Session: Dr. Don McGeary  

Outlining the Influence of PTSD Symptoms on Posttraumatic Headache

PM Session

BIOMARKERS

1:30 - 2:00 Dr. tanja jovanovic

Neurobiology of Fear in PTSD

2:00 - 2:30 Dr. MARTI JETT  

Integration of Multi-Omic and Microbiome Studies in Aggressor-Exposed Rodents Simulating Features of PTSD

2:30 - 3:00 Dr. KEITH YOUNG  

Cell-Specific Gene Expression in PTSD Orbitofrontal Cortex 

3:00 - 3:30 Dr. CHRISTINE MARX  

Biomarkers to Therapeutics for PTSD and Co-Occurring Conditions

3:30 - 4:00 Dr. JETT & DR. WILLIAMSON  

Discussant and Questions

NEW FRONTIERS IN PTSD TREATMENT

1:30 - 1:55 Dr. DENISE SLOAN

A Brief Exposure Based Treatment for PTSD versus Cognitive Processing Therapy: A Randomized Non-Inferiority Clinical Trial

1:55 - 2:20 Dr. LESLIE MORLAND  

What Do Veterans Want? Understanding Veteran's Preferences for PTSD Treatment Delivery

2:20 - 2:45 Dr. ERIC MEYER  

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Co-occurring Posttraumatic Stress Dsorder (PTSD) and Acohol Use Dsorders (AUD) in U.S. MilitaryVeterans: Preliminary Teatment Outcome 

2:45 - 3:10 Dr. SHANNON MILES  

Mange Emotions to Reduce Aggression: Preliminary Outcome Data

3:10 - 3:35 Dr. CASSIDY GUTNER  

The Unified Protocol for PTSD

3:35 - 4:00 Dr. CARMEN MCLEAN  

Discussant and Questions


thursday, october 19


am session

7:00 - 8:00 Badge Pick-Up/CEU Check-In  

8:00 - 8:15 Opening Remarks: Dr. Alan Peterson

8:15 - 9:00 Keynote: Dr. HEATHER O'BEIRNE KELLY  

A View from Washington: Politics, Policy, and PTSD

9:00 - 9:25 Plenary Session: Dr. SHEILA RAUCH  

Biological and Symptom Changes in PTSD Treatment

9:25 - 9:50 Plenary Session: Dr. JEFF CIGRANG  

Predictors of Sexual Functioning in Active-Duty Service Members Seeking Help for PTSD

9:50 - 10:15 Plenary Session: Dr. CRAIG ROSEN  

Organizational Factors that Promote Clinics’ Use of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for PTSD

10:15 - 10:40 Plenary Session: Dr. KATE CHARD  

Dissemination of Cognitive Processing Therapy in the VA: Lessons Learned from a 10-Year Project

10:40-11:00 Break   

11:00 - 12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION & QUESTIONS FROM AUDIENCE  

Panel Members: Kate Chard, Jeff Cigrang, Edna Foa, Brett Litz, Candice Monson, Patricia Resick, Denise Sloan   Moderator: Alan Peterson


pm session

SITUATING SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS WITHIN A COUPLE AND FAMILY CONTEXT: IMPLICATIONS FOR ASSESSMENT, TREATMENT, AND BROADER FAMILY WELL-BEING
CHAIR: DR. STEFFANY FREDMAN

1:30 - 1:45 DR. LAURA MEIS

How Families Can Help Veterans Get the Most out of Evidence-Based PTSD Treatment

1:45 - 2:00 DR. CANDICE MONSON  

Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy Versus Prolonged Exposure for Military Related PTSD: Primary outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Trial

2:00 - 2:15 DR. TABATHA BLOUNT & DR. CINDY MCGEARY  

Conjoint Therapy for Pain Management: A Pilot Study 

2:15 - 2:30 DR. ELLEN DEVOE  

Beyond the Service Member: Working with Military Families throughout the Deployment Cycle

2:30 - 3:00 DR. DAVID RIGGS  

Discussant and Questions

3:00 - 3:30 BREAK

SLEEP DISORDERS AND PTSD
CHAIR: DR. DANIEL TAYLOR

3:30 - 3:50 DR. KRISTI PRUIKSMA

CBT of Nightmares in Active Duty Service Members

3:50 - 4:10 DR. DANIEL TAYLOR  

CBT of Insomnia  in Active Duty Service Members

4:10 - 4:30 DR. LILY BROWN  

Sleep Disruption and Suicide Risk in the Military 

4:30 - 4:50 DR. DIANA DOLAN  

Dissemination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) in the Department of Defense

4:50 - 5:00 DR. ALAN PETERSON  

Discussant and Questions

SUICIDE AND PTSD
CHAIRS: DR. CRAIG BRYAN & DR. LILY BROWN

1:30 - 1:45 DR. LILY BROWN

Does Prolonged Exposure Increase Suicide Risk? Results from an Active Duty Military Sample

1:45 - 2:00 DR. DAVID ROZEK  

Suicide Prevention in the Military: A Mechanistic Perspective

2:00 - 2:15 DR. SANDRA MORISSETTE  

PTSD and Poor Functional Outcomes Increase Suicide Risk in Post-9/11 Veterans: The Role of Perceived Burdensomeness 

2:15 - 2:30 DR. SUNNY DUTRA  

Associations Between Risk Factors and Subsequent Suicide Attempts among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans

2:30 - 3:00 DR. CRAIG BRYAN  

Discussant and Questions

3:00 - 3:30 BREAK

MANAGING ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COMORBIDITIES IN PTSD
CHAIR: DR. JOHN ROACHE

3:30 - 3:45 DR. JOHN ROACHE

Issues in the SSRI treatment of PTSD Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder

3:45 - 4:00 DR. JULIANNE FLANAGAN  

Treating Addiction Comorbidity in PTSD:  Sequential or Concurrent Approach?

4:00 - 4:15 DR. MEGHAN MCDEVITT-MURPHY  

Behavioral Economics of Co-occurring PTSD and Substance Misuse 

4:15 - 4:30 DR. THOMAS KOSTEN  

Hallucinogens and PTSD: Problem or Treatment?

4:50 - 5:00 DR. ISMENE PETRAKIS  

 Discussion: Future Directions Treating the Common Comorbidity of Alcohol Use Disorder