3rd annual combat ptsd conference
day 1: tuesday, october 23, 2018

AM Session

7:00 - 8:00 Registration/Badge Pick-Up/CE credit 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. Jon kerstetter

The Battle Against Combat-Related PTSD: A Doctor-Soldier's Story

9:30 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 10:30 Plenary Session 1: Dr. Edna Foa  

Prolonged Exposure: Past, Present, and Future

10:30 - 11:00 Plenary Session 2: Dr. Patricia Resick 

Cognitive Processing Therapy: Past, Present, and Future

11:00 - 11:30 Plenary Session 3: Dr. david hickam  

Clinical Effectiveness Research Methodologies in PTSD Research

11:30 - 13:00 lunch Break

PM Session

13:00 - 14:45
functional neuroimaging in combat ptsd symposium
Chair: dr. peter fox
discussant: Dr. patricia resick

dr. lynnette averill

Altered Salience and Executive Networks: Implications for Combat PTSD Pathology & Treatment

dr. peter fox

Network Analysis of Pretreatment Combat PTSD: Implications for Neuromodulatory Targeting

dr. mary newsome

Community Reintegration Relates to Functional Connectivity in a PTSD Treatment Study

dr. Randall s. Scheibel

Cognitive Control Related to Brain Activation in Veterans and Service Members with PTSD: An Event-Related fMRI Approach

14:45 - 15:15 Break  


15:15 - 17:00
What’s the Chicken and What’s the Egg? Examining Temporal Sequential Dependencies between PTSD and Malleable Risk and Protective Factors symposium
chair: dr. willie hale
discussant: Dr. sandra morissette

dr. eric c. meyer

Prospective Predictors of Post-Deployment Functioning In Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans: A Mediational Model

dr. willie hale

Using the Bivariate Dual Latent Change Score Model to Examine Dynamic Longitudinal Relationships

dr. Stefanie LoSavio

Associations Between Weekly Changes in Blame and PTSD Symptoms Among Active Duty Military Personnel Receiving Cognitive Processing Therapy

dr. casey straud

Moderators of Improvements in Health Functioning in Active Duty Military Over the Course of PTSD Treatment

dr. Meghan Crabtree

Dynamics of Risk: Changes in Psychological Inflexibility Predict Subsequent Changes in Posttraumatic Stress

13:00 - 14:45
innovations in TREATMENT for ptsd symposium
chair: dr. jennifer schuster wachen
discussant: dr. kate chard

dr. shannon miles

Manage Emotions to Reduce Aggression (MERA): Findings from an Open Trial

dr. stacey young-mccaughan

The Role of Exercise in the Treatment of PTSD

dr. peter yeomans

Pilot Study of Innovative Outpatient Group Trauma-Processing Psychotherapy for Combat PTSD and Moral Injury

dr. ari lowell

The Efficacy of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for PTSD in a Military and Family Treatment Center: Preliminary Findings

dr. amy cameron

Rationale, Design, and Implementation of an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for PTSD in an Outpatient VA Setting

14:45 - 15:15 Break  


15:15 - 17:00
preparing the workforce: training and dissemination efforts symposium

chair: dr. katy dondanville

discussant: dr. erin finley

dr. elisa borah, dr. valerie rosen, & Aubrie wade, lmft

Enhancing Civilian Providers’ Military Cultural Competence to Improve the Quality of Care They Provide to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Family Members

dr. Suzannah Creech  

National Implementation of a Trauma-Informed Intervention for Intimate Partner Violence in Veterans: Two-Year Outcomes

dr. kate chard  

Web-Based Workshop Dissemination of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Cohen Veterans Network

Brooke Fina, LCSW

Improving Access to Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD: Understanding Providers’ Rates of Treatment Initiation Post-Training in Community Settings

17:00 - 19:00 reception/poster Session

day 2: wednesday, october 24, 2018

am session

7:00 - 8:00 Badge Pick-Up/CE credit Check-In  

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

8:15 - 9:15 Keynote: Dr. paula schnurr  

Psychotherapy and PTSD: An Update on the Evidence

9:15 - 9:30 Break

9:30 - 10:00 Plenary Session 1: Dr. steffany fredman  

Intensive Multi-Couple Group Treatment for PTSD: A Pilot Study

10:00 - 10:30 Plenary Session 2: Dr. denise sloan  

Written Exposure Therapy: A Brief Treatment Approach to PTSD

10:30 - 11:00 Plenary Session 3: col vince mysliwiec, md 

The Expanding Concept of Posttraumatic Nightmares

11:00 - 11:30 Plenary Session 4: Dr. hector garcia  

Building the Public Interface of PTSD Science

11:30 - 13:00 lunch Break   

pm session

13:00 - 14:45
Parasomnias Related to Trauma: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Nightmares and Characteristics of Trauma-Associated Sleep Disorder
chair: dr. kristi pruiksma
discussant: col vince mysliwiec, md

dr. noelle balliett

Efficacy of a Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Nightmares Among Veterans

dr. kristi pruiksma

A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Treatment for Trauma-Related Nightmares in Active Duty Military Personnel

dr. katherine E. miller

Predictors of Treatment Non-Initiation, Dropout, and Outcome for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Nightmares

dr. matthew brock

Trauma-Associated Sleep Disorder: The Extreme Nocturnal Manifestation of Trauma

13:00 - 14:45
The evolution of military pain and trauma research: From pilot studies to pragmatic trials

chair: dr. don mcgeary


dr. don mcgeary

Transitioning Evidence-Based Pain Care into Military Primary Care: A Pragmatic Trial

dr. kevin vowles

A Pilot Study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Veterans with Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder

dr. Stacey Young-McCaughan

Symptom Burden in Service Members with Physical and Psychological Trauma

dr. jennifer potter

Patterns of Opioid Use Among DoD Beneficiaries Treated for Chronic Pain Conditions

dr. Mary Jo Pugh

Trajectories of Pain and Pain Treatment in Veterans with Comorbid Pain and TBI



14:45 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 16:30 Panel Discussion and Questions from the Audience: Expert Perspectives on PTSD Treatment and Research

Panel Members: Dr. Denise Sloan, Dr. Edna Foa, Dr. Brett Litz, Dr. Alan Peterson, Dr. Steffany Fredman, Dr. Jennifer Schuster Wachen, Dr. Paula Schnurr
Moderator: Dr. Katy Dondanville

16:30 - 17:00 closing remarks: Shaping the Future of Combat-Related PTSD

Dr. Terence M. Keane
Director, Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD

17:00 ce credit closeout