Innovations in Trauma Research and Practice: Exploring PTSD and Related Outcomes Across the Lifespan

The UTHealth Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences invites all medical professionals from across the country to join us at our UTHealth Psychiatry Update. This year’s focus is on innovations in trauma research and practice.

Date & Time:
Saturday, February 6, 2016
8:00 A.M. – 5:15 P.M.

Location:

Memorial Hermann Conference Center
6411 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030

Parking is available at the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza and the UT Physicians Professional Building at the cost of $10 per day and does not include in and out privileges. For MetroRail, please use the Memorial Hermann/Houston Zoo station. Reserve your room using our special group pricing here.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences invites all mental health professionals from across the country to join us at our UTHealth Psychiatry Update. This year’s focus is on innovations in trauma research and practice.

Conference Summary:

Traumatic experiences are highly prevalent in society. In a significant portion of the child and adult population, traumatic events are related to deleterious short- and long-term biological, psychological, and behavioral sequelae. Many trauma- and loss-related experiences begin in childhood and appear to co-occur and accumulate over time, resulting in cumulative harmful effects across the lifespan. Significant progress has been made with regard to understanding the biopsychosocial impact of trauma on various mental health outcomes, particularly PTSD. However, the field is in need of research that can help to identify the influence of traumatic events on distinct psychiatric outcomes and the various individual and contextual factors that may affect trajectories of risk, resilience, and recovery. Such studies can serve as the foundation for the development and refinement of trauma-focused interventions by targeting specific factors and processes associated with reductions in PTSD and related psychiatric sequelae. This conference will present findings from innovative research and theoretical advancements focusing on trauma-exposed youth and adults to guide clinicians in the most effective, evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches for this important population.


Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UT-Harris County Psychiatric Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 6.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

This program has been approved for 6.75 credit hours in accordance with the requirements of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Provider Sponsor: UT-Harris County Psychiatric Center/Provider Number: CS1177

 

Organizer UT Health Science Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

When?

Sat, Feb. 6, 2016
8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Where?

Memorial Hermann Conference Center
6411 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030
United States