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Psychiatric and Neurologic Aspects of War

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

89th Annual Conference
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, New York, NY

This year's conference will focus on the fact that the psychiatric and neurologic consequences of war is wide-ranging, affecting every level of human organization from the nation state to the molecular. This conference endeavors to consider these consequences from a multitude of perspectives and modes of inquiry; from the intrapsychic to the empirical. The key-note speakers will address the nature of modern warfare and social interventions to present it in topics such as "The Mind of the Jihadist" and "Preventing Mass Violence." Intervention and prevention will then be considered for the effects of war on the individual. While substantial strides have been made in characterization of the specific neurologic and psychiatric consequences of war, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), significant gaps remain in the understanding of how to treat or prevent these outcomes. Clinical and research scientists will discuss cutting-edge research, treatment approaches and public policy issues in roundtable formats with the goal of creating an agenda for further inquiry and action.

The goal of the conference is to bring together clinical scientists and research scientists to discuss cutting-edge research, treatment approaches, and public policy issues in roundtable format.

For the complete program, please click here.

To register, return the completed registration form with payment to or fax it to 570-839-0297.

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