Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

JJR Macleod Auditorium

Medical Sciences Building

1 King's College Circle

Toronto, ON M5S 1A8

Canada

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

The War on PTSD


Post Traumatic stress disorder is one of the most common and debilitating mental health conditions. This panel discussion will commence with a 45 minute documentary by Patrick Reed entitled PTSD: Beyond Trauma, which focuses on the military and civilian struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Experts Ruth Lanius, Candice Monson, Anthony Feinstein and Ute Lawrence will discuss current research and treatment by taking a look at data on global conflicts around the world.




Panel includes:


Ruth Lanius

Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book ‘Healing the traumatized self: consciousness, neuroscience, treatment’ with Paul Frewen.

Candice Monson

Dr. Monson, PhD, C.Psych., is Professor of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. Dr. Monson is one of the foremost experts on traumatic stress and the use of individual and conjoint therapies to treat PTSD. She has published extensively on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of PTSD treatments more generally.

Anthony Feinstein

Dr. Feinstein received his medical degree in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand. Thereafter he completed his training in Psychiatry at the Royal Free Hospital in London, England, before training as a neuropsychiatrist at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square in London. His Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. Degree were obtained through the University of London, England. He is currently a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His neuropsychiatry research focuses on the search for cerebral correlates of behavioral disorders associated with multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and hysteria (Conversion Disorders). He is past Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the MS Society of Canada.

Patrick Reed

Mr. Reed is an award-winning director and producer. He specializes in access-driven, character-based films that are emotionally powerful and thought provoking. His credits include “Shake Hands With The Devil: Romeo Dallaire,” “Triage: James Orbinski,” “The Team,” “Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children,” and “Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr.” Each feature documentary had successful festival and theatrical runs, and was broadcast worldwide.

Ute Lawrence

Ute Lawrence is the CEO and founder of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Association. Ute is uniquely poised to present a new perspective within the field of PTSD, especially important with increased diagnoses of PTSD in patients returning from war, natural disasters, 9/11 or suffering from other extreme life-threatening events.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

JJR Macleod Auditorium

Medical Sciences Building

1 King's College Circle

Toronto, ON M5S 1A8

Canada

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved