In 2011 the White House established the Joining Forces initiative to promote the education, research and clinical care for military members with TBI and PTSD. The Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) was one of the original participants in the program. This year the Medical Campus will host the Fourth Annual Joining Forces Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Hiebert Lounge. Faculty, students and staff are invited to attend lectures and participate in the poster session.
Mark your calendar to learn about the cutting edge research being performed at our institutions in these fields. After the formal lectures a poster session will highlight additional areas of research.
“PTSD Symptoms Following Iraq War Deployment:
Short and Long-term Outcome”
Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD
Chief of Psychology and Investigator, Behavioral Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VABHS; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine.
“Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Neurodegenerative Disease Following Repetitive Head Impact”
Robert A. Stern, PhD
Director of Clinical Research, BU Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Program; Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine.
Fourth Annual Joining Forces BUMC and VA Boston Healthcare System TBI/PTSD Conference
Tuesday, Nov. 3
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 14th floor, BUSM Instructional Building
Schedule of Events
- 8-8:30 Breakfast and poster set-up
- 8:30-9 Registration
- 9-9:10 Introductions and Welcome Drs. Anna Hohler and Gary Kaplan
- 9:10-9:20 BUSM Dean Karen H. Antman, MD
- 9:20-9:30 Terence Keane, MD, Director of the National Center for PTSD-Behavioral Sciences Division
- 9:30-10:25 Featured speaker: Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD
- 10:25-10:30 Break
- 10:30-11:25 Featured speaker: Robert A. Stern, PhD
- 11:25-12:30 Lunch and Poster Viewing