CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SUNDAY, 18 Sept 2022

8:30 - Workshop 1: PROLONGED EXPOSURE (PE) THERAPY FOR ADULTS WITH  PTSD

Led by Barbara Rothbaum, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

12:30 – Lunch break

13:00 – Workshop 2: TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (TFCBT) FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS WITH PTSD

Led by Tine Jensen, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, & Senior Researcher, Norwegian Center on Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Oslo, Norway 

17:00 – End of workshop

18:45 – Opening session & Conference Dinner (special Guest Lecturer to be announced)

MONDAY, 19 Sept 2022

8.30-9:00 - GREETINGS AND INTRODUCTION
Prof David Forbes, Phoenix Australia,

Conference Co-Chair

 

9:00 -10.30 - INTERVENTIONS FOR REFUGEES AND SURVIVORS OF ONGOING CONFLICT

 

9:00 - INNOVATIONS IN INTERVENTIONS FOR REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS: THE WHO INTERVENTION TRIALS

Keynote Speaker
Richard Bryant, Professor of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

 

10:00 - Invited speakers

THE PALESTINIAN ISRAELI ENCOUNTER: THE CASE OF THE BINATIONAL SCHOOL OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

Shafiq Masalha

Clinical psychotherapist; President of ERICE (Empowerment and Resilience In Children Everywhere); Senior Academic Lecturer, Tel Aviv University & Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

​Esti Galili-Weisstub

Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

 

10:30 - Morning tea

 

11:00-12:30 - Parallel Sessions: TBA

12:30 Lunch

13:30–15:00 - Parallel Sessions: TBA

 

15:00 - Afternoon tea

15:30 -16:30 - Parallel Sessions: TBA

16:30 - TRAUMA, THE COVID PANDEMIC AND ADVERSITY ACROSS THE UK 

Keynote Speaker
Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine and Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK

17:30 - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

18:00 - End of day’s sessions

TUESDAY, 20 Sept 2022

8.45 - WELCOME AND RECAP

9:00 -10.30 -  INNOVATIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF PTSD

9:00 - PSYCHOLOGICAL, PHARMACOLOGICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF PTSD
Keynote Speaker

Barbara Rothbaum, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

10:00 - Invited speakers

CANNABIS IN PTSD – MYTH OR REALITY

Omer Bonne, Head, Department of Psychiatry, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

PTSD – A DISORDER OF AN EPISODIC MEMORY?

Yair Bar Haim, Director of the Center for Development and Psychopathology,and the Laboratory for Research on Anxiety and Trauma,

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

10.30 - Morning tea

11:00 -11:45 - MDMA-ASSISTED THERAPIES AND THE HEALING OF TRAUMA: INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNAL, MULTIGENERATIONAL
Keynote speaker
Rick Doblin, Founder and Executive Director of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

11.45 -12.30 - Discussion panel - MDMA and psychedelic-assisted therapies and the healing of trauma

 

12.30 - Lunch

13:30 - 15.00 - INNOVATIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH PTSD

13.30 - TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH PTSD: WHERE ARE
WE AT?
Keynote Speaker

Tine Jensen, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, & Senior

Researcher, Norwegian Center on Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Oslo, Norway

14:30 - Invited speakers - Topics TBA

Ruth Feldman, Professor of Developmental Social Neuroscience, Reichman University, Herzlia, Israel 

15:00 - Afternoon tea

15:30 –16:30 - Parallel Sessions: TBA

16:30 - Panel Discussion: TRANSLATION OF INNOVATION INTO PRACTICE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Chair: Simon Wessely

17:15 -17:30 - CLOSING ADDRESS