New developments in PTSD research and treatment

Colston Research Society Symposium

16 - 17 November 2015

The symposium took place on 16 and 17 November 2015 at Bristol's MShed. It attracted a wide variety of scientists and clinicians from around the UK and Europe. Participants heard excellent presentations by well-reputed scientists on topics ranging from genetics and epigenetics to the latest developments in cognitive behavioural therapy.

The extremely interesting public lecture by Professor Barbara Rothbaum attracted 200 people. We thank everybody who has helped us organising these events and our sponsors for their generous support.

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The Annual Colston Research Society Symposium 2015 will be devoted to new developments in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) research and treatment.

PTSD is a severe and debilitating stress-related psychiatric disorder affecting an increasing number of people in our society. However, our understanding of its neurobiology and the best ways to treat and prevent PTSD is still limited.

This symposium will therefore address the many unknowns of PTSD by bringing together national and international specialists from a variety of fields.

We have established an exciting two-day programme during which expert scientists will present and discuss the latest advances in research and therapy.

Topics included in the programme range from epigenetics and (early life) stress to fear memory and new pharmacological and psychological therapies. Poster sessions will further aid to the lively discussion of new data. One of the goals of this meeting is to inspire the development of novel ideas and research collaborations.

A free public lecture by Professor Barbara Rothbaum (Emory University, Atlanta, USA) will further increase awareness and understanding of PTSD and various innovative treatments in society. We warmly invite members of the general public, who are interested in mental health and in particular in PTSD, to attend this lecture.

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