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Annual Amygdala, Stress and PTSD Conference

The annual Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference at the Uniformed Services University brings together scientists and clinicians working towards solving the biological basis of stress, fear, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Disaster Psychiatry Training

Dr. Joshua Morganstein and Dr. James West developed a recorded training program, “Protecting the Mental Health of Communities During Disasters,” to introduce concepts of disaster psychiatry. Topics covered in this training program include disaster psychiatry basics, psychological and behavioral effects of disasters, and effective interventions to reduce adverse effects of disasters

Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster

Disaster Psychiatry Canada (DPC) hosts an annual CME training conference, “Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters. The mission of DPC is to develop and maintain a well-trained committed team of psychiatric specialists able to serve the mental health needs of people and communities affected by disasters, in coordination with emergency and public health responders.

Presentations by Dr. Robert Ursano

Disaster Psychiatry: From Individual to Community

Dr. Ursano gave a talk in April 2024 as part of the Nuvance Health Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. The presentation is titled "Disaster Psychiatry: From Individual to Community" and touches on different types of disasters including natural disasters, COVID-19, and war in the Ukraine.

The Army Study to assess risk and resilience in service members (Army STARRS) – Robert Ursano


ECNP Traumatic Stress Network Virtual Meeting "Hot topics" (4 June 2021) with Robert Ursano, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. This meeting was chaired by Joseph Zohar, Israel, Eric Vermetten, The Netherlands and Iryna Frankova, Ukraine. The meeting was dedicated to the precision psychiatry, concept of "Golden Hours", psychosocial and psychotherapeutic treatment of PTSD.

Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters: 2nd Training Course sponsored by Disaster Psychiatry Canada (DPC) June 8, 2019


PTSD and Other Trauma-Related Disorders: Complex Clinical Decisions

Presentation by Dr. Robert Ursano: "PTSD and Other Trauma-Related Disorders: Complex Clinical Decisions" at the Dr. Pellegrino Memorial Lecture at Eastern Virginia Medical School.


War, Battlefield and the Effects of Violence

Presentation by Dr. Ursano at the 2013 IOM Annual Meeting — “The Science of Violence: Causation, Mitigation, and Prevention”. The presenation is entitled “War, Battlefield and the Effects of Violence.”

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Exposure to Violence in the Community, in the Home, in the Media, and on the Battlefield

Dr. Ursano took part in a panel discussion at the 2013 IOM Annual Meeting — “The Science of Violence: Causation, Mitigation, and Prevention.” Below is a video of the discussion.

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