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Treating Post-Traumatic Stress: Public Briefing

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Treating Post-Traumatic Stress

A Public Luncheon Briefing

Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Through the Support of the Dana Foundation

In Conjunction with Rep. Chaka Fattah

Friday, May 9, 2014

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Post-traumatic stress or post-traumatic stress disorder can afflict individuals after a trauma or life-threatening event. It affects more than 5 million adults per year and is a particular concern for the military. Come hear about how PTS affects service members and veterans and how researchers are treating PTS through different styles of therapy.


•              The Honorable Chaka Fattah, D-PA

•              General Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army (Retired), CEO, One Mind

•              Kathleen Chard, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati

•              JoAnn Difede, PhD, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

•              Moderator Alan Leshner, PhD, CEO of AAAS


AAAS is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Since it was founded in 1848, AAAS has been dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge for the good of society as a whole.

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research.