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WPS Fall Symposium

Trauma & Mental Health: Risks, Resiliency, Recovery

October 29, 2022
8:30 am – 2:00 pm EST

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8:30-8:45 am Welcome from the CME Committee
Matt Rudorfer, MD, Chair

Welcome/Comments from the WPS
President Marilou Tablang-Jimenez, MD, DFAPA
8:45 – 10:00 am The Biologic Side of PTSD
Joan Turkus, MD
10:00 – 10:40 am Psychotherapy & Services | Research in PTSD
Shannon Stirman, PhD
10:40 – 11:30 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Developmental Trauma
Altha Stewart, MD

11:30 – 12:10 pm Pharmacotherapy of PTSD and the Elusive Target of Sleep
Thomas Mellman, MD
12:10 am – 12:40 pm BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
12:40 – 1:20 pm MDMA Treatment of PTSD
Greg Fonzo, PhD
1:20 pm General Discussion
1:30 pm Adjourn


Dr. Joan Turkus

Dr. Joan Turkus

Joan A. Turkus, M.D. maintains a consulting and clinical practice in psychiatry and traumatology in McLean, Virginia. She is the Medical Director, TraumaSci: Complex Trauma Disorders Program at Dominion/HCA Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia and Co-Founder/past Medical Director of The Center: Posttraumatic Disorders Program at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C. Dr. Turkus has years of experience in the trauma field and maintains a national profile with teaching and consultation.

She is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in pharmacy and graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine with honors. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, of which she is a Past President. She has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Cornelia Wilbur Award for clinical contributions, and a Distinguished Achievement Award by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Psychiatry and the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry. She is trained in psychiatry, traumatology, clinical hypnosis and EMDR. She maintains a keen interest in neurobiology and psychopharmacology, particularly in their application to the complexity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Dr. Mellman

Dr. Mellman