Michael Amlung & Margaret McKinnon - National Roundtable on Post-Traumatic Stress Research in Canada
On November 1, 2018, Michael Amlung and Margaret McKinnon were honoured to be invited to participate in a National Roundtable on Post-Traumatic Stress Research in Canada: Current Status and Future Directions in Toronto. Margaret was a Plenary Speaker, giving a talk on "Diagnosis, management and prevention of trauma - and stressor-related disorders: scientific evidence and considerations". Michael was invited to be a discussant in that same session. The roundtable was sponsored by CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Addiction. It was hosted by Dr. Samuel Weiss (Scientific Director of CIHR INMHA), and chaired by Dr. Jaideep Bains (Regina) and Dr. Ruth Lanius (Western).
The purpose of this roundtable was to bring together fundamental and clinical researchers to discuss knowledge on PTS. The goals: (1) to encourage multidisciplinary dialogue in PTS research and (2) to achieve a preliminary consensus on how developing, synthesizing, translating and implementing PTS knowledge can drive better health outcomes for Canadians affected by trauma- and stressor-related disorders, across multiple settings, contexts, and populations. The outcome of the roundtable will be the creation of a meeting report, which CIHR-INMHA will use to galvanize strategic research funding opportunities in PTS.
Great Department representation!