When:
July 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2019-07-17T14:00:00-04:00
2019-07-17T15:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
PTSD Consultation Program
866-948-7880

Registration Information

Registration is free and is required before the lecture in order to receive continuing education credit.  Please follow the appropriate link below to complete the registration process and receive the link to the live lecture.  Continuing education credits are available from:  ACCME, ACCME-NP, APA, ANCC, NBCC, ASWB, and NYSED SW.

Before the Lecture

VA Providers:  CLICK HERE to REGISTER in TMS

  • Do NOT choose “Assign to Me” as you will not be registered for continuing education credit and will not receive the confirmation email.  Please be sure to click the “REGISTER NOW” link.  Then, on the registration page, select the appropriate accreditation requested under Registration Comments and click the Confirm button.  You will receive a confirmation email and a calendar event file.

Non-VA Providers:  CLICK HERE to REGISTER in TRAIN

  • After you register the system will automatically send you an email with an attachment that contains the link to the webinar.  If you have any problems related to your TRAIN account or registration please contact their helpdesk at VHATRAIN@va.gov.
  • If the above link to TRAIN does not work please paste this URL into your web browser: https://www.train.org/vha/course/1084819/live_event.

On the Day of the Lecture

PLEASE USE YOUR FULL EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN JOINING ADOBECONNECT and enter as a guest.  This will help us respond to your questions.

Follow these instructions on the day of the lecture (the first two assumed you registered as above):

  • VA:  Return to TMS 2.0, find the lecture in the “Due Anytime” section of your To Do list, click on “View details for course” and the click “Start Course” on the next screen.  On the following screen click “Join the Meeting” to enter AdobeConnect.
  • Non-VA:  Login at www.vha.TRAIN.org, click on the lecture title in “Your Learning” and then click on the Resources tab.  Save and open the “SAVE NOW” document to obtain the link to AdobeConnect.
  • No credit:  If you are not interested in continuing education credit:  Join AdobeConnect or listen at 800-767-1750 code 27733#.

After the Lecture

HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE:  (There is no posttest.)

  • VA/TMS:  The evaluation form is available in TMS (in your To-Do List) following the lecture.  After you complete the Evaluation form, you will be able to obtain your certificate from the Completed Work section.  Choose “View Details” and then select the appropriate accreditation certificate for your discipline.
  • Non-VA/TRAIN: The evaluation is available immediately following the lecture.  After completing the evaluation the certificate is available in the Certificates folder.

About the Topic

Genetics play a critical role in PTSD, and genetics research has advanced significantly over the past decade. This exciting work has provided information on genetic risk factors for PTSD, genetic overlap with other psychiatric disorders and potential targets for novel treatment development. This presentation will provide an overview of genetics research in PTSD that will be accessible to a broad audience of clinicians.

About the Presenter

KARESTAN KOENEN, PhD is Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is passionate about using science to overcome violence and trauma. Dr. Koenen’s research focuses on why some people develop PTSD and related mental and physical health problems and why some people are resilient when exposed to similar traumatic events. She co-leads the PTSD working group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, which aims to identify genetic variants that increase risk and resilience following trauma exposure. She also investigates how violence, trauma, and PTSD alter long-term physical health and accelerate aging. She is co-author the book, Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse: Psychotherapy for the Interrupted Life and many research publications.

Dr. Karestan received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at Columbia University. She is a past-president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), a fellow of the American Psychopathological Association, and a Scientific Council Member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). She has received numerous awards and works as an advocate for survivors of violence and trauma.