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The Trauma brought back home - A Historical perspective on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from WWI to today

  • 03 Mar 2015
  • Residence of the Belgian Ambassador to the United States, Washington DC

The Embassy of Belgium in the United-States presents a panel discussion at the Belgian Residence in Washington DC 


March 3d, 2015 


on the following topic:


‘The Trauma brought back home - A Historical perspective on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from WWI to today’

 

PTSD affected war veterans historically had and still have a deep impact on their communities when they return home. What forms did this impact take after WWI? How did untreated war veterans affect other generations and society? How can today’s treatments help affected veterans and their communities?

 

Moderator : Leo Shane - Military Times, Congressional Reporter

 

Speakers:

  • Pr. Robert J. Ursano, MD, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Pr. Kaat Wils, Director of the Department of Cultural History, Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven)
  • Cpt. Jeroen Van De Bossche, Clinical Psychologist, Belgian Defense Medical Component

 

Testimony:

Jessa Wildemeersch, actress, creator of Days Without Dates

 

This event is scheduled within the framework of the commemorations of WWI and we will invite an audience composed of prominent personalities in the local life sciences sector, historians and US Defense personnel. The objective is to showcase Belgium’s expertise in the PTSD field whilst and using the historical perspective to enhance common issues facing Belgium and the United States.’


Registration details to be posted soon.

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