Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders around the world. Societies experiencing violence, war, and natural disasters are particularly vulnerable to PTSD.
The meeting will bring together leading neuroscientists and psychiatrists from the UK, Israel and additional countries, to explore two main domains:
- The scientific aspects of PTSD, leading to a better clinical and scientific understanding of the phenomenon, from a neurobiological perspective. This includes sharing existing data from cutting edge human and animal studies; redefining PTSD and discussing its diagnosis; examining PTSD in different settings around the world (including conflict zones and poor regions); and exploring current treatment and drugs.
- The practical implications of current Neuro-PTSD science. Discussing risk factors, and exploring novel diagnosis and drug treatments for PTSD.
The meeting will aim to achieve the following objectives:
- Increase the overall awareness and importance of PTSD in general, and particularly the contribution of Neuroscience research in this field
- Provide a platform for scientists and actors involved in Neuro-PTSD to share ideas and best practice that could help to address the current scientific and clinical challenges, especially in under-developed and poor regions around the world
- Establish and strengthen scientific partnerships between leading researchers. Multinational scientific collaboration is crucial in PTSD research, as case studies and data from different regions are needed for a better understanding and treatment of the disorder