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Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress

November 7 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm

Proudly brought to you by Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and Phoenix Australia, this year’s program will explore the latest advancements in traumatic stress studies with keynote presentations from world-leading experts, opportunities to participate in insightful workshops and engaging discussions, and networking with peers and colleagues.

Moving through trauma: pathways to transformation

This year’s theme recognises the dynamic nature of recovery, emphasising the integration of mind and body approaches, and exploring the evolving understanding of trauma’s impact on individuals and communities.

Created specifically for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and service leaders, ACOTS offers a curated scientific program led by esteemed international and local experts to enrich your understanding of traumatic stress.

Held over two days, the conference program comprises keynote addresses, panel discussions, interactive masterclass sessions and workshops, poster sessions, a welcome reception and conference dinner.

 Professor Grete Dyb, MD, PhD

Professor Dyb is a global expert in supporting children and adolescents following exposure to terrorism. She was central to the Norwegian psychosocial response to the terror attack in 2011 where 77 people were killed, most of them young people at a Norwegian Youth summer camp. She lead a 13 year longitudinal study following young people exposed to this trauma which provides many insights about the long term needs of children exposed to this trauma. She is currently vice-dean at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo and research professor at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Oslo, Norway.

    Laura Fischer 

Laura E. Fischer is the Founder & CEO of Traumascapes, a survivor-led organisation dedicated to changing the ecosystem of trauma and creating new horizons for survivors through art and science. Laura is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London and she serves on the Data Monitoring and Ethics Committee for ATTUNE at the University of Oxford and the Editorial Advisory Board of The Lancet Psychiatry. Currently, Laura is leading a Wellcome-funded Lancet Psychiatry Commission on lived experience in mental health research.

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November 7 @ 8:00 am
November 9 @ 5:00 pm


Phoenix Australia
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