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ACOTS2016 Call for Abstracts

19th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress

Gold Coast

8th – 10th September 2016


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The conference theme – Public issues, Private trauma – reflects the increasing public recognition of issues such as childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, refugee and asylum seeker trauma and the moral conflicts facing military personnel on deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Scientific Committee has brought together a range of perspectives on trauma from researchers to clinicians, advocates, lawyers, journalists and people with lived experience, to provide a stimulating exchange of ideas for all.


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You are invited to submit an abstract for one of the following types of presentation at ACOTS2016

  • Symposium: This should include 3 to 4 papers plus questions and/or discussion on a particular theme and should last 90 minutes in total.
  • Paper: 15 – 20 minutes duration which will include time for questions
  • 3-minute thesis: Research and higher degree students are invited to submit papers for the 3-minute thesis competition
  • Poster


Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Professor Rachel Yehuda, Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, renowned for her groundbreaking work in genetic and epigenetic studies of PTSD and the intergenerational transmission of trauma
  • Professor Brett Litz, Boston University, a leader in the field internationally in recognising and treating moral injury arising from war-related trauma
  • Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs AO, University of South Australia, recognised internationally for her pioneering work and seminal research in the area of child protection and sexual abuse
  • Professor Kelsey Hegarty, University of Melbourne, renowned for her research into effective interventions in primary care to prevent intimate partner violence


Further details about the conference will be available on the website in the coming weeks.


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