Pitt Nursing to Host Conference on Veterans’ Transition to Civilian Life

With more than 200,000 service members leaving active duty over the next five years, the School felt it was timely to explore the challenges faced by returning veterans and their families in the areas of physical health, psychological treatment and support, and potential barriers to accessing health care and social services. Join us for “The Veteran's Journey to Achieving Wellness: Successful Reintegration into Civilian Life,” a two-day national conference to be held in September 2015 in Pittsburgh.

Pitt Nursing has published the program/schedule and some of the selected presentation topics include:

  • holistic continuity of care
  • the combat stress team
  • chronic pain after combat injury
  • the legal and social work aspects of homelessness and addiction
  • the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness: translating research into practical information for practitioners who work with military-connected families.

Our featured speakers are:

LTG Patricia Horoho, U.S. Army Surgeon General and MEDCOM Commander
"Odyssey: A Soldier's Road Home"

Dr. Ronald Poropatich, Executive Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research at the University of Pittsburgh
"The Center for Military Medicine and Traumatic Brain Injury"

Dr. Jonathan Shay, a Clinical Psychiatrist and 2007 MacArthur Foundation Fellow
"Moral Injury"

Julie Hera DeStefano, Producer/Director
Journey to Normal:"Women of War Come Home"

Conference Dates

September 10 & 11, 2015
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Hotel Information - please note that the deadline for discounted conference rates is August 28, 2015

  • Contact Hours Awarded:14
    Will be awarded to Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologist* and Social Workers
  • Cost: $349 (Registration includes the Conference as well as breakfast and lunch for both days.)
              $249 - student discount
              $249 - primary accepted abstract presenter discount

*Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is being offered for 14.0 continuing education credits.

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