Deborah G. Jozwiak

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Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Email: wechtinstitute@duq.edu
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Conference Agenda

Post-Combat Problems in the 21st Century

The 12th Annual Conference

Soldier

Thursday, November 8

8:45 a.m. Welcome and Announcements Frederick W. Fochtman, Ph.D.
Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
Benjamin E. Wecht, M.A.
9:00 Veterans' Health in the Era of Iraq and Afghanistan

Major General Wesley E. Craig
Col. John Wing, MD, MPH
Lt. Col. Laura McHugh, MS
Brig. General Michael G. Gould, MA, MS

10:00 Combat Post-Traumatic Stress Injury:  Clinical Features and Treatment Needs
Roger Brooke, Ph.D., ABPP
11:00 Break                                                
11:15 From the Front Lines to the Home Front:  The Role of Occupational Therapy in Recovering Veterans
Lynsay Whelan, M.S., OTR/L
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 Traumatic Brain Injury and the Combat Veteran
Laura Smith-Seemiller, Ph.D.
2:30 Veterans and Military Sexual Trauma Ann Wolbert Burgess, Ph.D.
Allen Burgess, D.B.A.
3:30 Break
3:45 Panel Discussion:
Diagnosing and Treating Neuro-Psychological Issues in Today's Returning Veterans

Moderator:
Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.
Panelists:
Carl Prine
Roger Brooke, PhD, ABPP
Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc, RN
Laura Smith-Seemiller, PHD
Michael Welner, MD

4:45 p.m. Adjournment

 

Friday, November 9

8:45 a.m. Welcome and Announcements Frederick W. Fochtman, Ph.D.
Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
Benjamin E. Wecht, M.A.
9:00 The Modern Military Experience:  Issues Faced by Veterans, Soldiers and their Families in the Post-9/11 Era
JulieHera DeStefano
Lt. Col. Thomas J. Stokes, ACSW, LCSW, RN
10:30 Identifying our War Dead:  Past, Present and Future Challenges and Opportunities Victor W. Weedn, M.D., J.D.
11:30 Break                                                                                    
11:45 Pain Management and Drug Abuse Among Veterans Frederick W. Fochtman, Ph.D.
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Serving the Needs of the Homeless Veteran Pastor Mike Wurschmidt
2:00 Violence and Crimes by the Veteran and Those Returning from War
Michael Welner, M.D.
3:00 Break
3:15 Panel Discussion:
Adjudicating Veterans:  A Problem-Solving Approach 
Moderator:
Laurie B Serafino, JD
Panelists:
The Honorable John Zottola
Debra Barnisin-Lange, JD
Daniel Kunz, MBA, Esq.
Keather Likins, MSSW, LSW
Michael Rocco
4:45 Adjournment