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Webinar: When Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome meets Moral Injury

The interconnection between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and moral injury is receiving increasing scientific and public attention. Our distinguished panellists will discuss the military, operational and medical manifestations of the interface between PTSD and moral injury.

Date and Access

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 17:00-19:00 CET (UTC+1)
You can participate in this webinar by joining this Zoom link

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Dominic Nicholls is the defence and security editor for the UK Daily Telegraph. Dominic served for 23 years in the British Army with operational deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. Originally a cavalry officer in The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards he later transferred to the Army Air Corps where he flew Gazelle helicopters.

Dr Andrea Ellner. Defence Studies Department, King's College, London, based at the Joint Services Command & Staff College, Shrivenham. Her work focuses on gender and security, including the integration of women in the armed forces, as well as civil-military relations and ethics, with a particular interest in moral injury. She was Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed journal European Security, 2004-08, and a visiting scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Professor Eric Vermetten, MD, PhD, is a clinical psychiatrist working with veterans and other uniformed officers as Strategic Advisor (COL) of Research at the Military Mental Health Service with the Dutch Ministry of Defense and ARQ National Psychotrauma Center. He holds an endowed chair in Psychiatry at the Department Psychiatry at Leiden UMC. He also has an Adjunct Professorship at the Department Psychiatry of New York UMC. He was trained in the Netherlands as well as in the USA in psychiatry and neuroscience (Stanford, Yale and Emory University). He has clinical as well as a research positions with a focus on medical/biological as well as psychiatric aspects of complex psychotrauma in the military and  civilian populations. He has published over 200 papers, over 30 book chapters and edited several books on this topic.

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