5th Trauma Talks Conference
Women’s College Hospital
SUBMISSIONS Open: November 4th, 2019
SUBMISSIONS Deadline: January 31st, 2020
We are excited to invite you to submit proposals for our fifth Trauma Talks Conference. The theme for the 2020 conference is “Intergenerational Trauma: Hope and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Care.” The conference will feature two keynote speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities - all taking place in the Conference Centre at Women’s College Hospital.
The 2020 conference committee is seeking proposals that discuss the impact of intergenerational transmission of trauma on individuals and communities from a biological and/or clinical practice perspective. Intersecting themes could also include but are not limited to refugees, attachment-based struggles, and Indigenous experiences. Multi-media and collaborative presentations as well as student poster presentations are encouraged. The committee welcomes proposals from Canadian and international participants. Proposals from clinicians, service providers across disciplines and sectors, researchers, policy makers and others with a range of perspectives on psychological trauma and trauma-informed care are also encouraged. Trauma Talks is an opportunity to learn from colleagues and to build a network of support and collaboration among professionals dedicated to advancing knowledge about psychological trauma and trauma-informed care.
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The committee invites proposals that:
Highlighted topics may include:
While we will give priority to presentations that address our theme, proposals on any topic addressing psychological trauma are welcome. Student and early career submissions are especially welcome. Our intention is that the overall program will include a diverse array of presenters and perspectives, including those with different backgrounds, different levels of experience, and different institutional and organizational types.
Basic: Any professional participants (including students) should be able to fully understand and appreciate this presentation. It includes basic knowledge, techniques, or skills.
Intermediate: Requires participants to have at least some work experience in order to gain maximum benefit from the presentation.
Advanced: Participants require a high-level of training, and substantial experience in the topic. Such presentations are geared to specialists and those in advanced stages of their career.
All: Presentation would be of interest to all participants, regardless of experience or training.
Symposium: An organized collection of individual papers around a theme
Total length: 75 minutes (usually 3-4 presentations)
Each presentation discusses:
(a) a particular aspect of the symposium topic
(b) an integrated perspective on related topics or
(c) several components of a research project
Proposals must include an abstract from each presenter (200 word maximum) on their specific contribution.
Panel Discussion: An organized and coordinated discussion among expert panelists of a particular theme
Total length: 75 minutes (usually 3-4 panelists, including a moderator)
Please note that only one abstract is required for a panel proposal submission
Workshop: An organized interactive presentation consisting of didactic and practical/experiential components
Total length: 75 minutes
Poster: Poster presentation of a case study or research project. The poster session will occur over the lunch break. A poster award will be given for best poster and announced at the end of the day.
Please note that submissions not accepted for a symposium, panel, or workshop session may be invited to present in poster format.
All submissions must include:
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Trauma Talks Conference Committee
Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Program Co-Chair
Carrie Clark, PsyD, CPsych, Program Co-Chair
Debbie Belne, MEd, RP
Catherine Classen, PhD, CPsych
Anne Fourt, BScOT, MEd
Rachelle Marek, RN, BScN, BA
Zoe Thomas, MD, FRCPC
Cindy Nguyen, BKin, MSc, Conference Coordinator