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Day 2: Effects of Trauma on Development and
Future Vulnerability to Psychopathology

December 14, 2002

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Session V: 8:30-10:30 AM: The Persistent Biological Effects of Early Experience

Chair: Emeran Mayer, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles

8:30-9:00 AM: How genetic factors can interact with early experiences to shape stress reactivity in rhesus monkeys.
Stephen Suomi, Ph.D., National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
9:00-9:30 AM: Maternal Care, Gene Expression, and Vulnerability for Affective Illness
Michael Meaney, Ph.D., McGill University
9:30-10:00 AM: Somatic manifestations of posttraumatic stress.
Emeran Mayer, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles
10:00-10:30 AM: Immune sequelae of childhood and adult trauma
Christopher Coe, University of Wisconsin
-----------Break: 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM------------

Session VI: 10:45-12:45 PM: Trauma's Impact on the Self, Family, and Social Networks: An Overview with Examples from the WTC Tragedy

Chair: Bessel van der Kolk, MD, The Trauma Center and Boston University

10:45-11:15 AM: Understanding Intergenerational Effects of Trauma from a Psychological and Biological Perspective.
Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center
11:15-11:45 AM: The effects of trauma on the self.
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., The Trauma Center and Boston University
11:45-12:15 PM: The impact of the World Trade Center attacks on New York City police officers.
Charles Marmar, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
12:15-12:45 PM: Title TBA
Richard Sheirer, Former NYC Director of Emergency Management
Rosemarie O'Keefe, Former Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Community Assistance Unit
-----------Break: 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM------------

Session VII: 2:00-4:00 PM: Trauma's Effects across Cultures

Chair: Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

2:00-2:30 PM: Religion and spirituality after trauma.
James Boehnlein, M.D., Oregon Health and Science University
2:30-3:00 PM: Ritual initiation, normative trauma, and social suffering: The divergent cultural model of New Guinea.
Gilbert Herdt, Ph.D., San Francisco State University
3:00-3:30 PM: Cambodia's shadow: Violence and trauma in the Khmer Rouge genocide.
Alex Hinton, Ph.D., Rutgers University
3:30-4:00 PM: Un-doing: The politics of suffering, trauma, resentment, and forgiveness in the New South Africa.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Session VIII: 4:00-6:00 PM: Interdisciplinary Round Table-2

Moderator: Robert Lemelson, Ph.D., The Foundation for Psychocultural Research

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