National Roundtable on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to take place at University of Regina

Media Advisory Release Date: January 28, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Members of the media are invited to two portions of a National Roundtable on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other operational stress injuries in public safety personnel. The Roundtable is hosted by the University of Regina.

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will provide opening remarks via video recording.  Michel Picard, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will be present to deliver a welcome message.

Opening Remarks:
Friday, January 29
9 a.m.
Administration-Humanities Building, Room 527

Media Scrum with Dr. Nick Carleton:
Friday, January 29
Following opening remarks (approx. 9:20 a.m.)
Administration-Humanities Building, Room 527 (outside of room)

Dr. Nick Carleton will be among many Canadian academics and representatives from various governments and organizations attending the full-day event.

Carleton is a practicing clinical psychologist and research professor in psychology at the University of Regina.  His research focuses on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of pain, anxiety, and trauma, and is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through top awards and grants. He has been working with trauma in a variety of capacities since 2001.

Carleton has received more than 40 distinctions and awards throughout his career, which, for the past several years has focused on building sustainable evidence-based mechanisms for reducing PTSD and other operational stress injuries in first responders and other public safety personnel. 

Note to media: Natalie Tomczak will be on location to guide media to the opening remarks and media scrum.

 

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