Organised by the King’s Centre for Military Health Research with support by the Forces in Mind Trust. Bringing together leading academics, researchers, medical professionals and charities to discuss the key issues
in military mental health.
The King's Centre for Military Health Research is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research and independent of the UK Ministry of Defence, our work has help shape government policy towards
military personnel with our research published in high impact journals such as the British Medical Journal and The Lancet.
The Centre is co-directed by Professor Simon Wessely and Professor Nicola Fear. The Centre draws on the experience of a multidisciplinary team with a wide range of research portfolios. The aim of the Centre is to produce relevant scientific research at
the highest level. The Centre offers an MSc in War and Psychiatry.
King's College London
UK, WC2R 2LS
P: (+44) 020 7848 5351
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Agenda subject to change.
Registration & Refreshments
Chaired by: Prof Sir Simon Wessely, King’s Centre for Military Health Research
Prof Sir Simon Wessely King’s Centre for Military Health Research
Tobias Ellwood MP Minister for Defence People and Veterans
The longer-term mental health impacts of military service
Prof Zahava Solomon Tel Aviv University
Innovative Approaches to Empowering Veterans to Seek Care
Ms. Kacie Kelly George W. Bush Institute
Serving in the emergency services after military service
Dr Heidi Cramm Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research
Working together to improve the mental health of the Armed Forces Community
Dr Charles Winstanley Contact
Lunch and Networking
Chaired by: Sue Freeth, Combat Stress
100 Years and going strong
Sue Freeth Combat Stress
The media’s view of the mental health of veterans
Jonathan Beale BBC
What’s new and how can we do more – the NHS England perspective?
Dr Jonathan Leach NHS
Innovations in the treatment of PTSD in veterans
Prof Jonathan Bisson Cardiff University
What do we know about domestic violence and the military
Dr Deirdre MacManus King's Centre for Military Health Research
Chaired by: Hans Pung, Forces in Mind Trust
The symptoms and beliefs of UK Veterans with long-term psychological wounds: what are the implications for practice today?
Prof Edgar Jones King's Centre for Military Health Research
The mental health needs of military personnel: A review of the research evidence and key stakeholder perspectives
Daniel Phillips NatCen
Anna Marcinkiewicz NatCen
The mental health of veterans in Scotland
Dr Beverly Bergman Glasgow University
Moral Injury in military veterans
Dr Dominic Murphy Combat Stress
The End of the Day
Prof Neil Greenberg Royal College of Psychiatrists Lead for Military and Veterans’ Health
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Veteran Mental Health Conference 2019 Poster Competition
Competition is CLOSED
The poster competition aims to showcase research in the Armed Forces community.
Key Information: Poster abstracts (300 words) must be submitted by 18/01/2019. The abstracts should include a funding statement (not included in the word count). Notification of acceptance will be made on 25/01/2019. Presenters must purchase a ticket for the conference and attend.
Prizes: The three posters most highly regarded by an expert panel and attendees will be awarded cash prizes for the following categories: 1) Overall Academic Choice; 2) Sponsors’ Choice; 3) People’s Choice.
Submission: Please submit a 300-word structured abstract to [email protected]. Abstracts will be published alongside the poster.
Veterans' Mental Health Conference 2019 will once again be hosted in the Great Hall at King's College London. The Great Hall was built in 1829, and over the years has been a prominent location for high end balls and gala dinners.