Episode 2607 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the upcoming PTSD conference at San Antonio, Texas. The featured story comes from The UT Health San Antonio Newsroom and is titled: 2023 San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference to examine 50 years of progress.
PTSD is one of the most challenging hang-over’s from the war in Vietnam. On Oct. 17–18, 2023, a conference of PTSD interest parties will be held in San Antonio.
The featuring of this story on the podcast is to honor the service of Ron Mosbaugh. He served as a field corpsman in the Marines in Vietnam where he saw much combat close up. Because of his close combat experiences, today he suffers from a severe case of PTSD. It is hoped this conference will produce new ways to deal with PTSD.
At the event, experts in the field will discuss advances, challenges, and next steps in diagnosing and treating combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring conditions. Veterans and clinicians of different war eras also will share their lived experience.
Karl Marlantes will set the tone as he shares his reflections in the conference’s popular “Profiles in Resilience” address. The Marine veteran received numerous medals for his heroic service in Vietnam, and years later completed his New York Times best-seller Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, which he credits with helping him heal from post-traumatic stress. In 2011, he published a second book, What It Is Like to Go to War, which includes his own memories along with an analysis of the effects of war on those who fight and thoughts on how we can better prepare service members for the experience of war.
Other highlights will include keynote speaker Terence Keane, PhD, of the VA’s National Center for PTSD and Boston University School of Medicine, who will chart the course of psychological trauma research from the Vietnam era through today.
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Listen to episode 2607 and discover more about the upcoming PTSD conference at San Antonio, Texas.