The 8th Annual San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference is presented by the STRONG STAR Consortium and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also known as UT Health San Antonio). The conference is focused on emerging outcomes and ongoing scientific research on the assessment and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid conditions in military service members and veterans.
Our theme for 2023: “Combat-Related PTSD: 50 Years of Progress”
This year, as we mark 50 years since the end of the Vietnam War, we will examine how far we have come – and how best to move forward from here – in caring for those who suffer from the psychological wounds of war. We invite you to join us for a compelling program, as experts in the field discuss advances in diagnosing and treating combat-related PTSD and co-occurring conditions, and veterans and clinicians of different eras share their lived experience.
About STRONG STAR
The STRONG STAR Consortium involves a network of over 150 collaborating national scientists and clinicians who are working together to develop and evaluate the best approaches for preventing and treating combat-related PTSD and other psychological health conditions in military personnel, veterans, and first responders.
Under the leadership of UT Health San Antonio, STRONG STAR brings together the expertise of a world-class, interdisciplinary team of military, civilian and VA institutions and investigators and one of the largest populations of post-9/11 service members and veterans in the nation. With the critical mass of talent required to make major scientific advances in psychological health, STRONG STAR investigators strive to improve countless lives by preventing the development of chronic psychological health problems in military personnel, veterans, and first responders while advancing the science through research with evidence-based and cutting-edge therapies.