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IOM meeting February 13th 2006 - Gulf War PTSD

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  • Kirt Love
    IOM meeting February 13th 2006 - Gulf War PTSD Despite 10 of snow the meeting went on schedule today. What a surprise to me that this event would be spread
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 13, 2006
      IOM meeting February 13th 2006 - Gulf War PTSD
       
      Despite 10" of snow the meeting went on schedule today.
      What a surprise to me that this event would be spread
      across three rooms. Biggest turn out I've seen at a IOM
      event since 2000.
       
      What disappointed me far more than anything today was that
      I was the only Gulf War veteran at this last public Gulf War
      IOM meeting of 2006.
       
      Vietnam Veterans in mass, and two OIF troops speaking
      for VVAF. The Service Groups made it a point to show
      up. But, it was a pro-Vietnam show at a Gulf War meeting.
       
      GAO made it, Senatorial and Congressional aids made it,
      as did the usual DOD / VA crowd.
       
      The good news is this wasn't a psychological campaign
      spelling doom for PTSD cases. Except in the case of
      Sally Satel who's negative rhetoric about cheating vets
      got her chided the rest of the day by every other speaker.
      She isn't even DOD / VA and yet you would swear she
      was related to Dr. Charles Engle. Somatization Sally.
       
      I will write more on this after I scan the materials as well
      as go back over my notes.
       
      Vietnam vets will fight for their rights, and Iraqi Freedom
      troops will fight for their rights - Gulf War vets are laying
      down and giving up. That's what I and the others saw at
      the meeting today. I was the last one left, the minority in
      the room where the title says "Gulf War and Health".
       
      I spoke my mind, and plugged the issue for all its worth.
      But, my comments fell on a deaf audience.
       
      At this point I'm going to bed, I'm too disappointed to
      discuss anymore tonight.
       
       
      More to follow....
       
                                                      Sincerely
                                                      Kirt P. Love
                                                      Director, DSBR
       
       

      Committee on Gulf War and Health:
      Physiologic, Psychologic, and Psychosocial Effects of
      Deployment Related Stress Website:
       

      INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
      MEETING OF THE PTSD SUBCOMMITTEE

       
      Keck Building Room 201
      500 5th Street NW
      Washington, DC
      MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2006
      OPEN SESSION AGENDA
       
      Session 1 – PTSD Diagnosis

      8: 30 AM                    Welcome
                                       Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc, Chair
                                       Columbia University                          

      8:45 – 9:30                 Progress and Controversy in the Diagnosis of PTSD
                                      
      Richard McNally, PhD
                                       Harvard University

      9:30 – 10:15               Controversy over the Psychological Risks of Vietnam:
                                                    A Revisit with New Data and Methods

                                       Bruce Dohrenwend, PhD
                                       Columbia University

      10:15 – 11:00              Issues and Controversies
                                       
      Sally Satel, MD
                                        American Enterprise Institute

      11:00 – 11:30              Q & A

      11:30 – 11:45              Break

      Session 2 – Charge to the Committee

      11:45 – 12:15 PM       VA Tasking the Committee with its Charge
                                      
      Mark Shelhorse, MD
                                       Acting Deputy Chief Patient Care Services Officer for Mental Health, VA

      12:15 – 1:15                Lunch

      Session 3 – PTSD Diagnosis and Assessment

      1:15 – 2:15                  Diagnosis and Assessment
                                       
      Matthew Friedman, MD, PhD
                                        National Center for PTSD

      2:15 – 3:00                  Assessment of Traumatic Exposure and its Consequences
                                       
      Terry Keane, PhD
                                        VA Boston Healthcare System

      3:00 – 3:45                  Combat Trauma and Military Personnel
                                       
      Jonathan Shay, MD, PhD
                                        VA Boston Healthcare System

      3:45 – 5:00 PM           Plenary Session - Public Comment

    • Paul Lyons
      Dear Kirt, Many thanks for the update. Paul Lyons Kirt Love wrote: IOM meeting February 13th 2006 - Gulf War PTSD Despite 10 of snow the
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 13, 2006
        Dear Kirt,
         
        Many thanks for the update.
         
         
         
        Paul Lyons

        Kirt Love <DSBR@...> wrote:
        IOM meeting February 13th 2006 - Gulf War PTSD
         
        Despite 10" of snow the meeting went on schedule today.
        What a surprise to me that this event would be spread
        across three rooms. Biggest turn out I've seen at a IOM
        event since 2000.
         
        What disappointed me far more than anything today was that
        I was the only Gulf War veteran at this last public Gulf War
        IOM meeting of 2006.
         
        Vietnam Veterans in mass, and two OIF troops speaking
        for VVAF. The Service Groups made it a point to show
        up. But, it was a pro-Vietnam show at a Gulf War meeting.
         
        GAO made it, Senatorial and Congressional aids made it,
        as did the usual DOD / VA crowd.
         
        The good news is this wasn't a psychological campaign
        spelling doom for PTSD cases. Except in the case of
        Sally Satel who's negative rhetoric about cheating vets
        got her chided the rest of the day by every other speaker.
        She isn't even DOD / VA and yet you would swear she
        was related to Dr. Charles Engle. Somatization Sally.
         
        I will write more on this after I scan the materials as well
        as go back over my notes.
         
        Vietnam vets will fight for their rights, and Iraqi Freedom
        troops will fight for their rights - Gulf War vets are laying
        down and giving up. That's what I and the others saw at
        the meeting today. I was the last one left, the minority in
        the room where the title says "Gulf War and Health".
         
        I spoke my mind, and plugged the issue for all its worth.
        But, my comments fell on a deaf audience.
         
        At this point I'm going to bed, I'm too disappointed to
        discuss anymore tonight.
         
         
        More to follow....
         
                                                        Sincerely
                                                        Kirt P. Love
                                                        Director, DSBR
         
         

        Committee on Gulf War and Health:
        Physiologic, Psychologic, and Psychosocial Effects of
        Deployment Related Stress Website:
         
        INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
        MEETING OF THE PTSD SUBCOMMITTEE
         
        Keck Building Room 201
        500 5th Street NW
        Washington, DC
        MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2006
        OPEN SESSION AGENDA
         
        Session 1 – PTSD Diagnosis
        8: 30 AM                    Welcome
                                         Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc, Chair
                                         Columbia University                          
        8:45 – 9:30                 Progress and Controversy in the Diagnosis of PTSD
                                        
        Richard McNally, PhD
                                         Harvard University
        9:30 – 10:15               Controversy over the Psychological Risks of Vietnam:
                                                      A Revisit with New Data and Methods

                                         Bruce Dohrenwend, PhD
                                         Columbia University
        10:15 – 11:00              Issues and Controversies
                                         
        Sally Satel, MD
                                          American Enterprise Institute
        11:00 – 11:30              Q & A
        11:30 – 11:45              Break
        Session 2 – Charge to the Committee
        11:45 – 12:15 PM       VA Tasking the Committee with its Charge
                                        
        Mark Shelhorse, MD
                                         Acting Deputy Chief Patient Care Services Officer for Mental Health, VA
        12:15 – 1:15                Lunch
        Session 3 – PTSD Diagnosis and Assessment
        1:15 – 2:15                  Diagnosis and Assessment
                                         
        Matthew Friedman, MD, PhD
                                          National Center for PTSD
        2:15 – 3:00                  Assessment of Traumatic Exposure and its Consequences
                                         
        Terry Keane, PhD
                                          VA Boston Healthcare System
        3:00 – 3:45                  Combat Trauma and Military Personnel
                                         
        Jonathan Shay, MD, PhD
                                          VA Boston Healthcare System
        3:45 – 5:00 PM           Plenary Session - Public Comment

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