WHAT: A news conference about growing evidence that post-traumatic stress disorder takes a physical toll. Researchers, a policy expert, and a decorated veteran will discuss links between PTSD and changes in the brain, heart, and immune system; increased risk of dementia and early aging; and other physiological changes.
- Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, national mental health care advocate
- Dr. Michael Weiner, director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases, San Francisco VA Medical Center
- Dr. Thomas Neylan, director of the PTSD Program, San Francisco VA Medical Center
- A retired US Navy SEAL
WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 12:15 - 1 p.m.
WHERE: The Brain at War national conference on neurocognitive consequences of combat, presented by NCIRE- The Veterans Health Research Institute:
Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel
609 Sutter St., San Francisco
INTERVIEW, PHOTO, AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES:
- News conference
- Keynote speech by decorated Navy SEAL immediately following news conference
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Tokar, NCIRE, 415-221-4810, ext. 5202. On the day of the event, call cellphone 415-722-3359