PTSD-AOD VCT Study Kick-Off in Washington, D.C.

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
Stone’s Throw Restaurant and Bar Washington Marriot Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use disorders are frequently co-occurring disorders. Individually, they each pose significant public health problems, which are substantially exacerbated by their comorbidity. The PTSD/AOD Virtual Clinical Trials (VCT) study is a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism funded integrative data analysis project that will synthesize disparate data from 50 existing PTSD and AOD treatment studies. Led by a team of experts in PTSD/AOD treatment and clinical trials from Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies (Hien (MPI) & Ruglass), Research Triangle Institute (Morgan-Lopez (MPI) & Saavedra), Medical University of South Carolina (Back, Brady & Killeen) & Columbia University (Campbell), the VCT study will use novel data analytic approaches to provide clear and definitive recommendations regarding which, how and for whom PTSD/AOD treatments are optimally effective. The PTSD-AOD VCT Study executive team members are hosting a kick-off party at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) convention in Washington, D.C.