The International Trauma Summit in Houston, TX 2018
“… all are affected by the trauma whether they are harmed directly by it or come from the outside to help. There are no medications or safety precautions that can protect the doctor and the patient from the overwhelming emotional distress of human tragedy on a large scale. General awareness of the powerful forces operating in this new historical environment is limited and often nonexistent among policy planners, humanitarian aid workers, and the survivors themselves. This has led to the lack of a coherent humanistic and scientific plan of action.” – Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR
Natural disasters and violence facing the world today are occurring at a pace which far surpasses the resources and people mobilized to deal with the health and mental health effects of the trauma. It is time that there be a global conversation to develop policies and best practices for governments and Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs) to minimize the cost in health and productivity. There is a direct impact from the prevalence of trauma seen in all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. All 17 areas are negatively affected by a population that has to deal with ongoing stress reactions and uncertainty. Governments who ignore that impact do so to the detriment of their ability to thrive. As global citizens, we will unite and start the conversation and come up with a Call to Action to begin the process of healing our world.
The Summit will utilize Open Space Technology (OST). This format allows for complex and conflicted issues to be dealt with productively in an environment of respect, hope, trust and even a degree of intimacy. There are no Key Speakers, no agenda except to develop a Call to Action. We will take these three days to fuel hearts, minds and souls for the important work and opportunities that await us all.
The Open Space will be facilitated by Susan Coleman who, for the last 30 years, has been a student of the best techniques and processes to bring large, multinational groups together for shared action. Find out more about Susan here.
Members of WFMH are offered lower rates. Sign up for individual membership. If you are currently a member of WFMH and would like to register at the lower member rate please email Alice.Smart@horizonmeetings.com and she will provide the direct link to the member registration site.
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Student, *LE, **FM|
|Early Bird Registration: ends August 15||$475||$400||$300||$250||$250|
|Early Bird Registration WFMH Member||$400||$325||$275||$225||$225|
|General Registration ends October 29||$500||$425||$325||$275||$275|
|General Registration WFMH Member||$425||$350||$300||$250||$250|
|Onsite Registration WFMH Member||$450||$375||$325||$275||$275|
Country Groups determined by the World Bank 2019. Find your country classification here.
DOWNLOAD PAPER REGISTRATION FORM
You can download and fill out the form HERE, and send it to Alice.Smart@horizonmeetings.com
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The International Trauma Summit will be held at the JW Marriott, Houston Texas.
JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Road * Houston, Texas 77056
Participants in the International Trauma Summit qualify for a special group rate of $139 per night. Hotel reservations are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-out.
To make your hotel reservations via phone, please call the JW Marriott Reservation number 800-228-9290 and mention WFMH or International Trauma Summit to obtain the special group rate or click the link below.
Join the global conversation to develop trauma-specific polices for governments and NGOs. Present your work, ideas and trauma information with a poster presentation!
Submit your poster Now! Submissions past October 31st might not be included in the printed version of the summit guide.
For more information and submission guidelines
In the registration forms, you will find an option to be listed in the Summit Guide. Tell people who you are, why you are coming and what you care about. It is a $25 US dollar fee to be listed in the guide. There is a 50 word limit. Sorry, no pictures.
Sponsoring, Exhibit and Advertising opportunities are available for those that want to be a part of this historic event in different ways. Click the button below for more information!
Refund Policy Cancellations must be received in writing. If cancellation is requested on or before Sept 30th, 2018 you will receive a full refund, minus a $35 per person administration processing fee. After September 30, 2018, registrations will not be refunded. Registrants who are no show for the Summit will not receive a refund.
Registrations submitted without payment or purchase order documents from the sponsoring organization will NOT be processed. Payment or a PO is required for registration.
World Federation for Mental Health