GC-TS Conferences Planning Committee
consists of (alphabetically),
Jinhee Huyn, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Miranda Olff,
Monique Pfaltz, Carolina Salgado, Soraya Seedat,
Ulrich Schnyder, and Rachel Williamson.
1st Global Collaboration on
Traumatic Stress Conference
The 1st GCTS conference in Cape Town from 12-14 December 2023 was by all accounts a resounding success. It was attended by over 160 participants spanning 21 countries. The programme of oral and poster presentations provided rich pickings, diverse content, and interesting discourse over the three days - all in a relaxed, intimate, and socially pleasant setting. The conference sparked much enthusiasm among mental health practitioners and researchers to join GCTS project collaborations and/or keep abreast of GCTS activities. Attendees also put forward great suggestions for the inclusion of new GCTS themes.
This 1st conference sets the stage for many more GCTS conferences. We await the next one in India, where we can reconnect and share new research data generated over the ensuing year, with huge excitement. See you there!
on behalf of the Organising Committee (Miranda Olff, Ueli Schnyder, Stefanie Freel, Georgina Spies, Jacqueline Womersley)
Three esteemed jury members, Eva Alisic, Monique Pfaltz and Georgina Spies, carefully listened to the flash talk poster presentations (see program) and evaluated them for scientific rigor, originality, creativity and presentation.
The following persons were awarded with a shared first price (alphabetically):
Megan Bailey, University of Bath, UK
Lindokuhle Tyelo, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Amy-Jean Viljoen, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Congratulations to all!
Photo Impression of the 1st GCTS conference