Pre-Conference: March 13–14, 2025Main Conference: March 15–17, 2025Boston, Massachusetts

Join Us in Boston, Massachusetts in 2025!

Pre-Conference: March 13-14, 2025 | Main Conference: March 15-17, 2025
The Hilton Park Plaza

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) is excited to welcome you to the 42nd Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, March 13-17, 2025! 

ISSTD has been welcoming professionals working with complex trauma and dissociation for four decades. The ISSTD Annual Conference offers a time and place to connect with fellow clinicians and researchers in the field from around the world in addition to cutting edge research and educational content. In 2025, the conference aims to highlight the trajectory of research and treatment of complex trauma and dissociation through many decades. Once largely hidden and misunderstood, complex trauma disorders and dissociation have been brought into ever clearer focus through current research and broader cultural acceptance. Please join us in moving From Invisible to Visible: Research, Clinical, and Cultural Evolutions in the Field of Complex Trauma and Dissociation.

The Plenary Speakers this year are Judith Herman MD, Thema Bryant PhD, and David Spiegel MD.

Call for Proposals for the conference is open July 1 – August 15, 2024. We invite creative, innovative, and exciting presentations that represent all aspects of understanding, researching, and treating complex trauma and dissociation in addition to the conference theme, to co-create the conference. We encourage solid scientific and clinically grounded presentations.

Please note that there have been updates to the submission requirements, which are reflected in the Submission Guidelines. The Call for Proposals will not be extended beyond August 15, 2024, so make sure to get your submissions in early! All presenters who submit before August 1 will be entered into a drawing for a free year of membership with ISSTD!

This conference will not be livestreamed and all presenters must present live in-person in Boston. No presenters will be streamed into the conference. If you are not able to present in-person, your submission will not be accepted.

Proposal decisions will be made by early October and all submitters will be notified by email once decisions are made. The conference schedule and registration will open by early November. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Adithy and Liz Chalenburg
Co-Chairs, ISSTD Annual Conference Committee

Updated 6/27/2024

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