Announcing ISSTD’s 2021 Annual International Conference

The World Congress on Intergenerational Trauma
April 8-12, 2021 | Omni Louisville

ISSTD’s 38th Annual International Conference will explore ways trauma can be transmitted generationally. 

We are excited to announce our slate of plenary speakersJennifer FreydJennifer Gomez and Rachel YehudaJennifer Freyd will open the conference exploring current research and the clinical applications of institutional courage.

On our second day Jennifer Gomez will share research on cultural betrayal trauma theory (CBTT) and how the  transgenerational legacy of societal inequality impacts marginalized youth and young adults.

Rachel Yehuda closes the conference discussing how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically to the next generation.

The Call for Proposals opens on Friday, July 31, 2020, and will run through Tuesday, September 15, 2020. We invite creative, innovative, and exciting presentations representing all aspects of understanding, researching, and treating complex trauma and dissociative disorders. We encourage solid scientific and clinically grounded presentations tied to our theme of intergenerational trauma.

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

We look forward seeing you all in Louisville, KY in April!

ISSTD Annual Conference Committee