International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, and Rehabilitation

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Hello iACToR members,

2012 NATO Advanced Study Institute: Invisible Wounds
New Tools to Enhance Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment
June 18 - 28, 2012 | Ankara, Turkey


Are you a post-doc, beginning clinician or researcher interested in PTSD?

If so, the 2012 NATO Advanced Study Institute: Invisible Wounds - New Tools to Enhance Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment (IW2012) will be an excellent event to enhance your knowledge of the latest advances in assessment, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders in military populations.

Be one of the first to submit your application to attend by visiting http://www.tinyurl.com/IW2012App. Travel reimbursements will be awarded to qualified applicants!

Submission date is April 17, 2012 so sign up today!


IW2012 will be held at the Centre of Excellence-Defence Against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey!


Professor Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCIA
Virtual Reality Medical Institute - Brussels, Belgium
Interactive Media Institute - San Diego, CA, USA

Professor Kresimir Cosic, Ph.D.
University of Zagreb - Zagreb, Croatia

Course Lecture Leader

Professor Jim Spira, Ph.D., MPH, ABPP
The Department of Veteran Affair's National Center for PTSD - Honolulu, HI, USA

Expert Speakers

Prof. Dragica Kozaric-Kovacic, Ph.D.
University Hospital Dubrava

Prof. Mehment Sofuoglu, Ph.D.
VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University School of Medicine

Colonel Eric Vermetten, Ph.D.
Central Military Hospital Utrecht

Much More!

Present a Poster!

In addition, students are given the option of presenting a poster of their current PTSD project during our evening poster session. Apply and have your research viewed and discussed by the utmost experts in the PTSD field today!

Calls, Conferences and Capital

iACToR's 17th Annual
CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy Conference

Experience the Future of Health & Well-Being
September 25 - 28, 2012 | Brussels, Belgium

CYBER17 will be held in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium!

Keynote Speakers

Robert Madelin - Director-General, Information Society and Media, European Commission
Mary G. Baker - President, European Brain Council
Hal Wolf - Chief Operating Office, Kaiser Permanente
To register for this exciting conference, visit http://www.interactivemediainstitute.com/CYBER17.

Top CyberPsychology News

Why Scientists Are Fooling Animals with Virtual Reality
Popular Mechanics - New technological developments in virtual reality allow researchers to study the neurological basis of decision making in insects, rodents, and other animals. But do roaches truly think the simulation is real, or are they just playing a video game? The cockroach - groggy from anesthesia - wakes up. It takes account of its new environment, finding itself in a forest. The roach, seeing darkness, begins scuttling toward a shadowy patch behind the trees, as roaches do. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/HF1utJ.

Google's Project Glass: Envision the Virtual Reality

International Business Times - Back in the year of 2009, Pranav Mistry, then 29 years old and a PHD student of Fluid Interfaces at MIT's Media Lab, was talking about Sixth Sense technology. Not only did he talk about the sixth sense technology, but also designed and tested different devices integrating the digital into the physical for 8 years. "We are looking at an era where computing will merge with the physical world," said Pranav Mistry at TED India 2009 convention. And the echo of his statement now reverberates in the form of Google's latest project, Project Glass, made public on April 4th of this year. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/IMKLz1.

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Create your own reality!

Brenda K. Wiederhold, PhD, MBA, BCIA
Secretary General
International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, & Rehabilitation (iACToR)

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