APPENDIX A
Committee on Veterans’ Compensation for Posttraumatic Stress DisorderPublic Meeting Agendas

MEETING #1

May 2, 2006

National Academy of Sciences Building

2100 C Street, NW

Washington, DC


1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Chair’s opening statement

Introductions


1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Sponsor’s charge to the committee

Renée L. Szybala, Esq.

Director, Compensation and Pension Service,

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Making PTSD Compensation “Effective”: Values, Perspectives, & Science

Charles C. Engel, M.D., M.P.H.; Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army

Deployment Health Clinical Center

U.S. Department of Defense



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PTSD Compensation and Military Service APPENDIX A Committee on Veterans’ Compensation for Posttraumatic Stress DisorderPublic Meeting Agendas MEETING #1 May 2, 2006 National Academy of Sciences Building 2100 C Street, NW Washington, DC 1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Chair’s opening statement Introductions 1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Sponsor’s charge to the committee Renée L. Szybala, Esq. Director, Compensation and Pension Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Making PTSD Compensation “Effective”: Values, Perspectives, & Science Charles C. Engel, M.D., M.P.H.; Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army Deployment Health Clinical Center U.S. Department of Defense

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PTSD Compensation and Military Service 2:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Remarks from the Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission William M. Matz, Jr., Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.) Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission 2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Evidence Relevant to Compensation Awards for PTSD Matthew Friedman, M.D., Ph.D. National Center for PTSD Department of Veterans Affairs 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Traumatic Exposure and Its Consequences Terrance M. Keane, Ph.D. VA Boston Healthcare System 4:40 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Follow-up questions from the committee, and questions and comments from the floor 5:15 p.m. Public meeting adjourns MEETING #2 July 6, 2006 Keck Center of the National Academies 500 5th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Chair’s opening statement and introductions 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Issues and Barriers to Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines in Compensation and Pension Examinations for PTSD Paul A. Arbisi, Ph.D., ABAP Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota Staff Psychologist, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

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PTSD Compensation and Military Service 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Beliefs, Symptoms and Help-Seeking Behaviors Associated with Phases in the VA PTSD Claims Process Nina A. Sayer, Ph.D. L.P. Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Core Investigator, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. General discussion and questions 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Break 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PTSD Disability Benefits: A Focus on Gender Maureen Murdoch, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota Staff Physician, Section of General Internal Medicine, Minneapolis VAMC Core Investigator, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Evaluation of PTSD for Disability Compensation Purposes Bradley B. Flohr Chief, Judicial/Advisory Review Staff, Compensation and Pension Service Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Problems Faced by Veterans in Obtaining Disability Compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Barton F. Stichman, Esq. Joint Executive Director, National Veterans Legal Services Program 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Presentations by meeting registrants Statement by Sidney Lee, President, The African American Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Association

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PTSD Compensation and Military Service Statement by Rick Weidman, Executive Director, Vietnam Veterans of America 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Follow-up questions from the committee, and questions and comments from the floor 5:30 p.m. Public meeting adjourns