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Angelo State Hosting PTSD Seminar

April 10, 2012

Angelo State University will present a seminar on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on Tuesday, April 17, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. April 17 in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center.  The seminar will run from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and is open free to the public.  The program will include three speaker presentations followed by question-and-answer sessions. 

Dr. Manuel Zamora, ASU assistant professor of criminal justice and retired Houston police officer, will give a presentation at 9 a.m. titled “PTSD Scope and Context: The Public Service Milieu.”  He will be followed at 9:30 a.m. by Dr. Darryl Payton, chief nursing officer at San Angelo’s River Crest Hospital, who will address “PTSD: Diagnosis, Causes and Treatment.”  The question-and-answer session for both speakers will follow at 10:30 a.m. 

At 11 a.m., PTSD survivor Jim Batchelor, a retired U.S. Army corporal and Iraq War veteran, will speak about “PTSD: The Broken Road.”  A question-and-answer session will follow immediately after. 

Nurses and Texas peace officers who attend the seminar will be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  San Angelo Community Medical Center will provide one (1) continuing nursing education contact hour.  Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) credits will be offered for peace officers. 

San Angelo Community Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

The seminar is sponsored by the ASU Center for Security Studies (CSS) and College of Health and Human Services (CHHS).  For more information, call the CSS at 325-486-6682 or the CHHS at 325-942-2630.


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