Spring Series Talks
 

Our inaugural SWV Spring Talk Series 2021 are running over 4 Thursdays in March (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) from 18:30 GMT

The talks will be free to attend, but we hope that you will donate with generosity as our veterans benefit from every penny that comes into the charity.

 

Don't miss the opportunity to hear these agenda setting speakers. Join the debate this March!

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11 March 18:30pm GMT: The Global Strategic Context and a
Return to Great Power Competition. 

 
 

General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff, will talk about The Global Strategic Context and a Return to Great Power Competition. Sir Nick Carter will be joined by Peter Flynn, Partner Affairs Director at PwC.

 

Please register here

 

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Our talks are free to attend, but we hope that you will donate with generosity as our veterans benefit from every penny that comes into the charity.

 
 
 

Schedule

 
 

To join the talks, Click on the talk you wish to attend and you will find the links to the webinar.

Previous talks: 

TREATING MENTAL ILLNESS WITH PSYCHEDELIC MEDICINES

 
 

With agenda setting speakers Dr Col (rtd) Eric Vermetten from Leiden University, Dr Rachel Yehuda from Mount Sinai and Dr James Rucker from King's College London discussing the development of MDMA for the treatment of PTSD and the importance of trials taking place in the UK, this will be a fascinating and insightful evening. Moderated by Dick Simon.

 

Meet the Speakers

Prof dr HGJM (Eric)Vermetten MD PhD

Prof dr HGJM (Eric)Vermetten MD PhD is a clinical psychiatrist working with veterans and other uniformed officers as Strategic Advisor (COL) of Research at the Military Mental Health Service with the Dutch Ministry of Defense and ARQ National Psychotrauma Center. He holds an endowed chair in Psychiatry at the Department Psychiatry at Leiden UMC. He also has an Adjunct Professorship at the Department Psychiatry of New York UMC. He is trained in the Netherlands as well as in the USA in psychiatry and neuroscience (Stanford, Yale and Emory University). He has clinical as well as a research positions with a focus on medical/biological as well as psychiatric aspects of complex psychotrauma in military as well as civilian populations. He has published over 200 papers, over 30 book chapters and edited several books on this topic. His research is in the field of stress, trauma, complex PTSD and neuroscience. He is interested in the history of war and has special focus on combining biological-based interventions in psychotraumatology with novel technology and novel drug developments, in particular MDMA, psilocybin, ketamine and medical cannabis. He is PI of a 10 year longitudinal cohort study of prospective research in military operations, PRISMO. Prof Vermetten is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals and granting agencies. He has lectured on the topic of PTSD, resilience, military and veterans issues as well as novel approaches to therapy across the globe.

 

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