Charlottetown to host PTSD congress

Published on August 12, 2014

Holman Grand hotel, Charlottetown

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CHIRP International is organizing its first congress on innovative health research and therapy practices.

The congress is scheduled for Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 at the Holman Grand Hotel in Charlottetown.

This year’s congress will highlight the latest treatments and research surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) — two important issues affecting millions of sufferers worldwide today.

CHIRP stands for Council for Health Improvement through Research and Practice. It was established in 2013 as a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, incorporated in P.E.I. Its main goal is to bring together people who are doing ground-breaking research and those who are using ground-breaking therapies and practices.

Members of CHIRP are aware breakthroughs in knowledge and health procedures are happening so rapidly that researchers and practitioners cannot keep up with the progressive developments.

“We will be organizing congresses on various themes which will open up new possibilities for health professionals and researchers,” said CHIRP president Eric Payne.

“We are offering them an opportunity to interact and learn of the many advances in their inter-related professions.”

In the three-day 2014 Congress, experts in PTSD and TBI will share their knowledge by means of seminars, workshops and discussions designed to guide and enlighten sufferers, caregivers, members of the professions and the general public.

The congress will provide an opportunity for participants, both professionals and sufferers, to network across a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience.