Hot Topic Virtual Meetings
During these unprecedented times, the ECNP Traumatic Stress Network releases 'Hot Topic' videos every two weeks. Experts will discuss knowledge on intervention in the immediate aftermath of exposure to terror and novel approaches to PTSD treatment.

28 April 2022 — Watch the new video on 'Understanding and working with intrusive memories after trauma'.


To the complete playlist

Upcoming dates are: 

  • 26 May 2022
    '5 principles of mass casualty intervention amidst the reality of war's onslaught'
    Stevan Hobfoll, USA and Oleg Chaban, Ukraine
    Register in advance

Iryna Frankova15 April 2022 Iryna Frankova, chair of the ECNP Traumatic Stress Network, was interviewed by ECNP press officer Tom Parkhill about the situation in Ukraine.
To the interview


During the year, the Traumatic Stress Network organises meetings for its members (also at the annual ECNP Congress). Topics of discussion of the most recent meetings:

  • Digital phenotyping
  • Moving from bedside to bench and back again; strategies towards targeted interventions in PTSD

Research projects

Recommended publications

Authors  Year
Journal and link to the article
Schmidt and Vermetten  2018
Integrating NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) into PTSD Research.
Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
Zohar et al.  2018
Secondary Prevention of Chronic PTSD by Early and Short-Term Administration of Escitalopram: A Prospective Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Trial.  The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Vermetten et al.
Pharmacotherapy in the aftermath of trauma; opportunities in the 'golden hours'
Current Psychiatry Reports


Targeted Network Meetings

  • ‘Personalized interventions in the golden hours; translational research in secondary prevention of PTSD’, 2018, 31st ECNP Congress Barcelona, Spain.
  • ‘Memory as a critical endophenotype for stress related disorders – roadmap for research’ (2 September 2015, after the 28th ECNP Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands).

Other symposia and events
The Traumatic Stress Network organised symposia at different congresses (e.g. ACNP meeting, NATO advanced research workshops):

  • ‘New drugs for PTSD prevention and treatment: are molecular targets of PTSD prevention and PTSD treatment similar?’ (7 December 2017, ACNP Congress).

Other applications

  • Marie Curie grant about an approach golden hours for the curative treatment of anxiety and PTSD (GHO4CURE).
  • Marie Curie grant about an approach golden hours for more resilience (GHO4MORE), 2019.
  • Automated remote monitoring of resilience (ARMOR), NATO Multi-year application, 2019.