||This one hour webinar will look at the research and innovations in treating stress & trauma in women with alcohol use disorder.
12:00 – 12:05 Welcome and Overview
Deidra Roach MD, NIAAA
12:05 – 12:20 Alcohol use among women with and at risk for HIV: the role of co-occurring conditions and community
Geetanjali Chander, MD MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
a. To discuss co-occurring mental health disorders, including trauma and stress among women with at-risk alcohol use and HIV/or at risk for HIV
b. To describe the process of community partnership in optimizing uptake of comprehensive services for women with at risk alcohol use, and HIV/at risk for HIV.
12:20 – 12:35 "My Frenemy" ~ Alcohol Use in the Context of Military Sexual Trauma and PTSD Among Women Veterans
Tracy Simpson, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, Oregon
a. An overview of the rates of Alcohol Use Disorder among women Veterans with histories of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and PTSD will be provided and contextualized both in terms of these rates among men Veterans and women non-Veterans (vis a vie rates of sexual assault)
b. The relevant research base regarding the inter-relationships among alcohol use, sexual trauma, and PTSD among women Veterans will be synthesized
c. Treatment rates and emerging treatment options for women Veterans with AUD and PTSD will be briefly presented
12:35–12:50 Developing medications to target stress and sex differences in alcohol use disorder
Sherry McKee PhD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
a. An overview of how stress drives alcohol use, particularly for women.
b. Presentation data which supports that targeting stress pathophysiology is an effective strategy to treat women with AUD
12:50 – 1:00 Q & A
Moderator: Ivana Grakalic PhD, NIAAA