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Virtual – Education + Connection “Trauma and PTSD in the Bleeding Disorders Community”

September 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Participants will enjoy meaningful education and time to gather and share with other people who encounter similar challenges. This virtual session is free and open to VHF constituents.

Topic: Trauma and PTSD in the Bleeding Disorders Community

The session will introduce the signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and discuss how to assess PTSD in the bleeding disorder community and in chronic health conditions generally. Clinical manifestations in acute and chronic stress will be reviewed. The session includes a discussion of evidence based treatments for PTSD and trauma and when to connect patients to more intensive mental health care. Resources for PTSD and Trauma are shared. 

Presenter: Dr. Eric Russ, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Russ is a licensed clinical psychologist in Louisville, KY with leadership experience in academic, healthcare, and corporate settings. His clinical expertise is focused on helping people recover from the effects of trauma. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Russ also serves as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Psychological Association. He has a passion for helping organizations create psychologically healthy environments with a resilient and engaged workforce. Dr. Russ received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Emory University and completed his internship at the San Francisco VA and fellowship in trauma psychology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. After training, Dr. Russ moved back to Louisville where he works clinically and works to improve the psychological wellbeing ok Kentucky.

» RSVP HERE Once you RSVP you will receive the zoom link separately via email from heather@vahemophilia.org. 

This education program is presented in partnership with Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA).

Thank you to our Sponsors: BioMarin, CSL Behring, Genentech, and Takeda

As we gather virtually to discuss, share and learn, we ask that all Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) virtual program participants be thoughtful in their interactions and follow video meeting etiquette and rules of engagement. Disruptions to a session may lead to the removal and/or disabling of the participant’s video and microphone for part of or for the entire session. Thank you for helping VHF ensure a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and staff. Go here to read video meeting etiquette and rules of engagement.


September 15, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Heather Conner, VHF Assistant Director