2:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Remarks from the Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission

William M. Matz, Jr., Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission

2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Evidence Relevant to Compensation Awards for PTSD

Matthew Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

National Center for PTSD

Department of Veterans Affairs

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Traumatic Exposure and Its Consequences

Terrance M. Keane, Ph.D.

VA Boston Healthcare System

4:40 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Follow-up questions from the committee, and questions and comments from the floor

5:15 p.m.

Public meeting adjourns


July 6, 2006

Keck Center of the National Academies

500 5th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Chair’s opening statement and introductions

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Issues and Barriers to Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines in Compensation and Pension Examinations for PTSD

Paul A. Arbisi, Ph.D., ABAP

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

Staff Psychologist, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

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