Symposium Schedule - Invictus Games 2016 - Orlando - May 8 - 12 - ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Symposium Schedule

Symposium Schedule

The Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds 

Presented by George W. Bush Institute

May 8, 2016

On Sunday, May 8, 2016, President George W. Bush and the Bush Institute will host an international symposium on the invisible wounds of war at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016.  President Bush, along with a lineup of experts and Invictus Games competitors, will discuss solutions to help returning servicemen and women overcome the invisible wounds of war, such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, to facilitate a successful transition back to civilian life.  President Bush is also proud to serve as the Honorary Chairman of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016.

The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans.  The symposium will focus on understanding the multiple facets of invisible wounds and how the warriors, caregivers, general public, providers, and influencers each play an important role in helping servicemen and women succeed.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Registration

Refreshments and Light Snacks

1:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks

Understanding the Impact of Invisible Wounds
President Bush and Invictus Games competitors discuss the impact of invisible wounds and the role of sport and active lifestyle in recovery.

Hearing from the Experts: Recognizing the Need for Help
Medical and policy experts provide an overview of the scale and scope of invisible wounds.

General Peter Chiarelli, United States Army (Ret.), CEO, One Mind
Dr. James Kelly, Senior Fellow, Bush Institute, MA, MD, FAAN
Terri Tanielian, Senior Fellow, Bush Institute, Senior Social Research Analyst, RAND Corporation
Neil Greenberg, Professor, Royal College of Psychiatrists Lead for Military and Veterans’ Health

Overcoming the Barriers to Seeking Care
A conversation with athletes and caregivers regarding barriers to seeking care, including stigmas and stereotypes.

Roxana E. Delgado, Ph.D.
Paul Warren, Liaison officer, Mates 4 Mates

Navigating and Improving the Systems of Care
Interactive discussion on systems of care and pathway for recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration featuring international representatives.Featuring:
Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

Addressing Invisible Wounds
Defining the important roles that the general public, caregivers, warriors, providers and influencers each play in helping servicemen and women succeed.

Rachel O’Hern, MSW, Executive Director, Quality of Life Foundation
Paata Patiashvili, Ministry Of Defence, Georgia
David McIntyre, CEO, TriWest Healthcare Alliance

4:30 p.m. Symposium Concludes

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception

President Bush and Invictus Games Symposium on the Invisible Wounds of War


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