Medical & Psychological Impact of Terrorism

As the threat and acts of international terrorism continue to claim lives and resources, a newly formed Canadian
group, Doctors Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (DARA), is presenting its inaugural conference, to which you are
warmly invited.

Please join us at this informative event where a panel of expert colleagues with front line experience will present:

Dr. M. Fuad Khan (Consultant Psychiatrist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Boston, formerly Peshawar,

Title: Terrorism: The impact of Confusion, Uncertainty and Unpredictability among the victims, the caregivers and the world at large.

Dr. Eran Regev (Maxillo-Facial Surgeon, Staff, Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Title: Facial Trauma in the Age of Terrorism

Dr. Janice Halpern (Psychoanalyst, Mount Sinai Hospital; Research with Trauma in Jerusalem and Toronto)
Title: Living with Chronic Terror: Short-term Coping, Long-term consequences.

Dr. Omri Lubovsky (Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hadassah Medical Centre, Jerusalem)
Title: Orthopaedic Injuries in Terrorist Attacks

With participation of:
Dr. Peter Collins (Forensic Psychiatrist, CAMH) Consultant to the counterterrorism unit of RCMP (INSET).

Tahera Q Ali (founding director and president of Afghans Youth Association of Canada)

Chair: Dr. Frank Sommers (Psychiatrist, with service in Afghanistan and former member, Canadian Forces)

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2009
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Place: University of Toronto, Health Science Building (155 College St – South side of College, West of University)

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify nature of recent and current terrorist threats
2. Deepen understanding of short and long term consequences of exposure to terror
3. Improve individual confidence and skill set in meeting the challenges posed by threats or acts of terror

“This event is an accredited group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of
Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the
Canadian Psychiatric Association.”