Pri-Med East

Boston, MA | December 9-11, 2021

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Tough as They Come: PTSD, Overcoming Trauma, and Building Resiliency


In this inspirational talk, Travis Mills will offer his perspective on overcoming trauma as a U.S. Army Veteran and quadriplegic. He will provide a unique voice on PTSD and trauma in order to help clinicians better understand the experience of a patient and improve their own interactions with patients who have experienced trauma. With a lens towards resiliency, Travis will highlight effective communication skills and will provide clinicians with tools and resources to help patients who have undergone trauma navigate their new normal and receive better care.

Learning Objectives

Describe a patient perspective on the experience of trauma

Identify signs and symptoms that patients who have experienced trauma or PTSD may exhibit

Summarize effective communication skills for working with patients who have experienced trauma in order to encourage resiliency

List strategies to help patients who have experienced trauma receive appropriate care and resources


Travis Mills

On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his 3rd tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device), losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is 1 of only ...

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