Cafe Scientifique

6:30 -9:00 p.m.

Approximately nine per cent of Canadian adults will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lifetime (Canadian Mental Health Association). As trauma and trauma-related disorders have become more recognized in society, the need for research has accelerated. At London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, our researchers are leading the way in advancing understanding, diagnosis and treatment in this critical area of mental health. 

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Join Lawson Health Research Institute on Thursday, September 28th at Goodwill Industries for a special Café Scientifique event, “Uncovering Trauma: A Conversation about PTSD and Moral Injury.”

Our world-renowned researchers and those with lived experience will share the importance of addressing trauma, PTSD and moral injury. They will discuss diagnosis, prognosis and treatment advancements developed through studies involving at-risk populations, including Canadian Veterans, health-care workers and those with developmental trauma.


  • Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
  • Location: Goodwill Industries
  • 255 Horton Street, London, ON (3rd floor event space)
  • Parking: Free on-site parking


  • Dr. J. Don Richardson, Associate Scientist at Lawson, Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Parkwood Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Scientific Director of the MacDonald Franklin OSI Research Centre at the Parkwood Institute, Fellow with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health, Tanna Schulich Chair in Neuroscience & Mental Health and Professor of Psychiatry at Western University
  • Dr. Ruth Lanius, Associate Scientist at Lawson, Psychiatrist at London Health Sciences Centre, Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Teresa Kinney, research participant who has contributed to studies with Dr. Lanius
  • Laryssa Lamrock, National Strategic Advisor for families at Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families, Veterans Family Advisor on the MacDonald Franklin OSI Research Centre Advisory Council


  • Dr. Arlene MacDougall, Scientist at Lawson, Director of Research and Innovation for Mental Health at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Director for MINDS, the Mental Health Incubator for Disruptive Solutions of London-Middlesex, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Western University

This is a free event and online registration is REQUIRED. Click here to register. 

Café Scientifique is a free community event providing an informal opportunity to get involved with science. Through an open-forum discussion in a casual setting, these events address health-related issues of popular interest to the general public. A panel of Lawson researchers talk about what they do and why, and share their unique research perspectives. Guests can then ask questions, participate in discussion, and gain insights from the speakers and from one another.

This event is made possible by funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). 

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