Florida Clinical Research Center Sunshine Sponsor for Research Symposium, Coping with Trauma & PTSD

Florida Clinical Research Center, LLC (FLCRC) is a Sunshine sponsor for Sunshine from Darkness’ 15th annual research symposium focusing on “Coping with Trauma and PTSD.”
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Jan. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- Florida Clinical Research Center, LLC (FLCRC), a leading clinical research facility, is a Sunshine sponsor for Sunshine from Darkness’ 15th annual research symposium focusing on “Coping with Trauma and PTSD.”  The symposium is free, open to the public, and will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

Additionally, the symposium will be moderated by Florida Clinical Research Center’s CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Andrew J. Cutler. Speakers including, Dr. Charles Hoge, retired Army Colonel; Tommy Rieman, Staff Sergeant; and former congressman, Patrick Kennedy will share their personal experiences and/or expertise with mental illness and coping with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Attendees will also receive a private screening of the documentary, “Halfway Home,” a film by Paul Freedman. The film is moderated by Martin Sheen and shares the intimate stories of a handful of veterans and the toll of war.

From 8 to 9 a.m., attendees will have the opportunity to visit with local community mental health and behavioral centers, such as Florida Clinical Research Center and the Sarasota and Manatee National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI affiliates.  

“We are so grateful for the ongoing support of Florida Clinical Research Center,” stated Marlene Hauck, managing director for Sunshine from Darkness. “Dr. Cutler, his staff, and the psychiatric and medical research they conduct are the reason our organization is dedicated to raising funds for research – together we can help find a cure.”

For more information about the symposium, please contact Marlene Hauck at 941-504-6717 or e-mail marlene@sunshinefromdarkness.org; and for information regarding Florida Clinical Research Center, please contact Jamie M. Smith at 941-747-7900 or e-mail jsmith@FLCRC.com.

About Florida Clinical Research Center, LLC
Florida Clinical Research Center, LLC (FLCRC) was founded in 1998 by Dr. Andrew J. Cutler through his dedication to helping people and families affected by mental illness and other medical disorders. FLCRC is a private clinical research firm with locations in Central and West Florida staffed with highly trained healthcare professionals.  Individual patients, families and caregivers can benefit from the new and improved treatments FLCRC helps develop by conducting FDA-supervised clinical trials.  For more information, visit www.flcrc.com.
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