2018 Stress Network Resiliency Panel Discussion
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About the Event
Click here to view the 2018 Stress Resiliency Panel Discussion Agenda
The Stress Resilience Panel Discussion was arranged by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) Stress Measurement Network, a network of researchers working to improve the measurement of psychological stress in research studies. The Network is made up of experts from around the world who have come together to debate, improve, and develop measures of psychosocial stress. The Network’s goal in organizing the Stress Resilience Panel Discussion was to bring together researchers who study stress resilience to discuss common themes and important next steps. Because stress resilience is such a broad topic and studied in a multitude of ways, the purpose of this meeting was to encourage dialogue across diverse forms of stress resilience research.
The meeting was composed of a series of 10-30-minute talks from investigators in attendance. Each investigator described their definition of resilience, showed data on their resilience research, and discussed what they believe are next steps in the field of stress resilience. The talks were divided into four major themes: (1) resilient processes and outcomes; (2) resilience to daily stress; (3) life events and traumatic stress; and (4) positive stress. There were also two full group discussions during the meeting.
Possible tangible outcomes of the meeting include collaboration on a stress resilience white paper, as well as the development of a resilience “typology” that describes common ways to conceptualize and measure resilient responses, processes, and outcomes.