JUNE 14, 2018



About IWC

The Invisible Wounds Conference will be a one-day event featuring three panel discussions on how to support individuals who have been impacted by a traumatic event or suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Military Adjustment
First Responders
Healthy Start

The conference discussions will focus specifically on how to support soldiers and veterans adjust to civilian status; best practices for first responders; and the latest medical treatments for individuals with PTSD or who have suffered traumatic experiences.

Thought leaders, academics and professional experts will discuss research and remedies to support a better understanding of trauma and PTSD and how to improve individuals and communities suffering from these conditions.

IWC 2017 Event @ Rutgers

  • Sgt. Dakota Meyer talks about how he has been successful adjusting to civilian life following his military career. Meyer is the second youngest living Medal of Honor recipient and the first living Marine in 38 years to be so honored.
  • Keynote speaker Rich Pompelio owned the audience’s attention describing how he established the New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center over 25 years ago. Pompelio provides full-time pro bono legal assistance to victims of violent crimes. His passion was sparked after his 17-year-old son, Tony, was murdered in 1989.
  • Rutgers professor David Troutt provided the audience with empirical evidence that trauma in major metropolitan cities impacts the lives of young children and adults at disproportionate levels during the Urban Impact panel discussion.
  • Prudential Financial VP with Veterans Initiatives Jim Beamesderfer addressed the audience to explain why Prudential served as title sponsor of the Invisible Wounds Conference and how the company supports its veteran employees with a plethora of initiatives.
  • Matthew Reddam, policy and practice coordinator for San Francisco based Trauma Transformed explained to the audience how is organization makes sure that support systems for families in the Bay Area follow children and adults when families move from one part of the community to another section.
  • Sexual assault survivor Ron Blake flew in from Phoenix, Arizona to tell the audience how watching the Late Show with Stephen Colbert was the dose of medicine he needed to start recovering from the trauma inflicted on him after he was attacked by three men in his own apartment.
  • Moderator Dr. Dale Caldwell skillfully kept discussions on topic while allowing the audience to interact and participate during the three-panel discussions of the Invisible Wounds Conference.
  • DAV (Disabled American Veterans) past Commander David Riley, a quadruple amputee, educated the audience on how the organization supports veterans.
  • Members of the local VFW sign in at the registration table for the Invisible Wounds Conference. The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) was an associate sponsor of the event with Prudential and Alpha-Stim.
  • Rutgers representative Dr. Diane Hill, Assistant Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark, welcomed the attendees for attending the Invisible Wounds Conference. Rutgers was an early supporter of the event, which was held on its Newark Campus in the Paul Robeson Campus Center.


Constitution Hall Conference Center
June 14, 2018


Early Bird Registration: $150  

Registration after May 14th: $200

Online Registration coming soon.


Military Adjustment

Soldiers need help adjusting to civilian life.

More information coming soon…

First Responders

Support mechanisms for first responders exposed to traumatic events

More information coming soon…

Healthy Start

Learn about the latest medicines and treatments for PTSD and trauma.

More information coming soon…


Prudential Financial