Baltimore, MD


  • The first umbrella factory in the United States - the Beehler Umbrella Factory - was built in Baltimore in 1828.
  • In 1844 the Baltimore-Washington telegraph line was set up becoming the first long-distance, overland wire in the United States.
  • The Maryland Jockey Club was founded in 1743 and was the first professional sports organization in the United States. 
  • Open Wide! In 1840 the first dental college - Baltimore College of Dental Surgery - opened.


SPECIAL EVENT: ISSTD Group "Haunted Pub Walk in Fells Point" Scheduled Friday, November 15, 2013 at 5:30pm
Step through the doors of some of Fell's Point's most haunted pubs for this fascinating tour of the historic maritime neighborhood. We're scheduling a special tour Friday evening for ISSTD conference attendees on a first-come first-served basis. We're arranging for an ISSTD luminary to join the group for some fun, getting-to-know-you timeBaltimore has a long maritime tradition and Fells Point has a fascinating history. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, and even if it's chilly outside, you'll be toasty and warm visiting several Fells Point establishments. Participants can choose to purchase libations on their own, relax, and hear tales of that haunted tavern and ghost stories from nearby sites. 21 and older only. Space is limited. Registration fee of $20 is required (see conference registration form) and covers the cost of the guided tour.


The Walters Art Museum
William and Henry Walter's collection of art ranging from pre-dynastic Egyptian to 20th century European art
was eventually given to the city of Baltimore in the early 1930s after the death of Henry Walters. In addition to the museum's permanent collection, during November the museum will host  two special exhibits - "Book Bindings from the Gilded Age," and "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum." Please visit their website for more information.

If you're feeling landlocked, Historic Ships in Baltimore offers tours aboard several historic ships including the USS Torsk, a WWII submarine that was deployed to the Pacific.
For more information, ticket prices, and tours please visit the website here


Baltimore Area sites to see
Nearby the Conference Hotel ~ National Aquarium in Baltimore

Just a few blocks from the Conference Hotel at 501 E Pratt St  Baltimore, MD 21202, ISSTD participants can submerge themselves in the undersea world at the National Aquarium. The mission of the aquarium is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Take a stroll to stretch your legs and visit more than 16,000 aquatic animals or catch an award-winning exhibits such as Jellies Invasion, Dolphin Discovery, Animal Planet Australia.

Take a 360 degree virtual tour of the aquarium here.



 For local maps and directions, CLICK HERE
Or Visit Baltimore by clicking on the logo!


2013 PROGRAM content DETAILS


Learn where thought leaders in treatment, research and training are headed. 

Are you new to the field, or just curious? Learn face-to-face from the experts and meet new friends.

Have you been at this for a while? Come to meet old and new friends, brush up, and improve your skills.

Are you an expert?
Don’t be selfish! Come and share your knowledge! While you are at it, become a better expert.

Clinician? Learn new clinical skills and what research is bringing you.

Researcher? Learn what your colleagues are working on, how the clinicians are applying the new knowledge, and where the clinicians desperately need new knowledge.

Students and Early Career Professionals: We know that the future belongs to you. Come to a conference where you can interact with leaders who welcome you and respect your contributions to our future.

Thank you to our 30th Anniversary Conference Supporters!

McLean Hospital

Professional Books Bookstore

Taylor & Francis

The New Orleans Institute at River Oaks Hospital

The Psychiatric Institute of Washington

The Ross Institute

Timberlawn Mental Health System

Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Study


Future Annual Conference Dates

October 23 & 24 - Pre Conferences
October 25-27  Full Conference
Westin Long Beach
333 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802
United States

April 16 & 17 - Pre Conferences
April 18-20 - Full Conference
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
United States