Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions have now closed
DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2011
In 2010, the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) was inaugurated during the first ever Military and Veteran Health Research Forum. Last year’s program focused on a wide array of topics, and as an icebreaker between university and industry researchers and Canadian Forces personnel, Veterans, the Department of National Defence, Veterans Affairs Canada, and other Government of Canada researchers. This year, the goal is to concentrate on research in key theme areas addressing health protection and care of Canadian Forces Personnel, Veterans and their families. The intent is to focus on the research and potential impact that science can have for the Canadian Forces, Veterans and their families.
During the last two decades, the Canadian Forces, police forces and humanitarian aid organizations have seen continuous activity; frequently working together to bring development assistance and security around the world, in places like the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Haiti and Libya. The result has been a greater awareness of military and development assistance-related physical, mental and social health care in both military and civilian communities. There is need for Canadian research addressing health protection and care across the life course of those who serve Canada in such demanding environments, as well as research related specifically to the transition from military to civilian life. Additionally, there is an increased awareness of the need to provide relevant research related to families of military personnel and Veterans.
Hosted by Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, the Forum program will enable participants to discuss and influence key research in support of military and Veteran health protection and care, and the application to other first responders. Six key topic areas will be addressed by a number of oral and poster presentations. In addition, research sessions in each theme will have a panel discussion with experts who will help to identify potential research issues and findings unique to military personnel, Veterans and their families across the life course.
Abstracts must reflect research that has been/is being conducted. Concepts for research or program descriptions will not be accepted. CIMVHR intends to publish, through an academic journal, a MVHR Forum 2011 Proceeding.
Themes for Military and Veteran Health Research Forum 2011:
Abstracts for a podium or poster presentation are to be submitted in one of the six areas of interest related to this year’s Forum themes:
- Mental Health – In operation, post deployment, during re-establishment in civilian life post service, or in the member’s or the Veteran’s family.
- Operational and Environmental Health Protection – In service and implications for the Veteran’s life course.
- Combat Casualty Care – From point of injury through definitive care at a tertiary care facility in Canada.
- Rehabilitation, Physical and Mental – In military service and during re-establishment in civilian life.
- Transition from Military to Civilian Life – Understanding and supporting the physical, mental or social experience by the member, their internal supports (family), and external supports (clinical, social), including the concept of resilience.
- Health Care Policies and Programs – Innovative work in policies and programs that have been fully evaluated and can affect any point in the life course of the member, the Veteran or their family.
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