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CIMVHR - Forum 2021 Serving Military, Veteran, Families, and Public Safety Personnel Sessions

Virtual Events

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research’s (CIMVHR) annual forum, focused on military, veteran, family, and public safety personnel health research, will be hosted virtually for the first time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Enjoy more than 64 presentations on current research. With 71,500 Regular Force members in the Canadian Armed Forces, 30,000 Reserve Force members, 60,600 military families and 629,300 Veterans, we have a significant population with unique risks, exposures and experiences that demands new standards of protection, prevention and care for the ill and injured.

This work is showcased each year, when thought leaders from the government, academia, industry and philanthropic sectors gather at our Forum to present new research, exchange ideas, share insight, learn and collaborate.

Forum Schedule:

Oct. 7 - Serving Military Streams

Join keynote speakers Gp Capt Alex Bennett, PhD and LCol David Holdsworth MA, DPhil for sessions on serving military streams.

Gp Capt Bennett is a Defence Professor of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine, and part of Research and Clinical Innovation, HQ Joint Medical Group, and Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation. 

LCol Holdsworth is a Consultant Cardiologist and General Physician, and Clinical Lead DMS COVID-19 Recovery Service. 

Oct. 14 - Veteran Streams

Keynote speaker Amy Street, PhD will be discussing veteran streams at the 2021 Forum. Amy is Deputy Director, Women's Health Sciences Division, National Centre for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Oct. 21 - Family and Serving Military Streams

Learn about family and serving military streams with Heidi Cramm, PhD, and Jennifer E.C. Lee, PhD. 

Heidi is the Associate Professor of School of Rehabilitation Therapy and Research Advisor, Military and Veteran Families. 

Jennifer is the Acting Director of Research on Personnel and Family Support, Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis.

Oct. 28 - Public Safety Personnel and Military Streams

Enjoy sessions on public safety personnel and military streams with R. Nicholas Carleton, PhD, RD Psych. and Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP.

Nicholas is a Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Regina, and Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. 

Barbara is a Professor in Psychiatry, Director of Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program, Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology, Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research at the School of Medicine. 

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