Agenda

*agenda is subject to change.

Sunday, September 24

1:00 PM

REGISTRATION

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

New to Forum, the series of working groups will be taking place both pre- forum and post forum with the purpose of allowing participants to discuss and collaborate on the 5 themed areas (pre-forum) and then revisit these themes and determine next steps (post-forum).

1:00 PM

TRADESHOW AND POSTER SET UP

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2:00 PM

PRE FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 1

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cannabis for medical use: Exploring risks and possibilities.

J D Richardson, MD, FRCPC & Col Rakesh Jetly OMM, CD, MD, FRCPC

J D Richardson, MD, FRCPC
Consultant psychiatrist, Physician Clinical Lead, Parkwood Operational Stress Injury Clinic, Associate Professor - Dept. of Psychiatry, Western University, Assistant Clinical Professor - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience- McMaster University, Parkwood Institute- St. Joseph's Health Care London

Col Rakesh Jetly OMM, CD, MD, FRCPC
Associate professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University; Queen’s University; University of Ottawa.

2:00 PM

PRE FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 2

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Physical fitness and recovery from illness and injury

LCol Markus Besemann, Dr. Thomas Karakolis, Dr. Ryan Graham

LCol Markus Besemann
Head of Rehabilitation Medicine, CF HS Gp HQ Department of National Defence, Government of Canada

Dr. Thomas Karakolis
Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada

Dr. Ryan Graham
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

2:00 PM

PRE FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 3

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Culture and diversity: Military well-being and soldier identity

Dr. Allan English & Dr. Stéphanie Bélanger, CD

Dr. Allan English
Associate Professor of History, Queen's University

Dr. Stéphanie Bélanger, CD
Professor, Royal Military College of Canada, Interim Co-Scientific Director, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research

2:00 PM

PRE FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 4

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transition and the family

Dr. Deborah Norris & Dr. Alla Skomorovsky

Dr. Deborah Norris
Chair and Associate Professor within the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University

Dr. Alla Skomorovsky
Defence Scientist, Department of National Defence

2:00 PM

PRE FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 5

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contemporary research with public safety personnel

Dr. Nick Carleton, Dr. Rose Riccardelli, Dr. Renee MacPhee

Dr. Nick Carleton
Professor, University of Regina

Dr. Rose Riccardelli
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Memorial University

Dr. Renee MacPhee
Associate Professor, Health Sciences, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Laurier University

Monday, September 25

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

9:00 AM

OPENING PLENARY

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

BREAK

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

MORNING PLENARY

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Air Commodore Rich Withnall

Air Commodore Rich Withnall
Medical Director, UK Defence Medical Services

Air Commodore Rich Withnall joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a Medical Cadet in 1990 and qualified from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London in 1992.  He undertook General Practice Vocational Training at Princess Mary’s RAF Hospital, Halton and Peterborough Hospitals National Health ...

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Dr. Mark A. Williamson

Dr. Mark A. Williamson
Director General, Defence Research and Development Canada - Centre for Security Science

Mark A. Williamson is Director General of Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS), which operates in partnership with Public Safety Canada. DRDC CSS leads the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) on behalf of the Government of Canada, a program whose mission is ...

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11:30 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION 1

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 

1A

Mental Health and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

201B-201C

1B

Family Resilience and Support

202A

1C

Public Safety Personnel

202B

1D

Transition and Identity

203A

1E

Clinical/Program Physical Health and Rehabilitation

203B

11:30-11:50

Christina Wolfson, PhD

1A01

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Cohort of Self-Identified Veterans

Nicola Fear, DPhil

1B01

Support for the Families of UK Reservists: Too Much, Too Little or About Right?

Duncan Shields, PhD

1C01

First Responder Well-Being: Understanding Firefighters Experience of Occupational Stress and Wellness

Maya Eichler, PhD

1D01

Experiences of Female CAF Veterans: Gendering Military-to-Civilian Transitions

Greg Lagacé, MSM

1E01

The Soldier On Program

11:50-12:10

Benjamin Dunkley, PhD

1A02

Perception of Emotional Faces Induces Fear Circuit Hyper Connectivity in Soldiers with PTSD

Kaitlin Wynia, MA (Cand)

1B02

Exploring Family Resiliency within Canadian Armed Forces Veteran Families During the Military to Civilian Life Transition

R. Nicholas Carleton, PhD

1C02

Mental Health Among Canadian Public Safety Personnel: Taking a National Pulse

Jim Thompson, MD

1D02

Veterans’ Identities, Well-being and Recognition: Findings of the 2016 VAC-CIMVHR Research Theme Working Group

Helen Mackay, PhD (Student)

1E02

Canadian Forces Health Services National Occupational Therapy Program: A Program Update by the Rehabilitation Program

12:10-12:30

Deborah Norris, PhD

1A03

Post-traumatic Growth and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Scoping Review

Timothy Black, PhD

1B03

Couples Overcoming PTSD Every Day Program: Evaluation of Group-Based Intervention to Support Couples Living with PTSD - Year Three

Rose Ricciardelli, PhD

1C03

The Elephant in the Room: Understanding Trauma Hierarchies and Unpacking Perceptions of “Legitimacy”

Steve Rose, PhD

1D03

Rethinking the Concept of Identity Among Veterans In Transition

Selena Glover, MSc

1E03

Tackling Repeated Healthcare Seeking for Low Back Pain – A Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Atlantic Pilot Initiative

12:30-12:50

Amber Gilberto, BScPN

1A04

An Exploration of Recovery from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Canadian Armed Forces Veterans: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis

Rachael Gribble, PhD

1B04

The Health and Well-being of Royal Navy/Royal Marine Spouses/Partners in the UK during Family Separation

Rose Ricciardelli, PhD

1C04

“Playing the system”: Structural Factors Potentiating Stigma, Challenging Awareness and Creating Barriers to Care

Rebecca Dunn, MSc

1D04

Occupational Identity and Military-Civilian Transition

Janet Holly, MSc

1E04

Exploring the Relationship between Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Concussion: A Case Study

1:00 PM

LUNCH

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

SCIENTIFIC SHOWCASE & NETWORKING SESSION

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 2

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

 

2A

Mental Health Service

201B-201C

2B

Peer Support

202A

2C

Physical Activity and Performance

202B

2D

Transition to Civilian Life

203A

2E

Clinical/Program Military and Veteran Health Care

203B

3:30-3:50

Alyson Mahar, PhD

2A01

A Comparison of Mental Health Services use in Older Dependents and Spouses of Service Personnel in the Canadian Armed Forces to Age and Sex Matched Civilian Comparison Cohort

Julie Coulthard, PhD

2B01

Peer Support and Social Connections: The Operational Stress Injury Social Support Program (1 of 4)

Celina Shirazipour, PhD

2C01

The Psychological and Social Impacts of Physical Activity Participation for Military Personnel with Illnesses and Injuries: A Scoping Review

Madeline Romaniuk, DPsych

2D01

From Service to Civilian Life: Emerging Patterns from an Australian Investigation Examining Common Factors Among Those Who Transition Well in the Context of Cultural Reintegration and Psychological Adjustment

Lynda Manser, MM

2E01

Supporting Medically-Releasing CAF Members and Their Families - A National Pilot Project

3:50-4:10

Sharon Stevelink, PhD

2A02

Help Seeking for Mental Health Issues among UK Armed Forces Serving Personnel and Military Veterans

Stacey Silins, PhD

2B02

“Every Woman in There, Their Life was Exactly Like Mine”: Peer-support for Family Members of the Operational Stress Injury Social Support Program (2 of 4)

Sarah Dentry-Travis, PhD

2C02

Invictus Durability: The Role of Sport in Identity Reconstruction of Injured Military Personnel

Nicole Bérubé, PhD

2D02

Duelling Devotions – Military Service, Family and Adaptation to Civilian Life after the Military

Shehan Hettiaratchy, FRCS, RAMC

2E02

Veterans Trauma Network - UK

4:10-4:30

Neil Greenberg, MD

2A03

The Use of Mental Health Screening to Improve the Health of Military Personnel

Jennifer Lee, PhD

2B03

“Not Only Helping Someone Else”: The Experiences of Peer Volunteers of the Operational Stress Injury Social Support Program (3 of 4)

Ryan Graham, PhD

2C03

The Application of Novel Movement Analysis Methods to Improve Soldier Physical Performance and Health

Sharon Squire, MA

2D03

Determinants of Successful Transition Qualitative Study

Lisa Garland-Baird, PhD (Cand)

2E03

Using a Population Health Approach for the Development of a Veteran and Family Health Strategy

4:30-4:50

Dylan Johnson, MSc (Cand)

2A04

Mental Health Services Use in the Canadian Armed Forces 2009-2015

Julie Coulthard, PhD

2B04

Exploring the Impact of Peer Support and Shared Experiences Following an Injury: The Canadian Armed Forces and the Role of the Soldier On Program (4 of 4)

Julie Martin, PhD

2C04

HR-BASE Study: Physical Activity Levels of a Representative Sample of CAF Personnel

Deborah Norris, PhD

2D04

From Here to Eternity: Impacts of Veteran´s Mental Health on Families in Military to Civilian Transition

Jason Novick, MA

2E04

Evaluating Client Perception of Care among Veterans, Military Members, and RCMP Members Receiving Treatment at the Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic

5:00 PM

CLOSING PLENARY

5:00 PM - 5:35 PM

Warrant Officer (WO) Mark Jones

Warrant Officer (WO) Mark Jones
Joint Counter Explosive Threat Task Force

Warrant Officer (WO) Mark Jones was born in Orillia, ON.  His 27-year career has seen him as an infantry section commander in the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, an armoured reconnaissance crewman in the Royal Canadian Dragoons, an Aviation Systems Technician and presently an Air Weapons Systems Technician ...

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5:45 PM

THEATRICAL PRESENTATION

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Contact! Unload

Contact! Unload
Veterans Transition Network, UBC, Movember Foundation

Returning veterans who graduated from the Veterans Transition Program (VTP) worked together with artists, actors, counsellors, and community members to create Contact! Unload – a theatrical presentation about the difficult transition veterans face post-deployment and their pathway to recovery.

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6:00 PM

STUDENT AND POST-DOC NETWORKING EVENT

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Student and Post-Doc Committee (SPEC)

Student and Post-Doc Committee (SPEC)

Join us at the Royal Canadian Military Instittue for the SPEC networking event, sponsored by Wounded Warriors Canada. The event is an opportunity for all students and post-docs who are registered for CIMVHR Forum 2017 to network and engage with other students who are studying issues related to military / ...

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Tuesday, September 26

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

9:00 AM

MORNING PLENARY

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

The Honourable Seamus O'Regan

The Honourable Seamus O'Regan
Minister of Veterans Affairs & Associate Minister of National Defence

Seamus O’Regan is the Member of Parliament for St. John’s SouthMount Pearl. He is best known to Canadians for his ten years as ...

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9:15 AM

BANTING AWARD PRESENTATION

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Dr. Christian Kastrup

Dr. Christian Kastrup
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

Christian Kastrup is an Assistant Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Centre for Blood Research and an associate member of the Biomedical Engineering Program. He did his postdoctoral fellowship in ...

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10:00 AM

BREAK

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION 3

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

3A

Mental Health Care, Challenges, and Policy

201B-201C

3B

Families of Ill/Injured Military Members and Veterans

202A

3C

Physical Health and Rehabilitation

202B

3D

Occupational and Veteran Health

203A

3E

Clinical/Program Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, and Resilience

203B

10:30-10:50

David Albright, PhD

3A01

Veterans Who Are Caregivers: A Gap in Research

Sanela Dursun, PhD

3B01

Military Spouses: Coping with Service Members’ Injuries (1 of 6)

Allison McGregor, PhD

3C01

First Steps in Understanding the Long-term Health of Amputees

Fethi Bouak, PhD

3D01

The Effects of Six Hours of Mild Hypoxia below 10,000 ft on Cognition, Flight Performance, Subjective Symptoms, Mood and Fatigue

Alexandra Heber, MD

3E01

The Canadian Armed Forces-Veterans Affairs Canada Joint Suicide Prevention Strategy: A Roadmap for Collaboration

10:50-11:10

Maya Eichler, PhD

3A02

First-Hand Narratives of Operational Stress Injuries

Alla Skomorovsky

3B02

Military Member’s Illness and Injury and Spousal Well-Being and Divorce Considerations: The Role of Caregiver Burden (2 of 6)

Jacqueline Hebert, PhD

3C02

A Novel Gaze and Movement Assessment Metric For Measuring Advanced Upper Limb Technologies: Prosthetic User Results

Peter Beliveau, MSc

3D02

Contributions of Mental Health and Physical Health to Disability within the Canadian Armed Forces

Noel Lipana, DSW (Cand)

3E02

Treating Moral Injury and Posttraumatic Stress: Exploring a Model That Works

11:10-11:30

Olena Burlaka, PhD, MD

3A03

The Relationship among Indicators of Mental and Reproductive Health of Military Women in Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone

Jennifer Lee, PhD

3B03

The Canadian Armed Forces Transition and Well-Being Survey (3 of 6)

Juan Forero, PhD

3C03

A Novel Performance Assessment Tool for the Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment System

Christina Wolfson, PhD

3D03

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Veterans’ Health Initiative: A Platform for Research

Shai Shorer, PhD and Maitri Shacham, PhD

3E03

Group Adventure Therapy for Veterans Suffering from Chronic PTSD

11:30-11:50

Linna Tam-Seto, PhD (Cand)

3A04

Identifying Military and Veteran Family Cultural Competencies for Healthcare Providers

Faith McIntyre, Marts

3B04

Families of Canadian Veterans - Building an Evidence Base (4 of 6)

Karen-Marie Perry, PhD (Cand)

3C04

The Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment System: Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital

Mary-Beth MacLean, MA

3D04

High Cost Users of VAC Health Care

Gail Wideman, PhD

3E04

Equi-Assist: An Equine Facilitated Treatment Program To Strengthen Resilience and Enhance Coping and Communication Skills for Military Families (A Pilot Study)

11:50-12:10

Walter Callaghan, MA

3A05

Gendering the Diagnosis: Interactions between Stigma, Gendered Identity, and Traumatogenic Events

Deborah Norris, PhD

3B05

Post-traumatic Growth among CAF Veteran Couples: The Role of Spousal Support (5 of 6)

Melanie Chesnokov, MA

3C05

Emerging Findings from the Armed Services Trauma Rehabilitation Outcome Study (the ADVANCE Study) - A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Battlefield Casualties from Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

3F
Successfully Working with Government Contracts

Michael Schaub, MPA, CIMVHR Contracts Manager

and

Alexi Natale, MSc, Project Director for Casualty Care Research and Diagnostics and Health Protection Research

Kimberley Lamarche, DNP

3E05

Enhancing Resilience for Military Reservists - The Conflict between Professional Soldier and Civilian Health Provider

12:10-12:30

Martine Cosgrove, PhD Scholar

3A06

A New Approach to Well-being in Strategic Military Mental Health Policy: Making it Count

Nicola Fear, DPhil

3B06

What is the Impact of Paternal PTSD on Family Functioning? (6 of 6)

Chantal Bérubé, MA

3C06

Long-term Impact on Social Participation using the JACO Robotic Arm on Powered Wheelchair Users with Upper Extremity Disabilities

Meghan Fitzpatrick, PhD

3E06

Wizards in White Coats: The Canadian Defence Research Board and Early Research in Building Psychological Resilience

12:30 PM

LUNCH

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

LUNCHTIME PLENARY

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo Dallaire

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo Dallaire
Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers.  A celebrated advocate for human rights, especially in regards to children, veterans, and the ...

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Major-General W.D. Eyre, MSC, CD

Major-General W.D. Eyre, MSC, CD
Deputy Commander of Military Personnel Command

MGen Eyre grew up on a farm near Wadena, SK, and spent his high school years in Medicine Hat, AB. He joined Army Cadets at 12 and has been in uniform ever since.

MGen Eyre attended Royal Roads Military College (RRMC), in Victoria, and Royal Military College of ...

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2:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 4

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 

4A

Mental Health Behaviours

201B-201C

4B

Children and Youth

202A

4C

Physical Health in the Military

202B

4D

Traumatic Injury and Pain

203A

4E

Historic Perspectives

203B

2:30-2:50

Don Richardson, MD

4A01

Sexual Functioning in Treatment-seeking Veterans: The Role of Emotional Numbing

Alyson Mahar, PhD

4B01

Do Children and Youth with a Parent in the Canadian Armed Forces use Provincial Mental Health Services Differently than Civilians? A Retrospective Cohort Study

Robert Hawes, PhD (Cand)

4C01

Cardiovascular Risk Profile of the Royal Canadian Navy: Coordinating Health Strategies and Surveillance

Michael Hutchison, PhD

4D01

Association between Peripheral Blood Biomarkers and Advanced MRI Findings Post-concussion

Linda VanTil, MSc

4E01

Health of Canadian Veterans Released after 1953

2:50-3:10

Isabelle Richer, PhD

4A02

Factors Related to Risky Drinking Behaviours among Canadian Armed Forces Members of the Regular Force

Heidi Cramm, PhD

4B02

Mental Health of Canadian Children Growing Up in Military Families: A Qualitative Study

Shannon Gottschall, PhD

4C02

Lessons Learned from a Mixed Methods Evaluation of a Canadian Armed Forces Weight Management Intervention

Tatyana Mollayeva, MD, PhD

4D02

Exploring Sex Differences in Concussion / Mild Traumatic Brain Injury-related Chronic Pain

Emily Mayhew, PhD

4E02

"New Faces Come Back": The Return of Royal Canadian Air Force Aircrew Burn Casualties in 1946

3:10-3:30

Laura Palmer, MSc

4A03

Alcohol use Trajectories among the UK Armed Forces

Kelly Schwartz, PhD

4B03

More Than Just Surviving: Exploring Resilience and Developmental Assets in Military-Connected Youth

Carolyn McGregor, PhD

4C03

Structured Approaches to Resilience Assessment and Development through the Integration of Big Data Analytics, Immersive Simulation Environment and Haptic Garments

David Pedlar, PhD

4D03

Chronic Pain in Canadian Veterans

Elizabeth Rolland-Harris, PhD

4E03

Does a Military Career Protect You From Death? Causes of Death in the Canadian Armed Forces, 1976-2012

3:30-3:50

Jamie Kwan, MSc

4A04

Studying In-service Offending Behaviour in the UK Military

Alla Skomorovsky, PhD

4B04

Adolescents’ Subjective Experiences toward Deployment and Relocation

Open Discussion

Jeremiah Buhler, BA

4D04

A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Online Chronic Pain Treatment for Military, Police and Veterans

Open Discussion

4:00 PM

BREAK

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 5

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 

5A

Suicide

201B-201C

5B

Families and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

202A

5C

Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR)

202B

5D

Parenting

203A

5E

Clinical/Program Transition to Civilian Life

203B

4:30-4:50

Pamela Holens, PhD

5A01

Findings of an Expert Panel on Suicide Prevention regarding Suicide Prevention Strategies in the Canadian Armed Forces Health Services

Rachel Dekel, PhD and Tamar Lavi, PhD

5B01

Being a Parent of a Young Adult with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Deniz Fikretoglu, PhD

5C01

Does the Road to Mental Readiness program work? Results from a Pilot Group Randomized Control Trial at Basic Military Qualification

Alla Skomorovsky, PhD

5D01

Well-being of Children from Canadian Armed Forces Single-parent Families: The Mediational Role of Parental Well-being

Duncan Shields, PhD

5E01

The “Shaping Purpose” Program for Military Participants Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life. A CIPP Model Program Evaluation

4:50-5:10

Shannon Gottschall, PhD

5A02

Pre-enlistment Social and Psychological Risk Factors for Suicide Among Canadian Armed Forces Members

Linna Tam-Seto, PhD (Cand)

5B02

Family Impacts of Military-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Scoping Review

Josh Granek, PhD

5C02

R2MR Mobile Application for Arousal Control Training in Military Police

Helena Hawryluk, PhD (Cand)

5D02

Written in Light: A Focused Visual Ethnography Gaining Adolescent Perspectives on Reintegration after a Parental Deployment to Afghanistan with the Canadian Armed Forces

Nicholas Armstrong, PhD and Gilly Cantor, MPA

5E02

Adapting the Collective Impact Model to Veterans Services: The Case of AmericaServes

5:10-5:30

Matthew Barrett, PhD (Cand)

5A03

Commemoration and Contagion: Public Responses to Suicide within the Canadian Military

Heidi Cramm, PhD

5B03

Parental Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and its Impact on Children Growing up in Military-connected Families: A Qualitative Systematic Review

Kristen Blackler, MSc

5C03

A Pilot Group Randomized Control Trial to Test the Efficacy of the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) Mental Health Training Program during Basic Military Qualification: Feasibility Findings

Andrea Stelnicki, MSc

5D03

Who Knows Best? Examining the Similarities and Differences between Parent and Child Self-reports of Functioning in Children from Military Families

Open Discussion

5:30 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, September 27

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

9:00 AM

MORNING PLENARY

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

John W. Boerstler

John W. Boerstler
Executive Director, NextOp

John is Executive Director of NextOp, a non-profit organization whose mission is to recruit, train, and place high-performing mid-level enlisted military leaders into industry. John served in the United States Marine Corps from 1999-2007 as an infantry unit leader.  His overseas assignments include Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Djibouti, ...

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9:45 AM

BREAK

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION 6

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

 

6A

Mental Health Alternative Treatments

201B-201C

6B

Family Symposium Round Table

202A

6C

Physical Injury

202B

6D

Moral Injury

203A

6E

Novel Health Perspectives

203B

10:15-10:35

David Blackburn, PhD

6A01

Rapport final sur l’évaluation sommative du Programme d’aide aux vétérans en équitation thérapeutique

Nora Spinks, CEO Vanier Institute for the Family

6B01

Research to Practice through Partnerships and Community Collaborations

Eric Robitaille, PhD

6C01

Preliminary Results from the Correlation between Analgesics and Long-term Function Study following Lateral Ankle Sprains Study

Stéphanie Bélanger, PhD

6D01

Moral Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Scoping Review

Christopher Dennison, PhD

6E01

Development of Novel Instrumentation for the Brain Injury Protection Evaluation Device Headform and Novel Dynamic Mechanical Characterization Techniques for Foam Liner Materials in Advanced Combat Helmets

10:35-10:55

Madeline Romaniuk, DPsych

6A02

Evaluation of the Psychological Outcomes of an Equine Therapy Program for Current and Former Australian Armed Forces with Mental Health Difficulties.

Eric Robitaille, PhD

6C02

Can a Knowledge Translation Intervention Improve the Evidence Based Management of Lateral Ankle Sprains by Canadian Armed Forces Physiotherapists?

Margaret McKinnon, PhD

6D02

Neural and Behavioural Correlates of Moral Injury in Military Members and Veterans

Andrew Beckett, MD

6E02

Goal-directed Damage Control Resuscitation in Operation Inherent Resolve. Platelet Concentrates are not Required to Reverse Severe Trauma Induced Coagulopathy

10:55-11:15

Dany H. Gagnon, PhD

6A03

Quantifying the Effectiveness of Service Dogs on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Related Symptoms and on their Impacts among Veterans: Preliminary Results of a 3-month Follow-up Assessment in the Context of a One-group Time-series Design Study

Daniel Cousineau-Short, MPH (Cand)

6C03

Fractures in the Canadian Armed Forces: Operational Impact, Cost and Opportunities for Injury Prevention

Megan Thompson, PhD

6D03

Operational Ethics: Effects of Scenario and Choice on Military Moral Decision Making

Shane Smith, MD

6E03

A Novel Aortic Occlusion Device for Combat Trauma Victims

11:15-11:35

Suzette Bremault-Phillips, PhD

6A04

The Value and Relevance of the Spiritual Dimension of Health and Well-being: Findings of a Literature Review and Expert Consultation

Christine Dubiniecki, MSc

6C04

Burden of Musculoskeletal Injuries on Deployment in 2015: An Analysis of the Canadian Armed Forces Deployment Health Surveillance System

Anthony Nazarov, PhD

6D04

Positive Mental Health in CAF Members at Risk for Moral Injury

Linda Bossi, MSc

6E04

Modelling the Trade-offs between Soldier Equipment, Mobility and Vulnerability in order to Mitigate Soldier Injury and Enhance Survivability

11:35-11:55

Open Discussion

Open Discussion

Alexandra McIntyre-Smith, PhD

6D05

A Qualitative Investigation of Moral Injury Using a Preliminary Clinician-Based Survey

Open Discussion

12:15 PM

AWARDS CEREMONY

12:45 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM

FORUM 2017 ENDS

1:30 PM

POST FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 1

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Cannabis for medical use: Exploring risks and possibilities.

J D Richardson, MD, FRCPC & Col Rakesh Jetly OMM, CD, MD, FRCPC

J D Richardson, MD, FRCPC
Consultant psychiatrist, Physician Clinical Lead, Parkwood Operational Stress Injury Clinic, Associate Professor - Dept. of Psychiatry, Western University, Assistant Clinical Professor - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience- McMaster University, Parkwood Institute- St. Joseph's Health Care London

Col Rakesh Jetly OMM, CD, MD, FRCPC
Associate professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University; Queen’s University; University of Ottawa.

1:30 PM

POST FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 2

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Physical fitness and recovery from illness and injury

LCol Markus Besemann, Dr. Thomas Karakolis, Dr. Ryan Graham

LCol Markus Besemann
Head of Rehabilitation Medicine, CF HS Gp HQ Department of National Defence, Government of Canada

Dr. Thomas Karakolis
Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada

Dr. Ryan Graham
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

1:30 PM

POST FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 3

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Culture and diversity: Military well-being and soldier identity

Dr. Allan English & Dr. Stéphanie Bélanger, CD

Dr. Allan English
Associate Professor of History, Queen's University

Dr. Stéphanie Bélanger, CD
Professor, Royal Military College of Canada, Interim Co-Scientific Director, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research

1:30 PM

POST FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 4

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Transition and the family

Dr. Deborah Norris & Dr. Alla Skomorovsky

Dr. Deborah Norris
Chair and Associate Professor within the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University

Dr. Alla Skomorovsky
Defence Scientist, Department of National Defence

1:30 PM

POST FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 5

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Contemporary research with public safety personnel

Dr. Nick Carleton, Dr. Rose Riccardelli, Dr. Renee MacPhee

Dr. Nick Carleton
Professor, University of Regina

Dr. Rose Riccardelli
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Memorial University

Dr. Renee MacPhee
Associate Professor, Health Sciences, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Laurier University

Poster Presenters

Last Name First Name Degree Affiliation Presentation Title Poster # Presentation Time
Afanasyeva Marina MD, PhD University of Toronto; Department of National Defence Opioid Crisis in Canada: Relevance to the Canadian Armed Forces
P105
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Armour Chérie PhD Ulster University The Health and Well-Being of Military Drone Operators and Intelligence Analysts: A Systematic Review
P128
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Barry Debbie MA Veterans Affairs Canada Shared Health Care Responsibilities for Veterans and Their Families
P162
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Besemann Markus MD Department of National Defence In Garrison Management of mTBI in the Canadian Armed Forces: Trial of a Proposed Clinical Care Pathway
P160
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Besemann Markus MD Department of National Defence Clinical Guidelines for Using the Wii Gaming Console System in Military Rehabilitation
P161
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Besemann
Dentry-Travis
Markus
Sarah
MD
PhD
Department of National Defence Project Trauma Support: Addressing Moral Injury in First Responders an Update
P125
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Beswick-Escanlar Vincent MD Department of National Defence Increasing Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Subsequent Headache or Migraine: A Retrospective Cohort Study of US Active Duty Service Members, 2006-2015
P142
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Blackler Kristen MSc Department of National Defence The Impact of Occupational Exposure to Repetitive Low-level Blast Events in Breaching Instructors and Range Staff
P129
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Bogaert Laura PhD (Cand) University of Toronto; Department of National Defence Self-reported Exposure to Work and Leisure Noise and use of Hearing Protection among a Sample of Regular Force Canadian Armed Forces Personnel
P130
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Boulos David MSc Department of National Defence An Assessment of Component and Deployment-related Experiences on Mental Disorders Among Serving CAF Personnel who returned from an Afghanistan Deployment
P106
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Bourassa Stephane PhD (Student) Université de Montréal; Université Laval Measurement of Pressure-flow Relationship for Gas Mask Technology on a Bench Test: Partitioning of the Different Parts of the Gas Mask and Comparison of Eight Canisters
P126
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Boyd Jenna MSc McMaster University The Relation between Dissociative Symptoms of Depersonalization and Derealization and Functional Disability among Military Members and Veterans with PTSD
P107
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Bridgewater Courtney MSc The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre; Department of National Defence Virtual Reality Treatment for Complex Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Study
P154
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Cancelliere Carol PhD University of Ontario Institute of Technology Strategies for Implementation of Programs of Care in the Active Military: A Scoping Review
P143
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Cheema Sheraz HBSc University of Toronto; Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Exploring Pharmacogenetic Testing for the Treatment of Depressive Symptoms in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Patients
P101
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Clifford Joanne MA Carleton University; Department of National Defence Military Humanitarian Civic Assistance Programs: Can the Provision of Care ever be Wrong?
P171
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Clifford Joanne MA Carleton University; Department of National Defence Do Know Harm: Mitigating Post-disaster Disempowerment in Canadian Armed Forces Disaster Response Operations
P172
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Courchesne Isabel PT Department of National Defence Identifying Dysfunctional Breathing Patterns in a Chronic Pain Patient: A Case Study
P144
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Cue Charles Office of the Veterans Ombudsman Veterans Financial Benefits 2016 Actuarial Analysis
P163
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Cusimano Michael MD, PhD University of Toronto Translating Knowledge about Concussion to the General Public: Lessons Learned from a National Concussion Awareness Program and Cross-Sectional Study
P145
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Dentry-Travis Sarah PhD University of Manitoba Mental and Physical Durability during an Antarctica Expedition
P174
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Dunkley
Taylor
Benjamin
Margot
PhD
PhD
University of Toronto; Hospital for Sick Children Increased Default Mode Network Connectivity in Magnetoencephalography is Associated with Concussion Severity
P108
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Edgelow Megan MSc Queens University Developing an Occupational Therapy Trauma Intervention Framework
P109
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Elliott Jennifer Department of National Defence Ultrasound Guided Needle Fenestration Combined with Prolotherapy and Scraping for Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy
P146
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Gamble Brenda PhD University of Ontario Institute of Technology The Future of Community Mental Health and Wellness-A Report on Community Action
P110
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Gillett James PhD McMaster University The Involvement of Service Dogs in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Veterans
P102
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Giroux-Lalonde Vincent PhD (Cand) University of Ottawa The Diversity of Commitment(s) of Canadian Military and Veterans: The Impacts of Social Representations of Civilian Support
P176
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Godsell
Trudel
Pauline
Dan
BScPT
MSc
Department of National Defence What Gets Measured Gets Managed – Meridium
P148
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Guest
Khan
Kimberly
Sara
MSW
MSc
Department of National Defence Performance Coaching: Expanding Psychological Skills Training Beyond the Classroom Environment
P132
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Gupta
Meredith
Gaurav
Sean
MD
Pharm D
McGill University; Department of National Defence Antibiotics in the Treatment of Patients with Low Back Pain Associated with Modic Changes: A Case Series
P149
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Helmer Drew MD Unided States Department of Veterans Affairs Self-report of Asthma Diagnosis among Participants in the VA/DoD Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
P150
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Holly Janet BHSc, MSc McMaster University; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute The use of Virtual Reality as a Treatment Medium for Autonomic Dysfunction across Three Diagnostic Groups: Clinical Case Studies
P151
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Hong Jin Woo MSc McGill University Development of a Reliable Gait Assessment Protocol for Elderly Veterans with Dementia, using an Instrumented Walkway
P152
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Hylland Kelsey BSW Department of National Defence Operation Family Doc
P164
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Irwin Troy D.Min Department of National Defence Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy in the Treatment of Combat-related PTSD
P111
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Iverson Grant PhD Harvard Medical School Evaluation of a Two-Week Intensive Clinical Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Problems
P112
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Johnston Gary MHSc Department of National Defence An Assessment of Op SOPRANO Respirable Hazards during the 2016 Juba Clashes in South Sudan
P133
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Johnston Gary MSHc Department of National Defence Hazard Assessment of High-Nitrogen Explosive Compounds: A Novel in Vitro Multi-Cellular Approach
P127
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Karakolis Thomas PhD Department of National Defence Quantifying the Effects of Body Armour and Fighting Load on Joint Range of Motion, Stiffness, and Strength
P134
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Lacroix Cinthia PhD (Student) Université Laval Emploi et qualité de vie psychologique chez les vétérans
P177
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Laframboise Jacqueline MSc Department of National Defence Effects of 12-Weeks of DFit.ca Fitness Training on the Performance of FORCEcombat in Canadian Army Personnel
P153
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Lalonde Janick PhD Department of National Defence DND’s Drinking Water Disinfection App
P135
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Lavi Tamar PhD NATAL (Israel) Building Resilience in Situations of Ongoing Exposure: The Case of Police Officers and Hospital Staff
P119
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Lloyd Chantelle PhD (Student) McMaster University Measuring Moral Injury in Non-military (Civilian) Populations: The Moral Injury Assessment
P173
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
MacIntyre Karen BScPT Department of National Defence Does the Chronic Pain Self- Management Program and Back Class at Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Atlantic have an Effect on Patient Reported Self-efficacy using the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire?
P155
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Mackay Helen PhD (Student) Western University; Department of National Defence Canadian Forces Health Services Return to Work Occupational Therapy Program: A Vision For Future Canadian Forces Return to Duty Mental Health Occupational Therapy
P114
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
MacKinnon Allan MBA Veterans Affairs Canada Life After Service Studies 2016
P178
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
MacLean Linda MSc Veterans Affairs Canada Monitoring the Well-being of Veterans – A Veteran Well-being Surveillance Framework
P165
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Mahar Alyson PhD Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Understanding the Trajectory of Care Prior to a Mental Health-related Psychiatrist or Pediatrician Consultation for Military-connected Children and Youth
P115
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Mahar Alyson PhD Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Does Membership in a Military-connected Family Increase the Risk of being a High Intensity user of Mental Health Services in the Public Health Care System?
P116
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Manser Lynda MM Department of National Defence Assessing the Needs of Canadian Armed Forces Communities
P166
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
McCuaig Edge Heather PhD Department of National Defence Use of Personal Protection Measures in the CAF: Beliefs, Perceptions, and Behaviours Concerning Bite-prevention Measures and Hearing Protection Devices
P136
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Mior Silvano PhD Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Exploring Chiropractic Services in the Canadian Forces Health Services - Opportunities and Challenges
P157
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Naicker Kiyuri PhD (Cand) University of Ottawa; Department of National Defence Deployment Health Surveillance in Action: 24 months of Data from the Canadian Armed Forces Health Facility in Kabul, Afghanistan
P137
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Oshin Vartanian PhD Department of National Defence Hearing in Breaching Instructors and Range Staff Exposed to Repeated Low-level Blasts
P138
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Ouellet Eric MA Department of National Defence; University of Ottawa Feeling of Belonging to the Military Community: A Measure of Self-rated Health and the Perception of Crime within the Neighbourhood
P167
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Peng Henry PhD Department of National Defence Biological Response to Stress during Battlefield Trauma Training: Live Tissue vs. High Fidelity Patient Simulator
P103
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Pickering Donna PhD Department of National Defence A Qualitative Analysis of Factors Affecting Canadian Army Reservists’ Well-being
P168
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Protopopescu Alina BA McMaster University Moral Injury, Difficulties with Emotion Regulation, and Social Functioning in the Canadian Armed Forces (A Study in Progress)
P117
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Quinn Jennifer BA Dalhousie University; Department of National Defence Benefits of a Dually-trained Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Collaborating with Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in Military Physical Rehabilitation Environments
P158
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Rhind
Zhang
Shawn
Jing
PhD
PhD
University of Toronto; Western University; Department of National Defence Advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning Methods for Biological Research in Mental Health
P118
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Richer Isabelle PhD Department of National Defence Access to Care Among Military Health Service Providers: Preliminary Results of C4C Focus Groups
P131
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Ritchie Kimberly PhD (Student) Queen's University The Impact of PTSD on Dementia in Older Veterans: A Scoping Review
P120
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Roach Mary Beth MA Veterans Affairs Canada Institutionalizing Veteran Well-Being into the Policy Planning Cycle
P169
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Schwartz Kelly PhD University of Calgary Family Life After Service: Secondary Analysis of the LASS 2016 Survey
P179
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Seagram
Crawford
Belinda
Martin
PhD Seagram and Associates From Villains to Superheroes: The use of Graphic Novels in Promoting Resiliency and Supporting Recovery from Military Traumatic Exposure
P121
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Shields Duncan PhD University of British Columbia Design and Evaluation of a First-Responder Resiliency Pilot Program
P122
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Shirazipour Celina PhD Dalhousie University Exploring the Role of Adaptive Sport in the Support and Care of Invictus Games Competitors and their Families
P123
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Simkus Kristen MPH Department of National Defence; Veterans Affairs Canada Circulatory Disease Mortality in Canada’s Serving and Released Armed Forces – Early Findings from CF CAMS II Comparing Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces to the Canadian General Population
P139
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Singh Mandeep MD Trillium Health Partners Medical Cannabis in the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
P113
2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Smith Shane MD Western University; Department of National Defence MASCAL: A Manual for a Customizable, Low Tech, High Fidelity Simulation Training Program to Prepare Civilian Hospitals for Mass Casualty Events
P104
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Stelnicki Andrea MSc University of Calgary Resilience in Military Children: Which Factors best Protect against the Development of Problems?
P170
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Strauss Barbara MSc Department of National Defence Can a Survey of Non-respondents Inform Future Surveys?
P159
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Sullivan-Kwantes Wendy MA Department of National Defence; Veterans Affairs Canada Operating in the Arctic: Medical Readiness for Arctic Operations
P140
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Trudel Dan MSc Dalhousie University; Department of National Defence Musculoskeletal Injury Recurrence Rates in Active Duty Personnel
P147
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Vincent
Daoust
Colin
Jean-Philippe
MSW
PhD
The Royal Operational Stress Injury Clinic Towards a Better Understanding of Moral Injury among CAF Members and Veterans Referred to The Royal’s Operational Stress Injury Clinic in Ottawa
P124
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Weeks Murray PhD Department of National Defence Motor Vehicle Accident-Related Mortality in Serving and Released Males in the Canadian Armed Forces, 2000-2012: Comparisons with the Canadian General Population using the CF-CAMS II
P141
3:00 PM-3:30 PM