Agenda

*agenda is subject to change.

Sunday, September 24

1:00 PM

REGISTRATION FOR RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUPS

1:00 PM - 2:00 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.

2:00 PM

PRE FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 2

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Physical fitness and recovery from illness and injury

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

2:00 PM

PRE FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 4

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transition and the family

2:00 PM

PRE FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 5

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contemporary research with public safety personnel

Monday, September 25

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

9:00 AM

OPENING PLENARY

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Brigadier Timothy J Hodgetts CBE

Brigadier Timothy J Hodgetts CBE
MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DEFENCE MEDICAL SERVICES

Brigadier Hodgetts was educated at Woodhouse Grove School, Bradford, and Westminster Medical School, from where he qualified with distinction in 1986; he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a cadet in 1983. He holds fellowships with the Royal College of Physicians of London, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, College ...

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10:00 AM

BREAK

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION 1

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

LUNCH

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

SCIENTIFIC SHOWCASE & NETWORKING SESSION

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 2

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

CLOSING PLENARY

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

THEATRICAL PRESENTATION

5:30 PM - 6:00 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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Tuesday, September 26

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

9:00 AM

MORNING PLENARY

9:15 AM

BANTING AWARD PRESENTATION

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Dr. Christian Kastrup

Dr. Christian Kastrup
Assistant Professor

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

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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2:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 4

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

BREAK

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 5

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

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 - 10:00 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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10:00 AM

BREAK

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION 6

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

1:30 PM

POST FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 2

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Physical fitness and recovery from illness and injury

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

1:30 PM

POST FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 4

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Transition and the family

1:30 PM

POST FORUM RESEARCH THEME WORKING GROUP 5

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Contemporary research with public safety personnel