Call For Abstracts

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The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) announces its 8th annual research Forum, the foremost national conference focused on research related to the health needs of military personnel, Veterans and their families.

There is need for Canadian research addressing health protection and care across the life course of those who serve Canada in 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 those who serve or have served Canada. Forum 2017 will offer the unique opportunity to link with researchers, clinicians, military personnel, Veterans, government and industry representatives, philanthropists and numerous other stakeholders and caring Canadians.

CIMVHR Forum 2017 (Toronto, Sept 25-27) is the premiere event of its kind in Canada. This year Forum will be held in partnership with Invictus Games Toronto 2017 (Sept 23-30). The program will enable participants to discuss key research in support of military personnel, Veteran, first-responder, and family health. Given our partnership with Invictus Games Toronto 2017, we are pleased to invite abstract submissions that explore the relation of sport and exercise to health and well-being for these populations. We expect Forum to also address nine key topic areas through the peer-reviewed selection of oral and poster presentations.

Research Themes for Forum 2017

Abstracts for oral or poster presentations may be submitted in one of the nine areas of interest related to this year’s Forum themes, and must reflect research that has been or is being conducted:

  1. Mental health research and rehabilitation in active duty personnel, Veterans or families;
  2. Physical health research and rehabilitation in active duty personnel, Veterans or families;
  3. Social health and well-being of active duty personnel, Veterans or families;
  4. Advances in primary and trauma care;
  5. Novel health technologies relevant to:
    • military service, with a focus on protection;
    • working in an austere environment (e.g., telemedicine, auto-diagnosis, etc.);
    • distance medicine and health care (e.g., hand-held devices, robots etc.);
  6. Transition from military to civilian life;
  7. Occupational Health, including, exposure, standards of care etc.;
  8. The ethics of health care and the healing of moral injury as it relates to service;
  9. Gender differences in health.