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Keynote and Featured Speakers

In order of appearance

Lacey Cranston

Managing Editor, Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health

Sanela Dursun, PhD

Director, Research Personnel and Family Support, Defence Research and Development Canada

Jitender Sareen, MD FRCPC

Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba; Medical Director, WRHA Mental Health Program; CIMVHR Fellow

Nora Spinks

Moderator, CEO of The Vanier Institute of the Family

Vice-Admiral H.C. Edmundson, OMM, MSM, CD

Commander Military Personnel Command

Major-General A.M.T. Downes, OMM, CD, QHP, MD

Surgeon General and Commander of Canadian Forces Health Services Group

Robert Hawes, MSc, PhD/GDipII (Cand.)

Senior Epidemiologist, Directorate of Force Health Protection, Canadian Forces Health Services Group

Deputy Minister General (retired) Walt Natynczyk CMM MSC CD

Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada

Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD

Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Retired); 42nd U.S. Army Surgeon General and Former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command; Emeritus Professor, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Rob Riddell, MD

Flight Surgeon, Operational Space Medicine Group, Canadian Space Agency


166Global Delegates

What our delegates say

Forum was one of the best conferences I've ever been to due to the strength of the scholarship presented, insightful and valuable guest speakers & keynote addresses, opportunities to network and connect with other scholars and practitioners, and the really unique opportunities to see Regina through the Global Social, WWC student/post-doc event, and the RCMP Heritage Center event.

Forum 2018 participant

This was my first time at Forum. I had no idea what to expect. I appreciated being with counterparts who share my passion for supporting and strengthening this community. I learned so much.

Forum 2018 participant