Due to the ongoing strike at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, CIMVHR Forum 2023 will now be taking place at the Palais des congrès de Gatineau. Our room block for the event will remain at The Hilton Lac-Lemay. Busses will be provided throughout the event to take you to and from the Hilton and Palais des congrès. We thank you for your patience while we make this transition, and we will continue to update you as we move forward with planning.

Thank you – The CIMVHR Forum Planning Team


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Keynote and Featured Speakers

In order of appearance

Nicole Sadler, AM CSC MPSYCH (CLIN)

Head, Policy and Practice,
Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

LCol (Retd) Alexandra Heber, MD, FRCPC

Chief of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Canada
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

R. Nicholas Carleton, Ph.D., R.D. Psych.

Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Regina;
2020 Recipient Royal Mach Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research;
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences;
Member, College of the Royal Society of Canada; and
Scientific Director, Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment

Paul Ledwell

Deputy Minister
Veterans Affairs Canada

MGen J.G.M. Bilodeau, CD, MD

Surgeon General, Canadian Forces Health Services Group

Chris M. Edwards , PhD (Cand)

University of Ottawa

Colonel C. Forestier OMM, MSC, CD, MD

Director Health Services Strategic Concepts
Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters
Department of National Defence / Government of Canada

Margaret Bourdeaux, MD, MPH

Research Director, Program in Global Public Policy and Social Change
Co-chair, Berkman Klein Center, Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response
Instructor in Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Sumitra Muralidhar, PhD

Director, Million Veteran Program (MVP)
Director, VA-DOE Joint Research Program
VHA Office of Research and Development (14RD)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


199Global Delegates