In November 2010, Queen's and RMCC hosted the inaugural Forum. The Forum was designed as a first step in the process of creating a national institute for Military and Veteran Health Research. By all accounts, the gathering was a great success. This first Military and Veteran Health Research Forum sold out and hosted a delegation of 250 researchers, clinicians and others interested in military and Veteran health research. Delegates came from across Canada and abroad to share their research and meet colleagues with an interest in this area. The program was comprised of over 100 oral and poster presentations representing a wide range of research.
At the close of this first Forum, a select group of academic, military, and government advisors held the first official meeting of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR).
The MVHR Forum is thankful for the ongoing and committed support of its Sponsors, as well as from the Canadian Forces Health Services Group, Veterans Affair's Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada.