Sunday, October 16

12:00 PM

REGISTRATION OPENS

12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: 2nd floor coat check area 12:00PM to 5:30PM. 1st floor Sable Foyer 6:00PM to 9:00PM

6:30 PM

WELCOME NETWORKING RECEPTION

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Sable Foyer, B, C and D

Monday, October 17

7:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Location/Salle: Nova Scotia Foyer

8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Nova Scotia Foyer

8:00 AM

VANIER INSTITUTE AND CIMVHR FAMILY ROUNDTABLE

What about the families? A partnership to enhance services and supports for families of military, veterans, and public safety personnel

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Acadia BC

10:00 AM

OPENING PLENARY

Panel Discussion: Culture Change – More than just a checklist

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Moderator:

Colonel (Ret’d) Heather Thorne-Albright, CD

Colonel (Ret’d) Heather Thorne-Albright, CD
Opening Panel Moderator


Panelists:

Vaughn Charlton

Vaughn Charlton
Director General, Action Innovation and Modernization, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Karen D. Davis, PhD

Karen D. Davis, PhD
Defence Scientist, Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis

Maya Eichler, PhD

Maya Eichler, PhD
Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair, Mount Saint Vincent University

Chief Warrant Officer Bob McCann, MMM, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Bob McCann, MMM, MSM, CD
CCWO, CPCC, Command Chief Warrant Officer, Professional Conduct and Culture, Canadian Armed Forces

 

2022 CIMVHR Fellow Presentation

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom

11:00 AM

NETWORKING BREAK AND TRADESHOW

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Nova Scotia Foyer

11:30 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION 1

11:30 AM - 1:10 PM

 

1A

Serving Members

Room: Halifax A

Novel Treatments

1B

Serving Populations

Room: Halifax B & C

Sexual Trauma & Misconduct across Serving Populations

1C

Veterans

Room: Acadia B & C

Transition & Homelessness

1D

Families & Public Safety Personnel

Room: Sable A, B, C

SYMPOSIUM

Building on Strengths: Piloting the Family First Responder Program with public safety personnel spouses/partners

1E

Public Safety Personnel

Room: Annapolis

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder & Moral Injury

11:30-11:50

J. Don Richardson, MD

1A01

Prevalence and Correlates of Cannabis Use among Mental Health Treatment-Seeking Canadian Armed Forces Members and Veterans

Linna Tam-Seto, PhD

1B01

Visibility and Validation: Using mentorship to support military sexual trauma among women in the Canadian Armed Forces

Oliver Thorne, BA

1C01

Veterans Transition Network Five Day Training Skills Course: Preserving connection in a time of isolation

Michelle Redekop, MSc

1D01

On Solid Ground: Applying theoretical frameworks to develop an evidence-informed program for spouses in public safety personnel families

Paula Di Nota, PhD

1E01

Relationships Between Post-traumatic Stress Injury Symptoms, Reactive and Diurnal Cortisol, and Lethal Force Errors among Police

11:50-12:10

Suzette Bremault-Phillips, PhD

1A02

Risks and Benefits of Medical and Recreational Cannabis Use in The Veteran Population: A scoping review

CANCELLED

Sarah Lade, PhD (Cand)

1B02

Unique Impacts of Military Sexual Trauma on LGBTQ2SIA+ Service Members

Michael Petrou, PhD

1C02

In Their Own Voices: An oral history of the Veterans´ experience

Kelly Schwartz, PhD

1D02

Measuring What Matters: Family First Responder Spouse/Partner Pilot Program pre and post-testing of stress, mental health, and family functioning

Andrew Nicholson, PhD

1E02

Real-time fMRI Neurofeedback Targeting the Posterior Cingulate Cortex in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Healthy Controls: Altered effective connectivity to the default-mode and salience networks

12:10-12:30

Minh T. Do, PhD

1A03

Trends in Addictions Referrals to Mental Health Service among Canadian Armed Forces Personnel: Impact of cannabis legalization on demand for service

Ashley Ibbotson, MA

1B03

Critical Conversations: Moving the needle on military sexual trauma in Canada

Émilie Dion, Mec

1C03

La transition vers la vie civile des vétéranes et des vétérans québécois : un examen des facteurs explicatifs de la satisfaction au travail et de carrière

Daranne Harris, MDiv

1D03

The Partners Speak: Qualitative analysis of participant experiences and outcomes from the Family First Responder Pilot Program

Chelsea Jones, PhD

1E03

Validation of Multi-modal Motion-assisted Memory Desensitization and Reconsolidation Software for Public Safety Personnel

12:30-12:50

Ron Shore, PhD (Cand)

1A04

Psilocybin Attenuates Past Conditioning, Promotes Behaviour Change and Facilitates Natural Learning: Reviews on the Clinical Potential of Psilocybin

Sarah Lade, PhD (Cand)

1B04

The Impact of Sexual Misconduct on the Deployment Experience of Female Veterans

CANCELLED

Stephanie Felder, PhD

1C04

Racial Disparity and Female Veteran Homelessness

CANCELLED

Linda Duffett-Leger, PhD

1D04

Setting the Stage: Describing the methodology, technology, and learner management system used in the Family First Responder Partner Pilot Program

Justin Mauz, PhD

1E04

“It Just Becomes You”: The development, prominence, and loss of paramedic identity

12:50-1:10

Chimene Jewer, MSc

1A05

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training: A feasibility study with active-duty military

Jillian Lopes, BHSc

1B05

The Effect of Sexual Trauma on Intimate Partner Relationships: A scoping review

Michael Short, MHSc

1C05

The Roots of Homelessness in Female Veterans: A review of the literature

DISCUSSANT

Kelly Schwartz, PhD

1D05

Building on Strengths: Piloting the Family First Responder Program with public safety personnel spouses/partners

Robert Tanguay, BSc

1E05

Transforming Health Care Through Innovation: Medically managed intensive outpatient programming

1:10 PM

LUNCH

1:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom, Halifax ABD and Annapolis

1:30 PM

SCIENTIFIC SHOWCASE AND NETWORKING SESSION

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Following the CIMVHR Forum agenda is the list of poster presenters

Location: Sable Foyer and Sable D

2:30 PM

AFTERNOON PLENARY

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Alice Aiken, CD, PhD

Alice Aiken, CD, PhD
Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Dalhousie University

MGen Marc Bilodeau, CD, QHP, MD

MGen Marc Bilodeau, CD, QHP, MD
Surgeon General, CFHSG


Making a difference: The value of lived experience research in understanding and responding

Stacey Silins, PhD

Stacey Silins, PhD
Defence Scientist, Director Research Personnel and Family Support, Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis, Military Personnel Command, Department of National Defence, Government of Canada

 

Mark Zamorski Award Presentation

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom

3:30 PM

NETWORKING BREAK AND TRADESHOW

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Nova Scotia Foyer

4:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 2

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

2A

Serving Members

Room: Halifax A

SYMPOSIUM

Post-Deployment Screening in the Canadian Armed Forces: Current Research & Future Directions

2B

Serving Members

Room: Halifax B & C

Musculoskeletal Health

2C

Serving Members

Room: Acadia B & C

Operation LASER

2D

Families

Room: Sable A, B, C

Spousal & Family Support

2E

Public Safety Personnel

Room: Annapolis

COVID-19 Treatment & Tracking

4:00-4:20

Kerry Sudom, PhD

2A01

Recommendations for Care during Post-deployment Screening in the Canadian Armed Forces: Does self-reported mental health predict referral decisions?

Tara Reilly, PhD

2B01

How a Modified Physical Training Program Was Implemented on an Infantry Training Course to Reduce Musculoskeletal Injuries

Deniz Fikretoglu, PhD

2C01

Follow-up Study of Predictors of Barriers to Seeking Support for Mental Health among Canadian Armed Forces personnel deployed on Operation LASER

Rachel Dekel, PhD

2D01

Enhancing Post-traumatic Growth in a Couples Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Intervention: A qualitative analysis of couples’ and therapists’ successes and challenges

Yushan Wang, PhD

2E01

Effect of Hypoxia on the Cell Surface Expression of ACE2, the Receptor for SARS-Cov-2

4:20-4:40

Kerry Sudom, PhD

2A02

Association of Clinician Impressions with Recommendations for Follow-up Care during Post-deployment Screening in the Canadian Armed Forces

Dan Trudel, MSc

2B02

A Suite of Programs to Aid in Musculoskeletal Injury Management

Anthony Nazarov, PhD

2C02

Moral Distress and Moral Injury among Canadian Armed Forces personnel following deployment to Operation LASER

Limor Zitronblat, MSc

2D02

Two are Better than One: The contribution of dyadic coping to the marital satisfaction of combat commanders and their wives

Michelle Sholzberg, MDCM

2E02

Randomized Trials of Therapeutic Heparin for COVID‐19: A meta‐analysis

4:40-5:00

David Boulos, MSc

2A03

Does Recommended Mental Health Follow-up Care Occur after Post-deployment Screening in the Canadian Armed Forces: A retrospective cohort study

Tara Reilly, PhD

2B03

Feasibility and Fidelity of the Royal Canadian Air Force Aircrew Conditioning Program

Deniz Fikretoglu, PhD

2C03

Longitudinal Mental Health Outcome Trajectories among Military Personnel Deployed to Long-term Care Facilities as part of Operation LASER

Orlana Bourgoin, Med

2D03

Supporting Military Families with Special Needs in Accessing Support Services: Building capacity for military family resource centres to provide equitable supports and services

Michelle Sholzberg, MDCM

2E03

Effectiveness of Therapeutic Heparin Versus Prophylactic Heparin in Moderately Ill Patients with COVID-19 Admitted to Hospital: RAPID randomised clinical trial

5:00-5:20

DISCUSSANT

Bryan Garber, MD

2A04

Post-deployment Screening in the Canadian Armed Forces: Current research and future directions

Chris Edwards, PhD (Cand)

2B04

Does a History of Childbirth Impact Musculoskeletal Injury in Female Military Members?

DISCUSSION

CANCELLED

Gabriela Misca, PhD

2D04

“STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: BY YOUR SIDE” – An evaluation of counselling support for Royal Navy and Royal Marines families

Chrissi Galanakis, MSc

2E04

Assessing the use of Standard Diagnostic Codes for Long COVID in the Canadian Armed Forces

5:30 PM

CIMVHR FORUM DAY 1 ENDS

7:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT: LESSONS LEARNED IN BATTLEFIELD AND CIVILIAN MEDICINE AND FIRST RESPONDERS ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE RUSSIAN-UKRAINE WAR

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. John Quinn, is an Emergency Medicine Physician with extensive prehospital care experience in Ukraine since Russian aggression began in 2014. This session is a must attend event for all CIMVHR Forum attendees with an interest in combat casualty care. Dr. Quinn will highlight the tactical and strategic challenges to proving prehospital care for combat casualties and describe opportunities for improving care in Ukraine.

Registration required

Location: Halifax A

7:00 PM

CIMVHR STUDENT AND POST-DOCTORAL ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE NETWORKING EVENT

Sponsored by: Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

This event will provide an opportunity for students and post-docs, participating in CIMVHR Forum 2022, to get to know one another, learn about the various student activities ongoing at CIMVHR and create connections with colleagues in their field.

Location: Garrison Brewery - https://www.garrisonbrewing.com
1149 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS

All participants must wear their CIMVHR Forum badge to enter the venue.

Tuesday, October 18

7:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

7:30 AM

WORKSHOP 1

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Psychedelic Medicine: Definitely Out of the Shadows but Is It Ready for Prime Time?

Location: Sable ABC

7:30 AM

WORKSHOP 2

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Fatigue and Moral Injury in People of Service; Identifying and Offering Appropriate Support and Treatment to Active and Retired Members and Families

Location: Annapolis

7:30 AM

WORKSHOP 3

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Role of the Arts in Ill and Injured CAF Members and Veterans' Recovery and Rehabilitation in Canada

Location: Acadia B

7:30 AM

WORKSHOP 4

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

The Military Sexual Trauma Community of Practice: A Partnership to Promote Understanding, and Decrease the Occurrence and Effects of MST

Location: Acadia C

8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom and Foyer, Halifax ABC

9:30 AM

MORNING PLENARY

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Joël Dickinson, PhD

Joël Dickinson, PhD
President and Vice-Chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University

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

MGen J.G.M. Bilodeau, CD, MD
Surgeon General, Canadian Forces Health Services Group

Women in the Military: Equity and Health Equity

Seileen Mullen

Seileen Mullen
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

 

The Royal Canadian Legion Scholarship Announcement

Wounded Warriors Canada Scholarship Announcement

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom

10:30 AM

NETWORKING BREAK AND TRADESHOW

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Nova Scotia Foyer

11:00 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION 3

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

3A

Serving Members

Room: Halifax A

SYMPOSIUM

Organizational Climate & Psychological Safety in the Canadian Armed Forces

3B

Veterans & Serving Members

Room: Halifax B & C

Military Culture & Social Support

3C

Veterans & Serving Members

Room: Acadia B & C

Suicide & Mental Health

3D

Families

Room: Sable A, B, C

Children in Military-Connected Families

3E

Public Safety Personnel

Room: Annapolis

Mental Health, Well-being & Support

11:00-11:20

Julie Coulthard, PhD

3A01

Organizational Climate and Inappropriate Behaviours in the Defence Team: Insights from the harassment, discrimination, and misconduct research program

Donna Pickering, PhD

3B01

Examining the Relationship between Sense of Belonging and Perceived Health and Well-being in Canadian Army Reservists

Beverly Bergman, PhD

3C01

Suicide and Self-harm in Scottish Veterans: A 37-year retrospective cohort study

Alyson Mahar, PhD

3D01

A Profile of Canadian Military-connected Youth in Schools across Canada

Megan Edgelow, EdD

3E01

Organizational Factors in Public Safety Organizations: Impact on mental health and work outcomes

11:20-11:40

Carina Daugherty, MA

3A02

Organizational Climate around Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces: Results from the 2019-2021 Your Say Surveys

Mallory Lucier-Greer, PhD

3B02

App-based Continuing Education: Promoting military cultural competence among service providers in a digital, asynchronous learning format

Suzanne Bailey, MSW

3C02

Enhancing Fidelity of Implementation of the Road to Mental Readiness Program

Marg Rogers, PhD

3D02

Young Children’s Experiences of Parental Deployment within Australian Defence Force Families

Bethany Easterbrook, PhD (Student)

3E02

Longitudinal Study of Canadian Correctional Workers’ Well-being: Baseline mental health

11:40-12:00

Alla Skomorovsky, PhD

3A03

Well-being of Members in the Canadian Armed Forces: The protective roles of organizational culture, organizational support, and psychological safety

Christine Frank, PhD

3B03

Work-life Conflict among Canadian Navy Personnel

Daniel Dyball, PhD (Student)

3C03

Mental Health Outcomes of Male United Kingdom military Personnel Deployed to Afghanistan and the Role of Combat-injury: The ADVANCE cohort study

Shannon Hill, Med

3D03

Understanding the School Transition Experiences of Adolescents Living in Canadian Military Families

Nadine Leduc, MA

3E03

The Impact of Leadership Behaviours on the Mental Well-being of Public Safety Communicators

12:00-12:20

Max Hlywa, MA

3A04

Organizational and Personal Factors Associated with Turnover Intentions among Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

Joel Watson, MA (Cand)

3B04

Citizen-soldier not Warrior: Cultural dissonance and the negative impact on service and transition

Corneliu Rusu, MD

3C04

Patient-reported Outcome Measures for Progress Monitoring and Treatment Evaluation of Depression Feasibility Study

Alyson Mahar, PhD

3D04

Mental Health and Risk-taking Behaviours among Canadian Youth in Military-connected Families: A cross-sectional study

Megan McElheran, PsyD

3E04

Clinical Development and Rationale of the Before Operational Stress Program

12:20-12:40

Rachel Plouffe, PhD

3A05

Feeling Psychologically Safe in the Military: Development and validation of the psychological safety inventory

Jean-Michel Mercier, MSc

3B05

Experiences of Afghan-Canadian Language and Cultural Advisors Who Served with Canadian Forces Abroad

Heather McCuaig Edge, PhD

3C05

Evaluation of an Acute Stress Reaction intervention tailored to Special Operations Forces members

Marg Rogers, PhD

3D05

The Creation and Evaluation of Young Children´s Research-based Programs and Resources to Support Strengths and Build Resilience in Australian Military and Veteran Families

Gabriela Ioachim, PhD

3E05

Expansion and Evaluation of the Before Operational Stress Program

12:40-1:00

DISCUSSANT

Alla Skomorovsky, PhD

3A06

Organizational Climate and Inappropriate Behaviours in the Defence Team: Insights from the harassment, discrimination, and misconduct research program

DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION

CANCELLED

Gabriela Misca, PhD

3D06

“STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: BY YOUR SIDE” – An evaluation of residential camps for children from Royal Navy and Royal Marines families

Sarah Salvis, BSc

3E06

Are We Missing the Target? Paramedics’ Perceptions of Workplace Mental Health Supports

1:00 PM

LUNCH

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Nova Scotia Foyer

1:30 PM

SCIENTIFIC SHOWCASE AND NETWORKING SESSION

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Following the CIMVHR Forum agenda is the list of poster presenters and their presentation times

Location: Sable Foyer and D

2:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 4

2:30 PM - 4:40 PM

 

4A

Serving Members

Room: Halifax A

Exposure to Child Soldiers & Moral Injury

4B

Serving Members & Veterans

Room: Halifax B & C

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

4C

Serving Members & Veterans

Room: Acadia B & C

Addiction & Offending Behaviour

4D

Veteran Families

Room: Sable A, B, C

Chronic Pain & Physical Challenges: The Veteran Family Experience

4E

Serving Members

Room: Annapolis

Women in Service

2:30-2:50

Jenny (Jing Wen) Liu, PhD

4A01

The Effects of Encountering Children Recruited and used as Soldiers on the Well-being of Military Personnel: A systematic review

Chelsea Jones, PhD

4B01

Global Therapist and Operator Experiences Utilizing Virtual Reality for Treatment of Combat-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder amongst Military and Veteran Populations

Daniel Leightley, PhD

4C01

Evaluating the Efficacy of a Smartphone Application (Drinks:Ration) to Reduce Alcohol Consumption in a Help-seeking Veteran Population: Results from a randomised controlled trial

Samantha Noyek, PhD

4D01

Understanding How Pain Unfolds within Veteran Families: Harnessing the voices of Veterans, spouses, and their children

Maya Eichler, PhD

4E01

Advancing Research on Servicewomen and Women Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces

2:50-3:10

Stephanie Houle, PhD (Cand)

4A02

The Mental Health Effects of Exposure to Children Recruited and Used as Soldiers During Military Service

Andrew Nicholson, PhD

4B02

Machine Learning Models Predict Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Severity and Functional Impairment: A personalized medicine approach for uncovering complex associations among heterogeneous symptom profiles

Kate King, MRCGP

4C02

Drinks:Ration: A protocol for a randomised controlled trial of the United Kingdom Armed Forces military personnel

Samantha Noyek, PhD

4D02

Intergenerational Transmission of Chronic Pain in Canadian Veterans and Their Children

Lauren Godier-McBard, DPhil

4E02

Public Attitudes Towards United Kingdom Female Service Personnel and Veterans: Results of a household survey

3:10-3:30

San Patten, MSc

4A03

Moral Injury due to Exposure to Children in Armed Violence During Military Service: A participatory action research project

Corneliu Rusu, MD

4B03

Psychiatric Comorbidity Patterns in Military Members Assessed at Canadian Armed Forces Mental Health Clinics

Megan Therrien, MA

4C03

Cigarette Smoking among Canadian Armed Forces Members

Hilary Engward, PhD

4D03

Living with Acquired Loss of Limb Functionality: The family experience

Alexander Malone, CSCS

4E03

Predictors of Test Outcomes for Females on the Ottawa Paramedic Physical Abilities Test

3:30-3:50

Braeden Terpou, PhD

4A04

Moral Wounds Run Deep: Exaggerated Midbrain Functional Network Connectivity across the Default Mode Network in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Daniel Dyball, PhD (Student)

4B04

The Association between Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Cardiovascular Risk Factors: An ADVANCE cohort study

Jamie Kwan, PhD

4C04

Risk Factors for In-service Offending among United Kingdom Military Personnel - A data linkage study

Ashley Williams, PhD (Cand)

4D04

Understanding the Unique Needs of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans Living with Chronic Pain: A systematic review

Michelle Redekop, MSc

4E04

The Experiences of Women in Firefighting: A scoping review

3:50-4:10

Suzette Bremault-Phillips, PhD

4A05

Moving Toward and Through Trauma: Participant Experiences of Multi-modal Motion-assisted Memory Desensitization and Reconsolidation

Andrew Nicholson, PhD

4B05

The Neuroplastic Alpha Rebound Effect: Restored alpha brain rhythms and reduced symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder following a double-blind, randomized controlled trial of Electroencephalogram neurofeedback

Jamie Kwan, PhD

4C05

Lifetime Offending Behaviour among United Kingdom Military Personnel - A data linkage study

Joy MacDermid, PhD

4D05

Identification and Description of Multi-axis Profiles of Veterans with Chronic Pain Using Latent Class Analysis

Maya Eichler, PhD

4E05

Canadian Servicewomen´s Military-to-Civilian Transition

4:10 PM

NETWORKING BREAK AND TRADESHOW

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Nova Scotia Foyer

4:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 5

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

5A

Serving Members

Room: Halifax A

Physical Performance & Impairment

5B

Serving Members

Room: Halifax B & C

Blood & Battlefield

5C

Veterans & Serving Members

Room: Acadia B & C

Chronic Pain & Chronic Health

5D

Families & Public Safety Personnel

Room: Sable A, B, C

Families of Public Safety Personnel

5E

Public Safety Personnel

Room: Annapolis

SYMPOSIUM

“Death by a 1000 cuts”: An exploration of the lived experiences of potentially morally injurious events in Canadian public safety personnel

4:30-4:50

Marie-Andrée Laroche, MSc

5A01

Assessment of Training Load, Sleep, Injuries and Operational Physical Performance during Basic Military Qualification

Shawn Rhind, PhD

5B01

Canadian Freeze-Dried Plasma: An update

Jason Busse, PhD

5C01

Interventions for Management of Chronic Pain Secondary to Temporomandibular Disorders: A network meta-analysis of randomized trials

Heidi Cramm, PhD

5D01

PSPNET Families—Developing an evidence-based virtual well-being hub for families of public safety personnel

Kim Ritchie, PhD

5E01

Moral injury in Canadian Public Safety Personnel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

4:50-5:10

Daniel Cousineau-Short, PhD (Cand)

5A02

Self-reported Injuries among Canadian Armed Forces Personnel: Results from the 2019 Canadian Armed Forces Health Survey

Massimo Cau, BSc

5B02

CounterFlow Hemostatic Powder Increases Survival from Non-compressible Truncal Hemorrhage When Delivered Percutaneously into Swine

Sadia Jama, PhD (Cand)

5C02

Self-rated Health and Chronic Health Issues among Regular Force Personnel: Findings from the 2019 Canadian Armed Forces Health Survey

Rachel Richmond, PhD (Cand)

5D02

Exploring the Occupational Lifestyle Experiences of the Families of Public Safety Personnel

Lorraine Smith-MacDonald, PhD

5E02

Meat in Seat: Exploring moral injuries in public safety personnel

5:10-5:30

Isabel Courchesne, BSc

5A03

3BP - Brain Body Balance Plan: A holistic approach to a complex problem

Massimo Cau, BSc

5B03

Advanced Development of CounterFlow Hemostatic Gauze Which Halts Severe Junctional Hemorrhage Without Manual Compression

Mireille Marceau-Turgeon, M.erg

5C03

A Retrospective Analysis of the Impact of an Interdisciplinary Local Initiative on Thoughts and Functioning of Patients who Experienced Chronic Pain

Marilyn Cox, MFSG

5D03

Public Safety Personnel Family Resilience: A narrative review

Sara Rodrigues, PhD

5E03

Against Everything That Got You into the Job: Canadian public safety personnel’s experiences of potentially morally injurious events

5:30-5:50

DISCUSSION

Marcus Moore, MD

5B04

The History and Rebirth of Canadian Freeze Dried Plasma

Mansi Patel, BSc

5C04

Transition Needs among Veterans Who Live with Chronic Pain: A systematic review

Rachel Richmond, PhD (Cand)

5D04

Understanding Work-family/Family-work Conflict in Public Safety Families

DISCUSSANT

Suzette Bremault-Phillips, PhD

5E04

An Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Potentially Morally Injurious Events in Canadian Public Safety Personnel

6:00 PM

CIMVHR FORUM DAY 2 ENDS

6:30 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Discovery Centre - https://thediscoverycentre.ca/events/venue
1215 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3S8

All participants must wear their CIMVHR Forum badge to enter the venue.

Wednesday, October 19

7:30 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

7:30 AM

WORKSHOP 5

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Culture Change Meets Health and Wellness

Location: Annapolis

7:30 AM

WORKSHOP 6

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Creating the space for military and Veteran-connected postsecondary education in Canada

Location: Sable C

7:30 AM

WORKSHOP 7

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Equity in Decision Making: The Adjudication of Sexual Dysfunction and Military Sexual Trauma at Veterans Affairs Canada

Location: Sable AB

7:30 AM

WORKSHOP 8

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Harnessing Military and Veteran Data from Census 2021

Location: Acadia B

7:30 AM

WORKSHOP 9

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Charting Your Path Forward: A Mentoring Event for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Location: Acadia C

8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom Foyer, Halifax ABC

9:30 AM

MORNING PLENARY

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Robert Summerby-Murray, PhD, FRCGS

Robert Summerby-Murray, PhD, FRCGS
President and Vice-Chancellor; and Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, Saint Mary’s University

Nathan Svenson

Nathan Svenson
Research Director, Veterans Affairs Canada

Addressing our Coming of Age for Canada’s Veterans

Samir Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC

Samir Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC
Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health

 
Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom

10:30 AM

NETWORKING BREAK AND TRADESHOW

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION 6

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

6A

Serving Members

Room: Halifax A

SYMPOSIUM

Military Brain Health & Injury - Emerging Findings from Multimodal Neuroimaging & Molecular Biomarkers

6B

Serving Members, Veterans & Health Care Providers

Room: Halifax B & C

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

6C

Veterans

Room: Acadia B & C

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

6D

Families

Room: Sable A, B, C

Mental Health & Wellness

6E

Veterans

Room: Annapolis

Veteran Health & Access to Healthcare Services

11:00-11:20

Timothy Lam, MSc

6A01
11:00 - 11:18

Taxing the Rich: Examining the effects of repetitive low-level occupational blast exposure on the rich-club brain network in military operators

Jennifer Lee, PhD

6B01

Military Health and Well-being Surveys on COVID-19: Lessons across five nations

Rachel Plouffe, PhD

6C01

Roles of Personality and Resilience in Associations Between Combat Experiences and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder among Canadian Armed Forces Veterans

Deborah Norris, PhD

6D01

Evaluation of a Family Psychoeducation for Military Veteran Families

Thomas Keegan, PhD

6E01

Mortality and Cancer Incidence in British Military Veterans Involved in Human Experiments at Porton Down: 48-year follow-up

11:20-11:40

Benjamin Dunkley, PhD

6A02
11:18 - 11:36

Canadian Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans with Repetitive Occupational Blast Exposure Present with Dysregulated Neural Activity and Altered Brain Communication: An ongoing pilot study

Erika Peter, PhD

6B02

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health and Coping Strategies in a Canadian Armed Forces Sample

Eric Vermetten, MD, PhD

6C02

3MDR Research Impact Assessment: Examining the Collective Impact of Research by International Consortium Partners

Kamaldeep Gill, PhD

6D02

A Systematic Review of Suicidality amongst Military Family Members: Prevalence and Associated Factors

Kate St. Cyr, PhD (Cand)

6E02

Differences in Mental Health Service use between Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans: Data from the 2018 Canadian Armed Forces Members and Veterans Mental Health Follow-up Survey

11:40-12:00

Shamantha Lora, MSc

6A03
11:36 - 11:54

Central and Peripheral Measures of Tauopathy in Canadian Armed Forces Members with Repetitive Exposure to Low-intensity Occupational Blast

Danielle Gauvin, MSc

6B03

COVID-19 and Mental Health of Veterans in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Brent Davis, PhD

6C03

Network Analysis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Correlates in Canadian Military Veterans

Michèle L. Hébert, PhD

6D03

Military Family-Centred Resilience-Building: A scoping review

James Saunders, BSc

6E03

Investigating the Association between Military Length of Service and Rate of Emergency Department Visits following Release

12:00-12:20

Sarah Watling, MSc

6A04
11:54 - 12:12

Translocator Protein in Occupational Post-traumatic stress disorder: Preliminary findings using the [18F]FEPPA PET radioligand

Andrea D’Alessandro, MSc (Cand)

6B04

Canadian Healthcare Workers Considering Leaving Position Due to Moral Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jenny (Jing Wen) Liu, PhD

6C04

Towards Treatment Algorithms for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Military Populations

Glen Dighton, PhD

6D04

An In-depth Qualitative Approach to the Psychosocial Determinants of Health and Well-being for Veteran Families in the United Kingdom: Preliminary results from the United Kingdom Veterans Family Study

Lucie Campagna-Wilson, MSc

6E04

Improving the Referral Process for Orthopedic Services: Results of the rehabilitation medicine access program (orthopedics)

12:20-12:40

Jing Zhang, PhD

6A05
12:12 - 12:30

Machine Learning, Neuroimaging, and multi-OMIC Data Lead to Effective Characterization, Modelling and Patient Endosubtype Discovery across the Spectrum of Brain Health

DISCUSSION

Matthew Brown, PhD

6C05

Changes in Mental Health with Multi-modal Motion-assisted Memory Desensitization and Reconsolidation Treatment in Military Members and Veterans

Patricia Lingley-Pottie, PhD

6D05

Strongest Families Institute: A qualitative and quantitative review of eMental Health services to support military, Veterans and their families

Jane Jomy, MSc

6E05

Measuring Health in Veterans: A systematic review of instruments and their measurement properties

12:40-1:00

Alex Di Battista, PhD

6A06
12:30 - 12:48

Immunoassay Technologies and Statistical Approaches for the Use of Neuroinjury and Inflammatory Biomarkers for Brain Injury Research – Evidence from military and civilian cohorts

Brent Davis, PhD

6C06

Piloting Advanced Document Representations for the Prediction of One-year Treatment Outcome from Initial Clinician Assessment Notes

Michèle L. Hébert, PhD

6D06

Resilient Parents...Resilient Communities: A three-year mixed methods implementation study to build family-centred resilience in serving military, Veterans and their families

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSANTS

Shawn Rhind, PhD & Oshin Vartanian, PhD

6A07
12:48 - 1:00

Military Brain Health & Injury - Emerging Findings from Multimodal Neuroimaging & Molecular Biomarkers

1:00 PM

LUNCH

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom Foyer, Halifax ABC

2:30 PM

CIMVHR FORUM 2022 ENDS

Poster Presenters

Last Name First Name Degree Affiliation Presentation Title Poster #
Aadland Hilary MD University of Calgary Evaluation of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Treatment-resistant Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder in Patients at Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic
P159
Allen Doug MSW Veterans Transition Network Paraprofessional Training for Veterans Transition Network: Healing ourselves, helping others
P136
Bhat Venkat MD University of Toronto Digital Interventions to Reduce Distress Among Health Care Providers at the Frontline: A feasibility trial
P109
Chivers-Wilson Kaitlin MD University of Calgary Development of a Virtual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia Group at the Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic
P167
Courchesne Isabel BSc Canadian Armed Forces Comparison of a Computerized Eye Tracking system to Bedside Vestibular/Ocular-motor Screening for Repetitive Sub-concussive Exposure
P114
Cousineau-Short Daniel PhD (Cand) Carleton University; Department of National Defence Unintentional Injury-related Hospitalization and Mortality in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel
P118
Cramm Heidi PhD Queen's University How Military and Veteran Families Have Been Included in Suicidality and Suicide Prevention Research: The factors, actors, and impactors modelling
P106
Cuthbertson Jennifer BSc Canadian Armed Forces National Capital Region: A surge of pharmacist prescribing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: Are they now Endemic (i.e. Here to Stay)?
P129
D'Alessandro Andrea MSc (Cand) McMaster University COVID-19-Related Moral Injury in Healthcare Providers: A qualitative analysis of events and outcomes
P110
Dupuis Gabrielle MSc Centre of Excellence on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Peer Support Activities for Veterans, Serving Members, and their Families: Results of a scoping review
P162
Earle Elizabeth BA York University Does Doing Your Homework Really Matter? The impact of homework engagement on post-traumatic stress disorder and relationship satisfaction in Couple HOPES, an online, self-directed couple intervention
P128
Edgelow Megan EdD Queen's University Ontario Public Safety Personnel With Work-related Psychological Injuries: Workplace safety insurance board data on occupational therapy usage from 2017-2021
P111
Frank Christine PhD Department of National Defence Validation of the Spiritual Health and Well-being Continuum
P123
Geetha Gia (Gaayathri) MA Department of National Defence Evaluation of The Road to Mental Readiness for Canadian Forces Health Services Personnel
P115
Gill Christopher BA University of Alabama The Gordian Knot of Suicide: A review of ecological and military/Veteran clinical literature
P161
Godsell Pauline MRSc University of British Columbia; Department of National Defence The Journey to Achieving Improved Integrative Approaches: A proposed frontline interdisciplinary team reasoning and decision-making model
P130
Gomez Rebecca MD Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre; University of Ottawa Stellate Ganglion Block for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Military Veterans and Royal Canadian Mounted Police: A case series
P154
Gryciuk Michael Unity Health Toronto RICOVID Trial at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON: Remote Ischemic Conditioning as an adjunct therapy in COVID-19 ICU patients - A randomized controlled pilot trial
P171
Hall Amy PhD Veterans Affairs Canada Lessons Learned from Presumptive Condition Lists in Veteran Compensation Systems
P156
Held Nicholas PhD Queen's University Understanding the Experiences of Canadian Military Veterans Participating in Aquatic Therapy for Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Pain: An interpretive phenomenology study
P150
Held Nicholas PhD Queen's University Determining the Effectiveness of Aquatic Exercise in Comparison to Land-based Exercise for Canadian Military Veterans Experiencing Chronic Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Pain: A feasibility study
P151
Henighan Michael MSc Queen's University Chronic Pain and Social Identity in Canadian Armed Forces Veterans: Life After Service Studies 2019 Survey
P141
Hill Shannon MEd Queen's University Supporting the School Transition Experiences of Adolescents Living in Canadian Military Families: A parent perspective
P102
Hitch Catherine MSc Queen's University Latent Class Analysis of Mental Health and Alcohol Outcomes for Veterans Resident in Northern Ireland
P137
Hitch Catherine MSc Queen's University Predictors of Help-seeking in the Context of Mental Health and Alcohol Issues, for Hidden Veterans in Northern Ireland
P138
Houle Stephanie PhD (Cand) University of Ottawa Differences in Negative Cognitions in Suicidal vs. Non-suicidal Canadian Armed Forces Service Members and Veterans Experiencing Moral Injury
P168
Karram Mauda BSc McMaster University Public Safety Personnel's Coping Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
P112
Keegan Thomas PhD Lancaster University Mortality and Cancer Incidence in British Military Veterans Exposed to Sarin and Other Nerve Agents During Human Experiments at Porton Down
P155
Kersey Thomas MSc Anglia Ruskin University Creating New Insights Into How Chronic Pain is Talked About and Understood Within Romantic Couples: Findings from a pilot study
P142
Khan Zahra BSc University of Toronto Remote Ischemic Conditioning In Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: A pilot randomized control trial
P119
King Katherine MRCGP King's College London Serving Through the Perimenopause: Experiences of women in the United Kingdom Armed Forces
P127
Liu Jenny Jing Wen PhD Western University; Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; MacDonald Franklin OSI Research Measuring Psychological Safety: A meta-analysis and systematic review
P133
Lopes Jillian BHSc McMaster University Therapeutic Interventions and Supports Available to Intimate Partners with a History of Sexual Trauma: A narrative review
P145
MacLean Mary Beth PhD (Cand) Queen's University Preventing Poor Post-retirement Outcomes Among Canadian Armed Forces Veterans: Factors explaining perceived involuntary retirement
P164
Maximos Melody PhD University of Alberta Military and Veteran Friendly Campus Toolkit: Perspectives of military members, Veterans, families and post-secondary staff
P131
McDufffee Laurie PhD University of Prince Edward Island Physiological and Behavioural Effects of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy on Horses when Partnering with Veterans With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
P148
Mercier Geneviève BPs Université Laval Challenges to Coparenting Posed by Military Life and Strategies Used by Fathers and Mothers to Overcome Them
P103
Mercier Joanie BPs Université Laval Coparenting Across Periods of Prolonged Absence of a Military Parent
P104
Miller Émilie BSc University of Ottawa Associations Between Female Reproductive Health and Lower Body Injuries in Female Service Members of the Canadian Armed Forces
P125
Montelpare William PhD University of Prince Edward Island Psychophysiological Effects of Equine-facilitated Psychotherapy on Veterans Diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
P149
Mulligan Ashlee MSc The Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families The Glossary of Terms 3.0: Helping to define the language we use to help others
P143
Murray Ryan MAHSR Memorial University; University of New Brunswick; Canadian Armed Forces High Users of Primary Care Services Among Canadian Armed Forces Veterans
P153
Narikuzhy Sandhya BSc McMaster University The Minority Mosaic Framework: Uncovering the intersectionality of minority stress experiences among Canadian military members, Veterans, LGBT Purge survivors, and civilians
P169
Nazarov Anthony PhD Lawson Health Research Institute; Western University; McMaster University Improving Canadian Armed Forces Mental health and Resilience Training: Understanding trainee preferences for the Road to Mental Readiness Program
P116
Packham
*Presenter unable to attend
Tara PhD McMaster University Effectiveness and Engagement in Self-education: A mixed methods study for veterans living with chronic pain
P140
Peter Erika PhD Department of National Defence Coping Effectiveness in a Canadian Armed Forces Sample
P117
Pierce Tamarha PhD Université Laval Coparenting in Military Families: An ecological and family systems analysis
P105
Pike Mallory MSc Department of National Defence The Effectiveness of Physiotherapy-led Screening for Patients Requiring an Orthopaedic Intervention: A pilot study
P122
Poole Megan MA Veterans Affairs Canada; Office of the Veterans Ombud The Adjudication of Sexual Dysfunction Claims Consequential to an Entitled Psychiatric Condition
P157
Remers Shannon MSc Homewood Health Inc. Homewood Inpatient Program Outcomes for Guardians
P113
Reyes Velez Julian PhD Veterans Affairs Canada Mental health of Canadian Veterans of the Reserve Force
P170
Richmond Rachel PhD (Cand) Queen's University Understanding Available Support for Public Safety Family Members
P101
Roberts Lauren PhD (Cand) Queen's University The Experiences of Families and Friends of Invictus Games Participants: An interpretative phenomenological analysis
P107
Rodden-Matthews Shelby MKin Wilfrid Laurier University A Bit of Mental Preparation: A scoping review of mental performance programming in the 5 Eyes Forces
P134
Rudnick Abraham MD, PhD Dalhousie University; Nova Scotia Health Authority Outcome Predictors of Mental Health Care for Nova Scotians with Operational Stress Injury
P160
Shea Kaela PhD Department of National Defence Hearing Impacts of Breaching and Sniper Course Participation
P120
Shiu Maria MSc Department of National Defence Application of a Standardized Whole-blood Stimulation Assay and Automated Microfluidic Immunoassay System for Immune Response Profiling in Military Mental Health Research
P132
Smith Stephanie MD University of Calgary; Department of National Defence Improving Patient Wellness and Support in Rural Areas Through Virtual Resiliency Training: A framework for providing resiliency training to anyone, anywhere
P108
Stefanov Boriana MSc Department of National Defence Musculoskeletal Injuries at Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Atlantic) Physical Rehabilitation Section (Stadacona) During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Injury profiles and lessons learned
P121
Therrien Megan MA Department of National Defence The Importance of Human Dimensions of Operations Factors in Predicting the Morale and Psychological Distress of Canadian Armed Forces Members Deployed to Long-term Care Facilities During COVID-19
P124
Trahair Cassidy MSc Western University An Interview Study of Beliefs About Confidentiality and Attitudes Towards Disclosure of Moral Injury
P139
Versteeg Sarah MSc University of Waterloo Improving Veteran’s Well-being in their Transition to Thrive: A Canadian Veteran informed framework to evaluate resiliency in peer support, health coaching, and self-management programming
P165
Versteeg Sarah MSc University of Waterloo Working Together to Improve Veteran´s Well-being Living with Chronic Pain: Veteran engagement in the Resilient Valor study
P166
Versteegh Theo PhD Western University Care of the Military Neck: Introducing novel equipment in Canadian Forces Health Services physiotherapy departments
P126
Virelli Catherine MHSc Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families Media Guidelines for Journalists Reporting on Veterans, with a Focus on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide
P146
Weiss Deborah PhD University of Ottawa; Department of National Defence Canadian Armed Forces Cancer and Mortality Study: Linkage update and preliminary results
P135
Williams Ashley PhD (Cand) Queen's University; McMaster University Team-based Primary Care for Canadian Armed Forces Veterans: A single case study
P158
Yap Sidney PhD (Cand) University of Alberta The Clinician’s Experience: Covid-19 pandemic transition to digital delivery of trauma therapy with trauma-affected populations
P147