Welcome to Forum 2015

Join us at Forum 2015, Quebec City - November 23 to 25, for the 6th Annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum.

Forum 2015 will be the preeminent gathering focusing on health research for military, Veterans and their families. Co-hosted by the University of Laval, this year’s Forum will be in beautiful Quebec City.

Registration is now open and reduced rates are available until September 1st. The application process to present your research is now open. Sponsors – join the hundreds of organizations who have demonstrated their support for military and Veteran health research by signing up today.

See you in Quebec!

A Message from our Co-Host

Laval University is a proud partner with CIMVHR.

We are honoured to co-host this year's Forum in Quebec City and to be part of promoting Military and Veteran Health Research. We look forward to an exciting forum that will amass an esteemed delegation of researchers, clinicians and administrators who share the same mission. This will be a unique opportunity to highlight their important work and also network with other colleagues and stakeholders.

— Denis Brière, rector, Université Laval

Keynote Spotlight

Dr. Steven L. Fischer

Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University

Steven Fischer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. Steven is an emerging scholar in the field of physical ergonomics and is a sought after consultant as a registered Kinesiologist (R.Kin.) practicing in ergonomics. Steven actively provides research, education, and consultation for a wide range of industries to: prevent work-related injuries; design personal protective equipment; improve workplace performance; and, to implement ergonomics systems and processes.  Most recently, Steven has collaborated with Defence Research and Development Canada to support the development of a near-term solution to mitigate neck pain among rotary-wing aircrew.  In addition, Dr. Fischer is also collaborating with the Ottawa Paramedic Service and CUPE Local 503 to develop and validate a physical abilities test for paramedics based on the Bona Fide Occupational Requirements of paramedic work.

Steven is a member of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Ontario Kinesiology Association, Canadian and International Societies for Biomechanics and was a former member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance.

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