Minister O'Regan addresses forum participants
TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadians and the Governmentof Canada acknowledge the immense contribution in service to our country of Veterans and their families. It is critical that members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Canada's Veterans
The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today addressed participants at the eighth annual Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum.
During the Forum, Minister O'Regan met with leading Canadian and international researchers, academics and experts on military and Veteran health. Hosted by the CIMVHR, the Forum focused on research and rehabilitation related to mental and physical health, as well as the social well-being of active duty personnel, Veterans and their families. Topics covered included physical and mental health; novel health technologies; transition from military to civilian life; occupational health; gender differences in health; and the ethics of health care and the healing of moral injury as it relates to service.
"Our Government is proud to partner with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research. The importance of research, and expanding research partnerships, to better the health of active duty personnel and Veterans through evidence-informed practices, policies and programs, cannot be overstated." The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
"Delegates gather annually at our Forum to present new research findings, identify knowledge gaps, network, and educate the future generation of researchers. Minister O'Regan's support for the work that we do and the researchers who attend, propels us to continue to work together to advance health research that supports our military, Veterans and their families."Dr. Stéphanie Bélanger, Co-Scientific Director, CIMVHR
SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada
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