CIMVHR's third installment of the 2020 Virtual Symposium Series

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) presents the third symposium of the 2020 Virtual Symposium Series: Chronic Pain - Comprehensive Person-Centred Pain Management: Common Themes and the Way Forward.

The symposium brings experts together to gather, discuss and disseminate emerging research.
WHO (in order of appearance):
• LGen (Retd) Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD, 42nd U.S. Army Surgeon General and Former Commanding
General of the U.S. Army Medical Command
• Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD, National Program Director for Pain Management, Specialty Care Services; and
Veterans Health Administration, Director Pain Management, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
• Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural
Transformation, US Veterans Health Administration
• Ramesh Zacharias, MD, President, CEO and Medical Director, Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for
Canadian Veterans; Assistant Clinical Director, McMaster University Medical Centre
• Pte (Retd) Michelle Bourdon, Veteran, Canadian Armed Forces
WHAT: Chronic Pain - Comprehensive Person-Centred Pain Management: Common Themes and the Way Forward
(Virtual Symposium)
WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 10AM – 12PM ET
WHY: To bring researchers, clinicians, military, Veterans, public safety personnel, students and the public together
in safe way to advance military, Veteran and family health research. The theme areas for each symposium were
identified through a consultation process and selected as key areas of emerging research for our military, Veterans
and their families. Each symposium will feature expert presenters and an opportunity for participants to engage
and ask questions. The symposium series is free of charge and open to everyone interested in serving those who
serve us.
For more information the Virtual Symposium Series and this week’s symposium, please visit To learn more about CIMVHR, please visit
Lauren Hanlon
ABOUT CIMVHR: CIMVHR is an innovative organization that engages existing academic research resources and
facilitates the development of new research, research capacity and effective knowledge translation. Founded by
Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada, CIMVHR has a network of academic researchers from
across Canada and serves as the hub for 46 Canadian universities and 13 Global Affiliates who work together in
addressing the health research requirements of the Canadian military, Veterans and their families