Joining Forces Conference

Promoting the Health of Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families

Save the Dates:

May 13, 2013
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Registration and Keynote Address

May 14, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Opening Session & Workshops

This conference will provide a venue for health care professionals to engage with clinicians, educators, researchers, and persons who have experienced physical and/or emotional conditions associated with military service to explore strategies for promoting the physical and mental health of veterans, military personnel, and their families. It represents a regional initiative that follows the lead of the national “Joining Forces” effort led by First Lady Michele Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, which calls attention to critical health care issues facing members of our armed forces, our veterans, and their families.

Cost: $55
Student Rate: $40
Active Military & Reserves: Free

Who Should Attend?

Health care professionals in primary care settings who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of the assessment and treatment of medical and behavioral conditions that are commonly found in veterans and military personnel or impact members of their families. The presentations are geared to the professional roles of physicians, nurses, PA's, mental health practitioners including mental health counselors, clinical social workers, creative arts therapists and marriage and family therapists, and addiction specialists.


All conference proceedings will be held on the St. John Fisher College campus, conveniently located less than one mile off Interstate 490 at Exit 25.

Registration and the keynote address on Monday, May 13, and the Opening Session on Tuesday, May 14, will be held in the Cleary Auditorium in Kearney Hall. The concurrent workshops on May 14 will be held in classrooms in the Wegmans School of Nursing.

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Conference Topics

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Children and Families
  • Resiliency Training
  • Provider Self-Care
  • Military Culture
  • Polytrauma Care
  • Women Veterans

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