The 25th Annual April Conference of The Division of Child Psychiatry



Presented in English with simultaneous translation in French

Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Time: 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: The Mount Royal Centre, 2200 Mansfield, Montreal, Quebec

Adolescent depression is a prevalent, serious problem and a major challenge for clinicians, particularly as suicidal thoughts and behaviours are common in many but no all patients with depression.  There are factors above and beyond depression that contribute to suicidality and require distinct interventions. 

The Division of Child Psychiatry at McGill University has invited two renowned clinicians/researchers to discuss clinical and academic work experiences with these vulnerable adolescents, focusing on the assessment and treatment of serious depression and suicidal risk.

Invited Speakers:

Dr. David Brent is Academic Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and holds an Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies.  He is Director of Services for Teens at Risk, a clinical service for effective psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions.  Dr. Brent has been granted exceptional research awards by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American Association of Suicidology, and the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Johanne Renaud is Assoicate Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University.  At the Douglas Mental Health Institute, her clinical/research is in the Outpatient Clinic of Depressive adn Suicidal Disorders, and the Mood, Anxiety, and Impulsivity Disorders Program.  Dr. Renaud has received awards from the Standard Life as Senior Fellow in Teen Mental Health, and is in charge of the Centre for Breakthroughs in Teen Depression and Suicide Prevention.  She has received the Klerman Award Honorable Mention given to a Young Investigator for exceptional research by National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression.

 Registration is now open.  To register please click here.

Please see here to for the English/French program:

april_conference_pamphlet_eng_2013.pdf   /   april_conference_pamphlet_fr_2013.pdf

For questions, please contact:

Rita Riccio
Divison of Child Psychiatry, McGill University
4018 St. Catherine St. West
Westmount, Quebec, H3Z 1P2
Telephone: (514) 412-4400 ext. 22470; Fax:(514) 412-4337


Transportation Information: The Mount Royal Centre is accessible by the Peel Metro station (follow the signs for 1000 Sherbrooke St. West). Parking is availablefor a fee at 2055 Metcalfe Street / Le Centre Mont Royal est accessible par le métro Pell (suivre les indications pour le 1000, rue Sherbrooke). Un stationnement payant est disponible au 2055, rue Metcalfe.