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SAVE THE DATE!!! The Divisional Annual Conference.

Topic: "A.D.H.D" 

Date: Friday, April 11th, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Douglas Hall Pavilion, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, Montreal (Quebec)  H4H 1R3

 Invited Speakers:

Natalie Grizenko, MD, FRCPC is associate professor of psychiatry at McGill University and Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Program at Douglas Institute.  Dr. Grizenko is a clinician, researcher, teacher and administrator who has published over 85 papers, books and book chapters, and has received numerous grants from CIHR, FRSQ, MRC, CQRS and NHRDP.  Dr. Grizenko's present research interest includes psychopharmacology of ADHD, genetics and epigenetics of ADHD and effectiveness of various therapeutic interventions.


Lily Hechtman, MD, FRCPC; Dr. Lily Hechtman is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at McGill University and Director of Research, Division of Child Psychiatry.  She is a child psychiatrist and an internationally recognized researcher in ADHD.  She has received research and learning awards from the American and Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Transcontinental Research Award of Excellence.  Dr. Hechtman's research has focused on long-term (15-year) prospective studies of children with ADHD followed into adolescence and adulthood and multimodal treatment.  Dr. Hechtman combines a rigorous research background with extensive clinical expertise adn experience.


Sarojini Sengupta, PhD; Sarojini Sengupta is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University.  She specializes in genetics and epigenetics of neurodevelopmental disorders with particular focuses on ADHD and first-episode psychosis.  She was awarded the NARSAD Young Investigator Award in 2008 and the Dr. Mortimer D.  Sackler Developmental Psychology Investigator Award in 2009.  Towards this work, she has examined the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in the development of ADHD, its severity and response to treatment.

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The Division of Child Psychiatry is composed of the departments of Child Psychiatry of McGill University's teaching hospitals: