McGill Department of Psychiatry 75th Anniversary

Psychiatry department 75th anniversary

Please join us on November 29, 2018 to celebrate McGill Department of Psychiatry's 75th anniversary! We will be hosting an afternoon of invited lectures by distinguished international guests, followed by a cocktail dînatoire with live entertainment.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear what’s new in psychiatry while reconnecting with friends, networking with colleagues, and sharing our successes. Please see below for the preliminary program.

The conference portion of the day will be free, and the evening program ($75) will include the cocktail dînatoire with canapés, food stations, and wine. A full cash bar will also be available ($).


In commemoration of this anniversary, we are raising funds to create the Psychiatry 75th Anniversary Fellowship. The fellowship would maintain and enhance the department’s legacy of providing exceptional training to the next generation of clinicians and researchers.  

We would like to raise at least $100,000 in funds to support this fellowship for a number of years.

As we would like to announce the total amount raised by our community during the evening program on November 29, we invite you to start submitting your contributions now. More information here.


Please be sure to pre-register as space is limited (Pre-registration site hosted by the McGill Alumni Association at

E-mail inquiries to chair.psychiatry [at]

Preliminary Program

12:00     Registration and lunch

12:30     Welcome

12:45     Invited lectures (part 1)

    Tom Insel, MD (Mindstrong Health, USA)

    Heinz Lehmann Lecture: The Digital Future

    Angela Roberts, PhD (University of Cambridge, UK)

    Andrew Schally Lecture: Prefrontal Circuits Related to Anxiety and Anhedonia

14:45     Coffee break

15:00     Invited lectures (part 2)

    Kamaldeep Bhui, MD (University of Cambridge, UK)

    Eric Wittkower Lecture: Effects of Cultural Integration

    Alison Heru, MD (University of Denver, USA)

    Herta Guttman Lecture: Innovations in Family Therapy

17:00     End of afternoon program


18:00     Cocktail dînatoire with live entertainment

               Evening program