Ronald Brown Memorial Lecture

Thursday, October 13, 2022 13:30to15:30

The Ronald Brown Memorial Lecture will take place on Thursday, October 13, at 13:30. This will be a very special event, as we will have the great fortune to have his brother, Dr. Robert Brown, as our speaker. Dr. Robert Brown is associate professor of medicine at Harvard medical School (see bio below). This event will take place in the amphitheatre of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. It will be a special moment also because it will be the first in-person activity for more than two years now, and I think, much needed for the life of our organization. I hope many of you will be able to come.

On the interface between Pulmonology and Psychiatry

  • Psychogenic dyspnea is common and very often unrecognized.
  • Cues to the diagnosis of psychogenic dyspnea can be apparent from the patient’s history and physical examination.
  • Missing the diagnosis of psychogenic dyspnea can lead to years of improper treatment and needless surgical procedures.
  • Understanding the meaning of conversion disorder and distinguishing it from malingering.

Bio information:

Dr. Robert Brown is a physician and director of the Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is also and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was twice given award for Excellence in Teaching by Fellows in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Harvard Medical School and received the JJ Peters Memorial Lecture Award for leadership and contributions in the field of Spinal Cord Injury. He is author/co-author on more than 100 scientific publications and 14 book chapters.

Of note is that Health and Safety requires that we wear masks.

Looking forward to seeing you there,


Vincent Laliberté, MD, MA, PhD candidate in Anthropology

Psychiatrist at PRISM - Welcome Hall Mission

Jewish General Hospital, McGill University



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