Psychiatrists Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Mental Health at their 62nd Annual Conference

OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Last night Canadian psychiatrists honoured their colleagues - psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and other exceptional individuals - for their contributions to the mental health of Canadians during the Canadian Psychiatric Association's 61st Annual Conference in Vancouver.

The following individuals were lauded for their outstanding work:

  • Dr. Keith Anderson from Ottawa, Ontario; CPA C.A. Roberts Award for Clinical Leadership

  • Dr. Emmanuel Stip from Montreal, Quebec; CPA J.M. Cleghorn Award for Excellence and Leadership in Clinical Research

  • Dr. Stanley Kutcher from Halifax, Nova Scotia: CPA Patterson Innovation in Education Leadership Award

  • R.O. Jones Award for Best Papers:  1st Place, Dr. Tariq Hassan from Kingston, Ontario; 2nd Place, Dr. Diana Blank from Montreal, Quebec; 3rd Place Dr. Paul Kurdyak from Toronto, Ontario

  • 2012 CPA Annual Conference Best Poster Awards: 1st place, Dr. Wid Kattan of Montreal, Quebec; 2nd Place Dr. Diana Blank from Montreal, Quebec; 3rd Place, Dr. Kanwal Mohan from Calgary, Alberta

  • The Kajouji Family and Mr. Harold Albrecht, MP, a joint President's Commendation for advancing the cause of suicide prevention

  • Dr. Pierre Beauséjour of Sherbrooke, Quebec; CPA Special Recognition Award for his leadership in founding and nurturing Mental Illness Awareness Week and fostering partnerships with mental health organizations to form CAMIMH, a key player in advocating for a mental health strategy for Canada

Also awarded this weekend during the CPA Annual Conference:

Dr. Julio Arboleda-Flórez from Kingston, Ontario; The Alex Leighton Joint CPA-Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology

The honour of Fellow of the CPA was bestowed upon CPA member psychiatrists in recognition of their exemplary contributions towards excellence in psychiatry:  Dr Moses Alatishe, Dr Shabbir Amanullah, Dr. Pierre Beauséjour, Dr Philip Beck, Dr David Crawford, Dr Jonathan Davine, Dr Murray Enns, Dr Wayne Furlong, Dr Leslie Kiraly, Dr  Jodi Lofchy, Dr Amin Muhammad, Dr Hugh Parfitt, Dr Bruce Pollock, Dr François Primeau, Dre Suzane Renaud, Dr Jitender Sareen, Dr Gerald Schneiderman

The inaugural honour of Distinguished Fellow of the CPA was bestowed upon CPA member psychiatrists in recognition of their exemplary contributions towards excellence in psychiatry:   Dr Susan Abbey, Dr Jean-Marie Albert, Dr Julio Arboleda-Florez, Dr Roger Bland, Dre Dominique Bourget, Dr John  Bradford, Dr Simon Brooks, Dr. Terrance Callanan, Dr Gary Chaimowitz, Dr Gilles  Chamberland, Dr John  Deadman, Dr Nady el-Guebaly, Dr Deborah Elliott, Dr. Paul Fedoroff, Dr. Pamela Forsythe, Dr. Renée Fugère, Dr Fabien  Gagnon, Dr Mamta Gautam, Dr Gilles  Chamberland, Dr John  Deadman, Dr Nady el-Guebaly, Dr Deborah Elliott, Dr. Paul Fedoroff, Dr. Pamela Forsythe, Dr. Renée Fugère, Dr Fabien  Gagnon, Dr Mamta Gautam, Dr David Goldbloom, Dr Gary Hnatko, Dr. Mimi Israël, Dr Joseph Joel Jeffries, Dr Nicholas Kates, Dr  Sidney  Kennedy, Dr Stan Kutcher, Dr Nizar Ladha, Dr Raymond Lam, Dr Alain Lesage, Dr John  Leverette, Dr Harriet MacMillan, Dr William McCormick, Dr Roumen Milev, Dr Donald Milliken, Dr. Rachel Morehouse, Dr. Philippa Moss, Dr  Michael  Myers, Dr. Dhanapal Natarajan, Dr San Duy Nguyen, Dr Kola Oyewumi, Dr  Werner Pankratz, Dr. Sagar Parikh, Dr. Joel Paris, Dr Emmanuel Persad, Dr Allan Peterkin, Dr Jeffrey P. Reiss, Dr Jeffrey P. Reiss, Dr Gail Robinson, Dre Renée Roy, Dr. Joel Sadavoy, Dr Margaret Steele, Dr Donna Stewart, Dr. Aidan Stokes, Dr John Robert Swenson, Dr Richard Swinson, Dr Aruna Thakur, Dr Raymond Tempier, Dre Marie-France Tourigny-Rivard, Dr Louis van Zyl, Dr George  Voineskos, Dr. Donald Wasylenki, Dr. Blake Woodside, Dr Ari Zaretsky

The Canadian Psychiatric Association is the national voice for Canada's 4,100 psychiatrists and more than 600 psychiatric residents. Founded in 1951, the CPA is dedicated to promoting an environment that fosters excellence in the provision of clinical care, education and research.

For information on last night's award winners, read the backgrounder on 2012 Psychiatry Award Winners on the CPA website at:  http://www.cpa-apc.org/media.php?mid=1786

SOURCE: Canadian Psychiatric Association

For further information:

Hélène Côté
hcote@cpa-apc.org
1-613-297-5038

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