MONTREAL, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Last Saturday night Dr. Suzane Renaud, a
clinical psychiatrist from Montreal, Quebec, who specializes in
treating bipolar and personality disorders, was inaugurated as
President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.
Prior to joining the Douglas Institute where she has worked for the past
five years an outpatient clinic, she worked in the Community Mental
Health Centre at CHUM's Saint Luc Hospital for over 20 years,
principally treating patients with psychotic illnesses. At CHUM she
served as both interim Department Chief (2001) and as Service Chief
(2004-2006) of General Psychiatry.
Dr. Renaud is also an educator with many years of experience teaching
and supervising medical students and psychiatry residents. She is an
associate professor of clinical psychiatry at McGill University where,
among other teaching duties, she supervises residents in the long term
treatment of patients with psychodynamic psychotherapy. An active
conference participant and writer, Dr. Renaud is implicated in
continued professional development in the area of bipolar disorder and
borderline personality disorder. She also conducts periodic clinical
research in the area of personality disorders.
After completing her medical degree at Laval University and obtaining
her medical license in 1977, Dr. Renaud continued her medical education
with a residency in social and community psychiatry at the University
of California in San Francisco. She was granted her psychiatry license
in 1982 after completing her psychiatric training with another year of
residency in child psychiatry at Montreal's Hospital for Sick
Children. Following this, Dr. Renaud pursued her psychodynamic
education with four years of psychoanalytical training through the
Canadian Psychoanalytical Society.
Dr. Renaud has long been involved in organized psychiatry at both the
provincial, national and north- american levels. For many years she was
active in the American Psychiatric Association, first as the secretary
of the Quebec and Eastern Canada District Branch, and then as the
Branch's President and Board member, attending the APA assembly as a
delegate. Dr. Renaud is an elected Montreal-Laval delegate to the Association des médécins psychiatres du Quebec (AMPQ), Quebec's provincial psychiatric association, as well as a delegate to
the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec, Quebec's federation of physician-specialists. She has served on AMPQ
committees including the Board of Directors and the Human Resources
Committee, which she currently chairs. Her contributions to the
Canadian Psychiatric Association are also of longstanding.
For 10 years, she served on the CPA Membership Affairs Committee,
including five years as Vice-Chair, and is currently finishing a six
year term on the CPA Council of Provinces. She has been a member of
the CPA Board Executive since 2009.
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.
SOURCE: Canadian Psychiatric Association
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