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May 05th 2014:What a Family History of Schizophrenia Tells Us

Dr. Chris Summerville is the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, www.schizophrenia.ca, and Executive Director of the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society. Dr. Jehannine Austin, http://www.bcmhari.ca/faculty/austin-jehannine.php, is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, a Research Scientist at the BC Mental Health and Addictions Institute, and graduate advisor for the University’s Genetic Counseling program. They highlight schizophrenia’s statistics and genetics. They discuss what a family history of schizophrenia tells or does not tell the fam

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Dr. Chris Summerville

Dr. Chris Summerville is one of the eleven non-government directors of the Mental Health Commission of Canada appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. As a family member and a recipient of psychiatric services, he has been the executive director of the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society since 1995 and is also the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, Schizophrenia Society of Canada As a provincial and national leader and advocate, he serves on numerous boards and committees including The Mood Disorders Society of Canada, The National Network on Mental Health, The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and several ethics committees. With an earned doctorate, he is c
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Dr. Jehannine Austin

Dr. Jehannine Austin, http://www.bcmhari.ca/faculty/austin-jehannine.php, is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, a Research Scientist at the BC Mental Health and Addictions Institute, and graduate advisor for the UBC Genetic Counseling program. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Translational Psychiatric Genomics. She completed her PhD in neuropsychiatric genetics at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff, UK, and her clinical training as a genetic counselor at UBC. She is board certified genetic counselor, and founded the world’s first specialist psychiatric genetic counseling service of its kind in Vancouver, in
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