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Regional Advisory Committee 4 Members


Member of Council

Françoise P. Chagnon, MDCM, FRCSC, FACS, CHE, ADM.A, C.Dir (Montréal, QC)
Chair of Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) 4
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Dr. Françoise Chagnon is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal and she completed specialty training in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at nearby teaching hospitals. Following a fellowship in laryngology and the care of the professional voice at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., Dr. Chagnon was named founding director of the Montreal General Hospital Voice Clinic. She is Director of L’Assurance d’hospitalisation Canassurance (Croix Bleue du Québec). More


Frédérick D'Aragon, BSc(N), MD, FRCPC (Sherbrooke, QC)
Dr. Frédérick D'Aragon is an anesthesiologist at Sherbrooke University's Hospital Centre. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Sherbrooke.

Marie-Andrée Girard, MD, FRCPC (Montréal, QC)
After obtaining her MD from the Université de Sherbrooke, Dr. Marie-Andrée Girard completed her residency in anesthesiology, while keeping a strong social presence in the medical field, through her involvement with the Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec. She also showed her interest in ethics by completing a Masters in Health Law during her residency. After a subspecialty training in pediatric anesthesiology in Marseille, in 2010, she now works as an anesthesiologist at the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Canada.

Eleanor Elstein, MD, FRCPC (Montréal, QC)

Anne-Louise, Lafontaine MD, MSc, FRCPC (Montréal, QC)

Caryne Lessard, MD, FRCSC (Gatineau, QC)

Renée Soucy,MD, FRCSC (Chandler, QC)
Dr. Renée Soucy completed her MD and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at McGill University. She has been in practice since 1996 at the CSSS du Rocher-Percé in Chandler. With her team, she has provided rotation opportunities in remote areas to residents in obstetrics and gynecology and pre-clinical students from all Quebec medical schools.

CPD Educator and Representative — Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec

Sam Daniel, MD, FRCSC (Montréal, QC)
Dr. Sam Daniel received his medical degree from McGill University and completed his postgraduate training in otolaryngology head and neck surgery at the McGill University Health Center. Following this, he completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. More

CPD Educator

Frédéric Bernier, MD, MHA, FRCPC (Sherbrooke, QC)
Dr. Frédéric Bernier received his MD degree from the Université de Sherbrooke and completed his residency training in endocrinology and metabolism at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke. He has also completed a master in health administration at the University of British Columbia, a Certificate in Adult and Continuous Education at University of Victoria as well as the CLIME Program of Leadership in Medical Education from the Canadian Association of Medical Education. More

Representative — Collège des médecins du Québec

Louise Samson, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC (Montréal, QC)
Louise Samson, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC, is Assistant Director, Medical Education Division at the Collège des médecins du Québec. She obtained her MD at Université de Sherbrooke in 1978 and completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Université de Montréal from 1979 to 1983. She began her career in 1983 at CHUS (Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke), then became a professor at Université de Montréal from 1986 to 2013. Her expertise mainly concerns thoracic imaging. Dr. Samson has participated in numerous activities of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and became President in 2006.

University Representative

Ivan Rohan, MD, CCFP (Montréal, QC)
Dr. Rohan has devoted his career to clinical practice and academic leadership in Family Medicine at the University. Prior to assuming the role of the Associate Dean of CPD at the Faculty of Medicine McGill University, he served as Director of the CME Division for the Department of Family Medicine. Since 1997, he has been Director of the McGill Refresher Course for Family Physicians. Always a strong advocate of life-long learning, he has been instrumental in numerous continuing education projects at McGill, with other universities and with the Collège des médecins du Québec. Dr. Rohan is regularly invited to lectures and seminars to share his own knowledge on topics ranging from diabetes and elderly care to public health, influenza and exercise. As Associate Dean, Dr. Rohan is focusing on promoting the depth of the McGill programs offered, including distance seminars to involve colleagues working in remote regions and peripheral hospitals.

Contact us
Françoise P. Chagnon, MD, FRCSC, Chair
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Kora McNulty, Administrative Coordinator, Membership Services  1-800-668-3740 ext. 173