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Dr Francine Lussier, Ph. D.

neuropsychologist, associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR) and director of clinical and scientific activities at the CENOP Inc. After 15 years of teaching experience, Ms. Lussier chose to return to school to better help "different children" and obtained a doctorate in neuropsychology. She first worked as a neuropsychologist in the department of neurology, psychiatry and the development clinic of Ste Justine Hospital for fifteen years then she founded the Centre d'évaluation neuropsychologique et d'orientation pédagogique (CENOP) in 1994 and the CENOP Training Centre in 1999, where she now assumes the role of director of clinical and scientific activities. Author and lecturer, she also designed and developed an intervention program on attention and metacognitive functions (PIFAM) for young people aged 10 to 14. Ms. Lussier has been interested in FASD for several years, and Safera had the privilege of hosting her as a speaker at the 1st Francophone Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in 2004. Ms. Lussier received the Noel-Mailloux Award 2018 from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec.