Tuesday, October 16, 2018

APPA 2018 Fall Educational Conference

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
26 N. Royal St
Mobile, AL 36602

Registration is free for residents!

Accommodations
The APPA Fall Conference is at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa. The room block has expired. Call (866) 316-5957 and check for availability.

Online registration is open!

Print a Registration Form

2018 APPA Fall Conference Agenda

Did you miss an issue of Conference Notes? Click below to read about our conference spotlights.

Conference Notes #1: Spotlight – Mark Erickson, MD, The Incest Taboo – From Freud to Now

Conference Notes #2: Spotlight – Richard E. Blackwell, PhD, MD, Use of Hormones in Mental Health Care

Conference Notes #3: Spotlight – Stephen M. Taylor, MD, MPH, FASAM, Evaluating and Treating Athletes with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Conference Notes #4: Spotlight – S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH, Why Most of the DSM is False

Conference Notes #5: Spotlight – Stephen Shows, JD, Sound Medicine: The Impact of Communication in Healthcare

Conference Notes #6: Spotlight – Reception featuring the Excelsior Band


Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama through the joint providership of the Medical Foundation of Alabama and the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association. The Medical Foundation of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The Medical Foundation of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Call for Abstracts

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the Fall Conference has passed.

In conjunction with the Fall Conference, APPA will host a Resident/Medical Student Poster Contest. Residents and students who are interested in participating are asked to coordinate with a faculty member in preparing a poster for the meeting. The posters are assigned abstract numbers and are published on the APPA website so count as “Published Abstracts” on your CV.  This is a very easy way to build your academic portfolio!

The posters will be judged at the conference and awards given to the highest ranking posters.
Abstracts should be sent to Luke Engeriser, MD, by Sept. 21 for consideration. Click to see example abstracts.

Posters must be 24” by 36” on glossy paper. They do not need a foam backing. APPA will provide display boards and easels to display the posters.

All poster presenters must register for the conference. Register online or print a registration form. Registration is free for residents and students!


Alabama named in 100% Club for residency training programs

Congratulations to the University of South Alabama and Residency Program Director Luke Engeriser, MD, for being one of 11 residency training programs in the country to achieve Platinum Level status. The University of Alabama, under the leadership of Residency Program Director Laura Montgomery-Barefiled, MD, also achieved 100% membership status, and is listed as a Gold Level program.

The APA 100% Club was established to encourage residents throughout the United States and Canada to join the APA with fellow trainees in their programs.

Many psychiatric residency programs come very close to making 100% Club each year, but fall a little short. In order to honor those programs for their efforts, the 100% Club has been expanded to three levels of Gold, Silver and Bronze, as well as the addition of a Platinum level which will recognize programs that have been part of the 100% Club Gold level for the past five consecutive years.

Resident benefits include:
SET for Success – featuring more then 60 free courses on the APA Learning Center
• Priority access to new learning formats on the APA Learning Center


Future Meeting Dates and Locations

April 5-7, 2019
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

October 4-5, 2019
Bohemian Hotel, Mountain Brook

April 3-5, 2020
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Baytowne Conference Center

October 9-10, 2020
Marriott Legends Capitol Hill, Prattville


The Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association is proudly managed by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.