Wednesday, November 21, 2018

APPA 2018 Fall Educational Conference

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


Please click on the session title to download a PDF of the presentation. Please print or download the presentations to your mobile device prior to the conference. Handouts will not be provided.

Saturday, October 27
7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors; Poster Viewing

7:50 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
The Incest Taboo From Freud to Now
Mark Erickson, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (retired), University of Washington

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Morning Break with Exhibitors/Poster Viewing

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Use of Hormones in Mental Health Care
Richard E. Blackwell. PhD, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama – Birmingham

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Evaluating and Treating Elite Professional Athletes with Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders
Stephen M. Taylor, MD, MPH, FASAM, Chief Medical Director, Behavioral Health Division, Pathway Healthcare, LLC

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch, Poster Awards, Presentations

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Why DSM is False
Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center in Boston; Clinical Lecturer at Harvard Medical School

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sound Medicine: The Impact of Communication in Healthcare (presentation not available for download per speaker request)
Stephen Shows, JD, Senior Risk Advisor, ProAssurance

4:30 p.m.

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

Information on our spring 2019 Poster Contest will be available soon.

In conjunction with the Spring and Fall Conferences, APPA hosts 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.
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. Registration information will be posted soon.

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.