Thursday, December 13, 2018

APPA 2018 Fall Educational Conference Wrap-Up

Congratulations to the following winners of the Fall 2018 Poster Contest:

1st Place – Lauren Chastain, Shyla Hossain, Shanthi Gatla
Overdose without the Dose: A Case Study of Patient Handoff in Psychiatry (Abstract 18-2-4)

2nd Place – Tina Jackson, Lindsey Stewart, Adam Ali, Peyman Tashkandi
Cost Analysis of Implementing Contraception in a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Facility in Mobile, AL (Abstract 18-2-06)

3rd Place – Garrett Dunn
Stable, Low-Dose Quetiapine Causing Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome in an Elderly Patient (Abstract 18-2-01)
All abstracts submitted for competition are available on APPA’s website in the Members-In-Training section.

Shyla Hossain, 1st Place winner, is pictured with Hal Veits, MD, DLFAPA, and Dan Dahl, MD.

Garrett Dunn, 3rd Place winner, is pictured with Dan Dahl, MD, Hal Veits, MD, DLFAPA, and Tarak Vasavada, MD, DFAPA.


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.