Friday, May 4, 2012

International Society for Sports Psychiatry Offers Annual Meeting Fare

APA's 2012 annual meeting begins tomorrow morning in Philadelphia. Attendees will get a sporty start at a line-up of events sponsored by the International Society for Sports Psychiatry (ISSP)--these sessions will satisfy those with dual interests in sport and psychiatry and the intersections between the two. Check out these ISSP events, open to all registrants:

Saturday, May 5
9 a.m.-noon: ISSP annual scientific session, Philadelphia Marriott, Grand Ballroom Salon G. Hear a panel discussion with professional athletes discussing their experiences working with mental health clinicians and how they believe athletes and doctors can best work together.

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: ISSP annual symposium on “Rebound and Recovery in the Athlete,” Room 103C, Level 1, Pennsylvania Convention Center. The symposium will deliver a line-up of sports psychiatrists from around the globe discussing hot topics in the field such as:
  • Doping in Sports: What’s on the Horizon? (David Baron, D.O.
  • Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sports: What It Is, How to Prevent It (Saul Marks, M.D.)
  • Psychological Impact of Injury on the Athlete (Thomas Newmark, M.D., and Ira Glick, M.D.)
  • Doping in Elite Cycling: A Psychiatric Perspective on Causes, Consequences, Recovery, and Rehabilitation (Alan Currie, M.B.B.S.)
Stick around after the symposium for the ISSP business meeting, which will be held in the same room as the symposium. All events are free; non-ISSP members are welcome to attend.

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