Sunday, May 15, 2016

Stopping Mental Illness Early and More From APA’s 2016 Annual Meeting Day Two

Highlights from Day Two

Day two of APA’s Annual Meeting included discussions of the importance of collaboration across medical disciplines, APA’s work over the past year, and several legal cases raising important questions for the field.

From now through May 18, you’ll be receiving daily highlights of the meeting through news articles and multimedia interviews. Whether you are here in Atlanta or at home, these reports will convey the excitement and outstanding scientific program being presented at this year’s meeting.

Binder Highlights Five Areas Where Psychiatrists Must Remain Committed

Renée Binder, M.D.
In the Opening Session today at APA’s 2016 Annual Meeting, APA President Renée Binder, M.D., outlined key areas in which psychiatrists must take the lead to ensure that people with mental illness get the high-quality care they deserve. Read More >

Oquendo Emphasizes Collaboration Is Key to Preventing Mental Illness

Maria Oquendo, M.D.
APA President-elect Maria Oquendo, M.D., will become president at the end of the Annual Meeting. In her Opening Session speech today, she explained why she chose the theme “Prevention Through Partnerhips” for her presidency. Read More >

Improving Child Mental Health Care Calls for ‘Big Solutions’

Gregory Fritz, M.D.
Mental disorders are the most expensive elements of child health care, yet opportunities for major improvements are possible with changes under way in the American health care system. Gregory Fritz, M.D., director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Brown University’s Warren Alpert School of Medicine, discusses some of them. Read more >

Experts Discuss Legal Cases Raising Important Issues for Psychiatry

Paul Appelbaum, M.D.
Marvin Swartz, M.D., Paul Appelbaum, M.D., and Howard Zonana, M.D., discuss three major cases in which APA filed friend-of-the-court briefs. Each case has major repercussions for psychiatry. Read More >

APA CEO and Medical Director Recounts APA’s Successes of Past Year

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. and Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A.
Psychiatric News Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., interviews APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., on the many initiatives that APA undertook in the past year and the work that APA is doing to achieve the passage of comprehensive mental health reform. Watch Video >

Winners of Resident/Medical Student Poster Competition Announced

Resident winner
Psychiatry residents were honored yesterday at APA’s 2016 Annual Meeting for their outstanding new research posters. Read More >


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