Sunday, May 19, 2019

Highlights From APA Annual Meeting: Day Two

Day two of APA’s Annual Meeting included an address by psychiatrist and incoming AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D., to APA’s Board of Trustees; a discussion of the challenges that international medical graduate students face; and a recommendation that psychiatrists consider ways their own mindfulness could benefit their patients.

Through May 22, Psychiatric News will deliver an evening digest of important highlights from the meeting.

Incoming AMA President and Former APA Board Member Lays Out Plans for Presidential Year

Psychiatrist Patrice Harris, M.D., told trustees that the integration of mental health and general medical care and promoting diversity across organized medicine would be among her priorities for the year.
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Valerie Jarrett Shares Insights From Her Years in the White House

In a wide-ranging “fireside chat” with APA President Altha Stewart, M.D., Valerie Jarrett talked about the experience of serving as President Obama’s longest-serving senior adviser. Read More >

Childhood Trauma Changes Biology of Brain

Advances in neurobiology and genetics explain the links between early life adversity and increased risk for psychiatric and medical conditions later in life, but how and when does psychiatry intervene?
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Why Psychiatrists Must 'Mindfully' Embrace Nutritional Wellness for Themselves and Their Patients

As the obesity epidemic expands, psychiatrists must go beyond telling patients how to lose weight to helping them live a healthy and fit life. Applying mindfulness to eating is one technique both physicians and their patients can benefit from.
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History Track Session Focuses on Challenges Faced by IMGs

A panel discussion of IMGs described the insensitivity and isolation—ranging from cultural misunderstandings to frank discrimination—that these trainees face in the workplace. Read More >

Overlap Between PTSD, TBI Symptoms Creates Challenges for Diagnosing Patients

Experts on Saturday discussed similarities in the causes and symptoms of PTSD and TBI, which can be critical for the determination of disability. Read More >

Winners of Resident/Medical Student Poster Competition Announced

Winners were recognized for their research focused on building resilience and addressing burnout in medical students and residents, reducing agitation, and more. Read More >


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