The APA Presidential Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry has requested input from mental health professionals in this short survey and will be adding questions over the next few weeks on the task force’s webpage. The webpage will be updated frequently, so please check it to keep up with the work of the task force and to participate in its work.
The use of telehealth is an important tool for patients to access mental and substance use disorder treatment not only during the pandemic, but beyond as well. This APA webinar today, July 8, at 7 p.m. ET will highlight advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels to maintain telehealth flexibilities and focus on how you can refine the use of telehealth to better serve your patients.
Psychiatrists Joseph S. Goveas, M.D., of the Medical College of Wisconsin and M. Katherine Shear, M.D., of Columbia University outline why they believe that cases of prolonged grief disorder are likely to rise and suggest ways to mitigate this emerging problem.
“The history of American psychiatry and the history of Black Americans is the history of slavery and segregation in America for over 200 years,” APA President Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H., writes in his latest column. The column is part of his initiative to address structural racism at APA and in psychiatry.
Join APA, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Friends Research Institute, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse in creating AMNet, an addiction medicine practice-based research network. AMNet aims to learn more about office-based practices, drive quality improvement, and create a platform for future clinical research. By joining, you will receive free access to PsychPRO, APA’s patient registry; an honorarium; a tablet computer; and free CME courses.
APA has launched a new feature on its website for the publication of member obituaries. If you would like to write an obituary for an APA member who has died, we welcome you to review the instructions on how to do so and memorialize your colleague.
Submit your ideas for general sessions or posters for APA’s 2021 Annual Meeting, May 1 to 5, in Los Angeles. The meeting’s theme is “Finding Equity Through Advances in Mind and Brain in Unsettled Times.”
SMI Adviser is sponsoring the webinar “The Treatment of Bipolar Depression: From Pills to Words” on Friday, July 17, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. The webinar will include a presentation of data from clinical trials and anecdotal evidence from a bipolar specialty clinic at Emory University.
As chair of APA’s Nominating Committee, Immediate Past President Bruce Schwartz, M.D., is seeking to diversify the elected leadership of APA and invites all members to consider running for one of the open Board of Trustee offices in APA’s 2021 election: president-elect; secretary; early-career psychiatrist trustee-at-large; minority/underrepresented representative trustee; Area 1, 4, and 7 trustees; and resident-fellow member trustee-elect. You may nominate yourself or a colleague—the important point is that you get involved! The deadline is Tuesday, September 1.
APA President-elect Vivian B. Pender, M.D., invites APA voting members to share their expertise and make a significant time commitment to serve APA, the field of psychiatry, and patients on APA components. Members are invited to submit their names or nominate a colleague by Monday, August 31. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Nominations are being sought for multiple APA awards. Browse by category and award and nominate deserving colleagues to recognize their achievements and efforts. View a summary of all awards here. The deadline for nominations is July 30 or July 31 depending on the award.