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Annual Meeting
General Information About APA’s 2002 Annual Meeting
Psychiatric News
Volume 37 Number 4 page 4-7
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Elfreth’s Alley is the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Number 126, the 1755 Mantua Maker’s House, now serves as a museum and is the only house open to the public. (Photo: Top Kat)

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As pretty as a postcard, Boathouse Row along the Schuylkill River is charmingly outlined against the night sky with strings of white lights. More than 35 regattas are scheduled on the river each year. The largest high school regatta in the world—the Sotesbury Cup Regatta—will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, as APA members arrive for the annual meeting. (Photo: Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau)

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The Opening Session and Presidential Address will be held on Sunday, May 19, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., ballrooms A/B, ballroom level, Convention Center.

• The Business Meeting and Forum (for voting members only) will be held on Sunday, May 19, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., room 201 A-C, level 200, Convention Center.

• The Convocation will be held Monday, May 20, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in ballrooms A/B, ballroom level, Convention Center. APA’s new fellows and life fellows will be inducted, awards presented, and the William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture given by Rodger McFarlane.

• Child care information: See page 40.

• Smoking Policy: There will be no smoking in any public area. This includes hotels and the Convention Center.

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All registration and course enrollment will take place in Exhibit Halls A-C, level 200, Convention Center. You must register before you can enroll in courses. Registration will be open during the following hours:

Saturday, May 18 ... 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 19 ... 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, May 20-

Tuesday, May 21 ... 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22 ... 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, May 23 ... 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

All fees paid in advance must be in U.S. dollars. Fees can be paid by check, money order, American Express, VISA, or MasterCard only. Fees paid by groups of five or more must be paid by check in U.S. dollars only.

Fee-exempt policy: Registration fees are waived only for CME course faculty, medical students, APA honorary and distinguished fellows (does not include APA fellows or life fellows), district branch executive staff who are not APA members, and nonmember program participants (only for the day[s] of their presentation).

Registration fees for nonmember medical students may be waived only if they present proper identification, that is, a valid medical student identification card or letter of verification from their instructor.

Nonmember psychiatry residents must present a letter from their instructor or director of training verifying their status as a psychiatry resident to qualify for the reduced registration fee.

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Advance registration fees

*indicates fee includes one copy of the syllabus

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APA members

Full-time registration*

North American ... $185

International ... 450

Members-in-training* ... 60

One-day registration

North American ... 95

International ... 230

Medical students* ... 0

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Nonmembers

Full-time registration* ... $660

Residents, students, mental health

chaplains, and advocacy group

members* ... 75

One-day registration ... 335

Medical students* ... 0

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Guest registration

One only per full-time registrant

(restrictions apply; APA members

may not register as guest) ... $80

The deadline for advance registration is April 6 for international registrants and April 13 for North American registrants. Refund requests made after these dates will be processed after the annual meeting. A $20 processing fee will be charged. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after April 27.

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On-site registration fees

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APA members

Full-time registration*

North American ... $235

International ... 500

Members-in-training* ... 70

One-day registration

North American ... 120

International ... 255

Medical students* ... 0

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Nonmembers

Full-time registration* ... $710

Residents, students, mental health

chaplains, and advocacy group

members* ... 90

One-day registration ... 360

Medical students* ... 0

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Guest registration

One only per full-time registrant

(restrictions apply; APA members

may not register as guest) ... $95

If you have questions about registration for the annual meeting, call (202) 682-6000.

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APA’s 2002 annual meeting offers a broad range of sessions that have been approved for CME credit. Most program activities are designated as Category 1; these include the following formats: advances in psychopharmacology, advances in research, CME courses, clinical case and continuous clinical case conferences, forums, industry-supported symposia, most lectures, medical updates, some media sessions, new research oral/slide sessions, research advances in medicine, review of psychiatry, scientific and clinical report sessions, symposia, telecommunication sessions, and workshops. Other program activities may be considered Category 2; these include master educator clinical and research consultations with, debates, discussion groups, new research poster sessions, some media sessions, and some lectures. One hour of credit may be claimed for each hour of participation.

The American Psychiatric Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

APA designates this educational activity for up to 66 hours in Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award and for the CME requirement of APA. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.

APA members are required to maintain their own records of CME hours. Reporting of CME credit is on an honor basis. To document CME credit earned at the annual meeting, participants should record the sessions attended on the Certificate of Attendance/Log Sheet found in the front of the 2002 Annual Meeting Syllabus. In addition to the log sheet, a parchment certificate of attendance may be obtained at the meeting by completing the general evaluation survey form.

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Shuttle bus service will begin on Saturday, May 18, at approximately 7:30 a.m. It will operate daily throughout the meeting consistent with the scientific program schedule and will conclude on Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. The Convention Center will be the hub for all shuttle bus routes. A detailed shuttle bus schedule will be included in each registration packet and posted in the lobbies of participating hotels.

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Commercial and educational exhibits will be located in Exhibit Halls A-C, level 200, Convention Center, along with the Publishers’ Bookfair and APA Resource Center. For your convenience, the APA Resource Center will be open Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Publishers’ Bookfair 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The commercial and educational exhibits will be open on Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The International Visitors’ Center will be located in the Commonwealth Hall at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel at 1200 Market Street. It will be open Saturday, May 18, to Wednesday, May 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Multilingual staff and APA representatives will be available to assist delegates. Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be served daily. These activities are supported by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Group.

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The Message Center will be located on the bridge, level 200, of the Convention Center and staffed during registration hours. Message monitors will be strategically located in the Exhibit Hall and elsewhere throughout the Convention Center. Registrants whose names appear on these monitors have a message that can be retrieved from self-service computers or picked up at the Message Center.

Registrants are encouraged to leave a schedule of courses and activities with their home offices so that in emergencies they can be located at the meeting.

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The Information/Locator Center will be housed on the street level of the Convention Center and staffed during registration hours. Meeting participants can obtain up-to-date general information about the program, component meetings, the local area, and the locations of various activities and events. Meeting participants also can find out where colleagues and friends registered for the meeting are staying.

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APA will once again offer the on-site Job Bank at the annual meeting. The online APA Job Bank will power the popular on-site Job Bank, providing tools for both employers and candidates. With features such as résumé posting, enhanced job searching, and response tracking, the Job Bank provides the best opportunity available for career research and on-site interviews. Candidates and employers are encouraged to activate their résumé and job postings in advance of the meeting for best results. For more information on the Job Bank, go to the APA Web site at www.psych.org and click on the Job Bank icon. You may also contact staff by phone at (888) 884-8242 or e-mail at employers@healthecareers.com prior to the meeting, or stop by the Job Bank booth on site.

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Visit the APA Resource Center in Exhibit Halls A-C, level 200, Convention Center, and learn how APA’s many programs and services can help your professional life. The days and hours of operation are Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Complimentary copies of the latest issues of American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Psychiatric News, Academic Psychiatry, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Journal of Neuropsychiatry, and Psychosomatics may be obtained at the APA/APPI Periodicals Exhibit in the APPI Bookstore. Staff will sell discounted subscriptions to all APA/APPI journals and demonstrate online access for subscribers. They will also show authors and reviewers how to use Manuscript Central, the new Web-based manuscript submission and review system. Staff of the American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services will be available to answer authors’ questions. Persons who wish to contact editors or reporters of Psychiatric News are asked to leave a message on the message board in the Annual Meetings Office, room 304, level 300, Convention Center. Written announcements, suggestions for articles, letters to the editor, or other material for the newspaper’s consideration may be left with staff at the Periodicals Exhibit.

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American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. (APPI) will feature more than 40 new book titles and will distribute free copies of the most recent issues of its six journals and Psychiatric News. APPI will also demonstrate the American Psychiatric Online Library, its Web-based collection of journals. Here are some of the new book titles that will be on sale at the bookstore:

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Fourth Edition, edited by Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., and Robert E. Hales, M.D.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Anxiety Disorders, edited by Dan J. Stein, M.D., Ph.D., and Eric Hollander, M.D.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: Psychiatry in the Medically Ill, Second Edition, edited by Michael G. Wise, M.D., and James R. Rundell, M.D.

American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: Compendium 2002, by the American Psychiatric Association

Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Fourth Edition, by Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., Jonathan Cole, M.D., and Charles DeBattista, M.D.

Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry, edited by Diane H. Schetky, M.D., and Elissa P. Benedek, M.D.

Study Guide to DSM-IV-TR, by Michael A. Fauman, M.D., Ph.D.

DSM-IV-TR Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosis, by Allen J. Frances, M.D., and Ruth Ross, M.A.

DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, by Michael B. First, M.D., Allen Frances, M.D., and Harold A. Pincus, M.D.

The Clinical Interview Using DSM-IV-TR, Volume 1: Fundamentals, by Ekkehard Othmer, M.D., Ph.D., and Sieglinde C. Othmer, Ph.D.

The Clinical Interview Using DSM-IV-TR, Volume 2: The Difficult Patient, by Ekkehard Othmer, M.D., Ph.D., and Sieglinde C. Othmer, Ph.D.

DSM-IV-TR Casebook: A Learning Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision, by Robert L. Spitzer, M.D., Miriam Gibbon, M.S.W., Andrew E. Skodol, M.D., Janet B.W. Williams, D.S.W., and Michael B. First, M.D.

Concise Guide to Computers in Clinical Psychiatry, by Carlyle H. Chan, M.D., John S. Luo, M.D., and Robert S. Kennedy, M.A.

Concise Guide to Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology, Second Edition, by Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., and Michael R. Trimble, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.Psych.

Concise Guide to Evaluation and Management of Sleep Disorders, Third Edition, by Martin Reite, M.D., John Ruddy, M.D., and Kim Nagel, M.D.

Concise Guide to Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition, by James E. Spar, M.D., and Asenath La Rue, Ph.D.

The Early Stages of Schizophrenia, edited by Robert B. Zipursky, M.D., and S. Charles Schulz, M.D.

Please stop by the APPI Bookstore and browse through the hundreds of books, journals, and electronic products that APPI publishes. Authors who wish to schedule an appointment to present a new book idea or discuss a book in progress should contact Robin Simpson at (202) 682-6231.

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As part of the overall scientific program, 101 continuing medical education courses will be offered at the annual meeting, either in a half-day or full-day format. Those attending courses will receive a CME certificate at the conclusion of each course attended. A full complement of courses will be presented starting Saturday, May 18. Admission to all courses is by annual meeting badge and course ticket only.

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There will be one presidential symposium this year, "What Will the 21st Century Bring to the Training of Psychiatrists?" It will be held on Monday, May 20, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 103B, street level, Convention Center.

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The annual meeting will again feature a special series of scientific sessions. Over the last several months, APA has worked with representatives of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to plan the series, titled "Access to Quality Care: What Works?" Each of SAMHSA's three centers (Center for Mental Health Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment) has taken a role in developing sessions that will bring cutting-edge information to psychiatrists. The series includes medical and research updates, sessions that focus on a broad array of topics such as systems of care, current practices in substance abuse prevention and treatment, and diversity issues in psychiatry. The new administrator of SAMHSA, Charles Curie, will also present a noon forum. The series has been specially designed to disseminate information on the broad types of challenges encountered by mental health providers. See page 37 for more information.

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This year four major topics of current professional interest featuring national authorities will be presented throughout the week in rooms 201 A-C, level 200, Convention Center:

• "Part I, Emergency Psychiatry," chaired by Michael H. Allen, M.D., Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• "Part II, The Many Faces of Depression in Childhood and Adolescence: An Overview," chaired by David Shaffer, M.D., and Bruce D. Waslick, M.D., Tuesday, May 21, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• "Part III, Psychiatry in Medicine," chaired by Nada Stotland, M.D., Wednesday, May 22, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• "Part IV, Mental Health Issues in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community," chaired by Billy E. Jones, M.D., and Marjorie Hill, Ph.D., Wednesday, May 22, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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The new research program will build upon the experience of past successful activities, continuing the trend toward broader opportunities for exposure by clinicians to new research findings. Topics likely to be covered include AIDS and HIV; anxiety; alcohol and substance abuse; eating, mood, and personality disorders; schizophrenia; psychosocial research; geriatrics; health services; and psychopharmacology.

The new research program will begin on Monday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with "New Research Young Investigators’ Poster Session 1," an innovative program in its 13th year established to encourage medical students, residents, and research fellows to submit abstracts for presentation to highlight the scientific work of young investigators in psychiatry and emphasize the value of their efforts. This session provides a forum in which young investigators may interact with their peers from around the country, along with attending senior investigators. This session will be followed by "Research Advances in Psychiatry: An Update for the Clinician" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., "Young Investigators’ Oral/Slide Sessions 2 to 4" from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., then "Young Investigators’ Poster Session 5," from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be five more poster sessions, two each Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22, noon to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and one on Thursday, May 23, noon to 2 p.m. The oral/slide presentations and the poster sessions will be held in the Convention Center. There are three "Research Consultations With" scheduled, one each on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 21 to 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This series gives junior researchers an opportunity to discuss difficult issues with prominent colleagues. These are limited to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

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There will be 12 master educator clinical consultation sessions. These clinically based seminars are led by outstanding educators from throughout the country. Formats and subject matter will vary, but all will utilize clinical material offered by participants. These sessions are limited to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. They will be held at the Convention Center Monday through Wednesday, May 20 to 22, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and are for APA members only.

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There will be four medical update sessions, one each on Monday through Thursday, May 20 to 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in room 103A, street level, Convention Center. Topics include migraines, care of patients with HIV, an update on Alzheimer’s disease, and cardiac effects of opioid-addiction pharmacotherapy.

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Telecommunication sessions are presented as a computer software demonstration (that is, using one computer and LCD projector provided for projection on a large screen). Accepted submissions are grouped together by format and topic and put into three-hour sessions. This year there will be two sessions: "Applications of Advanced Information Technologies" and "Evidence-Based Medicine and Telepsychiatry." Both will be held Tuesday, May 21, in room 204C, level 200, Convention Center. ▪

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Elfreth’s Alley is the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Number 126, the 1755 Mantua Maker’s House, now serves as a museum and is the only house open to the public. (Photo: Top Kat)

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As pretty as a postcard, Boathouse Row along the Schuylkill River is charmingly outlined against the night sky with strings of white lights. More than 35 regattas are scheduled on the river each year. The largest high school regatta in the world—the Sotesbury Cup Regatta—will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, as APA members arrive for the annual meeting. (Photo: Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau)

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