Albert Samuelson, M.D., of Bismark, Mo., records his answer to a question
during a "Focus Live" presentation titled "Schizophrenia and
Other Psychotic Disorders," moderated by John Lauriello, M.D., at APA's
2004 annual meeting in New York City last
The innovative educational format allowed participants to test their
knowledge on a range of subjects critical to practicing psychiatry in 2004.
Guest editors of APA's continuing education journal, Focus: The Journal of
Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, posed multiple-choice questions that
audience members could then answer using an interactive audience response
system. Audience responses appeared as a histogram on the screen instantly,
allowing private comparison with the responses of other clinicians in the
In addition to the "Focus Live" session on schizophrenia, two
other sessions were presented. "Forensic and Ethical Issues in
Psychiatry" was moderated by Laura W. Roberts, M.D., of the department
of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin. "Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder and Anxiety Disorders: Test Your Knowledge" was
moderated by Jonathan R.T. Davidson, M.D., of the department of psychiatry at
Duke University School of Medicine.
"Our second annual `Focus Live' was a big success, thanks both to our
excellent presenters and to the entertaining format of multiple-choice
questions and audience response system," said Deborah Hales, M.D.,
director of APA's Division of Education and Career Development."
Participants were also very pleased to receive a free copy of the
Focus journal related to the subject area of the `Focus Live' session