Participants of APA's 2005 annual meeting in Atlanta interested in
registering for CME courses will have 101 courses from which to choose. The
Subcommittee on Courses is proud once again to offer a broad educational
program covering an array of clinical, research, and administrative topics.
Course faculty will present the most up-to-date information and its
application to current clinical
There will be 26 new courses introducing new topics and faculty and 75
highly evaluated repeat courses from last year's meeting. Topics include
psychotherapy for cancer patients, sexual medicine, posttraumatic stress
disorder, geriatric psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, and the history of
psychiatry. Innovative courses will showcase useful technologies such as
Pocket PC, PDAs, MAPSS, EEG, and CADI. Courses will teach meditation and
broaden our understanding of the value of yoga for psychiatric disorders.
Acknowledged masters of the craft will offer participants the opportunity to
refresh traditional skills in interviewing and psychotherapy. Courses will
again be taught by such leaders in the field as Drs. Coffey, Karasu, Kernberg,
Markowitz, Post, and Resnick.
CME courses provide an excellent opportunity to reconsider and deepen
essential skills of our profession and equip ourselves for the challenges of
the future. Courses are designed to emphasize educational content, provide
creative presentation, and offer ample opportunity for direct
participant-faculty interaction. The quality of audiovisual aids, handouts,
and references is carefully evaluated to ensure that they are both relevant
and up to date.
In addition to me, the members of the Subcommittee on Courses are David A.
Baron, D.O., Stephanie LeMelle, M.D., and Linda L.M. Worley, M.D. Along with
CME course administrator Elizabeth Rumsey and course assistant Yashica Joyner,
we have worked hard to evaluate course submissions critically to provide an
exceptional educational experience for all.
Pre-enrollment for CME courses is open to all annual meeting registrants.
You are encouraged to enroll early during the pre-enrollment period to avoid
the potential disappointment of having your chosen course(s) fully subscribed.
The maximum number of participants for each course is stated in the
description, as well as the date, time, location, and fee. Please use the
Advance Registration and Course Enrollment form included in the Advance
Registration Information Booklet or the on-site course enrollment form when
making your selection(s).
All registration and pre-enrollment forms must be received at APA on or
before April 23. Tickets for CME courses not sold by that date will be on
sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the CME Course Enrollment
Area in the Georgia World Congress Center. Only those who have registered for
the annual meeting may purchase course tickets.