You might ask yourself, “Why take a course at the APA annual meeting?” Whether you wish to prepare for certification exams, enhance your clinical skills, or remain abreast of exciting uses of technology and research advances in psychiatry, the APA Subcommittee on Courses has planned something for you!
Over the years, exceptional continuing medical education courses have become a tradition at APA’s annual meeting. Courses are offered in half-day (four hours) and full-day (six or eight hours) formats. This year’s courses encompass new offerings, highly evaluated repeat courses directed by national and international experts, and improved versions of courses given in the past. We will be covering a wide variety of topics this year, including depressive disorders, addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, integrated care, and psychopharmacology. To see the full listing of all the exciting offerings available view the full course guide: http://www.psychnews.org/pdfs/2014_am_courses.pdf.
In addition to me, serving on the Subcommittee on Courses are my vice chair, Linda Worley and committee members Arnold Moreno, M.D.; Charles Price, M.D.; and Michael Myers, M.D. Along with Lisa Walker, course services coordinator, we have worked hard to evaluate course submissions critically to provide an exceptional, in-depth educational experience for all.
The Subcommittee on Courses limits course enrollment size to maximize opportunities for participant-faculty interaction. To secure your place in a course, register early! The courses sell out quickly. Registration and enrollment information and forms can be accessed at APA’s Web site at http://annualmeeting.psychiatry.org. Links for online meeting and housing registration can also be accessed from this site.
All mailed and faxed registration and pre-enrollment forms must be received at APA on or before April 23. After this date, on-site fees are in effect for meeting and course registration. The course enrollment area is located in the Javits Convention Center and the New York Hilton Midtown. Only those who have registered for the annual meeting may purchase course tickets.