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Annual Meeting
General Information About APA’s 2001 Annual Meeting
Psychiatric News
Volume 36 Number 4 page 4-7
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• The Business Meeting and Forum (for voting members only) will be held on Sunday, May 6, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., LaNouvelle Ballroom B/C, level 2, Convention Center.

• The Convocation will be held Monday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Hall G, lobby level, Convention Center. APA’s new fellows and life fellows will be inducted, awards presented, and the William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture given.

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

• Child care is being offered at a drastically reduced fee to APA members for the first 50 children registered for each day. See page 40.

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All registration and course enrollment will take place in Exhibit Halls D/E/F, lobby level, Convention Center. You must register before you can enroll in courses. Registration will be open during the following hours:

Saturday, May 5    10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 6    7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, May 7-

 Wednesday, May 9    7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday, May 10    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 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.

Advance registration fees

*indicates that fee includes one copy of the syllabus

APA members

Full-time registration*   ........ $135

Members-in-training*   ........60

One-day registrants

 (all member categories) ........70

Medical students*   ........0

Nonmembers

Full-time registration*   ........$600

Nonmember residents, students,

 and mental health chaplains*   ........75

Advocacy group members*   ........75

One-day registration

 (all nonmember categories)   ........310

Medical students*   ........0

Guest registration

One only per full-time registrant

 (restrictions apply; APA members

 may not register as guest)   ........$80

The deadline for advance registration is March 23 for foreign registrants and March 30 for U.S. and Canadian registrants. Refund requests made after these dates will be processed after the annual meeting. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 1.

On-site registration fees

APA members

Full-time registration*   ........$185

Members-in-training*   ........70

One-day registrants

 (all member categories)   ........95

Medical students*   ........0

Nonmembers

Full-time registration*   ........$650

Nonmember residents, students,

 and mental health chaplains*   ........90

Advocacy group members*   ........90

One-day registration

 (all nonmember categories)   ........330

Medical students*   ........0

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, please call (202) 682-6000.

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APA’s 2001 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 research, CME courses, clinical case and continuous clinical case conferences, debates, forums, industry-supported symposia, most lectures, medical updates, some media sessions, new research oral/slide sessions, review of psychiatry, scientific and clinical report sessions, symposia, and workshops. Other program activities have been designated as Category 2; these include master educator clinical and research consultations with, 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 2001 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 5, at approximately 7 a.m. It will operate daily throughout the meeting consistent with the scientific program schedule and will conclude on Thursday, May 10, 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 D/E/F, level 2, Convention Center, along with the Publishers’ Bookfair and APA Resource Center. For your convenience, the APA Resource Center and the Publishers’ Bookfair will be open Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The commercial and educational exhibits will be open on Sunday, May 6, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, May 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The Message Center will be located in the lobby level 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 in the lobby 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 debut its new on-site Job Bank at this year’s annual meeting. The all-new, online APA Job Bank will power the popular on-site Job Bank, providing improved tools for both employers and candidates at APA’s annual meeting. With new 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 D/E/F, lobby level, Convention Center, and learn how APA’s many programs and services can help your professional life. Free copies of APA periodicals, other materials, and demonstrations will be offered. The days and hours of operation are Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 6, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, May 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Complimentary copies of the latest issues of the American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, and Psychiatric News may be obtained at the APA Periodicals Exhibit in the APA Resource Center. Staff of the American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services will be available to answer authors’ questions and to receive papers submitted for publication; six copies are required as well as a PC-compatible disk. The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services publish only original material not published elsewhere in any form and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Staff will also sell subscriptions to all APA journals and demonstrate online access for subscribers. Persons who wish to contact editors or reporters of Psychiatric News should inquire at the APA Administrative Office, room 242, level 2, Convention Center, where an editor can be paged. 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. will feature the latest in electronic communication via the Internet and CD-ROM. In addition, APPI will present a variety of outstanding new titles:

•   Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Third Edition, edited by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.

•   Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide, by John G. Gunderson, M.D.

•   Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology, edited by Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., and Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D.

•   American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With HIV/AIDS, by the American Psychiatric Association

•   Electronic DSM-IV-TR Plus, Version 1.0, on CD-ROM, by the American Psychiatric Association

•   The Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Recommendations for Treatment, Training, and Privileging, Second Edition (A Task Force Report of the American Psychiatric Association) by the American Psychiatric Association

•   Psychological Aspects of Women’s Health Care: The Interface Between Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Edition, edited by Nada L. Stotland, M.D., M.P.H., and Donna E. Stewart, M.D., D.Psych., F.R.C.P.C.

•   School Violence: Assessment, Management, Prevention, edited by Mohammad Shafii, M.D., and Sharon Lee Shafii, R.N., B.S.N.

•   Textbook of Administrative Psychiatry: New Concepts for a Changing Behavioral Health System, Second Edition, edited by John A. Talbott, M.D., and Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.

•   Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research: Contemporary Strategies, edited by Darin D. Dougherty, M.D., and Scott L. Rauch, M.D.

•   The Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatric Illness, edited by Stephen P. Salloway, M.D., M.S., Paul F. Malloy, Ph.D., and James D. Duffy, M.B., Ch.B.

•   Concise Guide to Cross-Cultural Psychiatry, by Albert C. Gaw, M.D.

•   Concise Guide to Women’s Mental Health, Second Edition, by Vivien K. Burt, M.D., Ph.D., and Victoria C. Hendrick, M.D.

•   Concise Guide to the Cytochrome P450 System: Drug Interaction Principles for Medical Practice, by Kelly L. Cozza, M.D., and Scott C. Armstrong, M.D.

•   Concise Guide to Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction, Second Edition, by Avram H. Mack, M.D., John E. Franklin Jr., M.D., M.Sc., and Richard J. Frances, M.D.

•   Concise Guide to Psychiatry and Law for Clinicians, Third Edition, by Robert I. Simon, M.D.

•   Study Guide to the American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Second Edition, by F.M. Baker, M.D., M.P.H.

•   Treating Mental Illness and Behavior Disorders in Children and Adults With Mental Retardation, edited by Anton Dosen, M.D., Ph.D., and Kenneth Day, M.B., C.H.B., F.R.C.Psych., D.P.M.

Please stop by the APPI Bookstore and browse through the hundreds of books, journals, and electronic products that APPI publishes. The Circulation Department will have staff on site to fulfill your subscription orders, make any address changes, or renew your subscriptions for another year.

Authors who wish to schedule an appointment to present a new book idea or discuss a book in progress should contact Donna Coleman at (202) 682-6334.

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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 5. 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, "The Royal Road Revisited: Dreams in the 21st Century." It will be held on Monday, May 7, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 356, level 3, Convention Center.

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This year five major topics of current professional interest featuring national authorities will be presented throughout the week in rooms 343/345, level 3, Convention Center:

• "Part I, Treatment of Recurrent Depression: A Call to Arms," chaired by John F. Greden, M.D., Monday, May 7, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• "Part II, PTSD in Children and Adolescents," chaired by Spencer Eth, M.D., Tuesday, May 8, 9 a.m. to noon

• "Part III, Integrated Treatment: An Overview," chaired by Jerald Kay, M.D., Tuesday, May 8, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• "Part IV, Brain Imaging in the New Millennium," chaired by John M. Morihisa, M.D., Wednesday, May 9, 9 a.m. to noon

• "Part V, Psychiatry Update: Somatoform and Factitious Disorders," chaired by Katharine A. Phillips, M.D., Wednesday, May 9, 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 7, at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with "New Research Young Investigators’ Poster Session 1," an innovative program in its 12th 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 another "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 8 and 9, noon to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and one on Thursday, May 10, noon to 2 p.m. The oral/slide presentations and the poster sessions will be held in the Hilton Hotel. There are currently three "Research Consultations With" scheduled, one each on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 8 to 10, 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 21 master educator clinical consultation sessions. These are a series of clinically based seminars with 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 Thursday, May 7 to 10, 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 7 to 10, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Grand Salon Sections 3 and 6, street level, Hilton Hotel. Topics include breast cancer and prevention and medicalizing obesity treatment.

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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) or a "hands-on" format limited to 30 participants. Accepted submissions are grouped together by format and topic and put into one-to-three hour sessions. This year there will be four sessions, including 12 presentations on telepsychiatry and multimedia applications; information systems in the office; technology in the clinical practice; and sex, suicide, and addictions on the Web. ▪

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