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Association News
APA Works for You Washington, D.C. Fall Component Meetings September 3–9, 2001
Psychiatric News
Volume 36 Number 19 page 8-8

Last month about 600 APA members came to Washington, D.C., to conduct the work of the Association through its committees, councils, task forces, and other components. This year’s special guest was Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., who addressed a plenary session on his recent report "Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity" (see page 1).

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Members of the Joint Commission on Government Relations discuss legislative and regulatory issues that affect psychiatrists and their patients. From left are Janis Chester, M.D., Robert Pyles, M.D., and Barry Perlman, M.D.

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Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., notes that striking disparities in mental health care are found for racial and ethnic minorities.

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Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., is joined by (from left) Megan Marumoto, M.D., APA/Astra Zeneca fellow; Pedro Ruiz, M.D., APA secretary; Albert Gaw, M.D., speaker-elect of the Assembly; Nada Stotland, M.D., speaker of the Assembly; Silvia Olarte, M.D., chair of APA’s Council on National Affairs; Altha Stewart, M.D., chair of APA’s Council on Psychiatric Services; and Jeffrey Akaka, M.D., chair of the Assembly Committee of Representatives of Minority/Underrepresented Groups.

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APA President Richard Harding, M.D., tells Satcher and the assembled group that APA is prepared to offer its expertise, resources, and testimony to support the goals and recommendations outlined in the Surgeon General’s report.

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Carl Bell, M.D., presents a baseball cap to Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D. Stitched on it is "CMHC," which stands for Community Mental Health Council of Chicago; Bell is the organization’s president and CEO.

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Jerald Kay, M.D. (at far end of table), chair of the Commission on Psychotherapy by Psychiatrists, leads a discussion on confidentiality and psychotherapy issues and possible revisions to the previously published COPP resource document.

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Silvia Olarte, M.D., chair of APA’s Council on National Affairs, leads a discussion of the surgeon general’s report and recommendations for implementation within the U.S.’s diverse communities. Pictured with her are (from left) Megan Marumoto, M.D., Debbie Carter, M.D., and Cherry Chevy, M.D.

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Members of the Committee on Psychiatric Administration and Management discuss how to streamline the application process for APA certification in that field. From left are Veena Garyali, M.D., Gary Miller, M.D., and chair William H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H.

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Members of the Joint Commission on Government Relations discuss legislative and regulatory issues that affect psychiatrists and their patients. From left are Janis Chester, M.D., Robert Pyles, M.D., and Barry Perlman, M.D.

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Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., notes that striking disparities in mental health care are found for racial and ethnic minorities.

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Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., is joined by (from left) Megan Marumoto, M.D., APA/Astra Zeneca fellow; Pedro Ruiz, M.D., APA secretary; Albert Gaw, M.D., speaker-elect of the Assembly; Nada Stotland, M.D., speaker of the Assembly; Silvia Olarte, M.D., chair of APA’s Council on National Affairs; Altha Stewart, M.D., chair of APA’s Council on Psychiatric Services; and Jeffrey Akaka, M.D., chair of the Assembly Committee of Representatives of Minority/Underrepresented Groups.

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APA President Richard Harding, M.D., tells Satcher and the assembled group that APA is prepared to offer its expertise, resources, and testimony to support the goals and recommendations outlined in the Surgeon General’s report.

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Carl Bell, M.D., presents a baseball cap to Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D. Stitched on it is "CMHC," which stands for Community Mental Health Council of Chicago; Bell is the organization’s president and CEO.

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Jerald Kay, M.D. (at far end of table), chair of the Commission on Psychotherapy by Psychiatrists, leads a discussion on confidentiality and psychotherapy issues and possible revisions to the previously published COPP resource document.

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Silvia Olarte, M.D., chair of APA’s Council on National Affairs, leads a discussion of the surgeon general’s report and recommendations for implementation within the U.S.’s diverse communities. Pictured with her are (from left) Megan Marumoto, M.D., Debbie Carter, M.D., and Cherry Chevy, M.D.

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Members of the Committee on Psychiatric Administration and Management discuss how to streamline the application process for APA certification in that field. From left are Veena Garyali, M.D., Gary Miller, M.D., and chair William H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H.

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