For the record-setting number of psychiatrists and others who attended
APA's 2004 annual meeting last month, New York really did turn out to be a"
helluva town," to quote a lyric from one famous paean to the Big
While New York's picture-postcard sights, the world's richest repositories
of the arts, and the unbeatable nightlife were among the reasons that people
came to New York City for the meeting, the scientific program was the main
draw. Many of the sessions spotlighted the meeting's theme,"
Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology: Dissolving the Mind-Brain
Social critic and author Tom Wolfe addresses the Convocation of
As President Marcia Goin, M.D., noted in her address at the meeting's
Opening Session, genetic and neuroimaging studies are showing just how
artificial the division between mind and brain really is.
Incoming President Michelle Riba, M.D., emphasized the need to block any
threats to the ability to teach and train future generations of psychiatrists,
particularly money-driven attempts to minimize the number of clinical
encounters residents have.
More than 26,000 attendees will attest to the fact that the annual meeting
was an incredibly enriching experience.
Robert Donovan, M.D., a member from Scranton, Pa., takes his turn at the
microphone during the presidential symposium "The Biopsychosocial Model:
Myth or Reality?"
Co-Editor Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., signs a copy of Neuropsychiatric
Assessment, Review of Psychiatry, Volume 23, at a "Meet the
APPI books made for compelling reading at the APPI Bookstore. This
year's sales topped $425,000.
Gerard and Stephanie Fernandez (both M.D.s) of Fresno, Calif., wanted
their 14-month-old son, Garrett, to have some Big Apple fun.
Patricia Ordorica, M.D. (right), presents Mindy Fullilove, M.D., with
the Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Achievement Award.