The APA Assembly will hold its annual election next month at its three-day meeting held in conjunction with APA's 2011 annual
meeting in Honolulu.
In the race to be the next speaker-elect are R. Scott Benson, M.D., of Florida, and John Gaston, M.D., of Georgia. Benson
is the recorder of the Assembly, and Gaston is the Assembly's Area 5 representative.
Vying to replace Benson as recorder are Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., and Melinda Young, M.D. Viswanathan is one of the Assembly
representatives from Area 2 (the New York State Psychiatric Association), and Young is a representative from Area 6 (the California
At the end of the 2011 annual meeting, the current speaker-elect, Ann Sullivan, M.D., will begin a one-year term as speaker.
APA members are encouraged to contact their Assembly representatives if they have any comments about the election or the candidates.
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