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Volume 40 Number 13 page 22-23
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"This is your association and your profession," APA President Michelle Riba, M.D., said in her Opening Session speech. "Your support, your ideas, your energy—these are the elements that have made for a spectacular year as your president, and I thank you." 

Thomas Insel, M.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health:" Where [genome research] may take us is to a very different vision of what psychiatry could look like in a postgenomic era. We are talking about moving us from where we currently diagnose by symptoms and treat empirically to an era where we really do understand something about the molecular pathophysiology of [psychiatric] disorders." 

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New APA fellows and distinguished fellows are inducted at the Convocation of Fellows. This year's convocation speaker was Trisha Meili, the" Central Park jogger." Her difficult journey to recovery demonstrates the value of psychosomatic medicine (see page 7). 

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Several hundred annual meeting goers, including Syed Ali, M.D., of Wheaton, Ill. (foreground), turn out to hear Insel deliver APA's Judd Marmor Award Lecture, "Psychiatry in the Genomic Era." 

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Twins Willow and Samuel Geller tour the exhibit area as they attend their first APA annual meeting with their parents, Wendy Hutchinson and Ian Geller, D.O. 

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Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan, M.D. (center), introduces Thomas Osinowo, M.D., to Geetha Jayaram, M.D., former chair of the Scientific Program Committee. 

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Virtual-reality technology gives psychiatrists a chance to experience visual and auditory hallucinations similar to those that patients with schizophrenia might endure. 

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The American Psychiatric Press Inc. bookstore, the largest area in the exhibit hall's Publishers Row, draws a sizable crowd at every annual meeting. This year bookstore visitors had about 450 titles from which to choose. 

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Incoming APA President Steven Sharfstein, M.D., exhorts members to take an active role in reforming the country's troubled mental health system." If you share my concern about our profession and its future, I urge you to become more involved in APA....Become active at local and national levels, and advocate. This is not just a goal worthy of our profession—it is the only goal worthy of our profession. Let us all `give back through advocacy.'" 

For six days in May, more than 17,000 psychiatrists and others learned that the notion of Southern hospitality is far more than a long-lived stereotype as they sampled Atlanta's diverse cultural offerings, dining choices from haute to down home, and rich history during APA's 2005 annual meeting.

And that was just the icing on a meeting that provided hundreds of opportunities to learn the latest in cutting-edge brain science and every imaginable aspect of the field of psychiatry from starting a practice to closing one, and from treating children to treating the elderly. Many of the sessions focused on the meeting's theme, "Psychosomatic Medicine: Integrating Psychiatry and Medicine," which was chosen by APA President Michelle Riba, M.D.

In her last formal address as president, Riba highlighted the success APA achieved in the last 12 months in several key areas such as improving mental health on college campuses, strengthening psychiatric education, and battling psychologists' push for prescribing privileges.

Her successor, Steven Sharfstein, M.D., challenged psychiatrists to place themselves in the vanguard of reforming a health care system that has gone badly astray. He emphasized the need for psychiatrists to engage in advocacy that will lead to restoring patients' needs to the prominent place they merit on the nation's health care agenda—an arena in which insurers and pharmaceutical companies now wield far too much decision-making power.

Next year's annual meeting will move north of the border to Toronto, always one of the most popular meeting sites with APA members.

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"This is your association and your profession," APA President Michelle Riba, M.D., said in her Opening Session speech. "Your support, your ideas, your energy—these are the elements that have made for a spectacular year as your president, and I thank you." 

Thomas Insel, M.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health:" Where [genome research] may take us is to a very different vision of what psychiatry could look like in a postgenomic era. We are talking about moving us from where we currently diagnose by symptoms and treat empirically to an era where we really do understand something about the molecular pathophysiology of [psychiatric] disorders." 

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New APA fellows and distinguished fellows are inducted at the Convocation of Fellows. This year's convocation speaker was Trisha Meili, the" Central Park jogger." Her difficult journey to recovery demonstrates the value of psychosomatic medicine (see page 7). 

Anchor for JumpAnchor for Jump

Several hundred annual meeting goers, including Syed Ali, M.D., of Wheaton, Ill. (foreground), turn out to hear Insel deliver APA's Judd Marmor Award Lecture, "Psychiatry in the Genomic Era." 

Anchor for JumpAnchor for Jump

Twins Willow and Samuel Geller tour the exhibit area as they attend their first APA annual meeting with their parents, Wendy Hutchinson and Ian Geller, D.O. 

Anchor for JumpAnchor for Jump

Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan, M.D. (center), introduces Thomas Osinowo, M.D., to Geetha Jayaram, M.D., former chair of the Scientific Program Committee. 

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Virtual-reality technology gives psychiatrists a chance to experience visual and auditory hallucinations similar to those that patients with schizophrenia might endure. 

Anchor for JumpAnchor for Jump

The American Psychiatric Press Inc. bookstore, the largest area in the exhibit hall's Publishers Row, draws a sizable crowd at every annual meeting. This year bookstore visitors had about 450 titles from which to choose. 

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Incoming APA President Steven Sharfstein, M.D., exhorts members to take an active role in reforming the country's troubled mental health system." If you share my concern about our profession and its future, I urge you to become more involved in APA....Become active at local and national levels, and advocate. This is not just a goal worthy of our profession—it is the only goal worthy of our profession. Let us all `give back through advocacy.'" 

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