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Information on Host City and Meeting Highlights
General Information About APA's 2006 Annual Meeting
Psychiatric News
Volume 41 Number 4 page 4-4
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As part of the overall scientific program, 101 continuing medical education (CME) courses will be offered, 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 20. Admission to all courses is by annual meeting badge and course ticket only.

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There will be four Presidential Symposia this year: "The Public Mental Health System: Critical Issues" on Monday, May 22, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Room 701 A, South, Level 700, Toronto Convention Centre;" International Advocacy Toward a Psychiatry for the Person" on Tuesday, May 23, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Room 701 A, South, Level 700, Toronto Convention Centre; "Collaboration in Crisis: Academic Medical Centers' Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita" on Wednesday, May 24, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Room 701 A, South, Level 700, Toronto Convention Centre;" Psychiatric Participation in Interrogation of Detainees: Ethical Considerations" on Wednesday, May 24, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ballroom A, Lower Level, Intercontinental Hotel.

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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.FIG1

The New Research program will begin on Monday, May 22, at 9 a.m. with" New Research Young Investigators' Poster Session 1." This session was 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. It 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 "Young Investigators' Oral/Slide Sessions 2-4" from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. These sessions feature the top-graded young investigator submissions and provide young investigators the opportunity to give more interactive presentations. Poster Session 5 will follow from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be five other poster sessions, two each Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23 and 24, from noon to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and one on Thursday, May 25, from noon to 2 p.m. The oral/slide presentations and the poster sessions will be held in the Toronto Convention Centre.

There will be three research consultation sessions, one each on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 22 to 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Intercontinental Hotel. This series allows 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 17 master educator clinical consultation sessions. These are clinically based seminars with outstanding educators. Formats and subject matter vary, but all utilize clinical material offered by participants. These sessions are limited to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis and are for APA members only. They will be held at the Toronto Convention Centre from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, May 22 to 25.

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There will be four medical update sessions, one each on Monday through Thursday, May 22 to 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Room 716 A, South, Level 700, at the Toronto Convention Centre. Titles include "Congestive Heart Failure," "ADD Kids Get Smart Naturally,"" Testosterone Replacement Therapy in the Aging Male: Implications for Psychiatry and Other Disciplines," and "Liver Transplant Update: Current Outcomes and Challenges in 2006."

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There will be five "advances in" sessions. They will be held on Monday, May 22, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Toronto Convention Centre. These three- and-a-half-hour sessions are intended to highlight important new advances occurring in the field of psychiatry involving selected disorders or treatments. The sessions are chaired by editors of recent textbooks published by the American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. (APPI) and feature selected chapter authors from these texts. Discussed books may be purchased at the APPI bookstore or online at<www.appi.org>.

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American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. (APPI) will feature more than 40 new book titles at the APPI Bookstore in the Toronto Convention Center and will distribute free copies of the most recent issues of its six journals and Psychiatric News. APPI staff will also demonstrate how members can enjoy the benefits of PsychiatryOnline.com, its Web-based portal to books and journals. The new online service features DSM-IV-TR Online and the American Journal of Psychiatry along with many other key resource materials.

Here are some of the book titles that will be on sale at the bookstore:

Please stop by the APPI Bookstore and browse through the hundreds of books, journals, and electronic products that APPI publishes. Authors who wish to schedule an appointment to present a new book idea or discuss a book in progress should contact Tina Coltri-Marshall at (916) 921-5448 or email: tmarchallucdavis@comcast.net.▪

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