APA Assembly members have chosen Jeffrey Akaka, M.D. (right), of Honolulu
to be the Assembly's next speaker-elect. Akaka just completed a term as
Akaka's opponent was Philip Margolis, M.D., a representative of the
Michigan Psychiatric Society.
Ronald Burd, M.D., of Fargo, N.D., the Area 4 representative to the
Assembly, bested Sheila Judge, M.D., in the contest to succeed Akaka as
recorder. Judge is a representative of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric
The election was held during the May Assembly meeting in Toronto.