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Annual Meeting Highlights
Minority, Underrepresented Groups Share Concerns Through Caucuses
Psychiatric News
Volume 42 Number 4 page 30-30

Psychiatrists who identify with one of APA's recognized minority and underrepresented groups are urged to join that group's caucus and attend its meeting at APA's 2007 annual meeting in San Diego in May (see below). The minority/underrepresented group caucuses were established to provide a networking opportunity and foster communication among members who share a special interest.

The caucuses also provide a means for bringing their members' concerns to the APA leadership and making APA members aware of unique issues affecting particular groups of patients and psychiatrists.

At the yearly caucus meetings, members advocate for minority patient populations, discuss social and health-related issues, and explore concerns related to professional growth and advancement for members.

There are caucuses for the following groups:

Participation in the APA caucuses, which is free, is for APA members who identify themselves as a member of one of APA's minority and underrepresented groups. Members can enroll in only one of the seven caucuses, but they can change caucus affiliation at any time if they identify with more than one of the minority and underrepresented groups.

There are three ways to join a caucus. To join online, update your membership profile at<http://memprofupdate.psych.org> by checking off the appropriate caucus in question 3F "APA Caucus Membership" in Section 3—Current Practice and Professional Activities; to join by e-mail or phone, contact APA's Membership Department by e-mail at apa@psych.org or by phone at (888) 357-7924.

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Sunday, May 20

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2 p.m-3:30 p.m

Caucus of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Psychiatrists and the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

Grand Ballroom D, Level 4, Omni Hotel

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Monday, May 21

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12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

Caucus of American-Indian, Alaska-Native, and Native-Hawaiian Psychiatrists

Solana Room, South Tower, Level 1, San Diego Marriott

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7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Caucus of Women Psychiatrists and the Association of Women Psychiatrists

Grand Ballroom D, Level 4, Omni Hotel

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Tuesday, May 22

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5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Caucus of Asian-American Psychiatrists

Orlando Room, North Tower, Lobby Level, San Diego Marriott

Caucus of Black Psychiatrists

Marriott Hall, Salon 5, Lobby Level, San Diego Marriott

Caucus of International Medical Graduates

Anaheim Room, North Tower, Lobby Level, San Diego Marriott

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5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Caucus of Hispanic Psychiatrists

San Diego Ballroom A, North Tower, Lobby Level, San Diego Marriott▪

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