Psychiatrists who identify with one of APA's recognized minority and underrepresented (M/UR) groups are urged to join that group's caucus and attend its meeting at APA's 2010 annual meeting in New Orleans in May. The minority and underrepresented group caucuses were established to provide a networking opportunity and foster communication among members who share a special interest.
Participation in a caucus is a pathway to the following:
There are caucuses for the following groups: American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiians; Asian Americans; blacks; Hispanics; lesbians, gays, and bisexuals; international medical graduates; and women.
The APA caucuses are for APA members who identify themselves as a member of one of APA's minority and underrepresented groups.
There are three ways to join a caucus. To join online, update your membership profile at <https://myaccount.psych.org/MembershipProfileUpdate/tabid/163/Default.aspx> 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, write to APA's Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org; to join by phone, call (888) 357-7924.
Caucus of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Psychiatrists and Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, Nottoway Room, 4th Floor, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Caucus of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Psychiatrists, Durham Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Caucus of Black Psychiatrists, Windsor Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Caucus of Asian-American Psychiatrists, Cambridge Room, 2nd Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Caucus of Hispanic Psychiatrists, Durham Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Caucus of International Medical Graduate Psychiatrists, Chequers Room, 2nd Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Caucus of Women Psychiatrists and the Association of Women Psychiatrists, Grand Salon C, Section 16, 1st Level, Hilton New Orleans Riverside