Membership-related items were also on the Board's agenda, with APA Medical Director James H. Scully Jr., M.D., noting that the Association was not anticipating an increase in membership this year. Membership had shown modest growth over the last several years. Membership Committee Chair Joseph Rubin, M.D., reported that the transition in status from member-in-training to early career psychiatrist (ECP) has been a juncture at which some psychiatrists fail to renew their membership. To try to remedy this situation, his committee will increase its focus on retaining and recruiting ECPs in the next year. As a step in this process, Rubin has appointed a subcommittee tasked with developing ways to boost APA's ECP membership, including developing a workshop for next year's annual meeting in Honolulu that will focus on issues of particular concern to ECPs.