What’s New at the APA
APA joined with 5 other medical organizations representing nearly 600,000 physicians and medical students in releasing a statement opposing recent legislation that would restrict delivery of gender-affirming care for gender-diverse patients, specifically for children and adolescents. The groups oppose any legislation that interferes in or criminalizes patient care. You can read the full statement from APA and America’s frontline physicians here.
APA released a leadership statement on the conviction of the murderer of George Floyd, with resources for psychiatrists on structural racism, the impacts of viewing violent racist attacks in person or on social media, as well as treating patients from different backgrounds. You can read it here.
Key Dates and Observances
APA Communications staff maintains a calendar of key dates, observances and events at APA and in the world of mental health in general. The calendar is kept up to date a few months in advance. You can view the calendar and keep track of important mental health dates and observances here.
May Course of the Month – "Doctor, Are You Sure I Am Bipolar?" Challenges in the Differential Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
This course focuses on providing the practicing psychiatrist with key elements necessary for the correct identification of BD patients. Critical aspects of the clinical history and mental status exam will be discussed, with a particular emphasis on atypical presentations of BD and their differential diagnosis with other conditions, such as major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and substance-induced mood disorder.
Are Human Rights Important to You? Don’t Pass Up This Opportunity
The APA Foundation has launched an endowment campaign for one of APA’s most prestigious awards, the Chester M. Pierce Human Rights Award, and invites you to become one of its inaugural supporters. The campaign seeks to secure $100,000 by September to provide award recipients with an APA Annual Meeting lectureship, honorarium, and related expenses. Donors will be honored in a special book prominently displayed at APA headquarters. Questions? Contact Kit Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more
Annual Meeting 2021 - Register Now
Join us for the premier psychiatry event of the year, the APA Annual Meeting, presented online May 1-3, 2021. It covers the full breadth of psychiatric topics with a focus on the most pressing issues facing your practice and patients. Your registration includes access to:
135 scientific sessions led by experts with live Q&A
Virtual poster hall, exhibits & Pre-Conference Expo
Interactive networking opportunities
Up to 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Learn More & Register Today: Psychiatry.org/Annual Meeting