2019 Annual Meeting

We invite you to join us in
Yosemite, California
Friday, April 5th – Sunday, 7th, 2019.

This three-day conference for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals will integrate recent scientific data with current clinical practice regarding positive psychology, preventative psychiatry, and opioid use disorders. In addition, attendees will learn about emerging technologies and strategies in the delivery of psychiatric care as well as "how Big Pharma thinks." Psychiatry residents are invited once again to participate in case presentations as well as poster sessions.  We are having our annual Residents’ Social & Mentoring at the Annual Meeting. This is an opportunity for Residents from all over Central California to get together and network with other RFMs as well as learn from practicing psychiatrists from different settings. Each RFM is eligible for one night accommodations in a standard room at the Tenaya Lodge or two nights accommodations in a standard room if two RFM’s shared a room for both nights. For information on this please contact Chris Stockton at (888) 234-1613.

Friday, April 5, 2019 (2 pm) - Sunday, April 7, 2019 (11:30am)

Tenaya Lodge
1122 Highway 41
Fish Camp, CA 93623

2018 Annual Meeting Costs:

Member $325
Non-Member $380
Resident Fellow/Student Member $25
Resident Fellow/Student Non-Member $50
Spouse/Guest $270/person
Spouse/Guest Saturday Night Dinner (Only) $80/person


Submission Deadlines:

February 15, 2019

Poster Size: 24(w) x 36(h) inches


Eligibility: Any medical student or resident fellow member of APA. Submissions may have been presented at another meeting or pending/published elsewhere as long as they are the presenter's original work.

Original research or case reports: Describe research or a case that highlights new research into psychiatry or unique presentations of mental disorders. These may have been presented at other meetings.

Integrated Care Models: New ideas/methods in psychiatric training in mental health and medical care to meet the needs of a special population or the community at large.

Global Health: Outreach projects involving psychiatric trainees that are improving the psychiatric health of populations around the world.

Judging Criteria: Significance (10 points), poster presentation/visual impact (10 points), methods (10 points), interview (10 points)

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019


Resident Vignette Abstract Submission Guidelines

Clinical Case Vignette Competition:

  • The clinical vignettes are meant to highlight interesting cases that have a relevant psychiatric and / or general medical teaching point(s) for the attendees. The more creative the presentation, the better. Examples include:
    • They highlight common presentations of less common disorders
    • They highlight unusual presentations of common disorders
    • They illustrate an important principle about diagnosis, prevention or treatment
    • They demonstrate an innovative and/or integrated approach to the management of a patient with co-morbid medical and psychiatric disease

The rules of the vignette competition are as follows:

  • Case vignette submissions are to be from CCPS area residents (e.g. UCLA-Kern, Kaweah Delta, UCSF-Fresno, UC Davis). Non-CCPS residents may submit vignettes for consideration by the planning committee on a case by case basis. Each submission must have an identified faculty mentor.
  • Vignette abstracts must be submitted in the format described below, and should include a brief description of the case, discussion related to a differential diagnosis, a brief discussion of the importance and educational merit of the case – usually related to the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention or treatment.
    • 2 independent reviewers will review the abstracts and up to 6 vignettes will be chosen for presentation.
    • When possible, at least one abstract will be chosen for presentation per residency program. Residency programs may submit more than one case vignette. However, if after choosing one abstract per program, additional presentation slots are available in the competition additional abstracts (maximum of 2 per residency program) will be selected.
    • Abstract submissions must be received before February 15, 2018. Authors’ of abstracts accepted for the clinical case vignette competition will be notified by in Early March 2018. All abstract authors must be able to attend the CCPS meeting.
  • Abstract format for submission
    • Presenter Name:
    • Faculty Advisor Name:
    • Institution:
    • Title of Vignette:
    • Brief Abstract: (Limit 150 words):
  • Case presentations will be limited to 10 minutes
    • Presenters will be given a warning when 2 minutes are remaining and again when 30 seconds are remaining.
    • Presenters who go over the 10 minute allotted time will lose points when being scored for the competition.
    • Presenters who go beyond 12 minutes will not be allowed to continue their presentation as time constraints will not allow presentations beyond this time limit.
    • There will be a 5 minute period of audience questions and discussion following the presentation.
  • Vignettes will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Clarity of presentation (10 pts)
      • Concise, well organized, and complete
      • Verbal presentation
      • A/V materials
    • Significance (10 pts)
      • Clinically important
      • Contributes to knowledge
      • Interesting
    • Relevance to clinical practice (10 pts)
      • Unique overlap between medicine and psychiatry
      • Use of evidence-based methodology as applicable
    • Quality of Q&A and discussion period (5 pts)
    • Adherence to time limit. (-2 pts for 31-60 seconds over, -4 pts for 61-90 seconds over, -6 pts for 91-120 seconds over, -8 pts >2minutes over)
  • A prize will be awarded for the first and second place vignette

Tips for presenters:

Preparing a vignette presentation:
Useful tips are available on the ACP website at

Writing an abstract for submission:
Useful tips are available on the ACP website at

As a Partner, you will have the unique opportunity to showcase your products and services, extend your brand identity visible presence among the psychiatric community. There are a variety of benefits offered to our corporate partners/sponsors. It provides your organization

Sponsorship Opportunities
Support this great event and become a sponsor today. For more information on the various sponsorship opportunities and benefits available, please CLICK HERE.

Exhibitor Opportunities
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Tenaya Lodge
1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623

An elegant resort in the California High Sierra, Tenaya Lodge is your
gateway to four seasons of Yosemite adventure. At Tenaya Lodge you
rest, play and rejuvenate. You make memories that you never forget.

Hotel Reservations are Now Available.


Room Rate is $205.00 per night.*
To reserve a room online: Please Click Here

OR call 800-635-5807, option #1 and reference the Central California Psychiatric Society

Our block rate is limited, so please make your reservations ASAP.

Enjoy your time in beautiful Tenaya Lodge. There’s a lot to explore!

Yosemite Hiking – Yosemite National Park and the Southern Sierra region are laced with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, ranging from easy ambles to ambitious treks. Depending on the trail and destination, sneakers may work as well as laced-up hiking boots. Explore independently, or hire a pro hiking guide for a personalized experience. Tenaya Lodge also offers guided group hikes that take you to hidden Sierra waterfalls, giant sequoia groves, and even into the forest by flashlight at night!

Guided Waterfall Nature Hike – This guided experience traverses 5.5 miles of stunning hiking trails in the Sierra National Forest. Your final destination is a small, infrequently visited waterfall. You'll follow trails and Forest Service roads until you reach a path along the creek built to feed the flume from the logging days, that once carried logs all the way down to the mills in Madera. Now it's a quiet forest walk along a tranquil stream in the Sierra National forest near Yosemite.

Mountain Biking In the Sierra National Forest – Crisp mountain air, easy trails and scenic tours make Tenaya Lodge bike riding a great pastime for all ages. Guests can experience miles of mountain biking trails through majestic Sierra National Forest on the border of Yosemite National Park. You can take a short easy ride down Jackson Road or take longer rides through the Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias or up to a historic fire tower at Signal Peak.

Rock Climbing – Ready to climb a rock? Yosemite offers some of the finest opportunities in the world for climbers of all levels, from first steps on Tenaya Lodge's 18-foot wall all the way to ascents of the massive El Capitan. Since the first ascent in 1958, The Nose route on El Cap stands as probably the most famous climb in the world — over 3,000 feet, almost a full kilometer, of technical climbing that is still considered a feather in the cap of even experienced climbers.

Horseback Riding – Yosemite Trails Pack Station offers rides for beginners and advanced riders through some of the most beautiful riding terrain around. Ride through tall pines, along western wagon trails, on the banks of Big Creek, or among giant sequoias. All rides have stream crossings and varied terrain. Just a mile from Tenaya Lodge, horseback trail rides are available daily through the summer and fall (weather permitting). Weight and age limits apply.

Guided Nature Hike – Walk with a Tenaya guide through the Sierra National Forest. Learn about the plants and animals of the area and open your senses to nature. Your guide will take you through about 1.5 miles of forest trails, leaving directly from the hotel — no need for a car! This is a relatively easy walk accessible to a wide range of walkers. This is a great way to learn about the plants and animals in and near Yosemite.

If you would like to know about some of the adventuring activity to do around Yosemite; please visit https://www.tenayalodge.com/things-to-do.