What’s New at the APA
- Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., DrMedSc, DLFAPA was chosen by APA members to be the next President-Elect of the association. Dr. Viswanathan’s term as President-Elect will begin at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting this May, and he will assume the Presidency the following year in May 2024. You can read about Dr. Viswanathan’s priorities for his presidential year and see the full APA election results here.
- APA Publishing has released updated practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with eating disorders. The practice guideline includes 16 clinical recommendations or suggestions, as well as accompanying tools to implement them. Read more about the updated guidelines and find other resources, including a CME course and pocket guide for clinicians.
- The Biden Administration has announced the end of the COVID-19 Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) effective May 11th. Psychiatrists will then be required to see a patient in person at least once in order to prescribe a controlled substance. You can view this short explainer video featuring Dr. Shabana Khan, M.D. and find more information about the PHE and other COVID-19 resources here.
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APA Communications Monthly Themes: March 2023
APA’s Communications Division has developed monthly themes that serve as conceptual anchors for APA communications efforts each month. March 2023 will focus on Pets & Mental Health, Women’s Mental Health, and Gambling Awareness. You can find a social media toolkit for March’s #Paws4MentalHealth campaign here. Visit APA’s social channels to participate in the conversation each month.
NEW: Social Media Assets for DBs & SAs These are old -from January.
APA is sharing infographics on disorders and its new monthly polls for District Branches and State Associations to use on social media. Take a look at what’s available here.
Animated Explainer Videos on Common Disorders
APA has developed a series of animated explainer videos on commonly searched mental disorders and other conditions related to mental health. The videos cover topics including OCD, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Climate Change, among others. You can see all of the videos in English here, and in Spanish here. Be sure to subscribe to APA’s YouTube Channel as new videos on other topics and disorders are added on a regular basis.
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March Course of the Month – Women’s Mental Health Care in 2022: Practice Tips and Resources for Advancing Quality and Reducing Risk
The care of women in life stages related to childbirth (pregnancy, postpartum, lactation) poses unique challenges and risks for psychiatrists. Obtaining timely, relevant, and evidence-based information in a rapid and easily understandable format is critical for both psychiatrists and patients, as well as developing strategies for ensuring safe and quality care and mitigating any practice risks. This course will review cases, debate best practices, and review risk management strategies.
APA 2023 Annual Meeting
Come & connect with world-renowned experts and professionals in psychiatry while enjoying the rich cultural opportunities the “Golden Gate City” has to offer at APA’s 2023 Annual Meeting! Register today & save!
MHSC Call for Abstract Submissions – Deadline Extended
Attention care team members - don't miss your chance to shine! APA is accepting session and research poster submissions from all mental health professionals, including residents and fellows. Showcase the incredible work you've been doing at this year's Mental Health Services Conference in Washington D.C., taking place in October 2023. The submission deadline has been extended to Thursday, March 16. Don't delay– submit your abstract today!
APA’s Looking Beyond: Mental Health Equity Fireside Chats
Our upcoming APA Looking Beyond: Mental Health Equity Fireside Chat promises to be a powerful exploration of LGBTQ+ Mental Health. This webinar will feature an inspiring panel with experts discussing how mental health inequities affect transgender and nonbinary people, along with strategies for ensuring gender-affirming psychiatric care in the clinical setting. Plus, get invaluable insight into current topics relevant to this community's well-being - all while learning about resources that allow us as psychiatrists to better advocate on their behalf! Register Today!
APA Foundation Benefit
Join us at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for a celebration unlike any other. Come together with leaders, colleagues, and friends to honor the work of our APA Foundation - pushing forward toward its vision: A Mentally Healthy Nation for All. It will truly be an experience like no other - don't miss out on this unique opportunity!
Striving for Excellence
APA and Morehouse School of Medicine African American Behavioral Health - Center of Excellence have joined forces to create a series designed for education and awareness. The Striving for Excellence initiative aims to give behavioral health systems the tools they need to increase their outreach, engagement, retention rates – and ultimately provide quality care tailored specifically towards African Americans/Blacks seeking mental healthcare. Learn More.