The membership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) elected Anita Everett, M.D. as its next president-elect. Maria Oquendo, M.D. began her one-year term as president of the APA in May as well and will preside over the 2017 APA Annual Meeting scheduled for 20-24 May in San Diego, California. In Atlanta, Oquendo announced a new initiative to incorporate international participation into the Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators which provides guidance, mentorship and encouragement to young investigators in the early phases of their training. Participation in Atlanta included participants from Brazil, Colombia, France, and Mexico. The deadline for abstract submissions for the Annual Meeting in San Diego is scheduled for early September. Go to psychiatry.org and search “Submission Guidelines” to begin preparing your submission.
Additionally, APA approved a new membership category offering international attendees the opportunity to become a member of the APA and enjoy benefits such as free access to online courses on medical knowledge and clinical skills. More information about the new membership category, International Resident-Fellow Member (IRFM), can be found at psychiatry.org/international-resident.
Edmond Pi, M.D.
Zone 2 Representative