- APA announced their new Mental Health Registry PsychPRO. PsychPRO will help psychiatrists deliver high quality care and meet new MACRA quality reporting requirements by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS). It will also serve to spur future medical research and the development of better treatment and prevention methods for mental illness. You can read more about PsychPRO here.
- APA applauded a report from Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about the public health crisis of drug and alcohol abuse and calls for collected coordinated action to address the problems. APA is an active participant in TurnTheTideRX, the Surgeon General’s campaign to address the prescription opioid epidemic, and pledged to continue collaborative efforts to combat the crisis. You can read more about the Surgeon General’s report here.
Mark Your Calendar
- World AIDS Day (Dec 1)
December Course of the Month
Each month, members have access to an online course on a trending topic. The December course is Early Detection and Intervention for Adolescents with Early Psychosis, Steven Adelsheim, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine. This course discusses U.S. and international efforts in early intervention for young people with early psychosis and focuses on some of the critical components necessary to build on the existing models of early psychosis. Access the course here.
The 100% Club deadline has been extended!
Residency-training programs now have until December 31, 2016 to achieve 100% Club status. We need your help recruiting residents and fellows at your residency training programs. Please encourage your new residents to join online at www.psychiatry.org/join, and remind current members to pay their dues online at www.psychiatry.org/paydues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your residency program’s membership status.
Now Accepting Applications for APA/APAF Fellowships
APA/APAF Fellowships allow residents and fellows to expand their skills and explore interests while completing their regular training program. Many come with funding for projects or research and provide an excellent opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the country. Applications are due January 30, 2017. Explore the fellowships today.
Time to Renew for 2017!
Renewing your APA Membership is a great way to maintain your commitment to psychiatry, and reap the benefits of available to APA members. Follow this link to Renew Your Membership.