What’s New at the APA
- APA issued guidance on the admittance and release of psychiatric patients during the pandemic, in response to efforts to either deny admittance or prematurely discharge these patients under the guise of avoiding COVID-19. You can read more here.
- APA and the National Medical Association (NMA) jointly condemned systemic racism in America. The statement condemns both police violence against Black Americans, and the systemic racism made apparent in health disparities in Black communities across the country. You can read the full joint statement by APA and NMA here.
- The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) announced support for two efforts providing COVID-19 relief to health care workers. APAF is supporting CopeNYP, which provides access to free & confidential virtual mental health care for anyone on staff at select New York hospitals, and Frontline Foods, which supports local restaurants impacted by COVID-19 and feeding health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic. You can read more about APAF’s COVID-19 support work here.
- APA applauded Dr. Patrice Harris for her tenure as president of the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Harris served as AMA president for a 1-year term and is a Fellow of the APA and a practicing psychiatrist, trained in child/adolescent and forensic psychiatry. You can read APA’s full statement in recognition of Dr. Harris here.
Course of the Month will Return in August
Due to updates to APA’s Learning Management System, there will be no Course of the Month in July. There will be two courses of the month in August to account for this. For more information, visit the Course of the Month page below.
APA Awards: Call for Nominations
Nominations are currently open for a number of APA awards. Browse by category and award, and nominate a deserving colleague to recognize their achievements and efforts. View a summary of all awards here. Some nomination deadlines are open until July 31.
APA Coronavirus Resources: Psychiatry.org/coronavirus
APA is collecting authoritative and timely resources at psychiatry.org/coronavirus and will update this page continually. Webinars to help you navigate the rapidly changing clinical practice environment are available here, along with information for your practice, patients and their families, the public, and health care and community leaders.
Telepsychiatry & COVID-19
Learn more about whether telepsychiatry may be a helpful option for your practice, and access APA’s collection of resources on telepsychiatry.
Now Accepting Abstract Submissions: 2021 Annual Meeting
Save the date and submit your ideas for general sessions or posters for the American Psychiatric Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting, May 1-5, 2021, in Los Angeles, CA. The theme for the 2021 APA Annual Meeting is Finding Equity Through Advances in Mind and Brain in Unsettled Times.
Risk Management Courses from APA, Inc.
APA’s medical liability insurance partner offers free AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ risk management webinars for members on topics like at-risk patients, liability in integrated care, clinical documentation in court, and more. Courses are valued at $120 and qualify towards a discount on your professional liability policy.