Registration is open for APPA’s Fall Conference and Practice Manager’s Mini Conference
October 4-5, 2019

Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook

Friday Oct. 4
ECP, RFM and Student Mini Conference 12 – 5 p.m.
Reception 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5
Educational Sessions 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Practice Manager’s Mini Conference 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Register online
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2019 APPA Fall Conference Tentative Agenda

Reserve a room by calling (888) 711-5114 and asking for the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association group rate or reserve a room online. Rates begin at $249 per night and apply for three days before and three days after our conference dates, based on availability. The room block will close Sept. 6.

2019 Spring Conference Wrap Up
April 5-7, 2019
Baytowne Conference Center, Sandestin, Fla.

Poster Winners

Congratulations to our top three poster presenters!

First place poster winner is Austin Luker, MD, UAB (center), for his poster, “The Human Side of medicine: Understanding Physician Burnout at UAB Department of Psychiatry.” Dr. Luker is pictured with F. Cleveland Kinney, MD, PhD, and Tarak Vasavada, MD, DFAPA. 

Second place poster winner is Taylor Ousley, USA, for her poster, “Hyperglycemia-Induced Resistance to Antipsychotic Treatment. Ousley is pictured with Drs. Kinney and Vasavada.

Third place winner is Jazmin Scott, USA, for her poster, “Clinical Course of a Patient Undergoing Delayed Withdrawal from Alprazolam (Xanax). Scott is pictured with Drs. Kinney and Vasavada.

Read all the submitted abstracts.

Conference Presentations

Updated presentations are now available. (Look for * to identify updates.)

Friday, April 5
*1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Art and Mental Illness
Godehard Oepen, MD, PhD, DFAPA, Grayson & Associates, PC

2:15- 3:15 p.m. Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment-Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Rachel A. Davis, MD, Assistant Professor; Director, OCD Clinic and Co-Director, Neuromodulation Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Psychedelic Medicine: Past, Present and Future
Manuel Morales, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Saturday, April 5

*8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation-Nimityongskul
Beat Burnout with Mindfulness Medication-Bukelis
Serena Nimityongskul, MD, Child and Adolescent Fellow, University of South Alabama College of Medicine; and Irena Bukelis, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama-Birmingham

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. When the Joy of Practicing Medicine Turns Against You: Dealin with Compassion Fatigue in the Physician and Caretakers
Tarak Vasavada, MD, DFAPA, Medical Director, Behavior Health Services
Handout 1: Short Compassion Fatigue Scale
Handout 2: Ego Resiliency Scale
Handout 3: BASICS Principles for Resiliency

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Less is More Redux: Rationale for Extended Dosing
Roger A. Boshes, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Sexual Addiction
Martin Kafka, MD, DLFAPA, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Retired), Harvard Medical School

Sunday, April 7
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Distasters in Mental Health
Richard H. Weisler, MD, PA, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University and University of North Carolina
Handout: Alabama Tornado

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The Bowen Family Systems Theory and Psychotherapy
Judith Bowen, MD, Partner, Drs. Bowen and Kowalksi, LLP

*10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. The Sad Synapses
Jenny Dwyer, MD, PhD, Clinical Fellow, Yale University

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama through the joint providership of the Medical Foundation of Alabama and the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association. The Medical Foundation of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The Medical Foundation of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Future APPA Meeting Dates and Locations

April 3-5, 2020

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Baytowne Conference Center

October 9-10, 2020
Marriott Legends Capitol Hill, Prattville

April 23-24, 2021
Embassy Suites, Montgomery

The Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association is proudly managed by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.