APPA’s Fall Conference Wrap Up
October 4-5, 2019

Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook

Congratulations to the top three Poster winners

First Place

Abstract 19-2-14

Title: Inflammatory Markers in Adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder

Authors: Abhishek Reddy, MD; Mounica R. Thootkur, MBBS; Li Li, MD

Second Place

Abstract 19-2-12

Title: Quality Improvement Project at Mobile, AL Buprenorphine Clinic – Teaching Model Using a Real-World Example

Authors: Michael E. Heisler, BS; Tina Jackson, MD; Lindsey Stewart, MD; Marianne Saitz, DO.

 Third Place

Abstract 2019-2-09

Title: A case of anti-NMDA-receptor Encephalitis causing Psychosis

Authors: Kenneth Holt, MS4; Clinton Martin MD

Two presentations have been updated since the conference. Click on the presentation title to download the presentation.

Saturday, October 5
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Art Walaszek, MD, Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
New Knowledge about the Genetics of Personality – Implications for Clinical Practice
C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD, LFAPA, Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Longterm Therapy in the Rearview Mirror: ‘Evidence’ from My 40 Year Clinical Career (Presentation will not be posted until after the event)
William Meyer, MSW, Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Parasomnias Things That Go Bump In The Night
James Geyer, MD, FAASM, FAES, Medical Director, Alabama Neurology and Sleep Medicine

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
UPDATE Hippocampal Dysfunction in Psychotic Disorders
Stephan Heckers, MD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
UPDATE Medical Deception Overview and Updates
James C. Hamilton, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The CDC Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
Deborah Bock, MSW, LCSW, Independent Consultant

Transcripts will be available for download from the Medical Association of the State of Alabama website eight (8) weeks after the date of the educational event. Go to and follow the instructions to print or download your CME transcript. For assistance, please call Margaret McGuire at (334) 954-2500.

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 8 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.