APPA’s 2023 Spring Conference
March 31 – April 2

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Baytowne Conference Center
9300 Grand Sandestin Blvd
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

The APPA room block is full. Call 800-320-8115 to check for availability.

Poster Contest
View the abstracts submitted for the Spring 2023 Poster Contest.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how Suboxone can be used as a treatment for opiate use disorder.
  • Demonstrate how using social, developmental and cultural aspects in the treatment of transitional youth patients can create a sense of safety for the patient and family.
  • Define positive psychiatry, well-being and the science of happiness.
  • Explain the reasons why patients might assault healthcare workers and examine the ways these events might be reduced
  • Discuss the changes in the 2022 commitment law in Alabama and how that affects patient care.
  • Review aspects of how to handle unique boundary situations in a small community.
  • Evaluate current risks in your practice of medicine and respond with trusted strategies aimed at preventing patient harm and mitigating medical liability risks.
  • Identify updates in psychological testing.
  • Discuss assertive community treatment teams, long acting injectables and other treatments for schizophrenia.
  • Recognize the affect sleep apnea has on mental health and mood disorders.
  • Describe pathways for female medical students to enter the field of psychiatry.

Continuing Medical Education

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.


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 Lee Payne at (334) 954-2500.

Future APPA Meeting Dates and Locations

October 11-15, 2023 (In conjunction with the Southern Psychiatric Association)
The Westin, Huntsville

April 26-28, 2024
The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores

October 11-13, 2024
The Battlehouse Hotel & Spa, Mobile

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