Save the Date for APPA’s 2022 Spring Conference
April 1-3, 2022

The Lodge at Gulf State Park
21196 E. Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Congratulations to the 2022 Spring Poster Contest winners:

  • Nadia Anabtawi, MS-3, UAB – First Place – Abstract 22-1-12 Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Anxiety: A Case Report
  • Mack Bozman, MS-3, UAB – Second Place – Abstract 22-1-04 Marijuana Variant of Concern: Delta 8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8-THC, Δ¬8-THC)
  • Madilyn Tomaso, PGY-1, UAB Huntsville Family Medicine – Third Place – Abstract 22-1-11 Efficacy of N-acetylcysteine as add on therapy for bipolar depression

Download 2022 Spring Abstracts

Agenda (click on a session title to download a PDF of the presentation)

Friday, April 1
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Conference Registration

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Future of Psychiatry
Daniel C. Dahl, MD, Psychiatrist, Birmingham VA Medical Center

2:00- 3:00 p.m.
Neuronal Adaptation and Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia
Brent E. Boyett, DMD, DO, Addiction Medicine Physician, North Mississippi Medical Center – Hamilton

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Prescribing Opioids (and other Controlled Drugs) after the Great American Opioid Crisis: Prudent Principles (This course meets the BME’s requirement for ACSCs to obtain two (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or equivalent in controlled substance prescribing every two years. Keep a copy of the agenda with your CME transcript.)
Theodore V. Parran Jr., MD, FACP, FASAM, Professor and Chair in Medical Education, CWRU School of Medicine

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Reception with Exhibitors

Saturday, April 2
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors, Poster Viewing

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Psychosocial Consequences of COVID
Oladipo Kukoyi, MD, MS, DFAPA, Executive Director/CEO, Birmingham VA Health Care System

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Treatment of Major Depression and Unmet Needs
Matthew Macaluso, DO, DFAPA, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, UAB

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break with Exhibitors, Poster Viewing

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Understanding Suicide as a Public Health Issue
Matthew Macaluso, DO, DFAPA, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, UAB

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Talk Saves Lives: The Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Alabama
Marissa Grayson, PhD, Volunteer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Alabama

12:30 p.m.
Legislative Update
Evans Brown, Manager, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Medical Association of the State of Alabama

12:45 p.m.
Business Meeting and Poster Awards

Sunday, April 3
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Courage in the Face of Adversity: One Family’s Struggle to Combat Racism During the Civil Rights Movement in Huntsville, Ala.
Sonnie Hereford IV, BSEE, MS, Senior Systems Engineer, Five Stones Research Corp.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Comprehensive Decision-making and Interviewing Skills to Enhance Clinical Outcomes
Mark Haygood, DO, MS, FAPA, CEO, New South Psychiatry, PC

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Morning Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Dilemmas in Assessing Financial Capacity in Older Adults
Senthil Rajaram Manoharan, MBBS, MD, Psychiatrist, Huntsville Hospital

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
20 Surefire Steps to Increase the Risk of Malpractice Lawsuit or a Board Complaint
Charles D. Cash, JD, LLM, Associate Director of Risk Management, Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.

12:30 p.m.
Evaluation instructions/Adjourn

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

  • Describe the history of psychiatry and draw new insights into the future of psychiatry.
  • Cite the terminology and explain the definition, prevalence, the evidence for mechanism and physiology of opioid-induced hyperalgesia.
  • Employ techniques relating to minimizing the abuse and diversion of stimulants, benzodiazepines and buprenorphine, and describe the pharmacologic profiles of stimulants, benzodiazepines, buprenorphine, and other controlled drugs.
  • Enhance their knowledge about the psychosocial effects of COVID-19.
  • Recognize the challenges in treatment of major depression and positive new ways to address the unmet needs.
  • Discuss public health measures to decrease the suicide rate.
  • Point to suicide as one of the leading causes of death and examine the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention.
  • Recognize social/racial determinants of mental health, and discuss ways in which mental health advocacy can lead to structural change in health care policy.
  • Identify ways to extract clinical information for proper diagnosis.
  • Assess medical decision-making capacity and financial capacity in older adults.
  • Summarize actual cases of malpractice lawsuits or board complaints against 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.

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.


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.

Future APPA Meeting Dates and Locations

October 7-8, 2022
Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National, Opelika

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