Conference Notes #3

Do you miss connecting with your colleagues socially?

During this time of social distancing, many people are craving connections more than ever. APPA wants to know if you would participate in a virtual "Happy Hour" in conjunction with our Oct. 10 conference. Please take this two question survey and let us know what you think!
Virtual Happy Hour Survey

Conference Spotlight: Overweight 2020 - Wrestling Control from Your Hypothalamus
Andrew Friede, MD, MPH

Andrew Friede, MD, MPH, is medical director for Pathway Healthcare, LLC.
He earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins and completed preventive medicine residency and MPH at Harvard.
Dr. Friede began his career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a medical epidemiologist researching maternal and child health issues. He later started and led CDC's public health informatics program.

Dr. Friede will present Overweight 2020: Wrestling Control from Your Hypothalamus at 1:45 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. 

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Virtual Poster Contest
In conjunction with the October conference, APPA will host a Virtual Resident/Medical Student Poster Contest. Residents and students who are interested in participating are asked to coordinate with a faculty member in preparing a poster for the meeting. The posters are assigned abstract numbers and are published on the APPA website so they count as “Published Abstracts” on your CV.  This is a very easy way to build your academic portfolio!
Send abstracts to by September 18.
Posters will be submitted in PDF format in advance of the conference, along with a short introductory video (see example). Submissions will be compiled to be viewed and voted on by conference participants. The top three submissions will be awarded cash prizes.
More information will be available soon.
Look Who's Coming
This list includes names of attendees whose registration was automatically transferred from the Spring Conference to the October virtual conference. If you are on the list and are unable to participate in the Oct. 10 conference, please let us know. Please check the list before registering for the Fall Conference.
Glenn Archibald, MD, Psychiatric Health Services, LLC, Birmingham
Martha Tucker Ban, MD, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
Michael Banov, MD, PsychAtlanta, Marietta, GA
Pam Barnett, MD, Private Practice, Mobile
Nancy Bishop, BS, Alabama Department of Public Health, Montgomery
Emily Brewer, Mobile
William Burns, AltaPointe Health Systems, Mobile
Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Jaria Chowdhury, MD, Alabama Psychiatry, Pelham
Marco Del Giudice, PhD, University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry, Albuquerque, NM
J. Luke Engeriser, MD, AltaPointe Health Systems, Mobile
David R. Faber, MD, North Shelby Psychiatric Services, Helena
Jacqueline Feldman, MD, UAB, Birmingham
Andrew Friede, MD, MPH, FACPM, Pathway Healthcare, LLC, Birmingham
Meghana Gaini, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Madison
Maria Hamilton, MD, AltaPointe Health Systems, Mobile
Deborah Hogan, MD, Retired
Shyla Hossain, University of South Alabama, Mobile
Amy Hudson, UAB - Huntsville
Tina Jackson, MD, University of South Alabama, Mobile
James Jeffery, MD, Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama, Inc., Decatur
F. Cleveland Kinney, MD, PhD, University of Alabama - Birmingham
Jennifer Lamar, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville
Samantha Lee, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile
Fernando Lopez, MD, DLFAPA, SpectraCare, Dothan
Clinton Martin, MD, FAPA, UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Center
Jerlyn McCleod, MD, JC McCleod, MD, Psychiatric, PLLC, Dothan
Daniel Mejer, MD, Private Practice, Pike Road
Philip R. Muskin, MD, MA, DLFAPA, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Praveen Narahari, MD, MS, AltaPoine Health Systems, Daphne
Charles Nevels, MD, Private Practice, Tuscaloosa
Janaki Nimmagadda, MD, UAB-Huntsville
Paul O'Leary, MD, FAPA, SHKO Medicine, LLC, Birmingham
Godehard Oepen, MD, PhD, DLFAPA, Grayson & Associates, Hoover
Abhilasha Pandey, MD, Charles Nevels, MD, Tuscaloosa
Sarah Peake, PharmD, Syneos Health - Jannsen Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA
Nicholas Rivers, UAB School of Medicine - Huntsville
Nathan Smith, MD, UAB, Birmingham
Lindsey Stewart, MD, USA Health System, Mobile
Anna Tucker, RN, Grandview in Birmingham
Anson Varghese, DO, UAB, Birmingham
Harold Veits, MD, Private Practice, Mobile
Stewart D. Waddell, MD, DLFAPA, Mind Matters, PC, Mountain Brook
Nawal Weaver, MD, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC
Amanda Williams, MD, Gardenia Cove Mental Health, PC, Montgomery
Anupama Yedla, MD, UAB-Huntsville

Learning Objectives
  • Name three different theories of obesity, explain the role of hypothalamic dysfunction in obesity, and name two new treatments.
  • Recall two historic examples of physician-assisted suicide approaches, two different legal principles, two ethical principles that apply, and two ways to respond to patients requesting assisted death.
  • Explain legal use and proper handling of PDMP information, describe existing legal restraints (related to HIPAA and state law), and name three case scenarios where they will use PDMP.
  • Define three potential causes of increased hospitalizations, and three interventions shown to reduce re-hospitalization rates of mentally ill patients.
  • Describe evolutionary aspects of at least three different mental illnesses, explain the FSD model, and apply the new diagnostic framework to their clinical practice.
  • Name criteria differentiating childhood bipolar disorder from DMDD, Fragile X syndrome, and anger overload, as well as name at least four DSM-5 differential diagnoses for children with severe outbursts, with the related specific and general treatments.
  • List at least two preventative strategies, two drug combination treatments, two clinical tests, and two administrative interventions in the approach and treatment of dementia.
  • Name at least 5 different evidence-based supplemental treatments and identify their psychiatric benefits, SEs and risks.
The Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association 2020 Fall Conference offers participants 6 hours of instruction.
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