to the Southern Psychiatric Association website! Our new website will continue to grow and expand with new features and additions, so check back often to keep apprised of our commitment to keep you, our members, informed of the latest developments not only in SPA, but also national and world psychiatric news. Of particular note is information relevant to our upcoming annual meeting.
Mark Your Calendar!
The 72nd Annual Meeting of the
will be held
September 18-22, 2013
at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort, Destin, Florida
The hotel has reserved a block of rooms for us at the rate of $169.00 ++ per night. The deadline for hotel reservations is August 15, 2013.
More information will become available under the "Annual Meeting" tab on the home page.
Mark Komrad, M.D.
The Southern Psychiatric Association is pleased to announce that new member, Dr. Mark Komrad, has recently published a book entitled You Need Help, Hazelden Press, 2012. It is a much needed step-by-step guide to convincing a loved one to seek professional help. For further information, see YOUNEEDHELPBOOK.COM . It is also now available at Barnes and Noble stores or their website, online at Amazon, or at the Hazelden online book store.
Paul O'Leary, M.D.
recently shared some of his thoughts regarding Obama's health care reform in an article entitled, "Health Care Reform, Timeline Revisited" which appeared in the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association's newsletter, The Freudian Slip, Issue 36, July 27, 2012. To review this article, see http://alabamapsych.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Iss-36-July-31.pdf
Hyong Jin Cho, M.D.
Dr. Hyong Jin Cho is the 2012 Recipient of the Resident Award. Dr. Cho's paper is, "Early Life Stress and Inflammatory Mechanisms of Fatigue in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study". Dr. Cho is a third year psychiatry resident at the UCLA Semel Institute.
Deepak Khemka, M.D.,
recipient of the Resident/Fellow Award at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Southern Psychiatric Association in Destin, Florida, has recently been published in the journal, Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes. His paper, "The Association of Mania and Hypothyroidism," was the subject of his presentation at our 2009 Annual Meeting. Congratulations Dr. Khemka!
Timothy Jennings, M.D.,
has been selected as a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His second book, provisionally titled "Change Your God Change Your Brain, How Your View of God Rewires Your Brain," was just accepted for publication by InterVarsity Press and should come out by the end of the year.