to the Southern Psychiatric Association website!  Our association was established in 1935 to provide a forum for the exchange of original, practical and medical information. This year marks the 80th anniversary of "the Southern."  When you join, you are be part of an organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge of the causes, treatment, and prevention of psychiatric disorders and advancing the standards in public and private hospitals, outpatient clinics and all other agencies concerned with the medical social, and legal aspects of mental disorders. 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 under the "Annual Meeting" tab which provides details about our upcoming Annual meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 30-October 4, 2015.

Mark Your Calendar!
The 74th Annual Meeting of the

will be held
September 30-October 4, 2015

at the Read House Historic Inn & Suites, Chattanooga, Tennessee

The hotel has reserved a block of rooms for us at the rate of $159.00 ++ per night.  The deadline for hotel reservations is August 30, 2015. Call (407) 536-2735 to make your reservations today.

More information is available by contacting Susan Proctor at (410) 938-3403 and/or selecting the "Annual Meeting" tab on the home page.

Mark Komrad, M.D..

The Southern Psychiatric Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Komrad was recently appointed to be our Representative to the APA Assembly.

Ajay K. Parsaik M.D. >

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ajay K. Parsaik is the 2015 recipient of the SPA Resident Award.  Dr. Parsaik is a psychiatry resident from the University of Texas Medical School.  His submission is entitled "Mortality Associated with Anxiolytic or Hypnotic Drugs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." He will be presenting at the upcoming TPA/SPA Meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 30-October 4, 2015.

Bernard Malloy, M.D.

The Southern Psychiatric Association would like to give special recognition and appreciation to Dr. Bernie Malloy for his 50 years of dedicated support and leadership to "the Southern."  Dr. Malloy and his wife, Patty, continue to be integral parts of our community and membership.

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

Timothy Jennings, M.D.,
has been selected as a Distinquished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His second book, provisionally titled "The God-Shaped Brain: How Your View of God Transforms Your Life," was recently publishedby InterVarsity Press.