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 73rd Annual Meeting of the
will be held
September 10-14, 2014
at the Royal Sonesta, New Orleans, Louisiana
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 12, 2014.
More information will become under the "Annual Meeting" tab on the home page.
Vijaya Ekambaram, M.D.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ekambaram is the 2013 recipient of the SPA Resident Award. Dr. Ekambaram is a 2nd year psychiatry resident from the University of Oklahoma. Her submission is entitled "Familial Suicide and Familial Psychopathology Contributing to Adolescent Suicide: A Systemic Review of Risk Factors." She will be presenting at the upcoming LPMA/SPA Meeting in Destin, Florida, September 18-22, 2013.
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.
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
Timothy Jennings, M.D.,
has been selected as a 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.