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. We are proud to announce our 80th anniversary in 2015. When you join the Southern, 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 relevant to our upcoming annual meeting.