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 Baltimore, Maryland, September 29-October 2, 2016.