Winter 2018 & Spring 2019
Introducing your 2019-2020 Officers!
Ben Lowenburg, MD President
Lee Michals, MD Incoming-President
Margaret Bishop-Baier, MD Secretary
Shawn McNeil, MD Treasurer

Rob Dahmes, MD Parliamentarian
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Spring Meeting at the ACE
LPMA joined Mississippi Psychiatric Association the Louisiana & Mississippi Councils for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society for Addiction Medicine to host an amazing meeting in New Orleans!

This event included certified training, licensure credits, panel and case presentations and experts from around the country. (Access shared slide presentations on the website .)

Medical students, residents and faculty brought posters and cases to enter the poster competition and win cash, and ended the day with a ride on a party bus to the Krewe du Vieux Mardi Gras parade! This was truly a great experience enjoyed by all!!
Special Thanks to Dr. Kathleen Crapanzano for 2 years of exceptional leadership!
Members and guests attend one of the many educational forums
Standing room only in the exhibit area. We can't thank our sponsors enough for participating!
Over 20 posters were entered into the competition!
Angela & Mark Ladner from Mississippi Psychiatric Association
Dr. John Wilkaitis wins the grand prize - Mardi Gras wreath!
Holiday Social
Margaret & Tom Baier opened their beautiful home for a Holiday Social. Thank you both for a wonderful time shared by all!
APA News
& Highlights

Tickets Still Available for APA’s 175 th Anniversary Gala in San Francisco

Tickets are still available for the crowning event of APA’s 175 th Anniversary celebration, the 175 th Anniversary Gala hosted by the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. The event will take place on May 20 th at 7 p.m. in the beautiful San Francisco City Hall and is open to all registered attendees of the Annual Meeting. Tickets must be purchased in advance or at the Annual Meeting. No tickets will be sold at the door. Special discounted rates are available for RFM and Medical Student attendees. All proceeds from the 175 th Anniversary Gala will benefit the APA Foundation. You can book your tickets for this historic celebration here .

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Put This on Your Calendar
What's Happening in May
·         APA Annual Meeting (May 18 – 22)
·         Mental Health Month (May)
·         National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (May)
·         Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month (May)
·         Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (1st Week in May)
·         National Women’s Health Week (May 12 – 18)
·         National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week (May 12 – 18)

South Louisiana Veterans Health Care System -
contact Garry Laborde, LCSW at 504 571-8283 for more information.

Four Psychiatrists Looking for a Fifth in an Ideal Location call Dr. Chuck Chester at 504-838-9919 for more information.

Integrated Behavioral Health, LLC - Contact Tricia Mogg Andrew Morson, MD  or Mehdi Qalbani, MD  or call 504.322.3837

QCCH - contact: Barbara Caminske
Phone: 631-576-9910

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Thank you,

Cathy Thompson