February 2021
COVID-19 Updates
Waivers for Retired Physicians and Medical Students
On Feb. 5, the Pennsylvania Department of State and Gov. Wolf issued regulatory waivers enabling certain retired physicians and medical students to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Additionally, a waiver was also issued expanding volunteer licensee practice sites beyond approved clinics and organizations, and suspending certain administrative requirements related to volunteer licenses. For information about the waivers, please visit our COVID-19 Resource Page.
APA Addresses Structural Racism
The APA offered a virtual town hall series on structural racism. If you were unable to view the town halls, you can access them here.

Please also consider taking the Well-Being Self Assessment 2.0. APA is seeking to learn more about well-being and burnout among psychiatrists in general and among minority and underrepresented psychiatrists, specifically.
License Renewal Reminder
Medical licensure must be renewed biennially, in even-numbered years. All current licenses issued by the Board of Medicine will expire March 31, 2021. Visit the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) to apply, renew and check your professional license. 
Still Need CME?
PaPS Enduring Materials - Earn up to 6.5 CME Credits!

Available Sessions:
  • Tips on Safely Prescribing Psychotropic Medications to Patients on Opioid Agonist Therapy
  • Evaluating and Managing the Cardiovascular Adverse Effects of Psychotropic Medications
  • Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP): Obligations & Responsibilities
  • Workshop: Psychiatric Malpractice: Practical Strategies for Risk Management
Upcoming Society Events
Virtual Symposium
Earn up to 4.0 CME
Saturday, March 13, 2021

2021 Virtual Colloquium of Scholars
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Registration coming soon!

2021 Virtual Annual Women's Symposium
Saturday, May 22, 2021

More details and registration coming soon!
APA January Course of the Month - Racism and Climate Change: Impacts on Communities of Color
The devastating impacts of global warming and associated environmental degradation are serious general health and mental health issues. Although all global populations will be affected, the impacts are not equally distributed. Communities of color are among the first and most profoundly impacted and are often the least able to cope, respond and recover. This course will address the connection between the unconscious embedded attitudes about race and current specific ways communities of color are impacted by the changes due to climate disruption.