January 2021
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 is providing prerecorded CME credits. All sessions are from the 2019 PaPS Patient Safety and Risk Management Meeting. You can register for the materials here.
Upcoming Society Events
The Pittsburgh Psychiatric Society will be holding their annual Half Day Symposium virtually on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The agenda includes presentations on physician burnout, private practice, psychopharmacology and dementia. Registration opens soon! Watch your email and the PPS web page for details.
Save the Date!

The Philadelphia Psychiatric Society’s Colloquium of Scholars will be held virtually on Saturday, April 10, 2021.Watch your email for more information!
Other Events
The Pennsylvania American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is offering a virtual educational program Maternal Mental Health During the Pandemic: Innovations to Address the Rising Needs of Pennsylvania’s Mothers and Their Care Teams. The meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 26 from 7:15-9:00 am. Information about the event can be found here.
APA January Course of the Month - The Effects of Loneliness and Social Support on Mental, Cognitive, and Physical Health
The global epidemic of loneliness has physical health consequences that rival those of smoking and obesity. This latest behavioral epidemic affects all populations, though older adults and people with mental illnesses have particularly high risks for loneliness due to increased risk for social isolation. However, the underlying mechanisms of loneliness, the impact on health, and efficacy of interventions has not been fully elucidated. This presentation will provide an overview of evidence-based science of loneliness and its relationship to mental, cognitive and physical health in a variety of populations.

2020 Dues Deductibility
APA and PaPS dues generally are deductible on your federal income tax return as a business expense. Under federal law, however, that portion of your dues used to support federally defined lobbying expenses is NOT deductible. We have estimated the non-deductible portion of your PaPS dues for 2020 as 24%. If the actual amount is higher, we will inform you through a special letter to all members.