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2018 Winter CME Meeting

2018 Winter CME Meeting
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Join GPPA at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead for the GPPA Winter CME Meeting - February 2-3 2018!

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When: February 2-3, 2018
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The Whitley Buckhead, A Luxury Collection Hotel (formerly Ritz-Carlton Buckhead)
3434 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
United States
Contact: Anita Amin

Online registration is available until: 2/5/2018
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    Meeting Information 
Hotel Accommodations
   Joseph & Hope Skobba Memorial Poster Competition
Confirmed Faculty & Topics
Early Career Psychiatry Breakfast 
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits 
Cancellation Policy 


Meeting Information

The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association (GPPA) hosts its Winter CME Meeting annually in February to provide its membership with accessible and affordable continuing medical education (CME) programming. The two-day meeting typically hosts 180 psychiatrist, offers up to 11 credit hours, and brings leading experts from around the country and state to share the latest in psychiatric science and hands-on practices. 

 Registration Rates 
   By Jan19 After Jan. 19
 GPPA/APA Member  -Full Meeting Registration $295 $345
 GPPA/APA Member - One Day Registration  $175 $225
 Non-Member Psychiatrists - Full Meeting Registration $485 $535
 Non-Member Psychiatrists -One Day Registration  $275 $325


*Deposit will be refunded at meeting check-in

$75 $75


Hotel Accommodations

The Whitley, A Luxury Collection Hotel (formerly Ritz-Carlton Buckhead) 
3434 Peachtree Road, Northeast 
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-237-2700

As of Friday, December 1st, the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead will now be known as The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta, Buckhead. Rooms available at a discounted group rate of $199/night for GPPA meeting attendees. A limited number of discounted rooms are available, so don't wait to reserve your room. Call 404-237-2700 to make a reservation by referencing the " Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association." You can also make a reservation online, by clicking HERE. 


Thursday, February 1

5:30pm-7:00pm         Welcome Reception 

Friday, February 2

7:00am-8:00am        Registration & Check-In/Breakfast/Exhibit Visitation 
8:00am-8:15am        Welcome and Announcements
8:15am-10:00am      Educational Program  
10:00am-10:30am    Break & Exhibit Visitation
10:30am-11:30am    Educational Program 
11:30am-12:00pm    GPPA Winter Business Meeting 
12:00pm-12:30pm    Educational Program 
12:30pm-1:30pm      Lunch & Exhibit Visitation 
1:30pm-2:30pm        Educational Program 
2:30pm-3:00pm        Break & Exhibit Visitation 
3:00pm-5:00pm        Educational Program 

Saturday, February 3

7:00am-8:00am        Registration & Check-In/Breakfast/Exhibit Visitation 
7:00am-8:00am        Early Career Psychiatry Breakfast 
8:00am-8:15am        Welcome and Announcements 
8:15am-11:15am      Educational Program  
11:15am-11:45am    Break & Exhibit Visitation 
11:45am-1:00pm      GPPA Awards Luncheon 
1:00pm-3:30pm        Educational Program 

Joseph & Hope Skobba Memorial Poster Competition 

The GPPA Awards Committee invite residents and fellows in a full time GA psychiatric training program to submit a poster to the competition. Click HERE to for more information. Deadline to submit a poster is Friday, January 5th. 

Confirmed Faculty & Topics

Peter Buckley, MD
Dean, VCU School of Medicine 
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, VCU Health System 
Virginia Commonwealth University 

Topic: The Neurobiology and Treatment of Relapse in Schizophrenia 

Boadie Dunlop, MD, MS
Associate Professor 
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Director, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program 
Emory University School of Medicine 

Topic: Overview: Pharmacogenetics Testing 

Patrick O'Neal, MD 
Commissioner, Director of Health Protection 
GA Department of Public Health 

Topic: PDMP Rollout 

Tanja Jovanovic, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health 
Emory University School of Medicine 
Director, Neurophysiology Laboratory 

Topic: Grady Trauma Project 

Joseph McEvoy, MD
I. Clark Case Chair in Psychotic Disorders
Director of Public Psychiatry, East Central Regional Hospital
Medical College of Georgia at August University 

Topic: New Treatment: Tardive Dyskinesia

Sir Robin Murray
Professor of Psychiatric Research
King's College London 


  • Traditional Marijuana: High Potency Cannabis & Synthetic Cannabinoids – Increasing Risk for Psychosis  
  • An Integrated Biological & Social Model of Schizophrenia 

Torsten Passie, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and psychotherapy 
Hannover Medical School, Germany 

Topic: Psychedelics and Their Use in Psychiatry 

Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP
PE Consultant Trainer
VA PE Roll-Out Trainer and Principal Investigator
Department of Psychiatry, Emory School of Medicine 

Topic:Healing Invisible Woulds: Intensive Outpatient Treatment of PTSD 

Gillian I. Russell, PhD , NCPSYA
Member, NAAP – Division of Psychoanalysis of the APA
Faculty, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance
Private Practice, Boulder Colorado
Lecture Co-Sponsored by the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society 

Topic:  Internet for Psychoanalytic Therapy  


Early Career Psychiatry Breakfast 

GPPA's Early Career Psychiatry (ECP) committee invite any member in their first seven years of psychiatric practice to a networking breakfast on Saturday, February 3 at The Whitley Hotel Buckhead from 7:00am-8:00amExperience a relaxed atmosphere while you enjoy a hot breakfast, and take advantage of a perfect opportunity for networking and mentorship. This is also an ideal time to meet with GPPA leadership and bring up any questions or concerns that you may have as an ECP. 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extend of their participation in the activity. 


Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations will be honored with a full refund through January 26, 2018. 50% refund after January 26. No-shows will not receive a refund. All cancellations must be received in writing, and can be emailed to 

Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association
2700 Cumberland Parkway
Suite 570
Atlanta, GA 30339
(404) 298-7100