Welcome to the 2019 GPPA Winter CME Meeting! 

Earn up to 11.25 CME credits over both days! 

February 15-16, 2019

Friday, February 15th
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2019
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

JW Marriott, Buckhead Atlanta
3300 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 



Early Bird expires January 15, 2019
Regular Rates begin January 16, 2019

Featured Faculty

Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD     
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics,
Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Alex E. Crosby, MD, MPH      
Senior Medical Advisor,
Division of Violence Prevention
Center for Disease Control

Toby D. Goldsmith, MD        
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Women's Mental Health Program
Director, Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Programs
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

David Goodman, MD, FAPA   
Director, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of Maryland
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Patrice Harris, MD, MA          
President-Elect, American Medical Association 
Past President, Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association

Matthew W. Norman, MD, DFAPA    
Psychiatric Associates of Atlanta, LLC

Karen Rommelfanger, PhD    
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Emory University
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University
Neuroethics Program, Director, Center for Ethics

Sarah Vinson, MD   
Lorio Psych Group, Morehouse School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics 



Agenda - 11.25 CME credits over both days

Friday, February 15                

7:00-8:00 AM             
Registration/Check In Breakfast & Exhibitor Visitation        

8:00-8:15 AM             
Welcome-Dr. Graham

8:15-9:15 AM              
Matthew W. Norman, MD, DFAPA     
The Right Stuff: Distinguishing the Insanity Defense if Compelled

9:15-10:15 AM            
Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD        
MDD in Children: Where We've Been & Where We Are Now

10:15-10:45 AM         
Break & Exhibitor Visitation  

10:45-11:15 AM         
Winter Business Meeting       

11:15-12:30 PM         
Karen Rommelfanger, Phd
Ethical Challenges in Digital Phenotyping: Predicting Brain Health with Phones and Social Media

12:30-1:30 PM            
Lunch & Exhibitor Visitation  

1:30-2:30 PM             
Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD        
Explosive Kids with DMDD & Treatment with Stimulants

2:30-3:30 PM              
Sarah Vinson, MD       
Social Media and Sanity: Must Know Info. For Working with Digital Natives

3:30-3:45 PM             
Break & Exhibitor Visitation  

3:45-4:45 PM             
Toby Goldsmith, MD   
Pregnancy in Women with Serious Mental Illness-Treating them Before, During and After

Saturday, February 16, 2019             

7:00-8:00 AM             
Registration/Check In

7:00-8:00 AM             
Committee Meetings 

7:00-8:00 AM             
Early Career Psychiatry Breakfast      

8:15-9:15 AM             
Eric Plakun, MD         
The Difficult Patient: A Psychiatric Perspective

9:15-10:30 AM           
David Goodman, MD FAPA    
Adult ADHD: Complexity of Diagnosis and Treatment

10:30-10:45 AM         
Break w/ Coffee         

10:45-11:45 AM         
Alex E. Crosby, MD, MPH      
The Public Health Approach to Preventing Suicidal Behavior

11:45-12:45 PM         
Yolanda Graham, MD Jeopardy

12:45-1:00 PM            
Advocacy & Legislative Briefing         

1:00-2:30 PM             
GPPA Awards Luncheon

Immediately following awards ceremony             
Patrice Harris, MD, MA           
Physician Leadership in Shaping the Future of Health Care

3:00 PM                     


Room Block is OPEN! If you need a room, please contact the Marriott Directly at 1-866-343-5747 and ask for the GPPA 2019 Winter Meeting or


Special room rate of $164.00 expires 1/31/19