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

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

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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 


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sir Robin Murray will no longer be able to speak at the meeting. Please click here to review the updated list of speakers, topics, and schedule.  

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 
 Early Registration Rates Extended to 01/22/18  By Jan 22 After Jan. 22
 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


Click HERE to review the program agenda. 

Hotel Accommodations

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

If you booked a hotel room before December 1, 2017 (when it was the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead) your reservation was not transferred over. If you have not already done so, please double check your hotel reservation with The Whitley Hotel: 404-237-2700. 


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 

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

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 Isaacs Russell, Ph.D., NCPsyA
Member, British Psychoanalytic Council; American Psychoanalytic Association; International Psychoanalytical Association
Private Practice, Boulder, Colorado

Lecture Co-Sponsored by the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society 

Topic: Screen Relations: From Wishful Thinking to Research Informed Decisions 


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