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Join GPPA at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead for the GPPA Winter CME Meeting - February 3-4, 2017!

2/3/2017 to 2/4/2017
When: February 3-4, 2017
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
United States
Contact: Anita Amin

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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. 

Online registration has been closed, but on-site registration will be available. 

Click HERE for a printable registration form, and HERE to review the full program agenda. 

Click HERE to view our current exhibitors and sponsors.


Early Career Psychiatry (ECP) Networking Breakfast 

Are you an early career psychiatrist or a psychiatry resident/fellow? Join GPPA's ECP committee for a mentoring and networking breakfast on Saturday, February 4 from 7am-8am at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead Atlanta. For more information or to RSVP contact Anita Amin at

Faculty and Topics

Michael Banov, MD 
Medical Director 
Northwest Behavioral Medicine
Northeast Behavioral Research Center 
Topic: Evidence Based Use of Natural Supplements in the Management of Psychiatric Disorders 

Brent Forester, MD, MSc
Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
McLean Hospital 
Medical Director- Behavioral Health, Center for Population Health 
Partners HealthCare 
Topic: Behavioral Health Integration and Population Health Management: Implications and Opportunities for Psychiatric Practice 

Mark Gold, MD 
Professor (Adjunct), Department of Psychiatry 
Washington University School of Medicine 
17th Distinguished Alumni Professor, University of Florida 
Topic: Dual Disorders - Chicken or the Egg

Adriana Hermida, MD 
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Emory University School of Medicine 
Topic: ECT, TMS, and VNS is Treatment Resistant Depression 

Sidney Kennedy, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto 
Topic: Bio Markers & Depression 

Gerard Sancora, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine 
Director Yale Depression Research Program 
Co-Director Yale New Haven Hospital Interventional Psychiatry Service 
Topic: Ketamine use in Treatment Resistant Depression 

Patricio Riva Posse, MD 
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Emory University School of Medicine 
Topic: Advanced Neuromodulation Techniques 

Susan Vaughn, MD
Faculty, Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research 
Topic: Transitions: Psychodynamic Work with Trans Patients 
Lecture co-sponsored by the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society 

Elaine F. Walker, PhD
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience 
Director, Mental Health and Development Program 
Emory University 
Topic: The Prediction of Psychosis: Clinical Signs, Environmental Factors, and Biomarkers 


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2700 Cumberland Parkway
Suite 570
Atlanta, GA 30339
(404) 298-7100