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2017 GPPA Summer CME Meeting - Register Today! Early Bird Rates End July 3rd!

8/3/2017 to 8/5/2017
When: Thursday, August 3, 2017
5:00 PM
Where: Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy
Fernandina Beach, Florida  32034
United States
Contact: Anita Amin

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GPPA 2017 Summer CME Meeting
August 3-5 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Meeting Brochure & Agenda 
About the Meeting
Southern Psychiatric Association 
Saturday Evening Group Dinner
Faculty & Topics
Educational Objectives
Continuing Medical Education Credits 
Cancellation Policy


Don't wait, register today! Early bird registration rates end Monday, July 3rd. 

About the Meeting

The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association (GPPA) is dedicated to promoting professional values and ethics in the practice of psychiatry, as well as access to the highest quality of medical care through support of education and advocacy for our profession, our patients, and their families.

In addition, GPPA provides accessible and affordable continuing medical education (CME) that supports lifelong learning for psychiatrists through live-format, scientific and professional exchanges. These scientifically valid and commercially unbiased CME activities support improved patient care and enhance competencies in medical knowledge, current research, practice-based learning, and medical professionalism.

Registration Rates


Early Bird
By July 10th

After July 10th
GPPA/APA Member $295  $395
 Non-Member  $495  $595

Meeting registration deposit will 
be refunded once attendance has
been verified. 

$75 $75

Hotel Accommodations 

Join GPPA at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, where southern charm, magnificent scenery and casually elegant surroundings exemplify the gentle ambience of this barrier island’s luxury beachfront resort. Located on a grand stretch of pristine coastline, this North Florida resort is the perfect place to revel in the stunning coastal views and network with colleagues and their families. Surrender to serenity at our on-site  spa , indulge in fine  dining , or play 18 holes on our private  golf course , lined with ancient, moss-covered oaks.

The GPPA discounted block of rooms at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is currently sold out. To be added to the waitlist, please e-mail Anita Amin at with your preferred check-in and check-out dates. 

For a list of additional places to stay on Amelia Island click HERE

Southern Psychiatric Association 

This year's GPPA Summer Meeting is being co-hosted by the Southern Psychiatric Association (SPA). GPPA meeting attendees will have the opportunity to register, for an additional $75 registration fee, to attend CME courses on Thursday afternoon for up to 3 CME credit hours. The program will begin on Thursday, August 3 at 12:15pm. SPA lectures will focus on physician wellness topics: 

  • When Doctors Cry: Identifying and Managing Professional and Personal Stress 
  • Maintaining Brain Fitness as We Age 
  • Perspectives on Professionalism: Millennials to Boomers 

Saturday Evening Group Dinner 

Dine with colleagues and family at the oceanfront dinner on Saturday evening, followed by musical entertainment and games for the kids. Enjoy an evening of amazing food and stunning views of the ocean. This is an event you and your family won't want to miss! 

*registration is required for attendance 

Confirmed Faculty & Topics 

Mark S. Komrad, MD, DFAPA
Clinical and Teaching Staff 
Sheppard Pratt Hospital 
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ethicist-in-Residence, Sheppard Pratt
Topic: Psychiatry's Role in US Eugenics and the Holocaust: Implications for the Present 

Maureen Bailey 
Associate Director, Office of Healthcare Systems and Financing 
American Psychiatric Association 
Topic: Insurance Contract Negotiation 

Charles Nemeroff, MD
Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 
Director, University of Miami Center of Aging 
Topic: Neurobiology of Child Abuse 
          Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 

Zachary Stowe, MD
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 
Topic: Medication in Pregnancy 

Marvin Swartz, MD 
Professor & Head
Division of Social & Community Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director of Behavioral Health, Duke University Health System
Director, Duke AHEC Program
Duke University School of Medicine
    Involuntary Outpatient Commitment aka Assisted Outpatient Treatment: Data and the Controversy
    Violence and Severe Mental Illness: The Rhetoric and the Evidence

Educational Objectives

Through lectures, case presentations and participant discussions, upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Increase knowledge of recent medical advances in the diagnostic, management, and treatment of mental illness
  • Review, interpret, and summarize new clinical, scienti c, and research information in the study of psychiatry
  • Compare and contrast methods in order to fully asses patient’s needs and treatment options
  • Improve standards of practice

Target Audience 

The target audience for this educational activity is psychiatrists. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits : Friday and Saturday Lectures 

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 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be honored with a full refund through July 3, 2017. 50% refund after July 3rd. No shows will not receive a refund. All cancellations must be received in writing -



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